Thursday, July 7, 2011

Baked Almond Noodles

Recipe Image Not AvailableI was planning to make lasagna with slices of eggplant instead of the noodles. Unfortunately, I had forgotten to add eggplant and mozzarella to the grocery list. I found a low-carb lasagna recipe that substituted almond flour crepes for the noodles. I tinkered a bit to make a thicker noodle, then added them to my own lasagna recipe, minus the mozzarella.

1 lb ground beef
½ c minced onion (2 oz)
½ c shredded carrot (2 oz)
½ c diced celery (2 oz)
3 c diced tomatoes (28 oz)
1 t oregano
½ t thyme
3 T butter
3 cloves garlic, minced
½ c heavy cream
1½ c grated Romano cheese, divided (3 oz)
Pinch nutmeg
1 recipe almond noodles (below)
  1. In a large saucepan over medium-high heat, sauté together beef, onion, carrot, and celery until beef is browned and onions are soft and translucent. Drain well. Add tomatoes and herbs. Reduce heat to low. Simmer until thick, stirring occasionally.
  2. Melt butter in small saucepan over medium heat. Stir in garlic, cooking until fragrant (about 1 min). Add cream and simmer until sauce begins to thicken (4-6 min), stirring frequently. Add 1 c cheese and nutmeg. Remove from heat. Stir until smooth.
  3. In a buttered 9x9 pan, make layers of cream sauce, noodles, and meat sauce. Top with remaining Romano. Bake uncovered at 350°F for 30 min or until cheese is melted and bubbly.
  4. Let stand a few min before serving.
Almond Noodles
⅓ c almond butter (3 oz)
1 T coconut flour (8 g)
3 eggs
½ c yogurt
¼ c water
¼ t salt
  1. Blend all ingredients together until well combined.
  2. Pour by ½ c measure onto square griddle brushed with oil and spread to cover.
  3. Cook over medium-low heat until set and slides easily from pan.
  4. Set on a wire rack to cool.
  5. Cut into wide noodles.
Nutrition Facts (whole recipe)Nutrition Facts (noodles only)
Serving Size 1 slice
Serving per Recipe 8
Serving Size 12 noodles (9" x 3")
Serving per Recipe 1
Amount per Serving
Calories 418
Total Fat 33.7 g
  Saturated Fat 14.0 g
  Polyunsaturated Fat 2.8 g
  Monounsaturated Fat 13.8 g
Cholesterol 153 mg
Sodium 344 mg
Potassium 565 mg
Total Carbohydrates 11.2 g
  Dietary Fiber 3.5 g
  Sugars 1.2 g
Protein 19.6 g
Amount per Serving
Calories 856
Total Fat 67.6 g
  Saturated Fat 13.0 g
  Polyunsaturated Fat 13.8 g
  Monounsaturated Fat 34.6 g
Cholesterol 555 mg
Sodium 1133 mg
Potassium 1060 mg
Total Carbohydrates 23.3 g
  Dietary Fiber 14.8 g
  Sugars 6.2 g
Protein 42.9 g

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