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Easy Keto Low-Carb Pizza Casserole

Easy Keto Low-Carb Pizza Casserole is a quick healthy recipe perfect for meal prep. This dish is baked with cream cheese, pepperoni, and ground beef, a great crustless pizza substitute. 

keto low carb pizza casserole in a red dish with a red napkin

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The idea for this casserole came to me for a few reasons. For starters, I see a lot of people who are following a keto diet, post that they eat the cheese and toppings off their pizza and they toss out the crust.

eggs, chopped onions, cream cheese, garlic, and cream for keto low carb pizza casserole

This is a huge waste of food, this casserole is BETTER and won’t waste a bunch of food! I also have a thing for casseroles and I have several popular dishes on the site.

If you are looking for a breadless option with no crust that is made without cauliflower, keep scrolling my friend!

If you’re looking for more keto pizzas, check out my Keto Low-Carb Bacon Chicken Alfredo Pizza and Keto Fathead Pepperoni Pizza.

raw ground beef and uncured pepperoni for keto low carb pizza casserole

Key Ingredients

  • Ground Beef (I use organic, grass-fed)
  • Pepperoni (I use uncured, nitrate-free)
  • Marinara Sauce (No-sugar added)
  • Mozzarella Cheese
shredded mozzarella cheese and marinara for keto low carb pizza casserole

How to Make Keto Pizza Casserole

  1. Combine onions and garlic.
  2. Add in ground beef and seasoning. Next add cream cheese and marinara.
  3. Create a binder for the casserole using heavy cream, eggs, and mozzarella.
  4. Layer the gound beef mixture into a casserole dish.
  5. Cover with the binder, additional cheese, and pepperoni.
  6. Bake.
chopped onions, ground beef, cream cheese, and marinara cooked in a skillet for process photos showing how to layer keto low carb pizza casserole
heavy cream, eggs, and mozzarella for keto low carb pizza casserole
process photos showing how to layer keto low carb pizza casserole in a red dish
process photos showing how to layer keto low carb pizza casserole in a red dish

How Many Calories and Carbs in Pizza Casserole

This dish has 449 calories and 4 net carbs per serving.

keto low carb pizza casserole in a red dish with a red napkin

How Long Will it Last in the Fridge

The casserole will last for 3-4 days (covered) in the refrigerator.

keto low carb pizza casserole in a red dish with a red napkin

Can You Make the Casserole Ahead of Time?

You can make most of the casserole ahead of time. You can cook the ground beef and the cream cheese and marinara.

If you plan to make the dish ahead I do not recommend you add the cream and eggs. Save that, along with the shredded cheese for right before you bake the dish in the oven.

keto low carb pizza casserole in a red dish with a red napkin

Is it Freezer Friendly?

Cream isn’t usually an ingredient you want to freeze. I have frozen this casserole, fully cooked. Upon reheating, it was still good, but it did not taste as good as it would if you eat it within a few days.

Casserole Substitution Tips

You can make changes to this dish and switch it up however you like. If you omit the eggs, your casserole will likely fall apart very easily. You can not taste the eggs in this recipe.

  • Ground Turkey
  • Bacon
  • Chicken
  • Green Peppers
  • Olives
  • Mushrooms

More Keto Casserole Recipes

Keto Low-Carb Cheeseburger Casserole
Keto Low-Carb Philly Cheesesteak Casserole
Keto Low-Carb Bacon, Egg Casserole

You can make Homemade Marinara Sauce using my recipe here. You can also drizzle it with my Homemade Keto Ranch Salad Dressing.

keto low carb pizza casserole in a red dish with a red napkin
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Easy Keto Low-Carb Pizza Casserole

Easy Keto Low-Carb Pizza Casserole is a quick healthy recipe perfect for meal prep. This dish is baked with cream cheese, pepperoni, and ground beef, a great crustless pizza substitute. 
Course dinner, lunch
Cuisine American
Keyword keto crustless pizza, keto pizza casserole, low carb pizza casserole
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 449kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1/2 cup chopped onions
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 teaspoon Italian Seasoning
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 cup marinara sauce I recommend Raos or you can make homemade marinara using the recipe linked above in the blog post.
  • 2 oz cream cheese
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 2 cups mozzarella cheese
  • 12 slices pepperoni I used uncured, nitrate-free.

