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Keto Eggplant Parmesan Casserole

Moussaka made keto. This low carb play on the traditional dish uses beef instead of lamb.

This keto casserole recipe packs huge bursts of flavor. Six large servings really satisfy.

Dish it Up or Down

For a fast and easy, casual version, make only two layers: meat sauce on the bottom, pile on the “layers” ingredients, then finish by pouring on the top sauce.

For more formal situations, use the full-tilt layering technique and plate to impress.


Keto Eggplant Parmesan Casserole

Eggplant Parmesan Keto Casserole

(aka Keto Moussaka)

Per Serving: 374 calories, 5.5g net carbs

Total Recipe: 2262 calories, 35.8g net carbs

Servings: 6



Meat sauce:

1 tbsp olive oil

1 lb ground beef

2 tsp dried oregano

1 tsp garlic, minced

1/4 tsp ground cinnamon

1/4 tsp ground nutmeg

1 tsp onion powder

1/4 cup red wine

6 oz tomato sauce


1 medium eggplant, peeled and thinly sliced

3/4 cup cheddar cheese, shredded

Top sauce:

8 oz ricotta

1/2 cup Parmesan, shredded or grated

1 whole egg



Make the meat sauce:

Heat olive oil in a large skillet, then add the ground beef, cooking until brown. Add remaining meat sauce ingredients to the beef.

Bring to a boil; simmer 30 minutes.


Make the layers:

Preheat oven to 375 F. Grease a baking dish. spread a thin layer of meat sauce in the bottom of the dish.

Lay eggplant slices on top of the meat sauce layer.

Sprinkle shredded cheese over the meat. Add another layer of meat sauce. Repeat until the dish is full, and all ingredients are layered.

Keto Eggplant Parmesan Casserole

(Optional) Add red bell pepper, diced tomatoes or fresh herbs for color.


Make the top sauce:

Mix ricotta, Parmesan and the egg together in a bowl. Pour sauce over the meat-eggplant-cheese layers.

Top with more shredded cheese, if desired, to “seal in” the top sauce.

Bake at 375 F for 25 to 30 minutes, until golden brown.



Total Recipe: 2262 Calories; 139g Fat (55% calories from fat); 196g Protein; 56.6g Carbohydrate; 20.8g Fiber.

Per Serving: 374 Calories; 23g Fat (55% calories from fat); 32.5g Protein; 8.7g Carbohydrate; 3.2g Fiber.


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Keto Eggplant Parmesan Casserole


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