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Low Carb Taco Casserole

This low carb taco casserole is full of flavor and super simple!

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 4


  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 1/3 cup tomato sauce
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 2 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1 can green chilis
  • 1 tsp crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1 tsp fresh lime juice
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • shredded lettuce
  • diced tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup cheddar cheese
  • sour cream

For The Queso

  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 1/3 cup mozzarella cheese
  • 1/3 cup cheddar cheese
  • 1 dash cumin
  • 1 dash cayenne pepper
  • 1 dash garlic powder
  • 1/2 tbsp butter


  1. Begin by heating a little bit of olive oil in a large frying pan. 

  2. Preheat oven to 375.

  3. Brown ground beef in small batches. Be careful not to overcook - it will a little more in the oven.

  4. Drain the grease and put the beef aside.

  5. In a large casserole dish, add the beef, tomato sauce, and all of your spices. Mix well. Add half of your cheddar cheese set aside for the casserole and mix well.  Add the green chilis and mix well. Top with the rest of the cheddar and put in the oven for 7 minutes.

  6. While the casserole is in the oven, begin your queso. Melt butter in a small sauce pan.

  7. Add garlic powder, cumin, and cayenne, and mix into the butter. 

  8. Add heavy cream and heat until it's slightly bubbling.

  9. Begin slowly adding your mozzarella cheese while stirring consistently. 

  10. Add cheddar slowly while stirring consistently. Your sauce should be thick by now. If it's still a little runny, add a little more cheese.

  11. Take out your casserole and top with the queso.

  12. Put back in the oven for 10 more minutes. 

  13. Serve with lettuce, tomatoes, and sour cream. Enjoy!