Low-Carb Individual Lasagna Bowls

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These individual lasagna bowls are the perfect solution if you want lasagna but don’t have a ton of time to mess with layers.  Perfect dinner for two, easy weeknight dinner, or portion-controlled recipe, this is a flavorful recipe you will love! A huge bonus is that this recipe is keto and low-carb friendly as it doesn’t have noodles in the mix!

If carbs aren’t an issue for you, these individual lasagna casserole bowls go great with garlic bread with Garlic Butter Spread.
Up close image of a yellow bowl filled with baked lasagna casserole that is sitting in a wooden serving tray

Low-Carb Individual Lasagna Bowls

We love the flavors of lasagna, but definitely don’t enjoy the time spent creating layers of pasta, sauce, and cheese.  It’s even better when I know I want to avoid extra carbs.  The layers of spicy sausage, seasoned tomatoes, a perfect blend of cheese, all melted together in one dish – it’s a perfect blend of flavor in every single bite.
I love serving this in individual crocks as it helps me to maintain potion control. If that isn’t something you are worried about, you can definitely layer this in a larger baking dish like you would a normal lasagna, but without the noodles.

What should I serve with a lasagna bowl?

When I am making a lasagna bowl, I like to make a side salad. It goes perfectly with this recipe.  A nice loaded salad with tons of greens, tomatoes, olives, and a light Italian dressing fits perfectly.

Of course, if you prefer, you can simply add more vegetables into the mix with some sauteed or roasted zucchini, asparagus, green beans, or broccoli on the side.

Low-Carb Lasagna Cups

Can I make this lasagna for two in a bigger bowl?

If you want to use one bowl instead of using 4 smaller dishes, you can bake this in a casserole dish instead. Everything remains the same when making this recipe, however, you might need a few more minutes in the oven to make sure it is heated through.  It’s even a great recipe to make in aluminum foil baking dishes to wrap and freeze for future fast meals.  Just thaw overnight in the refrigerator and pop into the oven for an hour before dinner.

Can I make this lazy lasagna vegetarian?

If you wanted to make this a vegetarian lazy lasagna, it is easy to switch the recipe. You can omit the sausage from this recipe and if you are missing the meat, you can use meatless crumbles. If you wanted to make this recipe into a vegan lasagna, you will want to use vegan cheese instead of using the traditional cheese.

A great substitute for the sausage in this dish is to use seasoned sauteed mushrooms!

Overhead image of two yellow crocks on a floral napkin filled with lasagna casserole

Ingredients You Will Need:

  • ground sausage
  • marinara sauce
  • Ricotta cheese
  • parmesan cheese
  • garlic powder
  • Italian seasoning
  • salt
  • mozzarella cheese
  • Parsley

How to make individual lasagna casserole bowls

Start with a preheated oven to 375.

Brown the sausage over medium-high heat and then set it aside.

In a bowl, mix together ricotta cheese, Italian seasoning, garlic powder and salt.

ricotta cheese over ground beef

In oven-safe bowls, put the sausage on the bottom of each bowl. Next, add the sauce and the ricotta cheese mixture. Then add the mozzarella cheese on top.

Individual lasagna casserole bowls prepared on baking sheet to go in oven

Bake the lasagna bowls for 8 to 10 minutes until cheese has melted and bubbly.

Garnish with chopped parsley and serve.

Up close picture of a baked lasagna casserole with a spoon in the bowl

Overhead picture of baked lasagna casserole in a yellow crock
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Individual Lasagna Casserole Bowls

Do you love lasagna, but don't want all the carbs? You will love these individual lasagna casseroles. This is the perfect way to make Lasagna for two.
Servings: 4
Prep: 15 minutes
Cook: 10 minutes
Total: 25 minutes


  • 1 pound ground sausage
  • 1 cup sugar-free marinara sauce
  • 1 cup Ricotta cheese
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup mozzarella cheese shredded
  • Parsley to garnish if desired


  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Brown sausage in a pan over medium high heat and then set to the side.
  • In a bowl mix together ricotta cheese, garlic powder, Italian seasoning, and salt. Set to the side.
  • To 4 oven-safe bowls evenly divide the browned sausage and top with marinara sauce, ricotta cheese mixture, and mozzarella cheese.
  • Place bowls on a cooking sheet and bake for 8-10 minutes, or until cheese has melted and is bubbly.
  • Garnish with chopped parsley and serve.

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Low-Carb Lasagna Cups

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