This low carb cheeseburger & cauliflower casserole is pure comfort food. Freeze individual servings for a quick low carb lunch. Only 1.2g net carbs per serving.
As you may have guess, I like cheeseburger flavors. I’ve made a cheeseburger flavored frittata, salad, waffle, portobello and now this low carb cheeseburger & cauliflower casserole. The first time I made this it came out like a shepherd’s pie which was very tasty but this was what I was going for. Creamy, cheese and comfort food at it’s best without the carbs. I made a big pan and froze a few servings for a quick low carb lunch. It has been a life saver this week as I was very busy. It’s a great casserole even if you aren’t a low carb diet.
My first attempt at this dish, I was trying to use more cauliflower to make a cauliflower cream. When it was baked the cauliflower to top was more like mashed potatoes. It was very good if you were going for a shepherd’s pie but I wanted something more creamy. So in the second version I made a mock béchamel sauce with cheese, cream and eggs and added cream cheese in with the meat and cauliflower. This was what I was going for!
I wanted to point out too, that when I browned the ground beef, I sprinkled some steak seasoning on top. This is what makes ground beef taste like a hamburger to me. Also I added the cauliflower in with the meat to make it go further. It tastes almost like a pasta or a potato and was a yummy addition.
I made this in a 13″ x 9″ baking dish and got 8 servings from this casserole but I ate two pieces. It was really good to me. But with only 1.2g net carbs per serving I don’t think it’s bad to have 2 pieces. 🙂 I freeze dishes like this in glass storage containers like this if possible. When you microwave dishes with a lots of cheese and fat, the plastic seems to get all funky.
low carb cheeseburger & cauliflower casserole
Well I hope you like this recipe as much as I did. I find that preparing casseroles like this and then freezing individual servings can really help you stay on a low carb diet. It’s filling and savory and perfect when you don’t have the time to make lunch or dinner. The nutrition for 1 serving is:
298 cals / 21.5g fat / 1.7g carbs / 0.5g fiber / 17.4g protein = 1.2g net carbs
Low Carb Cheeseburger & Cauliflower Cauliflower
- 1 lb ground meat
- 2 cup cauliflower chopped
- 2 teaspoon steak seasoning
- 1/4 cheddar cheese shredded
- 1 tablespoon butter melted
- 4 oz cream cheese cut into cubes
- 2 eggs
- 1/2 cup heavy cream
- 1/2 cup cheddar cheddar cheese shredded
Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
Microwave the cauliflower for 5 minutes.
In the meantime add the beef to a skillet and sprinkle steak seasoning on top.
Once brown, add in cauliflower, cream cheese and 1/4 cup of cheddar cheese. M
Mix well and then pour into baking dish.
In a bowl, beat eggs then whisk in cream and butter.
Pour over beef mixture and top with remaining 1/2 cup of cheese.
Bake 30 minutes.
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