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Goat Cheese Lasagna

Goat Cheese Lasagna

I’ve worked at restaurants since I was 15. The jobs were hard but I loved them! Opening a keto restaurant is a dream of mine! I’m thinking a lasagna restaurant or an Italian restaurant called Mama Maria’s!

At my Mama Maria’s restaurant I would have a lasagna section on the menu!

I have so many versions of my protein noodle lasagna that I would serve!

Here are some of my fan favorite lasagna recipes!

1. Traditional protein noodle lasagna

2. Chicken Alfredo lasagna

3. Crab and artichoke white lasagna 

4. Protein Noodle Enchilada lasagna

5. Breakfast lasagna 

6. Protein Noodle Lasagna Bowls

7. Protein Noodle Lasagna Rolls

 

goat cheese lasagna

goat cheese lasagna

PROTEIN NOODLE LASAGNA

1 lb Italian sausage
1 lb grass-fed ground beef
1/2 small onion, chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 jar no sugar marinara sauce
“CHEESE SAUCE:”
1 cup organic beef or chicken broth
4 oz soft goat cheese
4 cups hard goat cheese, shredded
2 eggs
“NOODLES:”
1 lb. thinly sliced deli Chicken Breast

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. In a Dutch oven, cook sausage, ground beef, onion, and garlic over medium heat until well browned. Drain out fat (otherwise, it will be too ‘soupy’). Stir in marinara sauce.

In a saucepan, heat the broth and soft goat cheese, whisk until well combined. Add in the shredded hard goat cheese and mix well. Remove from heat and cool slightly. Slowly whisk in the eggs (not too fast or you will get scrambled eggs).

To assemble, spread half of the meat sauce in the bottom of a 9×13 inch baking dish. Arrange chicken breast slices over meat sauce. Spread with one half of the goat cheese mixture. Top with a layer of chicken breast slices. Repeat layers, and top with remaining goat cheese sauce. Cover with foil: to prevent sticking, either spray foil with cooking spray or make sure the foil does not touch the cheese. Bake for 25 minutes. Remove foil, and bake an additional 25 minutes. Cool for 30 minutes before serving.  Makes 12 servings.

NUTRITIONAL COMPARISON (per cup):
Traditional Noodles = 246 calories, 0g fat, 1g protein, 43g carbs, 5g fiber (38g effective carbs)
“Healthified” Noodles = 84 calories, 1g fat, 20g protein, 2g carb, 0g fiber (2g effective carbs)

NUTRITIONAL COMPARISON (per serving):
Traditional Lasagna = 574 calories, 26g fat, 15.7g protein, 49.7g carbs, 3.4g fiber (46.3g effective carbs)
“Healthified” Lasagna= 336 calories, 21.6g fat, 27.5g protein, 3.3g carb, trace fiber (3.3g effective carbs)

Testimony of the Day

“Hi Maria! I’ve been putting off doing this for a while but finally decided its time to share! After 10 years of struggling with my weight due to the effects of enduring chemo for breast cancer, I was frantic to find answers. I don’t know how I stumbled upon your blog, but it has worked wonders for me. 

You can see the left photo I was very pasty, puffy, and miserable! About the same time (one year ago) that I decided to follow your plan, my husband was having extreme digestive issues, he’d had ah Pylori, was unable to sleep at night due to bile and acid problems-no matter if he ate a banana or pizza! He was about to go on a special diet to try to remedy his problems as Prevacid and every other rx was doing no good at all. The problem was, everything his “new” diet proposed, was completely opposite from what I had been reading about and was preparing to try. I asked him to do one thing for me first. That was to try this “other way” (“Maria way”) for 2 weeks to see what would happen. I told him I’d be happy to prepare his meals separately if necessary but if he would please give this a try first.

He agreed and his heartburn and indigestion went away within 3 days!!! He has never turned back!!! He dropped 30lbs quickly-he wasn’t overweight but now he looks great! It took my body a bit longer to acclimate and begin the fat burning process but I did not give up. I kept hard at it, as well as exercising faithfully.

