LOW CARB TACO CASSEROLE RECIPE!!! + WonkyWonderful (2024)

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This Low Carb Taco Casserole Recipe is the perfect dinner idea for anyone trying to eat low carb or Keto. A satisfying meal that is quick, easy and nutritious. Make rice to serve on the side and this will be a family favorite weeknight dinner!

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Healthy Taco Casserole – Keto, Low Carb

Who doesn’t love a good taco night?!?! This Low Carb Taco Casserole makes taco night for everyone! If the entire family is eating low carb, serve this as is. Some need their carbs?…serve rice on the side.

This taco casserole can be eaten as is, with tortilla chips, over a salad, alongside rice or in a tortilla. So easy, so many options and so good!

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Ingredients Needed For Taco Casserole (screenshot for grocery list)

  • Frozen Cauliflower Rice
  • Oil
  • Ground Beef
  • Red Bell Pepper
  • White Onion
  • Taco Seasoning
  • Tomato Paste
  • Shredded Colby/Jack Cheese
  • Sour Cream
  • Lettuce
  • Tomato
  • Black Olives
  • Avocado/Guac
  • Cilantro
  • Jalapeno
  • Salsa – Hot Sauce

How Do You Make Taco Casserole

  1. Preheat oven to 350ºF
  2. Pan fry the cauliflower rice in oil over medium/high heat until browned. Transfer to greased casserole dish and spread in an even layer.
  3. Brown ground beef with red pepper and onion over medium/high heat. Drain excess fat if necessary then add taco seasoning, tomato paste and water. Stir and cook until liquid absorbs. Transfer to casserole dish in an even layer on top of cauliflower rice.
  4. Top with shredded cheese and bake for 10-15 minutes.
  5. Spread sour cream over the top. Sprinkle with extra shredded cheese and toppings.

Can This Be Made Ahead

Yes, this can definitely be made ahead. Prepare the casserole without toppings then cover and refrigerate. Reheat and add toppings before serving.

What Is The Best Way To Store Taco Casserole

Cover and refrigerate. If you plan to have lots of leftovers leave off the sour cream and lettuce. This will make reheating more appealing, the sour cream and lettuce can be added before serving.

What To Serve With Taco Casserole

Any Mexican inspired sides will be great with this taco casserole. Here are a few ideas for you:

Mexican Street Corn SaladCreamy Avocado DipMexican Shrimp co*cktail

Check out more Easy Low Carb Casseroles:

Low Carb Unstuffed CasseroleShrimp in Spinach Cream SauceLow Carb Chili Relleno Casserole

LOW CARB TACO CASSEROLE RECIPE!!! + WonkyWonderful (6)

Low Carb Taco Casserole Recipe

Yield: 8

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 25 minutes

This Low Carb Taco Casserole Recipe is the perfect dinner idea for anyone trying to eat low carb or Keto. A satisfying meal that is quick, easy and nutritious. Make rice to serve on the side and this will be a family favorite weeknight dinner!

Ingredients

  • 10 ounces Frozen Cauliflower Rice
  • 2-3 Tablespoons Oil
  • 2 Lbs Ground Beef
  • 1 Small Red Bell Pepper - seeded, chopped
  • 1 Small White Onion - chopped
  • 4 Tablespoons Taco Seasoning
  • 1 Tablespoon Tomato Paste
  • 1/2 Cup Water
  • 3 Cups Shredded Colby/Jack Cheese
  • 1 Cup Sour Cream
  • Toppings:
  • Chopped Lettuce
  • Chopped Tomato
  • Sliced Black Olives
  • Avocado/Guac
  • Cilantro
  • Sliced Jalapeno
  • Salsa – Hot Sauce

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350ºF
  2. Pan fry the cauliflower rice in oil over medium/high heat until browned. Transfer to greased 2qt casserole dish and spread in an even layer.
  3. Brown ground beef with red pepper and onion over medium/high heat. Drain excess fat if necessary then add taco seasoning, tomato paste and water. Stir and cook until liquid absorbs. Transfer to casserole dish in an even layer on top of cauliflower rice.
  4. Top with shredded cheese and bake for 10-15 minutes.
  5. Spread sour cream over the top. Sprinkle with extra shredded cheese and preferred toppings.

