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!
4. Protein Noodle Enchilada 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
1 cup organic beef or chicken broth
4 oz soft goat cheese
4 cups hard goat cheese, shredded
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)
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