Simple Low Carb Hamburger Casserole made with cauliflower instead of pasta. This dish is seasoned with the same spices you use for tacos and topped with CHEESE!
Low Carb Hamburger Casserole
Alrighty, guys! I’ve made this dish about four times in the last month and it’s yummilicious as well as super easy to make!
Sooo, if you want a quick dish that’s hearty and healthy, then be sure to keep this recipe handy!
Each time I made this hamburger casserole I tweaked it a little differently. At first, I whipped the cauliflower into a creamy mashed potato-like consistency.
Another time it was topped it with a cheese sauce instead of shredded cheese, and thereafter the dish was simply seasoned with salt and pepper.
My favorite is this chunky cauliflower dish spiced up with with taco seasoning!
Hamburger casserole without pasta!
Did you grow up with Hamburger Helper? It’s a pre-packaged pasta dish that’s super easy and economical meal to make. All you need to do is add ground beef.
My mom was an amazing cook and didn’t serve many pre-packaged foods, but when my kids were young I admit that I turned to Hamburger Helper and Kraft Mac n’ Cheese more times than I wish to admit.
Every kid needs to experience mediocre dishes. It’s a kid-hood rite of passage! Right?!
Keto ground beef casserole
I have lowered my sugar intake and incorporated low carb meals into our diets for years, but adding more good fats to my meals and following a Ketogenic Diet is a more recent endeavor.
It’s never too late to modify food choices, which is what I did with this cauliflower hamburger casserole by turning a classic dish in to a low carb family favorite meal!
I love the texture of the cauliflower in this dish. The florets are soft on the outside, but still firm when you bite into them, so you really feel like you are enjoying a comfort casserole dish like meat and potatoes or meat and pasta!
Put this Low Carb Hamburger Casserole is your recipe rotation, and get creative with additional toppings! How about adding bacon or slices of avocado!
For more low carb hamburger casseroles try these delicious recipes!
- Cheeseburger casserole
- Low carb cheeseburger casserole
- zucchini pizza casserole
- Cabbage beef skillet
You also might be interested in these keto casserole recipes!
Low Carb Hamburger Casserole
All the flavors of a classic hamburger dish, but this is lightened up and made with cauliflower instead of pasta.
- 1 1/2 pounds Grass-Fed Ground Beef
- 1 medium onion, diced
- 1 teaspoon olive oil
- 1 large head cauliflower, cut in to florets and steamed
- 6 tablespoons Taco Seasoning Mix
- 2 cups sharp cheddar cheese or Mexican blend, shredded
Lightly spray a 9 x 11 inch baking dish with non-stick cooking spray and set aside.
Steam cauliflower florets for about 5 minutes or until desired tenderness. Make sure that the cauliflower isn't too wet from the steam. Blot with paper towels if necessary and add to the prepared casserole dish.
Heat oil In a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add diced onion and saute for 5 minutes. Add the ground beef and break up with a spoon until cooked (3-5 minutes). Drain most oil (if your meat is oily, leaving about 1 tablespoon) Sprinkle taco seasoning mix over the beef mix until coated. Add beef to casserole dish and fold together with the cauliflower. Top with cheese and cover with foil. Bake at 350 degrees for 25-30 minutes or until cheese is melted. Enjoy!
Nutrition Information:Yield: 6 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 517Total Fat: 34gSaturated Fat: 18gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 12gCholesterol: 130mgSodium: 682mgCarbohydrates: 10gFiber: 4gSugar: 4gProtein: 45g
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This recipe is approximately 400 calories, 9.5 grams carbohydrates and 2.3 grams of fiber per serving according to HappyForks recipe analyzer. The brands and ingredients you use may change these totals.
Will this freeze well?
Hi Natosha, I have never had any leftover to try, so I can’t speak to freezing this dish. I’m not sure how the cheese will fair.
O.K… I’ve seen and tried lots of veggie replacement recipes, but this has to be one of my favorites from the start! We love hamburger casseroles for busy weeknight dinners, and this one also checks the “healthier” meal box, too! LOVE IT!!!
I’ll be sharing this one with Dad! He’s totally low carb and would love it.
SO SMART!!! I never would have thought to use cauliflower in a dish like this and I am loving it!!
Jennifer A Stewart
I love that you use cauliflower instead of noodles!!
I did grow up with hamburger helper, but I think your recipe is so much better! Love the swap out using cauliflower and that cheese….YUM!!!
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I’m always looking for new low carb dinner recipes and this casserole sounds great for a busy weeknight. It sounds so easy to make and the taco seasoning and cheese will give it such great flavor!
I love this healthier version of hamburger casserole!
Your recipes are perfect for our eating habits these days… Ive so missed potatoes but in this recipe I didnt even miss them…. the hamburger casserole was delicious!
Is it actually 6 Tablespoons of seasoning!?!? That seems like a lot. I’m making this now and put about half that amount (I used your seasoning recipe), I guess I’ll find out!
This is such a perfect casserole and I love the addition of cauliflower!
I have been looking for more ways to cut out carbs from our meals. This looks filling and really delicious. Thank you for the great ideas.
Such a wholesome delicious family meal! Love that you’re using grass-fed beef!
Karen (Back Road Journal)
Very creative idea, Sandra…I know I would enjoy your casserole.
I’m always on the lookout for great low carb recipes! This one is getting pinned to my “Low Carb High Fat” Pinterest board! Thanks for telling about your variations. It’s nice to know that it can be made a variety of ways.
LOVE this recipe! I think my kids will enjoy it too, can’t wait to try it!!
I love all the cauliflower in it! It looks delicious. Perfect for a weeknight meal.
Ohhh, this sounds healthy and delicious. It’s surprises me the many forms cauliflower can take and still taste amazing. Thanks for sharing.