If you want an easy low carb dinner the whole family will love, try these low carb stuffed pizza burgers! Stuffed with cheese and topped with sauce and more cheese! Who wouldn’t love that? Only 3.6g net carbs per burger.
My son is a pizza fanatic. I don’t want us eating bread all the time so I try to find pizza substitutes like these low carb stuffed pizza burgers. Of course we still eat pizza … well my son does but I have come up with quite a few low carb pizza type recipes. These recipes satisfy that craving pizza craving for me. This one in particular was a recipe that my son really liked and it’s very easy. The burgers are stuffed with cheese, topped with cheese and baked in a low carb marinara sauce and each burger has just 3.6g net carbs!
Hot to make a cheese stuffed Burger
I found that cheese sticks make the best stuffing. It stays in place and you get that stretchy cheese pull from it. To make cheese stuffed burgers I like to make double the amount you want but make them into thin patties. That way you can place the cheese on top of one and place another on top of the cheese. Then you just have to pinch and seal the sides. I have also come to like these metal rings pictured below. They come in handy for making patties.
What is the best low carb Marinara sauce?
I shop at Aldi all the time and love their Specially Selected Premium Marinara sauce. It only has 5g net carbs per 1/2 cup of sauce. I like that I can easily get it and it’s inexpensive as I use marinara sauce a lot in my home. However there are lower carb sauces that you can buy on Amazon. This Organico Bello has 2g net carbs and this Rao’s has 3g net carbs per half cup. However I have not tried either but they have good reviews. If you have tried them, could you drop a comment below and let me know how you liked them.
Low Carb Stuffed Pizza Burgers Recipe
Simple prepare your stuffed burgers as explained above. Brown one side and then flip over. Pour about 1/4 cup of sauce over each burger and then top with a slice of mozzarella. Place in the oven and bake for about 20 minutes until the cheese is melted and browned.
Notes to the recipe
- You can add extra sauce to the pan if you are serving with zucchini noodles or something like that.
- Also you can stick it under the broiler if you want the cheese to brown more but you still have to bake them first to make sure the burgers are cooked.
- I used 1 1/4 lb of meat so that I could easily stuff them but they are big. You can use more or less meat but the bigger burgers are easier to stuff.
As I mentioned above these are big burgers and they are full of cheese. You will only want to eat one because they are filling. A nice side dish would be green beans, broccoli or spinach.
I hope you enjoy these as much as we did. My son loved them as you can imagine since he’s a pizza lover. The nutritional information for 1 burger is:
529 cals / 33.8g fat / 4.6g carbs / 1g fiber / 50g protein = 3.6g net carbs
Low Carb Stuffed Pizza Burgers
If you want an easy low carb dinner the whole family will love, try these low carb stuffed pizza burgers! Stuffed with cheese and topped with sauce and more cheese! Who wouldn't love that? Only 3.6g net carbs per burger.
- 20 oz ground beef
- 2 string cheese, mozzarella
- 1 cup marinara, I like Premium Aldi Marinara*
- 4 slices mozzarella, cheese
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
Make 8 thin burger patties.
Cut the cheese sticks into 8 same sized pieces. Place 2 on 4 of the burgers. Place a plain burger on top of the cheese and form into a large burger patty. You should have 4 cheese stuffed burgers. Sprinkle with steak seasoning or salt and pepper
Heat up a large skillet and. brown the burgers on one side. Flip and then top with 1/4 cup of marinara sauce on each burger. Top with a slice of mozzarella cheese.
Add extra sauce to the side of the pan if you wish.
Bake for 15 minutes or until cheese is nice and bubbly.
Note* I used Specially Selected Premium Marinara sauce from Aldi. It has only 5g net carbs per 1/2 cup. You can use what ever kind you like but check the label for the lowest carb count.
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