A very filling, low-carb lasagna that uses cabbage leaves in place of lasagna noodles. We find it every bit as good if not better than lasagna with pasta.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
45 mins
cook:
1 hr 30 mins
additional:
15 mins
total:
2 hrs 30 mins
Servings:
12
Yield:
12 servings
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Ingredients

12
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Directions

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  • Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Cook and stir ground beef, onion, and garlic in the hot skillet until meat is browned and crumbly, 5 to 7 minutes. Drain and discard grease. Add carrots and mushrooms. Add tomatoes and break up using a fork. Add basil, sugar, 1 teaspoon salt, thyme, and nutmeg. Reduce heat and simmer meat sauce for 30 minutes.

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  • Meanwhile, bring a large pot of water to a boil. Immerse cabbage in the boiling water and carefully break off leaves. Cook until leaves are limp, about 3 minutes. Drain.

  • Combine cottage cheese, 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese, parsley, 1 1/2 teaspoons salt, and oregano in a bowl and set aside.

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Coat a 9x13-inch baking pan with cooking spray and place a layer of cooked cabbage leaves flat in the bottom.

  • Reserve 1/4 cup of meat sauce. Layer 1/2 the remaining sauce on top of the cabbage leaves in the baking pan. Layer 1/2 the cottage cheese mixture followed by 1/2 the mozzarella cheese. Add a second layer of cabbage leaves, followed by remaining 1/2 of meat sauce, remaining cottage cheese mixture, and mozzarella cheese. Sprinkle reserved 1/4 cup meat sauce on top and finish with 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese.

  • Bake in the preheated oven for 45 minutes. Remove from the oven and let sit 15 minutes before slicing.

Cook's Note:

This can be made ahead and refrigerated. Allow an additional 10 to 15 minutes baking time.

Nutrition Facts

235 calories; protein 23.6g 47% DV; carbohydrates 13.5g 4% DV; fat 9.8g 15% DV; cholesterol 46.6mg 16% DV; sodium 1018mg 41% DV. Full Nutrition
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Rating: 5 stars
02/10/2019
This was amazing. The whole family loved it even better than regular Lasagna. It is a little juicy as the cabbage adds moisture instead of soaking it up as noodles do but so delicious. I may use a little thicker sause or add a couple eggs to try to thicken it up slightly. I will make this again for sure. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/10/2019
This was amazing. The whole family loved it even better than regular Lasagna. It is a little juicy as the cabbage adds moisture instead of soaking it up as noodles do but so delicious. I may use a little thicker sause or add a couple eggs to try to thicken it up slightly. I will make this again for sure. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/25/2020
Wonderful lasagna without all the starch!!! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
02/17/2020
I'm confident I will enjoy this dish (still cooking at this writing). I omitted mushrooms (don't really care for) and carrots. I discovered that I didn't have any Parmesan cheese on hand, so that was also omitted. I most definitely will make this dish again. It was easy to prepare. Read More
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