This Breakfast Lasagna Ain't Exactly Italian... But You Won't Care

It's low carb, but HELLO! It's made with pancakes. You heard me, pancakes—and sausage, and eggs, and cheese... You get the idea

 

My husband Matt (aka. “Mr. Hungry”) gets credit for this breakfast lasagna recipe idea. When he first mentioned it as a breakfast possibility, I thought it would be pretty cool to try. I wasn’t on a low-carb or gluten-free diet at the time, and thought I might use a traditional noodle and layer different breakfast meats, eggs, cheese, etc. I added it to my list of recipe ideas to pursue for the blog, and then forgot about it for awhile.

 

I recently remembered it, and thought it might work as a low-carb breakfast option, using the cream cheese pancakes to stand in for the noodles. I had some pancakes leftover in the fridge from the low-carb caramel machiatto tiramisu I posted the other day, so I made it for breakfast this morning. It’s yummy!

 

I kept it simple, and just layered breakfast sausage links, fluffy scrambled eggs, cheddar cheese, and the pancakes. I may try different variations of this recipe in the future (fresh herbs, goat cheese, mushrooms, onions, spinach—the sky’s the limit really!) but this is what I had on hand. Even my son liked this low carb breakfast lasagna.

 

As a bonus, you can make this ahead in a casserole form, and then gently heat in the morning for breakfast.

 

 

Low-Carb Breakfast Lasagna
{ If you like to mix savory and sweet in the morning, you could pour sugar-free syrup on it, or use the Stevia sweetened version of the pancakes for just a hint of sweetness. Play with it and let us know if you come up with any cool variations on this recipe!

 

Yield: 4 servings

Serving Size: 4 inch square

Prep: Can be assembled the night before, so it’s perfect for brunch or a lazy Saturday morning. Serve with Hollandaise sauce to make it even more decadent!

 

Ingredients

8 eggs, scrambled

1 cup shredded cheddar cheese

12 sausage links, fully cooked

12 cream cheese pancakes (unsweetened)

 

Instructions

Cover the bottom of an 8 x 8 pan with four pancakes; it’s okay if they overlap. Put down a layer of scrambled eggs, followed by one-third of the cheese. Cover with another four pancakes, then add all of the the sausage links. Sprinkle with another one-third of the cheddar cheese. Add the last layer of pancakes, followed by scrambled eggs, and the remainder of the cheese. You can use more cheese if you like. Bake in the oven for eight to 10 minutes at 350 degrees F, or microwave for three to four minutes on high, or until the cheese is melted. Cut into squares and serve.

 

Approximate nutrition information per serving: 551 calories, 47g fat, 4g net carbs, 29g protein