Ground Beef Casserole

Ground Beef Casserole

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Ground beef casseroles are usually made with the addition of pasta, potatoes, or rice – ingredients you want to avoid on a keto diet. This keto-friendly version uses green beans instead, making for a particularly healthy casserole dish at fraction of the carbs found in your usual ground beef casseroles.

Ground Beef Casserole

Preparation time: 10 minutes

Cooking time: 30 minutes

Serves: 6



  • 0.75lb. ground beef
  • 2oz. cream cheese
  • ⅓ cup beef broth
  • ⅓ cup heavy whipping cream
  • ¼ tsp garlic powder
  • 3 cups frozen green beans, thawed
  • ½ cup cheddar cheese
  • ½ cup mozzarella cheese
  • Salt and pepper, to taste



    • 1Preheat oven to 350F.
    • 2Cook ground beef in a cast iron skillet and drain any excess grease.
    • 3Add cream cheese and stir until just melted.


    • 4Add beef broth, heavy whipping cream, garlic powder, and salt/pepper.
    • 5Bring to a boil and cook over medium heat until the mixture begins to thicken then reduce heat and simmer.
    • 6Once the ground beef mixture thickens add the green beans. Sprinkle all with cheese.


  • 7Bake for 25 minutes.
  • 8Serve warm.


Recipe Tweaking

If you don’t have a cast iron skillet, make this dish in a pan and transfer into a casserole dish before placing in the oven. For a thicker beef casserole, consider adding a teaspoon or two of xanthan gum or glucomannan powder into the prepared mixture before transferring to the oven. Serve the dish as is or along with some cauliflower rice or enjoy it with a bit of keto bread.


This casserole dish has only 226 calories per serving but is loaded with protein (22g) and comes with a decent amount of fat (13g). At only 2.8g of net carbs in a serving, feel free to double your meal. This dish will also provide a decent amount of fiber as well as calcium, iron, zinc, magnesium, and B vitamins.