Low Carb Taco Casserole


Okay, friends. I’m here today with something delicious.

I’ve been doing low carb here and there for awhile now and it’s such a great way of eating. I’m always full, satisfied, and I lose weight! But, I inevitably switch back to all carbs all the time, because…life. And donuts.

Anyway, one thing that really helps me stick to the diet for a decent amount of time is to have access to my favorite foods – like low carb casseroles and low carb Mexican food.

My whole family loves this low carb casserole! It's loaded with taco meat, cheese, and all kinds of good stuff!

I just married those two into this crazy good, crazy easy low carb taco casserole. Y’all are going to love this! Even the carb eaters. My kids devoured this thing in no time.

I was kinda angry with them. Like, that’s my casserole. Go shove some meat in a flour tortilla and leave my food alone, ya know? 😉

Anyway, if you remember my low carb cheeseburger casserole, with only 2 net carbs per serving, you’re going to recognize the inspiration behind this recipe. It’s pretty similar, but it’s full of Mexican flavors!

My whole family loves this low carb casserole! It's loaded with taco meat, cheese, and all kinds of good stuff!

This is a bit higher in carbs than the cheeseburger casserole version, because taco seasoning and spices are full of carbs. You can reduce the seasoning a bit to your taste if you’d like to reduce carbs, but at just 5 net carbs per serving, I think this is just fine!

Full nutrition information is posted below the recipe card! Hope you guys enjoy!

My whole family loves this low carb casserole! It's loaded with taco meat, cheese, and all kinds of good stuff!

Low Carb Taco Casserole

Ingredients:

  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1/4 cup chopped onion
  • 1 jalapeno, minced
  • 1 packet taco seasoning (or homemade)
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 2 ounces cream cheese
  • 1/4 cup salsa
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 tablespoon hot sauce
  • 1/4 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1/2 cup grated cheddar
  • 1/2 cup grated pepperjack cheese

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray an 8x8 baking dish with non-stick spray.
  2. Brown the ground beef in a large skillet over medium heat.
  3. Add the onio and jalapeno to the beef and cook until onion is translucent. Drain any grease.
  4. Stir in the taco seasoning and water and cook for 5 minutes.
  5. Add the cream cheese and salsa and stir to combine.
  6. Crack the eggs in a medium mixing bowl and whisk together with the hot sauce and heavy cream.
  7. Pour the meat mixture into the prepared baking dish and top with the egg mixture.
  8. Sprinkle with cheese and bake for 30 minutes or until eggs are set.
  9. Cool 5 minutes before cutting and serving.

Disclaimer: I am not a certified nutrtionist. All information is calculated from a variety of free web-based nutrition calculators and is not guaranteed to be accurate. 

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
Servings Per Container 6

Amount Per Serving
Calories 406 Calories from Fat 252
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 28g 43%
Saturated Fat 16g 80%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 196mg 65%
Sodium 1226mg 51%
Total Carbohydrate 5g 2%
Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
Sugars 1g
Protein 30g 60%

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.