Keto Ravioli

This easy 4-ingredient Keto Ravioli is loaded with sausage and spinach and only has 1.3 net carbs per serving!

You guys! Keto RAVIOLI! I am so pumped to share this easy low-carb ravioli recipe. It is not only delicious and crazy low-carb (under 2 net carbs per serving!), but it will also satisfy your pasta cravings!

What Ingredients Do You Need for Keto Ravioli?

The best part of this recipe is how easily it comes together! As written, the ingredients you will need to make keto ravioli are:

  • Mozzarella slices
  • Cooked sausage
  • Cream cheese
  • Spinach
  • Low-carb marinara sauce



How to Make Keto Ravioli

Making Keto Ravioli is so easy! There are just two simple steps to follow. The first is making the ravioli shells and the second is stuffing them.

  1. In a large skillet, cook the sausage and drain off any excess fat.
  2. While the sausage is still warm, add the cream cheese and torn spinach leaves to the skillet. Stir well.
  3. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  4. Slice the mozzarella cheese slices diagonally so each square creates two triangles.
  5. Place the slices on a silicone baking sheet and bake until the edges are brown.
  6. Remove from the oven and place 1 tablespoon of the sausage filling on one side of the baked cheese shells, then carefully pull the other side over to create a ravioli pocket.
  7. Serve immediately with warm low-carb marinara.

As with the taquitos, we bake the sliced mozzarella cheese to form a shell. The difference here is that we slice the cheese diagonally so we can create little ravioli.

The second difference is that we do not cook the cheese quite as long. I remove my cheese from the oven when the edges have browned, but not when they are completely brown like I did with the taquitos.

This makes sense if you think about it, taquitos are modeled off a corn tortilla so you want them to be crunchy. Alternatively, ravioli is soft so the cooking time is going to be less.

Can I Use Another Type of Cheese?

Of course! Mozzarella is the least greasy, but we’ve also made this healthy ravioli recipe with cheddar, provolone, and gouda and they all worked great.

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Can This Recipe Be Meal Prepped?

I imagine you could assemble the low-carb ravioli and freeze them for later. To reheat, place in the oven (frozen) and bake at 350ºF until warmed through.

If you don’t want to freeze the ravioli but plan on eating them throughout the week, I would make the filling ahead of time in bulk, but wait to assemble and bake fresh for the best taste.

Tips for Making Low-Carb Ravioli

  • You can customize this recipe based on your preferences. If you like things hot, try a spicy Italian sausage. Likewise, you can substitute chopped kale for the spinach, and so on.
  • You can also completely switch things up and use a totally different protein or veggie if you desire.
  • You must use a silicone baking sheet so the cheese does not stick. This is the same baking sheet I used for this recipe. I use this set from Amazon, two come in a package and they are great for baking all sorts of things because nothing ever sticks.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 pound ground Italian sausage
  • 3 ounces cream cheese
  • 1 cup fresh spinach, torn
  • 8 slices Mozzarella Cheese (I use Sargento)

Instructions

  1. In a large skillet, cook the sausage and drain off any excess fat.
  2. While the sausage is still warm, add the cream cheese and torn spinach leaves to the skillet. Stir well and set aside.
  3. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  4. Slice the mozzarella cheese slices diagonally so each square creates two triangles.
  5. Place the slices on the silicone baking sheet and bake 3-5 minutes until the edges are brown (watch the video).
  6. Remove from the oven and place 1 tablespoon of the sausage filling on one side of the baked cheese shells, carefully pull the other side over to create a ravioli pocket.
  7. Serve immediately with warm low-carb marinara.

