This delicious Keto Pizza Casserole is one the entire family will love. It is easy to make, delicious, and super filling.
Keto Pizza Casserole
I love pizza. I mean, I really really love it. Pizza for dinner last night? No problem, I’ll eat pizza for dinner again tonight. So, when we started following a keto lifestyle I was a little concerned because completely giving up pizza made me feel a little sad. Yes, I love it that much. So, one of the very first recipes I started looking for was an easy pizza recipe. I had already tried several different cauliflower crusts and my family is just not sold on such an atrocity. Maybe there are better recipes out there for a fabulous cauliflower crust, however, I haven’t found it yet. Anyway, in my hunt for a perfect keto pizza recipe, I found several options for pizza casseroles that I thought might work. I played around with several different recipes and made changes here and there until I came up with the perfect Keto Pizza Casserole. It’s easy to make, satisfying, and totally tastes like a smorgasbord of deliciousness.
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Low Carb Pizza Casserole
The first three layers are deli ham, low carb marinara sauce, and browned ground beef.
Is it possible to put too much cheese in thie Low Carb Pizza Casserole? I think not.
Then, you start a second layer of all the ingredients.
More marinara sauce and ground beef make it extra delicious.
Finally, top it off with more cheese and a layer of pepperonis.
You’ll find a quick helpful video tutorial below for Low Carb Pizza Casserole
- 8 pieces of deli ham (I use smoked or black forest)
- 1/2 jar of marinara sauce (lower carb version)
- 1 lb ground beef browned
- 3 cups mozzarella cheese
- 1 cup parmesan cheese (freshly grated not the canned version)
- 1 tablespoon Italian Seasoning
- 1/2 teaspoon oregano
- pepperoni (for topping)
Preheat oven to 350.
Brown ground beef then add sugar-free marinara sauce and seasoning. Cook on med/high for about 5 minutes.
Spray casserole dish with cooking spray. (I use a 12x8 pan).
Cover bottom of dish with 4 pieces of ham. It's okay if they overlap.
Add 1/2 of the ground beef/marinara mixture on top of the ham.
Next, sprinkle half of the mozzarella and parmesan cheese.
Layer again with ham, ground beef/marinara mixture, and cheeses then top with pepperoni.
Bake in a 350-degree oven for 20 minutes.
Move pan to the top rack and broil 1-3 minutes or until cheese is lightly browned on top.
Nutritional Information according to My FitnessPal app: Calories 475, Protein 44.3, Carbs 5.8 – 1.2 fiber = 4.6 net carbs, fat 30.3 grams
For more information on the Keto lifestyle check out this book, The Keto Diet. It’s a fabulous resource to help get you started.