Keto Beef And Spaghetti Squash Casserole

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  • prep time

    prep time

    15 min

  • cook time

    cook time

    50 min

  • ready time

    ready time

    1 h 5 min

Keto Beef And Spaghetti Squash Casserole

36 ratings

This hearty casserole is the perfect mix of protein and veggies! Mushrooms are an ideal addition to a casserole because they are super low in carbs and give dishes a meaty bite. Spaghetti squash is also mixed throughout the casserole to give it texture, flavor and body. You will need either 1 small spaghetti squash or half of a larger one to get the 2 cups of squash needed for this recipe. Simply measure out the squash after it’s fully cooked and add it to the pan in step 5. The egg and coconut flour help absorb moisture to ensure the casserole doesn’t get watery from the squash. The recipe uses coconut milk, but feel free to use cream. You can also use ground pork instead of beef!

  • Net Carbs

    4.3 g

  • Fiber

    1.4 g

  • Total Carbs

    5.8 g

  • Protein

    27.2 g

  • Fats

    15.6 g

275 cals

Keto Beef And Spaghetti Squash Casserole

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Ingredients

  • Spaghetti Squash Cooked Without Salt

    Spaghetti Squash Cooked Without Salt

    2 cup

  • Mushrooms

    Mushrooms

    1-½ cup, chopped

  • Olive Oil

    Olive Oil

    1 tablespoon

  • Salt

    Salt

    0.5 teaspoon

  • Black Pepper

    Black Pepper

    ¼ teaspoon

  • Thyme, Dried

    Thyme, Dried

    1 teaspoon

  • Coconut Milk by Aroy-d

    Coconut Milk by Aroy-d

    1 tablespoon

  • Raw Egg, Yolk

    Raw Egg, Yolk

    1 large

  • Raw Egg

    Raw Egg

    1 large

  • Ground beef

    Ground beef

    1 lb

  • Coconut Flour by Bob's Red Mill

    Coconut Flour by Bob's Red Mill

    1 teaspoon

  • Garlic

    Garlic

    2 clove

Recipe Steps

steps 8

1 h 5 min

  • Step 1

    Preheat your oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit. To prepare the squash, vertically cut a spaghetti squash in half and place the halves cut side down on a parchment covered sheet pan.
    Step 1
  • Step 2

    Bake the squash for about 45 minutes or until it’s soft to the touch but before the squash filling is mushy. Allow the squash to cool for 15 minutes, then scoop the seeds out of the squash.
    Step 2
  • Step 3

    Heat the olive oil in a pan over medium high heat. Once hot, mince the garlic and add it to the pan. Once fragrant, crumble in the ground beef. Stir the beef frequently and add in the thyme, pepper and salt.
    Step 3
  • Step 4

    Dice the mushrooms and add them to the pan once the beef is nearly browned. Stir occasionally with a spoon until all of the meat is browned.
    Step 4
  • Step 5

    Add in the spaghetti squash and mix together so the squash is well mixed with the beef.
    Step 5
  • Step 6

    Remove the pan from the heat and allow to cool for 5 minutes. Mix together the egg, egg yolk, coconut milk and coconut flour and pour it into the pan. Mix well so everything is well combined.
    Step 6
  • Step 7

    Grease a small pan and pour the mixture into the pan. Use a spatula to spread out the mixture and press it down so it’s even in the pan.
    Step 7
  • Step 8

    Bake at 375 degrees for 30-40 minutes, or until the top of the pan begins to brown. Allow to cool for 15 minutes before enjoying.
    Step 8

Comments 29

  • GryphonGlobe

    GryphonGlobe 6 months ago

    Good recipe. I added green chili's and cheese

    • Beth

      Beth a year ago

      Needs a little more salt than in the recipe. But for people who say this is bland, add chili powder to it. Really gave it the flavor that would have been missing. Also, I removed the mushrooms because I don’t like them personally, swapped out the coconut milk with half and half, and the coconut flour with almond flour. Came out very good.

      • RemarkableAvocado469071

        RemarkableAvocado469071 2 years ago

        I drain the squash overnight and used dried shitake mushrooms which helps soak up the extra juice. I agreed with other reviewers and used hot pork chili paste.

        • JMBLS53

          JMBLS53 2 years ago

          A little bland for me. I think spicy sausage and or red pepper flakes would give more flavor.

          • RemarkableArugula690587

            RemarkableArugula690587 2 years ago

            From the reviews I added some parmigiana and Italian style cheese. Also basil. It was really good. Next time I will also add just a little tomato product to get that real spaghetti taste.

            • staciemarieb

              staciemarieb 3 years ago

              This was disgusting. In the trash it went. I have loved every other recipe I have tried. This one is a hard pass!!!

