This keto low carb cheeseburger & cauliflower casserole is pure comfort food. Freeze individual servings for a quick low carb lunch. Only 1.4g 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 keto 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 try at this cheeseburger casserole
My first attempt at this dish, I was trying to use more cauliflower to make a cauliflower cream. When it was baked the cauliflower on 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!
2 tips for this low carb ground beef casserole
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.
Low Carb Cheeseburger casserole recipe
Start by microwaving the cauliflower while you brown the ground beef. Sprinkle some seasoning over the meat and when it’s browned, add in the cauliflower, cream cheese and part of the cheddar cheese. Spoon into a casserole dish. Whisk eggs, cream and butter and pour over casserole. Top with cheese and bake.
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:
316 cals / 22.6g fat / 1.9g carbs / 0.5g fiber / 18.9g protein = 1.4g net carbs
Low Carb Cheeseburger & Cauliflower Cauliflower
This low carb cheeseburger & cauliflower casserole is pure comfort food. Freeze individual servings for a quick low carb lunch. Only 1.4g net carbs per serving.
- 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.