Makes 4 servings
Ingredients for the noodles
2 large eggs
4 oz cream cheese
1/4 cup Parmesan cheese, grated
1 1/4 cup Mozzarella cheese, shredded
1/4 tsp Italian seasoning
1/4 tsp garlic powder
1/4 tsp onion powder
Ingredients for the filling
1 lb ground beef
1 1/2 cups Three Cheese Marinara Sauce, divided
3/4 cup mozzarella cheese, shredded
6 tbsp whole milk ricotta cheese
1 tbsp minced onion flakes
1 tsp dried oregano
1 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp dried basil
1 tsp Italian seasoning
Instructions for the noodles:
This part will take the longest, so feel free to make the “noodles” the night before and just leave them in the fridge until you are ready for them.
Preheat oven to 375° Line a 9×13 baking dish with parchment paper
In a large mixing bowl, using a hand mixer, cream together cream cheese and eggs.
Next, add Parmesan cheese, Italian seasoning, garlic powder, and onion powder. Mix until all ingredients are well combined.
Using a rubber spatula, fold in mozzarella cheese and mix until well incorporated.
Spread the mixture into the baking dish, forming a nice even layer.
Bake on the middle rack for 20-25 minutes.
When the “noodles” are done baking, cool in the fridge for about 20 minutes and then cut into thirds. This makes three perfectly sized “noodle” layers for an 8.5 X 4.5 X 2.5 loaf pan.
Preheat the oven to 300°F (150°C). Add eggs, cream cheese and salt to a medium-sized bowl and mix into a smooth batter. Continue to whisk while adding in the ground psyllium husk powder, a little at a time. Let sit for a few minutes.
Spread the batter on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper using a spatula. Place another parchment paper on top and flatten with a rolling pin until the batter is at least 13" x 18" (33 x 45 cm). You can also divide into two batches and use another baking sheet for an even thinner pasta.
Let both pieces of parchment paper remain in place. Bake for about 10-12 minutes. Let cool and remove the paper, slice into sheets that fit your baking dish.
For the filling:
In a large skillet over medium-high heat, combine ground beef, minced onion, oregano, garlic powder, dried basil and a pinch of salt. Cook until the meat is browned.
Drain excess fat from pan and add ¾ cup marinara sauce to meat. Reduce heat to low and simmer for 10 minutes.
Pour ¼ cup marinara sauce into bottom of loaf pan. Top with the first “noodle” layer
Layer a third of the ground beef mixture. Top with ¼ cup mozzarella cheese and 3 tbsp ricotta cheese, and cover with another “noodle” layer. Repeat these steps.
Cover the top “noodle” layer with remaining ground beef, and mozzarella cheese. Sprinkle Italian seasoning over top. Bake for 20 minutes.
Per serving: Fat 34g, Protein 57g, Carbs 9.5g, Calories 486