Make this keto green bean casserole with ground beef for dinner in less than an hour, including bake time. This low-carb version features hamburger meat, green beans, cream cheese, and shredded cheese baked in a casserole dish. It’s a budget-friendly dish that the whole family can enjoy together. The process is so easy!
How to Make Keto Green Bean Hamburger Casserole
Gather less than ten ingredients and start on this delicious green bean casserole with ground beef! There are just fifteen minutes of prep time needed to mix ingredients together.
Ground beef – Here’s an essential ingredient to any ground beef green bean casserole. Mixing protein with the vegetable makes this a complete meal in its own right. Also, I suggest lean ground beef so you don’t render the fat into oily puddles while baking.
Bone broth – I love cooking with bone broth. When there’s an excuse to add it, I do. A splash of liquid helps keep the ingredients from drying out in the oven.
Cream cheese – Since there’s no canned soup in this recipe, we make green bean casserole with cream cheese instead. This substitution infuses each bite with a thick creamy sauce, replicating the irresistible mouth feel we all know and love.
Green beans – Using canned green beans significantly shortcuts the prep time. Remember to drain the beans; you don’t add the liquid to the casserole dish.
Seasoning – Garlic powder, salt and pepper are all you need to make this dish pop with flavor.
Shredded cheese – Combine cheddar and mozzarella in the perfect combination for flavor and meltability. Then spread it generously over the top for a cheesy finish.
Did you know traditional green bean casserole often includes soy sauce? Add 2 teaspoons of Keto Soy Sauce to the beef while browning if you like the tangy zip.
Finally, top the shredded cheese with (optional) ¼ cup crumbled bacon bits if you love a crunchy texture. They are better than French’s crispy fried onions!
In essence, combine hamburger meat with green beans, cream cheese, and savory seasonings. Then, cover with shredded cheese and bake until done! Pretty easy, right?
Start by preheating your oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
Next, brown the beef in a skillet over medium-high heat on the stovetop. Once cooked, drain the grease by placing the meat on a paper towel lined plate. Let the paper absorb the extra fat for a few minutes.
Then, return the meat to the skillet. Add cream cheese and mix to combine well. Pour the bone broth into the pan, cover, and bring to a boil. Season with garlic powder, salt and pepper and reduce the heat to a simmer. Continue cooking uncovered for five more minutes at a simmer until the liquid reduces and thickens slightly.
Finally, transfer the beef to an oven-safe baking dish. Drain the canned green beans and spread in an even layer over the meat. Top with shredded cheese and bake for 25 minutes until the cheese melts completely. Serve warm.
Low Carb Green Bean Casserole FAQ
I understand you might have some questions, particularly if keto casserole recipes are new to you or you’re not familiar with keto meal prep. Let me answer some common queries and clarify the process for you.
This one sure is! There is no soup, milk, or fried onions that traditional green bean casserole usually has. All in all, it’s a simple gluten-free green bean casserole recipe with naturally low-carb ingredients. Per serving, my green bean casserole nutrition has just 2 g net carb compared to 9 grams of carbs per serving from a standard casserole recipe.
Making this casserole dish ahead of time is a great idea. It’s fine to freeze the whole thing for up to three months in an airtight freezer bag. Lay it flat until frozen. Then, if you like, store the casserole vertically and maximize the space.
Reheating casserole is very easy. After it’s thawed, place the casserole in an oven-safe dish. Then, warm it up in the oven at 350 degrees F for approximately 10 to 15 minutes, depending on the portion size.
What to serve with Keto Ground Beef Green Bean Casserole
You can serve this casserole as a savory side dish to another beef entree, but it’s even better as a dinner entree.
I usually add casserole to my Monday through Friday weekly meal prep, particularly during holiday seasons when it seems like every night is a busy weeknight.
Leftovers serve well for lunch the next day.
I’m even known to have some in the morning if there’s nothing else around. After all, hunger makes the best spice, and when it comes down to it, good food is good for any meal of the day.
When serving green bean ground beef casserole for dinner, you might want to pair it with a simple side salad tossed with vinaigrette, low carb mashed potatoes, or cauliflower rice. A basket of keto biscuits is very complimentary too.
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- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
- Brown the beef in a skillet over medium-high heat on the stovetop. Once cooked, drain the grease by placing the meat on a paper towel-lined plate. Let the paper absorb the extra fat for a few minutes.
- Return the meat to the skillet. Add cream cheese and mix well to combine. Pour the bone broth in the pan, cover, and bring to a boil.
- Season with garlic powder, salt, and pepper, and reduce the heat to a simmer. Continue cooking uncovered for 5 more minutes at a simmer, until the liquid reduces and thickens slightly.
- Transfer beef to an oven-safe baking dish. Drain the canned green beans and spread in an even layer over the meat. Top with shredded cheese and bake for 25 minutes until the cheese melts completely. Serve warm.
Nutrition & Macros
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