Keto Taco Salad Casserole

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You’d be surprised how many people are confused by nutrition labels. It’s no wonder, when they’re confusingly vague, and can often be hard to read. They’re the kind of labels that make it sound like you should be throwing your food away if you don’t follow the recommended serving size. Let’s take a look at what’s actually in some of the foods you’re trying to eat healthier.

Did you know that a keto taco salad is one of the most satisfying keto friendly recipes out there? Not only is it low carb, it’s also very high in nutrition. Take a look at the recipe below and you’ll see why.

As you may have guessed from the name of this post, I’ve been experimenting with ketogenic diets lately. This is a very low-carb approach to losing weight that people have been touting recently. Basically, you cut your carb intake down to between 20-50 grams per day and you eat a lot more fat and protein. While this may seem like the polar opposite of what we’ve been taught over the past 30 years, its actually a very good idea.

I can’t believe it’s taken me this long to think of combining the freshness of a salad with the flavors of a taco dish. This Casserole of Keto Taco Salad comes up in just 30 minutes and will be your new favorite meal prep for the week!

keto taco salad casserole served on a black plate garnished with lettuce, cheese, olives and sour cream

Weekly Meal Preps That We Love!

Meal preparation has always been an important component of our keto lifestyle. We’ve been doing it from the beginning, and it’s been the single most important factor in keeping us on track. Meal preparation has stayed consistent throughout the years, even as our eating habits have evolved.

The following are some of our favorite morning meal preps that reheat well:

  1. Pancakes on a Sheet Pan
  2. Loaf of Easy Eggs
  3. Blueberry Pancakes in the Style of a Diner (Meghas’ Favorite!)

The following are some of our favorite lunch and supper meal preps that reheat well:

  1. Chicken Thighs in an Air Fryer
  2. Chicken Nuggets on a Keto Diet
  3. Squash and Bacon Casserole (Low Carb)

Here are a few of our favorite dessert meal preps that reheat well:

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  1. Cookies with Chewy Chocolate Chips (excellent for freezing!)
  2. Blueberry Pound Cake on the Keto Diet
  3. Shortbread Cookies for Keto

ground beef, olives, tomatoes and cheese cooked in a skillet for a keto taco salad casserole

What Are the Carbs in a Beef Taco Salad?

The beauty of this keto taco salad casserole dish is that you can simply adjust the carb count depending on what you have on hand or what you want to add! The carbohydrates will come from the vegetables you use. So, if you’re anything like me, you’ll have a higher carb version from the additional onions, while if you’re anything like Matt, you’ll have a lower carb version by eliminating the onions and bell peppers entirely!

Cook the seasoned ground beef and create the casserole with only the cheese, then serve the cooked vegetables on the side to add as needed for your weekly meal prep!

What Keto-Friendly Mexican Dishes Are There?

That’s an excellent question, and one I ask myself often. Mexican food is one of our favorites, but it may be difficult to really appreciate it since so much of it is made up of carbohydrates like tortillas and rice.

We had to find a way around it since we love it so much, and we did! If you think outside the box, you’ll be amazed at how quickly you can come up with some alternatives. You may begin with the following recipes:

cooked keto taco salad casserole in a casserole dish with toppings on the side

Reheating and storing

When it comes to meal prep dishes like this keto taco salad casserole, I want to know how long it will stay in the fridge, whether it would freeze well, and how to keep it fresh.

When compared to a breakfast casserole, this dish will keep much longer in the fridge and even freeze nicely. Eggs are finicky and don’t keep for very long, so I’d set a strict 5-day restriction on anything containing eggs in the fridge. This dish, on the other hand, will keep in an airtight container for at least 10 days and reheats well in the microwave! It can even be frozen for up to a month.

Any fresh toppings (lettuce, sour cream, cheese, etc.) should be packed separately and added to the cooked dish as needed. This will ensure that nothing gets soggy and that each mouthful is as fresh as possible!

Casserole of Keto Taco Salad

You can’t go wrong whether you prepare this for a family of six or meal prep it for two. Even your fussy non-keto family members will love it and will not feel cheated by the absence of carbohydrates. If you want to offer a side of rice alongside, you may do it without putting in too much more effort. If you try this keto taco salad casserole, let us know how you changed it up in the comments section below!

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Casserole of Keto Taco Salad

This quick Keto Taco Salad Casserole mixes fresh vegetables with meaty taco flavors for a delicious evening meal!

25-minute total time

8 person servings

370 calories per serving

Time to prepare: 5 minutes

Time to prepare: 20 minutes

Instructions:

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit and a large skillet over medium-high heat.

  • Combine the round beef, onion, and bell pepper in a large mixing bowl. Cook until the meat is no longer pink and the vegetables are cooked through.

  • Chili powder, salt, cumin, garlic powder, oregano, red pepper flakes, and pepper are all good additions. Remove from heat after mixing with a spoon until spice is completely absorbed.

  • Fill a 9×13 baking dish halfway with the meat mixture. Mix in the diced tomatoes, black olives, and cheese until smooth.

  • Bake for 10 minutes, or until the cheese has completely melted and the flavors have melded.

  • Serve immediately with the remaining tomatoes, black olives, cheese, and shredded lettuce.

  • It’s best to keep it in the fridge for up to 10 days in an airtight container. If you plan on keeping leftovers, keep the fresh topping separate!

Notes

Carbohydrates: 3 g Net Carbohydrates: 8 g Yields: 8 servings

Nutritional Information

Keto Taco Salad Casserole

Per Serving Amount

370 calories 234 calories from fat

daily value in percent*

40 percent fat (26g)

Carbohydrates account for 52% of the total.

2g8 percent fiber

28 g (56% protein)

* Percent Daily Values (%DV) are calculated using a 2000-calorie diet.

Chef’s Specialty: Main Dish

Cuisine:Mexican

Keto taco salad is a term used to describe a salad that is low in carbs

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I was having one of those days that you know are going to be really hard to get over, and my husband said, “Why don’t you just make a taco salad casserole? It’s always good it’s guaranteed to be healthy, and it’s sure to cheer you up and give you some extra energy.” And then, on my way to the store I was thinking about how he said that, and I knew I had to make this.. Read more about keto casserole and let us know what you think.

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