Keto Turkey Burger Casserole

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  • prep time

    prep time

    10 min

  • cook time

    cook time

    37 min

  • ready time

    ready time

    47 min

Keto Turkey Burger Casserole

52 ratings

Turkey burgers are so delicious! They taste excellent when topped with fresh veggies, like spinach and peppers. Cheddar cheese also happens to complement lean turkey very well. We took a burger and turned it into a casserole, so you can enjoy all the flavor minus the bun.

  • Net Carbs

    2.6 g

  • Fiber

    1.5 g

  • Total Carbs

    4.1 g

  • Protein

    23.1 g

  • Fats

    18.7 g

274 cals

Keto Turkey Burger Casserole

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  • Ground Turkey

    Ground Turkey

    1 pound

  • Salt


    0.75 teaspoon

  • Black Pepper

    Black Pepper

    0.5 teaspoon

  • Onion Powder

    Onion Powder

    0.5 teaspoon

  • Paprika


    0.25 teaspoon

  • Cauliflower, Raw

    Cauliflower, Raw

    10 ounce

  • Olive Oil

    Olive Oil

    ½ tablespoon

  • Spinach


    1 ounce

  • Red Bell Peppers, Raw

    Red Bell Peppers, Raw

    3 ounce

  • Cheddar Cheese

    Cheddar Cheese

    ⅓ cup, shredded

  • Cheddar Cheese

    Cheddar Cheese

    ⅓ cup, shredded

Recipe Steps

steps 8

47 min

  • Step 1

    Heat a large skillet on high heat. Place in the ground turkey with salt, pepper, onion powder, and paprika.
    Step 1
  • Step 2

    Cook the ground turkey until browned and much of the liquid evaporated. Discard of any remaining liquid when done.
    Step 2
  • Step 3

    Preheat an oven to 350 degrees and prepare an 8x10 baking dish with pan spray. Chop and arrange the cauliflower at the bottom of the dish. Drizzle the olive oil across the cauliflower.
    Step 3
  • Step 4

    Transfer half of the cooked turkey into the baking dish and spread it over the cauliflower. Sprinkle the first amount of cheddar cheese over the turkey as well.
    Step 4
  • Step 5

    Next, create a layer of spinach. Then, chop and distribute the red bell pepper over the spinach.
    Step 5
  • Step 6

    Finally, spread the remaining ground turkey on the top of the baking dish. Sprinkle the final amount of cheese over the turkey too,
    Step 6
  • Step 7

    Bake the casserole, uncovered, for 30 minutes until the cheese is golden brown.
    Step 7
  • Step 8

    Slice into 6 slices for serving!
    Step 8

Comments 30

  • lisamc90

    lisamc90 9 months ago

    This is one of my favorite go to recipes for easy weeknight dinners. I love it! Tonight, I forgot to get cauliflower, so I sliced up a zucchini in place of the cauliflower. Still turned out great! I also use smoked paprika instead of regular and add garlic powder.

    • FantasticCauliflower365423

      FantasticCauliflower365423 2 years ago

      Amazing. i did cook the cauliflour in the baking sheet alone for 20 minutes to soften it up. Added creme cheese before the rest of toppings.

      • GorgeousAvocado563781

        GorgeousAvocado563781 2 years ago

        Colorful and delicious. I added 6 oz. Cream cheese and mushrooms. Loved it! Leftovers are great also.

        • Artsy🎨Nurse🩺💉

          Artsy🎨Nurse🩺💉 3 years ago

          So yummy! Like another reviewer said, I added 1 full block of cream cheese, heavy cream, and mushrooms to the turkey burger. I also added the siracha to the turkey burger to give it a bit of a punch. Instead of the whole cauliflower, I used riced cauliflower. It all turned out so good. Super yummy!

          • PropitiousCauliflower369044

            PropitiousCauliflower369044 3 years ago

            Delicious! After reading reviews I added half a block of cream cheese to the ground turkey once cooked, to give the dish a bit more moisture. Hit the spot. Fam loved it.

            • kbjoh

              kbjoh 3 years ago

              Made this exactly as written and turned out really well. Was a little skeptical about the fresh cauliflower thinking the pieces might be undercooked but they turned out perfectly cooked, tender and sweet tasting.