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Drizzle the olive oil in a skillet on medium-high heat. Add the onions. Cook for 2-3 minutes or until fragrant and translucent. Add in the garlic and stir.
  • Place the ground beef in the skillet along with Italian seasoning, and salt and pepper to taste. Using a meat chopper, break the ground beef into chunks. If you have excess fat on the beef, drain it from the pan.
  • Add the cream cheese and marinara. Cook until the ground beef is no longer pink and the cream cheese has melted.
  • Remove the skillet from heat.
  • In a medium bowl, combine the eggs,  1/2 cup shredded mozzarella, and heavy cream.
  • Spray a 9×13 pan with cooking oil spray if it isn't a nonstick pan.
  • Add the ground beef mixture to the 9×13 casserole dish.
  • Drizzle the egg and cream liquid mixture on top.
  • Sprinkle the remaining 1 1/2 cup shredded mozzarella on top.
  • Add the pepperoni.
  • Bake for 15-20 minutes or until the cheese begins to bubble. I like for the cheese to brown at the corners of the pan. Mine was ready around 17.
  • Cool before serving.

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Notes

  • If your ground beef has a lot of fat, drain it from the pan before adding the cream cheese and marinara.
  • If you want the pepperoni visible on top of the casserole, be sure to add the pepperoni after you have added the shredded mozzarella.
  • The casserole will last in the fridge for 3-4 days.
  • Cream isn’t usually an ingredient you want to freeze. I have frozen this casserole, fully cooked. Upon reheating, it was still good, but it did not taste as good as it would if you eat it within a few days.

CASSEROLE SUBSTITUTION TIPS

You can make changes to this dish and switch it up however you like. If you omit the eggs, your casserole will likely fall apart very easily. You can not taste the eggs in this recipe.
  • Ground Turkey
  • Bacon
  • Chicken
  • Green Peppers
  • Olives
  • Mushrooms
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Nutrition (displayed with net carbs)

Serving: 1serving | Calories: 449kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 30g | Fat: 34g
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Recipe Rating




Wendy

Wednesday 28th of October 2020

Hi, I made this today it was so easy And sooo Delicious Thank you For these yummy recipes ?

staysnatched

Thursday 29th of October 2020

You're welcome! I'm glad you enjoyed it.

Debbie

Friday 23rd of October 2020

I made this for dinner tonight. Its a super easy recipe, easy to follow with simple ingredients that I already had. It’s so good! I thought I’d have leftovers for lunch, but it’s all gone! This will go in my regular rotation. Thanks!

staysnatched

Monday 26th of October 2020

haha I love when there's nothing left!

Nora

Saturday 17th of October 2020

Made this tonight. It is so good and easy to follow! Definitely a favorite now! Especially love that ingredients are so simple and everything I already have. Love it! You have the best recipes.

staysnatched

Tuesday 20th of October 2020

Thank you so much! Glad you enjoyed it.

Zulieka Porter

Tuesday 6th of October 2020

Made this for dinner tonight & my family lived it. Did not miss the bread/crust at all. Used ground turkey & turkey pepperoni. It was cheesy & flavorful. Thanks for this recipe. Gonna add this to my rotation.

staysnatched

Tuesday 6th of October 2020

You're welcome! I'm so glad you enjoyed it.

Kara

Sunday 27th of September 2020

Made this last night. I followed the recipe exactly and it was delicious. The whole fam loved it. We had the leftovers tonight and it was even better.

Delicious and super filling, will make again!

staysnatched

Monday 28th of September 2020

I’m glad to hear you will be making it again!