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Keto Palmini Lasagna

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Palmini is a new keto-friendly ingredient that I've recently been experimenting with. I first shared this super simple Palmini Bolognese that we loved (and you did too based on the Instagram pics!) and so I knew it would be a hit!

These lasagna sheets are grain-free because they are made with hearts of palm, a versatile low-carb vegetable that is perfect for making all sorts of pasta dishes. Depending on the portion size, this meal makes 2 large two-meal-a-day (TMAD) style meals or up to 5 regular meals.

Just like my Palmini Bolognese, I kept this recipe as simple as I could, with only five ingredients. You'll only need a can of Palmini, ground beef, marinara sauce, shredded mozzarella and parmesan. That's it! You can either make my easy Marinara Sauce in just 5 minutes, or use any sugar-free store bought pasta sauce.

If you like this recipe, let me know and I'll share more keto meals with palmini!

Do you live in the UK? This is where I get my Palmini from (no affiliation).

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Serving size about 200 g/ 7 oz

Allergy information for Keto Palmini Lasagna

✔  Gluten free
✔  Egg free
✔  Nut free
✔  Pork free
✔  Avocado free
✔  Coconut free
✔  Fish free
✔  Shellfish free
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Nutritional values (per serving, about 200 g/ 7 oz)

Net carbs6 grams
Protein29.7 grams
Fat38.8 grams
Calories503 kcal

Calories from carbs 5%, protein 24%, fat 71%

Total carbs8.1 gramsFiber2 gramsSugars2.7 gramsSaturated fat14.2 gramsSodium593 mg(26% RDA)Magnesium35 mg(9% RDA)Potassium423 mg(21% EMR)

Ingredients (makes 5 servings)

  • 1 can palmini lasagna sheets, drained (225 g/ 8 oz)
  • 500 g ground beef (1.1 lb)
  • 1 1/4 cups Homemade Marinara Sauce, 1 recipe (300 ml/ 10 fl oz)
  • 1 1/2 cups grated mozzarella cheese (170 g/ 6 oz)
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese (45 g/ 1.6 oz)


  1. Open the Palmini cans and drain the liquid by pouring the content of both cans in a colander.
  2. Rinse the palmini slices with water and set aside. Keto Palmini Lasagna
  3. Meanwhile, prepare the Marinara Sauce and the beef.
  4. Place the ground meat in a cast iron skillet or a non stick pan. (If using cast iron, add a few tablespoons of water.) Cook over a medium-high heat until browned and opaque, for about 10 minutes. Add the Marinara Sauce and cook to heat through. Take off the heat. Keto Palmini Lasagna
  5. 200 °C/ 400 °F (fan assisted), or 220 °C/ 425 °F (conventional)
  6. Lay the palmini slices in a single layer on the bottom of a medium sized deep tray (I used a 20 x 30 cm/ 8 x 12 inch tray). Add half of the prepared meat mixture and evenly spread on top. Keto Palmini Lasagna
  7. Sprinkle with about a third of the grated mozzarella cheese. Keto Palmini Lasagna
  8. Add another layer of palmini slices. Keto Palmini Lasagna
  9. Top with the remaining beef mixture and sprinkle with another third of grated mozzarella. Keto Palmini Lasagna
  10. Add the remaining palmini slices. (Note: I was 2 slices short so I opened another can but you can just spread them out more and use one can.) Keto Palmini Lasagna
  11. Top with the remaining one third of grated mozzarella and add grated Parmesan cheese.
  12. Place in the oven and bake for 20 minutes, until golden brown and bubbly on top. Remove from the oven and let it cool down slightly before serving. Keto Palmini Lasagna
  13. Optionally, sprinkle with some fresh basil and serve warm. This keto palmini lasagna can be stored in the fridge for up to 4 days or freezer for up to 3 months. Keto Palmini Lasagna

Ingredient nutritional breakdown (per serving, about 200 g/ 7 oz)

Net carbsProteinFatCalories
Lasagna Sheets (Palmini)
1.2 g0.6 g0 g12 kcal
Beef, minced (ground), raw, grass-fed
0 g17.2 g20 g254 kcal
Marinara sauce
2.6 g0.7 g9.8 g101 kcal
Mozzarella cheese (low moisture, for pizza)
1.9 g8.1 g6.7 g100 kcal
Parmesan cheese
0.3 g3.2 g2.3 g35 kcal
Total per serving, about 200 g/ 7 oz
6 g29.7 g38.8 g503 kcal

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I changed the way I ate in 2011, when I was diagnosed with Hashimoto’s, an autoimmune disease that affects the thyroid. I had no energy, and I found it more and more difficult to maintain a healthy weight.

That’s when I decided to quit sugar, grains, and processed foods, and to start following a whole-foods-based ketogenic approach to food.

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Comments (4)

Made this today. Sauce is super yum; this time I added some fresh grated nutmeg to the sauce (from a NYT Bolognese recipe) and it really added a nice touch. Thanks for the intro to Palmini. I adore the versatility.


Thank you Kristin! I'll try adding a pinch of nutmeg next time 😊


Martina, is Palmini available in UK too? Do you recommend any other brands for UK?


It is! It's a bit more expensive on Amazon so I get them from here for now: (also added clickable link in the post intro)
I get the 6-pack as it's best value. This is where I also get my allulose from 😊