Keto Ground Beef Casserole: Perfect Comfort Dish

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This Keto Ground Beef Casserole is the perfect comfort dish. Easy to make and hearty, you’ll love every single bite.

This is probably one of my favorite keto ground beef recipes. Not only is it packed full of cheesy goodness, but it’s loaded with veggies as well. I’m a huge fan of adding in nutrients and healthy options whenever I can! Plus, with all the other flavors added in, it’s a super simple way to get your little ones (or stubborn adults!) to eat their vegetables as well. I’ve made this more than a few times, and every single time it’s a win in our house. Not only is it a win, but there are usually requests for “seconds” as well! This keto ground beef recipe is a slam dunk!

Can you eat ground beef on a Keto diet?

Absolutely, that’s one the of the biggest stars of this recipe show! Living a keto-lifestyle doesn’t mean that you have to feel as if you’re missing out. You can enjoy many of the same comfort foods and tastes that you’ve always eaten. There are many delicious keto ground beef recipes that provide lots of variety in tastes and flavors.

Cream cheese and heavy cream are used in many keto ground beef recipes and this one is no exception. Together, with the ground beef they create the perfect most flavorful sauce that is reminiscent of Beef Stroganoff, at least that is what I’ve read in the hundreds of comments on Facebook.

What is the Best Cast-Iron Skillet to Use for Keto Recipes with Ground Beef?

I prefer to use a cast-iron skillet when I make this keto recipe with ground beef as it goes from stove to oven with only one dish. If you don’t have a cast-iron skillet, they are very affordable and last forever. This 10.25 Cast Iron Skillet works perfectly with this recipe.

Do I have to have a Cast Iron Skillet to Make this Keto Ground Beef Casserole?

No, it is not necessary. Any skillet will do. If your skillet isn’t oven-safe, simply transfer the keto ground beef mixture to a baking dish before adding the green beans and cheese. Most everyone has casserole dishes that can be used for any type of skillet meal if a cast-iron skillet isn’t available.

What makes this an easy Keto Ground Beef Casserole Recipe?

This keto ground beef recipe is simple because there’s hardly any prep work required. Plus, if you keep browned ground beef in the freezer, it’s even easier to make. In under 30 minutes, you will have a delicious meal that you and your family will love, bite after bite. Plus, if you use an oven-safe skillet, you’ll only have one pan to wash.

I like to mix up the cheeses for added flavor. You can change it up and use your favorite variety. Feel free to add more spices and salt and pepper to taste. I try to keep the carb count for my recipes as low as possible so that if someone wants to add onions, spices, or more veggies there is always room without blowing macros for the day. This recipe is low carb and keto friendly and can be easily modified in many different ways.

Variations to this recipe?

I’ve had many comments from those who are adamant that they don’t like canned green beans. I created this low carb ground beef casserole recipe with canned green beans since most have a can or frozen green beans in their pantry. Fresh green beans go bad quickly so they may not be an option for everyone. However, feel free to swap out the canned green beans for frozen or fresh. Depending on how you prefer your green beans you may want to steam fresh green beans first. You could also swap out green beans entirely for cauliflower rice, broccoli, or another favorite low carb veggie.

How to store Low Carb Ground Beef Casserole

Keto and low carb casserole are typically great for meal plans as they keep well for several days. Store this low carb Ground Beef Casserole in the fridge for about three to five days. If you can’t eat it all during that time, store in the freezer for six months in airtight containers.

Seriously…look at all the cheesy goodness! You’ll love this hearty meal!

Ingredients

  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 3 ounces cream cheese
  • 1/2 cup beef broth
  • 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 2 cans green beans, drained
  • 3/4 cup cheddar cheese
  • 3/4 cup mozzarella cheese
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper

Instructions

    • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
    • Brown ground beef in a cast-iron skillet then drain the excess grease.
    • Add cream cheese and stir until melted then add beef broth, heavy whipping cream, garlic powder, and salt/pepper. 
    • Bring to a boil and cook on medium heat until mixture begins to thicken then reduce heat and simmer.
    • Once the ground beef mixture thickens add the two cans of green beans that have been drained on top then sprinkle cheese on top of green beans.
    • Bake for 25 minutes. 

Nutrition

Calories: 281kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 18g | Fat: 20g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Cholesterol: 88mg | Sodium: 410mg | Potassium: 234mg | Fiber: 0.875g | Vitamin A: 540IU | Calcium: 156mg | Iron: 1.5mg

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