Keto Meatloaf Casserole
With a garlicky and creamy topping and savory meaty layer, this cheese-less casserole is perfectly delicious!
For the cauliflower topping:
- 1 head cauliflower
- 1/4 cup heavy whipping cream
- 4 tbsp butter
- 2 egg yolks
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1 clove garlic
- 1 tbsp dried chives
For the beefy layer:
- 2 lbs lean ground beef
- 1 cup onion diced
- 1/2 cup green bell pepper diced small
- 1/2 cup celery diced
- 1 cup crushed tomato
- 2 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/4 tsp pepper
- 2 tbsp fresh parsley optional
To make the mashed cauliflower topping:
Boil or steam the cauliflower until it is very soft. Drain well.
Put the cauliflower, butter, garlic, and cream into a food processor or blender. Pulse until very smooth. Let cool.
Once cool, add the egg yolks, chives and salt. Pulse until well mixed. Set aside.
To make the beefy layer:
Sautee the veggies in a skillet over medium-high heat in 1 tbsp of avocado oil until the onion is translucent, about 4-5 minutes.
Add the beef and brown. Drain off any excess fat/liquid.
Add the crushed tomatoes and Worcestershire sauce to the beef. Mix well. Season with 1/2 tsp of salt and 1/4 tsp pepper.
Add the beefy layer to the bottom of a 9×9-inch square or 8 or 9-inch round casserole dish. Press it down lightly. Please see below if you use individual size ramekins or baking dishes.
Add the mashed cauliflower topping and spread it around evenly without pressing it down too hard.
Bake in a preheated 375-F oven for 25 minutes or until hot and bubbly. Garnish with chopped parsley (optional) and serve!
If you choose to use smaller individual-size ramekins or baking dishes, you won't need to cook these quite as long!
Put the layered and filled ramekins on a sheet pan as in the regular recipe, but adjust your cooking time to about 15 minutes or until the mixture is hot and bubbly.
Calories: 385kcal | Carbohydrates: 13g | Protein: 37g | Fat: 21g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 192mg | Sodium: 707mg | Potassium: 1084mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 777IU | Vitamin C: 65mg | Calcium: 85mg | Iron: 5mg | Net Carbohydrates: 9g