That’s right, you read the title correctly. But I’m sure you’re thinking, “hmm maybe she used zucchini or egg plants as the pasta substitute?” Nope, I didn’t use anything! It’s just simple, meat sauce, cheese, and more cheese lol. This recipe screams KETO, low carb high fat, seems like the way to go. Trust me you won’t even notice that the pasta is missing. Give my easy recipe a try !
Ps – low fat substitutions listed at the end
1 lb of ground turkey
6 blended tomatoes or a 24 oz can of crushed tomatoes
1 container of ricotta cheese
2 cups of shredded sharp cheddar cheese
2 cups of shredded mozzarella cheese
2 tbsp thyme
2 tbsp of oregano
1 tbsp of cumin
1 tbsp of red chili flakes
1 chopped yellow onion
1 chopped green bell pepper
Preheat oven to 365
Begin to season ground turkey with salt, pepper, and ground garlic power. Add ground turkey and chopped yellow onions in a pan . Begin to Brown the ground turkey on medium heat, stirring occasionally for 10 minutes. Once done, add in crushed tomatoes. Continue to simmer for the next 15 minutes, while adding in above seasonings. At the 15 minute mark, add in the chopped green bell peppers. Continue to cook for 7 more minutes. Remove from heat.
In a bowl begin to mix (whip) 1 1/2 cup of ricotta cheese with half a cup of water, into a nice creamy texture. (Add more water if needed)
In a small baking dish, begin to layer the bottom of the pan with 2 cooking spoonfuls of meat sauce, until covered. Next sprinkle the cheeses on top, next using a spoon, sparingly whip ricotta cheese for the next layer. Next using a fork, sparingly sprinkle eggs over the layer of cheese. Now repeat step 1 by adding sauce, then cheese etc.
When at the top layer, cover with mozzarella cheese.
Cover with foil
Begin to bake for 20 minutes covered. Remove the foil and bake for an additional 5 minutes.
Let stand for 10- 15 before serving.
Low fat option – substitute ricotta cheese for cottage cheese
Substitute sharp cheddar cheese for part skim Milk cheese.