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Cheesy Low Carb Italian Casserole

This low carb Italian casserole is so easy and family friendly. It can be made ahead during meal prep if you want. It is cheesy and gooey but still low carb and tasty. It can be hard finding low carb Italian recipes that aren’t complicated and family friendly but this one fits both. Give it a try and let me know if your family liked it. You can make this in one ovenproof skillet, if you have one that is large enough. If not, use a 9×13 pan.

The last time I made this I was going to a ladies meeting. Sometimes when I attend these I bring a meal to share (that’s what almost everyone does) but I didn’t have time to make a meal for my family and one to share so I packaged this for me for my dinner. I didn’t miss out on eating what everyone else had. This was perfect and filling.

Low Carb Cheesy Italian Casserole


  • 1 lb Hamburger Meat
  • 1 Medium Onion Diced
  • Marinara Sauce I get mine at Aldi and it is low carb and free of additional sugars
  • 1 1/2 t Minced Garlic
  • 1 1/2 t Italian Seasoning
  • 1 t Garlic Powder
  • 1 Package of Frozen Cauli Rice microwaved until almost cooked through
  • 1 1/2 C Cottage Cheese
  • 1 C Shredded Mozzarella


  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  • Brown ground beef in a large skillet. When the meat is about half way browned, add the diced onion. Cook until pretty much cooked through. If the meat has too much extra fat, drain it. Add the minced garlic and cook for a few more minutes.
  • Add the seasonings and the cauli rice. Mix and cook for about 3 minutes.
  • 4.n Stir in the marinara sauce. If you are running out of room pour contents into a heat-proof bowl.
  • Add the cottage cheese and stir. If you are mixing in a bowl, pour bowl contents into a baking pan. Top with cheese and bake for 15 minutes.
  • Serve hot.

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