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Keto taco casserole

Keto Taco Casserole

Keto taco casserole that's baked and delicious! Low carb and keto friendly meaning no crumb topping but loaded with spices and cheese. Start on the stove with a delicious salsa cooked right into the hamburger meat then finish off in the oven.
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Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
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Course Main Course
Cuisine Mexican
Servings 3 ounces
Calories 160 kcal


  • non-stick frying pan
  • Casserole Dish


  • 1-1.5 pounds 85/15 ground beef (sub for ground turkey or ground pork)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 can Rotel diced tomatoes and chilies (I used lime and cilantro version)
  • 1/2 cup Herdez salsa verde
  • 1/2 cup Mexican cheese blend
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil for cooking
  • 2 tablespoon tomato paste
  • 1/2 green bell pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin powder


  • Preheat oven to 400°F
  • In a non-stick pan on medium/high heat add oil for cooking the toss in ground meat of choice. Seasaon meat with salt,pepper, cumin and chili powder. If salt sensitive you can skip seasoning the meat due to salt levels in other ingredients.
  • Once you finished seasoing before browning add in a can of Rotel diced tomatoes and salsa verde.
  • Continue cooking until meat is cooked through then add in tomato paste too thicken. Once thicken remove from heat.
  • Pour into a 9x9 or 8x8 casserole dish then pour half the cheese into the meat and mix around
  • Top the rest of the cheese on the top of meat
  • Place in oven and bake for 25 minutes. You are welcome to brown the cheese by placing the oven on broil for a little before removing
  • Garnish with more salsa, pico de gallo or my favorite just sour cream


Helpful Recipe Tips

  • You are more than welcome to swap out the ground beef for ground turkey in this recipe.
  • The salsa was an idea given to me by someone who has spent a significant time in Mexico. I was told down there they prepare their taco meat differently than what we're used to. You are more than welcome to with out salsa for a taco seasoning of what you are more use to.
  • The cheese can easily be interchangeable. Even garnish with more salsa or sour cream which is my personal favorite.


Nutrition Facts
Keto Taco Casserole
Amount Per Serving (1 square)
Calories 160 Calories from Fat 84
% Daily Value*
Fat 9.3g14%
Saturated Fat 4.1g26%
Trans Fat 0.3g
Cholesterol 49.9mg17%
Sodium 261.6mg11%
Carbohydrates 3.3g1%
Fiber 0.7g3%
Sugar 1.8g2%
Protein 14.7g29%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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