Kalyn’s Kitchen Presents: Sausage and Basil No-Noodle Lasagna

There’s no doubt that I love Low-Carb casseroles because they make leftovers to freeze. Other individuals must agree, as casseroles are some of the most popular recipes on this website! But I also love casseroles when I need some comfort food in my life. This No Noodle Lasagna With Sausage And Basilis tacky, comforting and absolutely delicious.

If you are also getting bored with the cold weather where you live, I urge you to try this recipe NOW. You’ll be happy you did!

What ingredients do you need for this recipe?
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Olive oil
The following are some examples of the use of onion
Lean Floor Beef
Italian Sausage with Scorching Turkey
Rao’s Pasta Sauce is a good choice for a low-sugar sauce.
Use freshly chopped basil (or a few teaspoons of dried or tubed basil)
cottage cheese (or use ricotta cheese in case you want)
Parmesan cheese, coarsely grated
Italian Herb Seasoning
Garlic Powder

grated Mozzarella cheese
What product inspired this recipe?
Folios Parmesan Cheese Wraps, which I found at Costco, were the first thing to inspire this lasagna. Folios wraps made of cheese are about the same thickness as a tortilla. They’re gluten free and only have one carb per wrap.

If you can’t find Folios please do not let this stop you from making a delicious lasagna. To replace the Folios, you can use a firm sliced cheese such as Provolone. You could also substitute a low carb lasagna noodle (affiliate link) like Palmini Lasagna Noodles.

The idea of making no-noodle pasta didn’t occur to me right away. But, the next time I visited the supermarket I found Rao’s Tomato Basil Sauce that was half as carbohydrate-rich as the low-sugar version I had been using. On that same shopping trip, I discovered the store had fresh basil plants! Recent basil is my favorite and it really added to the flavor of this low-carb pasta sauce!

What if you don’t possess recent basil?
If you do not have fresh basil, then use dried basil or basil chopped in a tube. You can also add a basil flavor to your sauce by adding a few tablespoons basil pesto.

Need more ideas for Low-Carb Lasagna recipes?
If you like lasagna, you will find many delicious dinner ideas in this roundup!

This low-carb recipe is easy to make.

Spray non-stick spray on the casserole dish and preheat the oven.
In a large deep frying pot, heat oil and sauté chopped onion. Then push the onion to one side and cook the bottom beef and Italian Sausage in the same pan.
The sauce will thicken as you add the Rao’s sauce (affiliate link) to the mixture of meat.
While the sauce simmers chop basil (or Herb Scissors if you have them)
Add the basil to the sauce.
Mix the cottage cheese, ricotta or both, with 1/2 cup Parmesan and garlic powder. Add dried herbs. We tested the recipe using both cottage cheese and the ricotta, and the cottage cheese was the most popular. However, you can make your own choice.
Thanks to my brother Dave, and his wife Amy for the generous gift certificates! Cut the Folios into half and cover the bottom of the dish. I only needed two Folios for each layer, but if your dish is wider or longer, you might need three.
Fold half of the meat sauce on top of the Folios.
Next, make a layer of half cottage cheese mixture followed by half Mozzarella.
Add a second layer of Folios and then a third layer each of cottage cheese mixture, meat sauce and Mozzarella. Sprinkle the grated Parmesan over.
Bake low-carb no-noodle lasagna with sausage and basil for 40-45 min. (We baked the lasagna in the photo for 45 minutes, but I would start checking after 35 or forty minutes.
Enjoy it hot! This is a great recipe to freeze and reheat in the microwave or oven.