              • NancyF

                NancyF 3 years ago

                Turned out great! Based on other reviews I used Italian sausage and put grated cheese on top. Yum! I used heavy cream and two eggs instead of one plus a yolk and didn’t have any issues.

                • FedUp!

                  FedUp! 3 years ago

                  High heat and olive oil are not really a good combo since the oil breaks down. Avocado oil has a high smoke point and would be a better choice. It is excellent for sautéing and has a neutral flavor. I added some more spices and herbs and, of course, cheese.

                  • Carla

                    Carla 4 years ago

                    My husband said, “This is good! Better than the last time we had it.” I said, “we’ve never had it before!” Apparently I’ve made something similar in the past and he liked this one better! I didn’t change anything in the recipe.

                    • Ginarocket

                      Ginarocket 4 years ago

                      My entire family loves this one!

                      • huntke09

                        huntke09 4 years ago

                        Good recipe but a little bland. I doubled the recipe since my squash was too big for just one. I added a tablespoon of dried Italian Seasoning and 1-1/2 cups of shredded 5 Cheese Italian Blend on top. Family really enjoyed but said they would like to try it again using Italian Sausage.

                        • sparkles

                          sparkles 4 years ago

                          It’s a good base for a recipe but it does need more for flavor. I added about 1/4 cup of chopped garlic and 1 tablespoon of dried Italian seasoning. Even with that, I think I might change the flavor profile and make it next time with curry leaves, hot peppers, and Indian spices (dried coriander, dried cumin, ginger garlic paste, turmeric)

                          • Anonymous

                            Anonymous 4 years ago

                            can i use almond milk and almond flour

                            • jennscakes

                              jennscakes 2 years ago

                              I would. Or try arrowroot if you have some. I use almond milk frequently.

                          • Lisa

                            Lisa 4 years ago

                            I added 1/3 c each of celery and red onion diced 1/2 c red pepper diced 1 tbs sour cream 1 oz 2% cream cheese 1/2 tsp each if celentro and ogrengno and 1 tbsp of chives.

                            • Lisa

                              Lisa 4 years ago

                              So by not having r mushrooms or coconut milk or flour how many carbs are deducted? Sorry I’m new and I just went over my carb intake. Freaking out a little

                              • KaylaKDetroit

                                KaylaKDetroit 4 years ago

                                A Very long prep for this meal, but the finish product is well worth it!

                                • UnbelievableKale701791

                                  UnbelievableKale701791 3 years ago

                                  You can buy frozen spaghetti squash at Walmart

                                • Melissa

                                  Melissa 4 years ago

                                  I shaved off 30 mins. I scored the spaghetti squash and microwaved 5 mins. I cut in half, placed in a baking dish with an inch of water for 10 mins (per half). Worked perfectly.

                              • cris

                                cris 4 years ago

                                I made this plant based by using a combo of baby bella mushrooms and a smallish portion of commercial vegan chorizo. Sautéed with onions salt and pepper, then added the mixture of 1.5 flax eggs, 2 Tbsp coconut milk, 1 Tbsp coconut flour, salt, pepper and thyme, Mixed it all up, pressed into pan and used 1.5 slices of Follow Your Heart Provolone on top, baked for 30 min at 375F. Very good, next time I’ll try adding spinach to the mix, that sounds great.

                                • Tlevis

                                  Tlevis 4 years ago

                                  Made as directed but added mozza on the top and spinach to the meat mixture. Was really good. Thank you!

                                  • Nikki

                                    Nikki 5 years ago

                                    What can i substitute the coconut milk with?

                                    • scarletina

                                      scarletina 5 years ago

                                      Personally, I would use heavy whipping cream and then adjust recipe for the macros.

                                  • Adricantero

                                    Adricantero 5 years ago

                                    I’m going to try this recipe this weekend! Quick question, how many servings per recipe??

                                    • scarletina

                                      scarletina 5 years ago

                                      5

                                  • Kelly Boy

                                    Kelly Boy 5 years ago

                                    Great recipe... Added cheese and onion. Thanks for recipe. Oh cook time and prep, shouldn't it be more like an hour and 50 minutes?

                                    • Nbfgwilks

                                      Nbfgwilks 5 years ago

                                      I am redoing the recipe skipping the egg and coconut flour and milk and using Rao's marinara sauce instead. We shall see where the macros land on that.

                                      • Trink

                                        Trink 5 years ago

                                        What are the dimensions of the pan? Telling me a small pan tells nothing! I love all the suggestions to enhance the casserole.

                                        • Runleeny

                                          Runleeny 3 years ago

                                          Fits good in my glass 8 x 8