Prep Time: 15 mins | Cook Time: 25 mins | Total Time: 45 mins | Servings: 4
This is a pretty easy and quick casserole you can make any time. It’s packed with fresh spinach, beef, and cheese combined with cauliflower rice, then baked to melty goodness! A guaranteed family-friendly meal that’s low-carb and keto.
1 lb lean ground beef
1 tbsp olive oil
1 small yellow onion, diced
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 tsp Italian Seasoning
1 package (10 oz.) frozen cauliflower rice, cooked following the package directions
6 oz. fresh baby spinach
1 c. sour cream
½ tsp sweet paprika
½ tsp dried basil
2 to 3 tbsp milk, if needed
1 tbsp butter
8 oz. shredded Italian blend cheese, or any other shredded cheese you prefer
Salt and pepper, to taste
How to make Cheesy Ground Beef and Cauliflower Rice Casserole
Step 1: Prepare the oven. Preheat it to 375 degrees F.
Step 2: In a large 12-inch skillet, heat the olive oil on medium-high heat. Once the oil is hot, add the onions to the skillet and cook for about 2 minutes. Add the garlic, stir, and continue to cook for additional 20 seconds.
Step 3: To the skillet, add the ground beef and sprinkle with Italian Seasoning, paprika, salt, and pepper. Cook the beef, breaking the meat into pieces using a wooden spoon until entirely browned.
Step 4: Depending on the size of the skillet you are using, you might need to add the spinach in batches, stirring often for about a minute until wilted. When done, remove from the heat, then drain the liquid off the skillet. Set aside.
Step 5: Combine the cooked cauliflower rice, sour cream, butter, and dried basil in a 9 x 13-inch baking dish until completely mixed and creamy. You can stir in more milk if the sour cream and butter are not melting completely.
Step 6: To the baking dish, add the prepared beef mixture. Stir until blended, then top with the shredded cheese.
Step 7: Place the baking dish in the preheated oven and bake the casserole for about 22 to 25 minutes or until bubbly and the cheese has melted.
Step 8: Before slicing, allow the casserole to stand for a few minutes. Serve and enjoy!
Amount Per Serving (10 ounces), Calories 553, Calories from Fat 342, Fat 38g58%, Saturated Fat 14g70%, Cholesterol 120mg40%, Sodium 314mg13%, Potassium 982mg28%, Carbohydrates 13g4%, Fiber 3g12%, Sugar 5g6%, Protein 43g86%, Vitamin A 4556IU91%, Vitamin C 49mg59%, Calcium 274mg27%, Iron 5mg28%