By week 8 I began to see some changes. My clothes began to get loose, and by month 3 I had lost 20lbs. The photo on the right is me 3 months into this change. I was thrilled. I will never ever go back to that old way of eating…and I love it when you post the question about what some of the worst questions or comments we get from people-it never stops! But that will not deter me from my plan. My 16-year-old daughter does not need to lose weight but she has embraced this way of eating and now I am working on my three younger children. (A little more difficult) I have breakfast and dinner down, just mastering lunches and snacks!!!” – Kari

If you want to get started on your “after” photo, click HERE. The 30-day meal plans will help you take the planning out of how to get the perfect keto ratios in your meals. 

goat cheese lasagna

Maria Emmerich

About Maria Emmerich

Maria is a wellness expert who has helped clients follow a Ketogenic lifestyle to heal and lose weight for over 20 years. She has helped thousands of clients get healthy, get off medications and heal their bodies; losing weight is just a bonus. She is the international best selling author of several books including "Keto: The Complete Guide to Success on the Ketogenic Diet.".

36 Comments

  • Hint Studio says:

    Goat cheese is not dairy?

  • Anonymous says:

    Many people can tolerate goat milk/cheese, nevertheless, they are “dairy” foods. This recipe is simply not “dairy free”. Word definitions are important.

  • Little B says:

    This looks like a great recipe for me to try. I have recently been told I need to eat gluten free, which can sometimes leave a depressing outlook when you think about all your favorite foods you can’t have anymore. Recipes like this give me hope…and since I LOVE goat cheese, I am excited to try this version. Thank you for sharing it ☺

  • Sherry says:

    Does this mean that I can enjoy cream in my morning cup of tea? Sign me up! By the way I very much your blog.

  • Joy says:

    I can’t wait to try this! Both my daughter (primarily Paleo) and myself (diabetic, low carb regimen) can enjoy this. Thank you!!

  • Anonymous says:

    What should you take if you have murcury filings?

    • Hmm not sure. I would talk to my dentist about getting them replaced if you can. 🙂

    • Karen says:

      Include cilantro in your diet every day. I have my patients make a cilantro “pesto” and eat a spoonful each day. Cilantro is known to pull mercury from the body.

  • LeeAnn says:

    Maria,

    I have your books and love your recipes. I tried this recipe last night and it came out wonderfully! Very easy to make, very tasty, and you would swear it had ricotta cheese in it! Thank you so much!

  • Kaylana says:

    Thanks for this insightful post. For 15 years I did not consume any dairy. Instead I made the mistake and used soy substitutes. Huge mistake! It caused several hormonal problems to say the least!
    One comment I would make is that most, if not all, the studies about milk allergies use processed milk where the protein structure has been changed. Living overseas I discovered that I can drink raw milk without any side effects! It totally changed my health around! It might be good to make the dictinction early in the writing which type of milk you are referring to since there is a world of difference. Thanks again for all your work. You are fantastic!!!

  • Anonymous says:

    What can I use to substitute for the goat cheese, I am just not a fan.
    Thanks, Sarah

  • Can this be made up to the point of baking and frozen? Then jut pop it in the oven after a busy day? 🙂

  • TL says:

    Hi Maria, I have a family of big milk drinkers…we drink rBGH-free skim milk. The taste of whole milk seems too rich for us…so I’m worried about switching. Does even organic 2% milk lack a lot of the nutrients we need because of the process it goes through? Just want to be clear on our choices. I sometimes drink unsweetened almond milk, but the others aren’t fans. P.S.: Do you ever come to Milwaukee for workshops? 🙂 Thanks for your help. Teri Lynn

    • The full fat versions are always best. If you really have a problem with the texture, you can always add some water to thin it out a little. I haven’t tried doing a seminar outside my area, but maybe someday! 🙂

  • RMoore says:

    Hi Maria~
    Love your recipes and knowledge.
    Two questions about this one.
    What size bottle of Marinara Sauce do you use?
    And when you say “hard” goat cheese, is there a particular kind or brand you use?
    Thanks!

  • Lisa says:

    Do you have a recipe for marinara sauce? The recipe I used turned out watery and was absolutely tasteless so before I try this again I really need a good recipe! In Australia we don’t have a lot of the products you use and I don’t really trust myself to find a Maria approved sugar free marinara sauce 🙂

  • Christie says:

    This recipe is absolutely phenomenal. My husband wanted me to tell you that!

  • Christie says:

    This recipe is absolutely phenomenal. My husband wanted me to tell you that. Awesome!!!!!!

  • Keri says:

    Just made the lasgana!!!Amazing!!…my low fat friends would have me committed for eating this deliciousness .. Yay …thank you for the recipe!