Keto Tips

No fruit, unless it’s berries in moderation…
No wheat
No sugar
No grains
No pasta
No potatoes
No rice
No beans
No starches
No milk as it’s loaded with sugar. ( unsweetened almond milk is recommended.)
HWC (Heavy whipping cream) is good in coffee or whatever you would like to use it for.
Meat, cheese, eggs, vegetable, nuts, and healthy fats. It’s simple. Stick to that, and you should be ok!
Vegetables that should be avoided are…
Sweet potatoes
Corn
Peas
Potatoes
Carrots – can be used in moderation, just don’t go over board. They are full of starches and not recommended.
Make sure to drink half your body weight In oz of water as well if you aren’t getting the adequate amount of water it can be bad for your kidneys! This applies for all forms of keto.
Do not forget your electrolytes, they are needed daily.
A good form of electrolytes is:
Powerade zero
Pickle juice
Pink Himalayan salt added to your food
Strict keto – counts all macros, do not eat processed foods.
Lazy keto – doesn’t track all macros, still eats processed foods, as long as they are on plan
Macros are a break down of the calories you intake for the day. Which should be…
5% carbs
20% protein
75% fat
Carb manager is a great app to track macros
Carbs are a limit – try not to go over your carb limit.
Fat is a lever – you don’t have to meet your fat macro, it’s simply there to help you get full.
Protein is a goal- try your best to reach your protein goal, but try not to go over. Excessive amounts of protein can cause you to stall in weight loss.
Anything other than this food group selection would be considered low carb. Also, if you are in ketosis, and eat outside of this food group not only could it take you out of ketosis, but it could spike your blood sugar! Which can make you sick.
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If you are a keto newbie- This should help blank
Meats: ZERO CARBS blankblankblank
• Beef- Ground beef, Steak, Ribs, and Roasts
• Pork- Chops, Ribs, BACON, Loins, sausage
• Chicken/Turkey- Thighs w/skin or wings are the best because breasts are high in protein. However, you CAN eat breasts, just have to eat more fat to compensate.
• Fish- Tuna, Salmon, Cod, Haddock, etc.
• Shrimp/Lobster- Go crazy, use lots of butter!
• Pepperoni
Cheese: MOST are no carb, almost all are low carb
• Mozerella & Cheddar- Buy in bulk, they freeze well and are insanely versatile!
• Colby jack, pepper jack, monterrey jack
• Taco style, Mexican style
• Parmesan, Asiago
• Ricotta- Freezes well, very versatile
• Cottage cheese- Good to throw in your lunch with berries, usually around 4-8g of Carbs per serving
• Cream Cheese- Freezes very well, this is one of the things that I always glance at whenever I go to the store, and always buy a bunch of if it’s under 75 cents per 8oz.
Vegetables: No potatoes! Get your carbs from above ground veggies!!!
• Leafy greens- Spinach, Spring mix, Kale, Romaine
• Zucchini- Great for a noodle substitute!
• Avacado- Awesome source of natural fat!
• Eggplant
• Brussels sprouts
• Tomato
• Spaghetti Squash- Versatile, makes a great spaghetti substitute and is even great for making hash browns!!
• Cucumber
• Peppers- Jalepeño, banana, green/red/yellow/ orange bell
• Broccoli- Great with cheese, steamed or just raw!
• Asparagus- Awesome roasted or sautéed with bacon and garlic!
• Cauliflower- AWESOME potato substitute!!
• Celery- Great with cream cheese or all natural peanut butter!
• Cabbage
• Pickles (Read nutrition labels, watch for sugar and carbs)
• Olives
• Green beans- Awesome sautéed in bacon grease with garlic, (watch portion size, though).
• Onions- Red, yellow: use somewhat sparingly, to taste
Fruits: Most are a no-no, especially bananas, oranges and grapes.
• Strawberries
• Blueberries
• Raspberries
• Blackberries
• Lemon/Limes- Adds great flavor!
Nuts (grams of Carbs per 100 grams, or 3.5 oz)
• Pecans/ Brazil (4g)
• Macadamia (5g)
• Hazelnut/Walnut/Peanut (7g)
• Pine (9g)
• Almond (10g)
• Pistachio (18g)
• Cashew (27g)
Oils/Fats
• Coconut Oil
• Butter: Kerry Gold is best but just make sure it’s REAL butter and not a spread or margarine
• Olive Oil
• Vinaigrette
• Hollandaise
• Bacon/sausage grease
• MCT oil- easily ordered online/in specialty stores
Dressings/Condiments/Fats
• Ranch, Blue cheese, Cesar, Thousand Island, Balsamic- Watch carbs/ sugar, but there’s tons of brands, so you can find one you love!
• Mayo- Natural/organic is best, but I use Hellmann’s all the time.
• Aioli
• Heinz “NO SUGAR ADDED” Ketchup or sugar free ketchup
• G. Hughes brand sugar free BBQ sauce
• Yellow/Spicy Brown Mustard
• Soy sauce
• Hot sauce
Liquids: Use as base for sauces/soups
• Heavy Whipping Cream (HWC)
• Broths/Stocks: Stay away from reduced fat. Bone broth is awesome!
Snacks
• Pepperoni
• Slim Jims/jerky (watch carbs)
• Homemade cheese its/ tortilla chips
• Cheese
• Pork rinds (0 carbs, very versatile. Can be used as breading, nacho substitute or even sprinkled with cinnamon & stevia and eaten like cereal with Almond milk and tastes like cinnamon toast crunch!)
Drinks
• WATER- Lots of it!
• Crystal Light- Tons of options and very convenient!
• Tea with stevia
• Coffee- Add a Tablespoon of coconut oil or MCT oil, Stevia, heavy whipping cream and imitation vanilla/ Hazelnut or Cocoa powder & peppermint BOOM Homemade creamer!
Alcoholic Beverages
• Beers (grams of carbs per 12 oz serving)
blank Bud Select 55 (1.9)
blank MGD 64 (2.4)
blank Rolling Rock Green Light (2.4)
blank Michelob Ultra (2.6)
blank Bud Select (3.1)
blank Beck’s Premier Light (3.2)
blank Natural Light (3.2)
blank Michelob Ultra Amber (3.7)
blank Coors Light (5)
blank Amsterdam Light (5)
blank Bud Light (6.6)
• Vodka: Whipped Vodka & flavored water or pineapple Pinnacle with crystal light are a couple of my favorites!
• Whiskey shot (0g carbs)
• Brandy shot (0g carbs)
• Dry Martini (0g carbs)
• Tequila shot (0g carbs)
• Champagne (~1g per serving)
• Dry wine (~2g per serving)
Sweeteners
• Stevia drops (0g)
• Erythritol (0g)
• Truvía (0g)
• Monkfruit (0g)
Other common Ingredients I use
• Almond flour
• Spices: Garlic powder, onion powder
Dont forget your electrolytes, they are needed daily.
• A good form of electrolytes is:
• Powerade zero



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