Keto Taco Zoodle Casserole

yield: 6 prep time: 10 MINUTES cook time: 25 MINUTES total time: 35 MINUTES

This low carb Keto Taco Zoodle Casserole has all the flavor of taco mac without the carbs! Zucchini noodles, taco meat and a rich cheese sauce are baked until bubbly! The ultimate keto comfort food, under 6 net carbs per serving!4.5 Stars (196 Reviews)PRINT

Ingredients

For the Zoodles:

  • 3 medium zucchini, spiralized

For the Taco Meat:

  • 1 pound ground turkey or ground beef
  • 1 ( 1 ounce) package taco seasoning
  • 1 (10 ounce) can tomatoes with green chilies

For the cheese sauce:

  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 teaspoon garlic
  • 1 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream
  • 3 ounces cream cheese
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese

For the top:

  • 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 cup shredded mozzarella cheese

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. In an 9×13-inch baking dish, lightly spray the bottom with cooking spray.
  3. Place the zoodles in the dish and spread out as much as possible.
  4. Bake zoodles at 10 minute intervals. Remove and stir every 10 minutes, continue baking at 10 minute intervals until the moisture has evaporated.**
  5. While zoodles are pre-baking, heat a medium size greased skillet over medium heat and brown the ground turkey or beef. Drain off any fat.
  6. Add taco seasoning and the undrained can of tomatoes. Set mixture aside.
  7. In a medium size skillet over medium heat melt the butter, add the garlic, almond milk, heavy cream, cream cheese and 1 cup of the cheddar cheese. Whisk mixture until it is smooth and cheese has melted. Remove from heat.
  8. In the 9×13-inch pan you pre-baked your zoodles in, layer the zoodles, taco meat, cheese sauce and remaining shredded cheese to the top.
  9. Bake 25-30 minutes until gold and bubbly.

Notes

**Baking the zoodles: Depending on the size and moisture level of the zucchini, this may take between 10-20 minutes. Remove when moisture as evaporated and they have shrunk in size, but before they are brown or crispy.

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Nutrition Information:

 SERVING SIZE: 1 1/4 cup
Amount Per Serving: CALORIES: 363TOTAL FAT: 25.8gCHOLESTEROL: 108mgSODIUM: 462mgCARBOHYDRATES: 7.3gNET CARBOHYDRATES: 5.6gFIBER: 1.7gSUGAR: 4.6gPROTEIN: 26.5g

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