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Nutrition Information

Yield 8Serving Size 1
Amount Per ServingCalories 581Total Fat 40gSaturated Fat 19gTrans Fat 1gUnsaturated Fat 16gCholesterol 160mgSodium 764mgCarbohydrates 10gFiber 2gSugar 4gProtein 44g

Nutritional information on WonkyWonderful is provided as a courtesy and is approximate only. We cannot guarantee the accuracy of the nutritional information given for any recipe on this site.

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  1. LOW CARB TACO CASSEROLE RECIPE!!! + WonkyWonderful (10)Denise Bailey says

    This really looks good. Can you give me an idea of what a serving size would be – 1 cup, 1/2 c.?? Thanks so much for sharing!

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    • LOW CARB TACO CASSEROLE RECIPE!!! + WonkyWonderful (11)Nicole Harris says

      Yes, about a cup is about the serving size I use.

      Reply

  2. LOW CARB TACO CASSEROLE RECIPE!!! + WonkyWonderful (12)Kim says

    This was delicious! My family really enjoyed it!! 🙂

    Reply

  3. LOW CARB TACO CASSEROLE RECIPE!!! + WonkyWonderful (13)laughnwitch says

    This was delicious and will be part of my diet from here on out. I used Turkey and cut the sour cream to help control calories. Great idea

    Reply

  4. LOW CARB TACO CASSEROLE RECIPE!!! + WonkyWonderful (14)Linda says

    Why are the carbs so high , and also the sugar?

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    • LOW CARB TACO CASSEROLE RECIPE!!! + WonkyWonderful (15)Nicole Harris says

      The sugars usually sneak in there with tomatoes and some other veggies. The carbs are from tomatoes, onion, pepper and cauliflower mostly. If you want to get it down lower you can not use the tomatoes as a topping, decrease or omit the cauliflower rice, crease or omit the onion and pepper. This will make the casserole a bit on the plain side but it also will decrease the carb count.

      Reply

  5. LOW CARB TACO CASSEROLE RECIPE!!! + WonkyWonderful (16)Kathy says

    Hello, this really looks good. Do you thaw the cauliflower rice before pan frying? Thanks.

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    • LOW CARB TACO CASSEROLE RECIPE!!! + WonkyWonderful (17)Nicole Harris says

      I don’t. I fry the cauliflower rice in a hot pan while still frozen. Just make sure to use a large pan so the cauliflower rice can brown and not just steam.

      Reply

  6. LOW CARB TACO CASSEROLE RECIPE!!! + WonkyWonderful (18)Tammy says

    In the video you cook the lettuce but that’s not in the directions. Should I do that?

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    • LOW CARB TACO CASSEROLE RECIPE!!! + WonkyWonderful (19)Nicole Harris says

      No, don’t cook the lettuce. That video is actually for a cabbage roll casserole. It auto-populates because I don’t have a video for the taco casserole. Sorry for the confusion 🙂

      Reply

  7. LOW CARB TACO CASSEROLE RECIPE!!! + WonkyWonderful (20)Reginia Cordell says

    I love Tex-Mex Food. I think I’d try it without the olives though.

    Reply

    • LOW CARB TACO CASSEROLE RECIPE!!! + WonkyWonderful (22)Nicole Harris says

      Sorry, I have not tried freezing this. I think the cauliflower and meat layer would freeze ok.

      Reply

  8. LOW CARB TACO CASSEROLE RECIPE!!! + WonkyWonderful (23)Chelsea says

    This looks soooo good. Is the cauliflower rice necessary? I just don’t like it very much.

    Reply

    • LOW CARB TACO CASSEROLE RECIPE!!! + WonkyWonderful (24)Nicole Harris says

      Nah, you can leave it off if you prefer 🙂

      Reply

  9. LOW CARB TACO CASSEROLE RECIPE!!! + WonkyWonderful (25)Linda Derby says

    I can’t eat cauliflower so do you think it will work just fine without it? I want to keep it low carb so I don’t want to use regular rice, etc. Thanks!

