This Keto Cheeseburger Casserole Recipe is one of the BEST easy low carb keto dinner recipes you can make. It's made with ground beef and just a few other keto friendly ingredients. Plus, it's a great meal prep recipe that takes LESS THAN 30 MINUTES to make!
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The Best Keto Cheeseburger Casserole
Do you love cheeseburgers?
Do you love easy recipes?
Well, if you answered yes to both of those questions, I have a funny feeling you're going to dig today's keto cheeseburger casserole recipe.
Each bite has everything you'd want - and more - from a cheeseburger.
Except for the carbs, of course!
This keto casserole recipe is incredibly meaty & deliciously cheesy.
It's salty and sweet all at the same time.
And it's got the perfect amount of creamy and tanginess to it.
Seriously, it's one of the best casserole recipes I've ever eaten.
In fact, it's so good I wish my mom knew how to make it growing up. Because, well, I would have gone H.A.M. on this stuff!
Now, one of the best parts about this keto hamburger casserole is that you only need a few simple ingredients to make it!
Here's everything you'll need to make this easy keto hamburger recipe:
- 1-2 Tbsps (20g) Macadamia Nut Oil
- 2Lbs (907g) 80/20 Lean Ground Beef
- 2 Cloves of Garlic Minced
- 1 Medium Onion Chopped (225g)
- 2 ½ Cups Shredded Cheddar Cheese (280g)
- ¼ Cup (56g) Avocado Mayonnaise
- ¼ Cup (56g) Sugar Free Ketchup
- Crushed black pepper to taste
Now, if you want to take this casserole recipe to the next level, you can add in some bacon for a low carb bacon cheeseburger casserole! I mean, crumbled bacon makes everything better, so you might as well turn this already delicious dish into a bacon cheeseburger casserole.
By the way, you can use a lot of these ingredients to make my keto tacos, so you'll want to check those out next!
How To Make Keto Cheeseburger Casserole
Making this keto cheeseburger casserole is super easy. I mean, everything comes together in one skillet in just a couple of steps.
How can you beat that?!
So, here are the prep steps...
- De-skin and mince 2 cloves of garlic.
- Cut off the ends of a medium-sized onion, cut it in half, remove the skin, and then chop it up.
- Measure out 2 ½ cups (280g) shredded cheddar cheese.
- Add ¼ cup (56g) of both mayonnaise and low sugar ketchup to a small dish, and mix until combined.
How simple and easy is that?!
Set a burner on your stove to medium heat, and add 1 -2 tablespoons of oil to a large skillet. When the oil gets warm, add the minced garlic.
Once the garlic becomes fragrant, add the onions, and cook them until they become translucent.
When they do, it's time to add the ground beef. And for today's keto cheeseburger casserole recipe, you'll need 2lbs of it.
So, once you've added the beef, you'll want to break it down and work it into the onions and garlic.
Stir the skillet occasionally, and when the beef is cooked through, drain any excess juice using a wire strainer.
Now, return the ground beef mixture to the skillet, and turn the heat of the burner to low.
Add the sauce we made earlier, along with some crushed black pepper, and about ⅓ of the cheddar cheese.
At this point, you'll want to use a spatula to constantly mix/work the sauce and cheese into the ground beef. Then once the shredded cheese melts, you'll want to top the cooked ground beef mixture with the remaining cheese.
Now, set your oven to broil, and add the skillet to the oven.
Cook until the cheese melts.
Top this casserole dish with fresh chives, some keto ketchup, and enjoy for up to several days.
How To Meal Prep Keto Cheeseburger Casserole
It's super easy to meal prep this low carb hamburger casserole recipe.
What I recommend doing is using a food scale to portion out 6 equal-sized servings of the casserole.
To do this, add a large bowl to your food scale, tare it out to 0 grams, and add all of the cheeseburger casserole to the bowl.
Now, divide whatever number appears on the scale by 6.
Whatever number you get is the amount - in grams - that you'll want to add to each one of your meal prep containers.
So, a big pro-tip is to leave your cheeseburger casserole on the scale and tare it out to 0 again.
Now, remove a little bit of the casserole at a time from the scale until it gives you a negative reading of the grams you figured out from before.
Remember, you're removing the casserole, so the number should be negative, not positive.
Zero out the scale again, and repeat this process until you've split up the casserole equally between 6 meal prep containers.
By the way, even though this recipe makes 6 servings, so you can store the leftovers in an airtight container and they'll last in the fridge for 4 days.
FAQS About This Keto Cheeseburger Casserole Recipe
What type of beef do you use?
I used lean ground beef, specifically 80/20 for this recipe. If you want it to have even less fat, you can use 90/10 ground beef. And for an even leaner recipe, you can use ground turkey instead.
Can I add vegetables?
Yes, you can add any vegetables that you want to this cheeseburger casserole. Some great veggie additions are cauliflower rice, tomatoes, pickles, and even shredded lettuce or spinach. If you want to add cauliflower rice, you can whip up this cauliflower rice while the casserole is cooking.
Can you freeze low carb cheeseburger casserole?
Yes, you can freeze cheeseburger casserole. To freeze the casserole, either transfer the cooled baked casserole t to a baking dish with a lid or an airtight container. Then you can store it in the freezer for up to 6 months.
Wrapping It Up
That is how to make the best low carb cheeseburger casserole! This recipe is so easy to make, and it's just so, so good.
Honestly, I think it's one of the best keto ground beef recipes you can make. It really is one of the best casserole dishes when you're looking for a simple weeknight meal that is low carb and delicious.
Anyway, I hope you enjoy this easy keto cheeseburger casserole recipe!
If you try this low carb casserole recipe, let me know what you think about it in the comments.
More Keto Casserole Recipes
If you're looking for more keto casserole recipes, I have a ton on the blog you can try next!
Check out these low carb casseroles:
- Keto taco casserole
- Keto breakfast casserole
- Keto green bean casserole
- Chicken bacon ranch casserole
- Keto broccoli casserole
Remove the skins on the garlic, mince, and set aside.
Cut the ends off of the onion, cut it in half, remove the skin, chop it into small pieces, and set aside.
Now, measure out the cheddar cheese, and set it aside.
Next, in a small dish, add the mayonaisse and low sugar ketchup and mix until combined.
At this point, set a burner on your stove to medium heat, coat a large skillet with the macadmia nut oil, add the garlic, and cook until fragrant.
Once fragrant, add the onion, and cook until soft & translucent.
When that happens, add the ground beef, and work it into the onions and garlic.
Cook until the beef has been cooked through...stirring ocassionally.
Now, strain any excess juices from the beef using a large wire strainer, and transfer it back to the pan.
Turn the heat of the burner down to low, add the sauce we made from earlier, some crushed black pepper, and around ⅓ of the cheddar cheese we prepared.
Cook and stir until the cheese melts.
Once it does, top the casserole with the rest of the cheese.
Now, set your oven to broil, and broil the skillet until the cheese melts.
Once it does, top with some fresh chives, and enjoy!
To keep the carbs as low as possible, shred your own cheddar cheese. The prepackaged kind will come with "starches" which will increase the carb count on the cheese.
Nutrition Information:Serving Size: 1 Cup
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 650Total Fat: 58gCarbohydrates: 5gFiber: 1gProtein: 38g