Keto Taco Casserole: Two Ways

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Lolita Carrico
A certified nutritionist and self-taught chef with a love for entertaining and experimenting with food, Lolita Carrico created Ketology after struggling for years with her own hormonal changes and weight gain. After having two children, she found that managing her weight and moods became more and more of a struggle. After researching the ketogenic diet thoroughly and understanding the science and nutritional aspects, she began her keto journey in 2018. Within three months, she shed 25 pounds and her mood improved, focus sharpened and her energy was through the roof. Three years later, she has maintained a 55-pound weight loss and has learned to intuitively follow a balanced keto lifestyle without sacrificing a thing!

Mexican food is my major weakness – I definitely struggled when I realized I might have to give up tacos, enchiladas and margaritas! But, of course, there are still plenty of ways to enjoy all the amazing Mexican dishes without the carbs. Luckily, these two recipes for Keto Taco Casserole and Keto Enchilada Casserole will satisfy your deepest cravings. Ole!

We love everything about tacos – who doesn’t? I have covered our love of Taco Night extensively with recipes and more on here, but when I saw the lots of people wanted a Keto Taco Casserole recipe, I wasn’t sure what that was all about until I decided to try it this week in place of our usual taco fare. Now I get the Keto Taco Casserole obsession! Think of this as a lasagne with all the spices and deliciousness of tacos. What’s better is that leftovers are SO DARN GOOD the next day! I just heat it up in the microwave, added a dollop of sour cream and some salsa and BAM! Delicious, keto lunch served up in seconds.

I tried this two ways – one in a cast iron skillet and one in a casserole dish…I went enchilada style with the casserole dish and used Cut Da Carb wraps which are a perfect tortilla substitute. For the cast iron casserole, I cut the Cut Da Carb wraps (or you can use your favorite low carb tortilla) and air fried them for a keto tortilla chip that was perfect for dipping! Either way, both of these are delicious, low carb and the whole family will love them!

Keto Enchilada Casserole

This simple Keto Enchilada Casserole has less that 10 ingredients and is so delicious, no one will know it's low carb!
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 45 mins
Course dinner, Main Course, Main Dish
Cuisine Mexican
Servings 6
Calories 285 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 2 large chicken breasts boneless and skinless
  • 14 oz enchilada sauce look for one without added sugar, like Hatch
  • 3 Cut Da Carb sheets cut into halves, or 6 low carb tortillas
  • 3 cups shredded cheese use one or a combo of your favorites. I use equal parts Monterey Jack and Pepper Jack
  • 2 tsp pepper
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp smoked paprika optional

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 375?
  • Lightly spray a casserole dish with cooking oil and set aside.
  • Put a small pot over medium-low heat on the stove.
  • Cut each chicken breast in thirds and place in pot.
  • Toss in the salt, pepper and smoked paprika to lightly coat the chicken.
  • Pour Enchilada sauce in and cook covered until chicken is cooked through, about 20 minutes.
  • Stir every 5 minutes to make sure the sauce doesn't burn or stick to the bottom of the pot.
  • When cooked through, remove the chicken from the sauce and place in a medium bowl.
  • Use two forks to shred the chicken.
  • Coat the bottom of the baking dish with the sauce - just a few tablespoons.
  • Lay down your Cut Da Carb wrap or low carb tortillas to cover the bottom.
  • Top with 1/3 of the shredded chicken.
  • Pour on 1/3 of the sauce.
  • Sprinkle 1/3 of the shredded cheese combo.
  • Repeat each layer (starting with the Cut Da Carb wraps or tortillas).
  • Bake for 25 minutes until bubbly and browned on tip.
  • Remove from oven and let your Keto Enchiladas rest for 15 minutes before serving.
  • Top with sour cream, fresh cilantro or your favorite salsa.

Nutrition

Calories: 285kcalCarbohydrates: 5gProtein: 30gFat: 15gSaturated Fat: 8gCholesterol: 92mgSodium: 1404mgPotassium: 345mgFiber: 2gSugar: 5gVitamin A: 1171IUVitamin C: 2mgCalcium: 290mgIron: 1mg
Keyword casserole, enchiladas, tacos
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Keto Taco Casserole

I make this in a cast iron skillet, but you can make it in a casserole dish or baking pan.
5 from 1 vote
Total Time 30 mins
Course dinner, Main Course, Main Dish
Cuisine Mexican
Servings 8
Calories 298 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 1 package taco seasoning we like Simply Organic's Southwest Taco
  • 3 large eggs lightly beaten
  • 2 cups monterey jack cheese shredded
  • 1 cup salsa look for a brand without added sugar
  • 1/4 red onion chopped
  • 2 oz black olives sliced, canned
  • 1 roma tomato chopped

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 375?.
  • Brown the ground beef in a skillet.
  • Add taco seasoning and salsa and mix until combined.
  • When meat has cooled a bit, mix in the eggs.
  • Pour the meat and mixture into your cast iron skillet or baking dish.
  • Sprinkle with shredded cheese.
  • Arrange the red onion and olives over the cheese.
  • Bake for 15 - 20 minutes, until the cheese has melted.
  • Top with chopped tomato and let set for 5 - 10 minutes.
  • Serve with sour cream, fresh chopped cilantro or chopped green onions.

Nutrition

Calories: 298kcalCarbohydrates: 6gProtein: 20gFat: 22gSaturated Fat: 10gCholesterol: 135mgSodium: 814mgPotassium: 318mgFiber: 2gSugar: 3gVitamin A: 949IUVitamin C: 4mgCalcium: 241mgIron: 2mg
Keyword casserole, tacos
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