Keto Ground Beef Casserole: Perfect Comfort Dish

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

low carb ground beef casserole in a cast iron skillet fresh out of the oven

Keto Ground Beef Recipes: Keto Ground Beef Casserole

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!

ground beef browning in a cast iron skillet for keto ground beef recipes

Can you eat ground beef on a Keto diet?

Absolutely! It perfectly fits the bill. 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.

Easy keto ground beef casserole process picture of simmering the ground beef sauce

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?

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.

Keto Ground Beef recipe in a cast iron skillet with green beans on top process picture

What makes this an easy Keto Ground Beef Casserole Recipe?

This 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.

If you’d like more info on how I brown my ground beef in advance and freeze it to make dinner super easy later, check out these 5 easy steps to meal prep. 

Keto Ground Beef Recipe in a cast iron skillet before putting it in the oven

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.

keto ground beef casserole in a cast iron skillet with a serving on a wooden spoon

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. Here are a few other ideas:

  • Use Fresh Bean Greens
  • Use riced cauliflower, broccoli, or another favorite low carb veggie in place of the green beans
  • Replace ground beef with ground turkey, ground venison, or shaved skirt steak
  • Change up the cheeses! Try adding Pepper Jack, Colby Jack, or another favorite cheese.
  • Add additional spices such as more garlic, paprika,

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. It does contain dairy products, which sometimes break down when frozen. It shouldn’t change the taste, but the texture of the sauce might change. 

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

easy low carb ground beef recipe plated with the cast iron skillet in the background

Like this Keto Recipe with Ground Beef?

Great! You can access all of my  Keto/Low Carb Recipes in my Keto/Low Carb Recipe Index or follow me on Pinterest for even greater Keto-friendly recipes and ideas! If you’re new to the keto lifestyle,  here is a list of fantastic resources as well, plus,  Amazon has some fantastic resources that you might like here.

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Easy Keto Ground Beef Casserole

This Keto Ground Beef Casserole is the perfect comfort dish. Easy to make and hearty, you'll love every single bite.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Dinner, Main Course
Cuisine: American, casual
Keyword: Keto Ground Beef Casserole, Keto Ground Beef Recipes, Low Carb Ground Beef Casserole
Servings: 8
Calories: 281kcal
Author: Kasey Trenum


  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 3 ounces cream cheese
  • 1/2 cup beef broth
  • 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 2 tsp Bragg's Aminos
  • 1 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


  • 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, Bragg's Aminos, 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. 



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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    1. It’s a healthier version of soy sauce. It is linked in the post to Amazon or you may find it at your local grocery store.

    1. Hey Tashanta, it all depends on how much you want to add. Some may like to add more than others. Just remember that deviating from the recipe will change the nutritional information a bit. Hope you enjoy it.

    1. Hey Tracie, I’ve never used fresh green beans for this recipe. I would think that they would need to be cooked somewhat before using in this recipe. Let me know how it turns out.

  1. 5 stars
    I’ve just made this for about the 6th time since finding it and taking a chance. I can’t believe how delicious and simple this is! Perfect combo of flavors, we can never eat just one serving! Leftovers are sooooo yummy too!

    1. I don’t measure serving sizes by oz. Instead, I eyeball it to divide the casserole evenly into the number of servings listed at the top of the recipe card.

  2. 5 stars
    WOW! Made this today, exactly as posted, and my husband said, “This is absolutely fantastic!” 😲Now THAT is a compliment! He doesn’t give out compliments very often, 8f at all!! Also, the man who doesn’t like leftovers asked if there was enough for leftovers! 😲 I was SHOCKED!!

    This recipe is OUTSTANDING! It is a keeper that will definitely be a regular in our home. Thank you for sharing! 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

    1. Tori Lee, that is amazing. I am so glad you all loved it and it was a winner for your husband. I appreciate your taking the time to rate the recipe and leave a comment.

  3. 5 stars
    This has become part of our regular keto meal rotation for the last 6+months, featured at least twice a month now (that’s saying a LOT since I rarely make the same recipe more than once for the last year and a half of this way of eating!).
    No fancy ingredients: CHECK!
    Quick and easy to throw together: CHECK!
    Delicious comfort food: DOUBLE CHECK!
    Super low carb and just all around winner in my book Kasey, thanks for hitting this one out of the park for all of us! 😀

    1. Wow! Thank you for taking the time to write such a thoughtful review. I’m so glad you all love it.

  4. This is one of my favorite dish. I don’t use fresh green beans, I use Glory’s Green Beans. It’s makes the flavor taste even better.

    1. Yay! I’m so glad you hear. Thanks so much for taking the time to comment and rate this recipe.

    1. The number of servings is listed at the top of the recipe card. I divide the recipe evenly into that number of servings. The nutritional facts are per serving.

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