It’s been a few weeks since I posted a new low carb Meatball Monday recipe, and we’re long overdue! I had a fantastic grilled and skewered meatball lined up for today, but it’s been raining nonstop for days here and I’m not in a grilling mood.
There’s nothing like cool, rainy, weather to put you in the mood for comfort food – and this lasagna inspired meatball recipe definitely fits the bill!
Growing up, my mom made lasagna pretty often – it was fairly economical and could feed a crowd easily. Every family has their own lasagna recipe, and my mom’s was never without some Italian sausage mixed into the meat sauce.
To get that authentic (to me) flavor in these meatballs, I did a half and half mix of Italian sausage and ground chuck for the meat mix.
Since my childhood lasagna memories wouldn’t be complete without lots of ricotta cheese, I also added generous dollops to the casserole before baking it.
There is obviously no pasta in this casserole, but it would be perfect served over either spaghetti squash or some spiralized zucchini “zoodles” to make a complete meal.
Easy to throw together and super satisfying to eat, this lasagna inspired meatball recipe is sure to become a new family favorite!
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