              • Gbunny73

                Gbunny73 3 years ago

                After reading the reviews, I cooked the turkey in a little olive oil and replaced the cauliflower with sliced zucchini. I also added garlic powder. It came out really good but I do think it would benefit from some cayenne or maybe jalapeños. Then again, I am from Louisiana and we like our spice. 😀

                • Lmb2020

                  Lmb2020 4 years ago

                  This was on my meal plan for tonight, but it's my birthday. My mom was visiting, so she made dinner, followed the recipe, and it was excellent. Will definitely be making this in the future.

                  • MDSpeak

                    MDSpeak 4 years ago

                    We decided to make the casserole without the cauliflower. We put the casserole on top of cauliflower rice and added salsa and a touch of sour cream to make it more flavorful. Would make it again.

                    • FantasticCauliflower564984

                      FantasticCauliflower564984 3 years ago

                      Does it taste real cauliflowery!

                  • Lesrat

                    Lesrat 4 years ago

                    Tasty and fresh! You’d think ground turkey, bland cauliflower, and spinach would be so ho-hum. But not so! I roasted the cauliflower with a bit of olive oil, salt, and pepper before adding it to the baking dish, but followed the recipe after that. Even my husband liked it and had seconds. :)

                    • Tizzy

                      Tizzy 4 years ago


                      • Jazzy Beere

                        Jazzy Beere 4 years ago

                        Loved it was so tasty😄

                        • Imotas

                          Imotas 4 years ago

                          Very dry good flavor. Did sides of avocado and some sour cream to provide some moisture. Might try roasting the cauliflower first just to get it more flavor.

                          • Carivuko

                            Carivuko 4 years ago

                            I only have cauliflower rice, would that work?

                            • lisamc90

                              lisamc90 4 years ago

                              This is one of my favorites! It's great heated up the next day as well!

                              • Tay_Mitchem89

                                Tay_Mitchem89 4 years ago

                                So I did not have spinach so I subbed it for zucchini and I used green peppers instead of the other ones in called for. I also added 2 oz of cream cheese and dolloped it in random places on top. OMGGGGG so good. 1 0z cream cheese is 97 calories X2 and then 166g of zucchini is 30 cal. THe spinach amount was 7 cal total so just adjust and you have the recipe :)

                                • Savedbygrace7

                                  Savedbygrace7 4 years ago

                                  Added Siracha, mushrooms and cream cheese to the Turkey. Excellent! I will definitely make again.

                                  • Pricketts

                                    Pricketts 4 years ago

                                    I made this tonight for the 3rd time. It's easy and delicious. Even my Mom, who hates vegetables that aren't covered in cheese sauce, loved this!

                                    • Tena

                                      Tena 4 years ago

                                      I love the ease and versatility of this recipe! I used ground beef, frozen cauliflower, frozen 3 pepper and onion blend. I took advice from some of the other reviews and added a can of chunky portobellos and a block of cream cheese after I cooked the meat. I added about 1/2cup of water to thin it out. I steamed cauliflower then layered it in a casserole dish,sprinkled it with cheddar and then poured the meat mixture over it and topped with the remaining cheese. It's a keeper and thanks for sharing. Also,I finished it with sriracha. So many possibilities with this


                               4 years ago

                                        I had lean ground beef on hand. Was very tasty. My nonketo family loved it. I finished the dish with some sriracha.

                                        • Anonymous

                                          Anonymous 4 years ago

                                          Basic. Easy to meal prep. Not much pizzazz.

                                          • Anonymous

                                            Anonymous 4 years ago

                                            Would not make again ... was very dry. I would suggest pre cooking cailiflower and add some fat when cooking meat. Maybe olive oil?

                                            • Picabo0620

                                              Picabo0620 4 years ago

                                              I never really liked cooked caulifour but this was amazing.

                                              • adolbee820b9dd

                                                adolbee820b9dd 4 years ago

                                                This didn't look that pretty, but it was really good!

                                                • Tracy

                                                  Tracy 4 years ago

                                                  Do you pre cook the cauliflower?

                                                  • AstroKat_BA

                                                    AstroKat_BA 4 years ago

                                                    This is so warm and yummy! My 4 year old loves it. It's a meal we have in constant rotation. Easy to prep and cook later. Warms up great.

                                                    • Melissa M

                                                      Melissa M 4 years ago

                                                      I added cream cheese to the ground chicken after browning. It melted and added great flavor.

                                                      • Lady Liz

                                                        Lady Liz 4 years ago

                                                        Super good! I added fine chopped onion and Bella baby mushrooms to cooking the turkey before I layered it and added some nice flavors. Making again for sure!

                                                        • Violet Jo

                                                          Violet Jo 5 years ago