    Reply

    • LOW CARB TACO CASSEROLE RECIPE!!! + WonkyWonderful (26)Nicole Harris says

      Yes, it will work 🙂

      Reply

  10. LOW CARB TACO CASSEROLE RECIPE!!! + WonkyWonderful (27)Shelby says

    Can I substitute shredded chicken instead of beef?

    Reply

  11. LOW CARB TACO CASSEROLE RECIPE!!! + WonkyWonderful (28)Jammys says

    This was one of the best low carb recipes I’ve ever made, my husband and I love it!
    Thank you for sharing!

    Reply

    • LOW CARB TACO CASSEROLE RECIPE!!! + WonkyWonderful (30)Candace says

      Not an appropriate response.
      Instead of attacking, perhaps you should question and clean up the language. Perhaps look at the posting dates between the two links…. I believe this one was posted first. Maybe there is a mutual interest between the two sites?

      Reply

  12. LOW CARB TACO CASSEROLE RECIPE!!! + WonkyWonderful (31)Nancy Walker says

    I made this last night. It was delicious. I will definitely make it again.

    Reply

  13. LOW CARB TACO CASSEROLE RECIPE!!! + WonkyWonderful (32)Beth says

    Loved this recipe!!

    Reply

  14. LOW CARB TACO CASSEROLE RECIPE!!! + WonkyWonderful (33)Adelle says

    Actually if you look at the dates, she posted it first here in June ’19. Your link is from September ’19.

    Reply

  15. LOW CARB TACO CASSEROLE RECIPE!!! + WonkyWonderful (34)Kim says

    So yummy. I made it with ground turkey and left out sour cream, olives and cut down the cheese. Can you freeze this after making it?

    Reply

  16. LOW CARB TACO CASSEROLE RECIPE!!! + WonkyWonderful (35)MK says

    Made this tonight as it’s Taco Tuesday and hubby is on a soft diet because of some dental work. Definitely a hit! Thanks!

    Reply

  17. LOW CARB TACO CASSEROLE RECIPE!!! + WonkyWonderful (36)Abigail W says

    We tried this last week and loved it! I didn’t have tomatoes on hand so I made it without, and then drizzled some taco sauce over it to get some of the tomato flavor in there. I especially loved knowing that we were getting a hearty serving of vegetables with our dinner.

    Reply

  18. LOW CARB TACO CASSEROLE RECIPE!!! + WonkyWonderful (37)Keonna says

    Why is the fat so high?!?

    Reply

  19. LOW CARB TACO CASSEROLE RECIPE!!! + WonkyWonderful (38)Keonna says

    Why is the fat so high?!

    Reply

  20. LOW CARB TACO CASSEROLE RECIPE!!! + WonkyWonderful (39)Vicki Benoit says

    This was so delicious. Will definitely be making this dish again.

    Reply

  21. LOW CARB TACO CASSEROLE RECIPE!!! + WonkyWonderful (40)Sheridan says

    This is such a great idea! I modified it to suit our tastes then served it over romaine lettuce for some crunch. Thank you.

    Reply

  22. LOW CARB TACO CASSEROLE RECIPE!!! + WonkyWonderful (41)Kellie Benson says

    My family loved this!!!! ❤️❤️

    Reply

  23. LOW CARB TACO CASSEROLE RECIPE!!! + WonkyWonderful (42)Denise says

    Delicious! I’ve made this several times…. 5 stars!

    Reply

  24. LOW CARB TACO CASSEROLE RECIPE!!! + WonkyWonderful (43)Bobbie says

    I’m wondering if adding black beans would be good as well and still healthy

    Reply

  25. LOW CARB TACO CASSEROLE RECIPE!!! + WonkyWonderful (44)Danielle says

    So simple yet so delicious. We couldn’t stop eating it! A nice change from regular tacos or taco salad as we don’t follow keto but have been trying to eat lower carb meals recently.

    Reply

  26. LOW CARB TACO CASSEROLE RECIPE!!! + WonkyWonderful (45)T says

    Found this recipe from Livingwithlady on Instagram. It is a hit in our house. From the 15 month old all the way up to the parents!

    Reply

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