This low-carb taco bake is the perfect make-ahead one-pan meal

Print this recipe
The recipe below is one of my favorite ways to satisfy my taco cravings. It’s a one-pan meal that is perfect for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. Plus it’s easy to cook and keeps well in the fridge, making it a perfect make-ahead dish for busy work weeks.
I use ground beef in this bake, which is sort of like a layered omelet or frittata with Mexican flair. You could substitute shredded beef, ground turkey or ground or shredded chicken. Keep all the fixings around for topping — sour cream, guacamole, salsa, and whatever else you like on your tacos.
Advertisement
Cooktop Cove
Low-Carb Taco Bake
6
15 minutes
45 minutes
1 hour
Cooking spray
4 ounces cream cheese, at room temperature
3 large eggs
1/3 cup heavy (whipping) cream
2 teaspoons chili powder
4 cups shredded cheddar cheese, divided
1 pound ground beef
2 tablespoons chili powder
2 teaspoons ground cumin
2 teaspoons paprika
1 teaspoon dried oregano
1 teaspoon kosher salt
1 (4-ounce) can diced green chilis, drained
Preheat the oven to 375ºF. Spray a 9-by-13-inch baking dish with cooking spray.
In a medium mixing bowl, beat together the cream cheese, eggs, cream, and 2 teaspoons of chili powder until smooth.
Spread 2 cups of the shredded cheese in an even layer to cover the bottom of the prepared baking dish. Pour the egg mixture over the cheese. Bake in the preheated oven for about 20 minutes, until mostly set.
Meanwhile, in a large skillet, brown the ground beef over medium-high heat, five to seven minutes. Drain off any excess fat, and stir in the chili powder, cumin, paprika, oregano, salt, and chilies.
When the crust layer is done, spread the meat mixture over it in the baking dish in an even layer. Top with the remaining 2 cups of cheese. Bake for about 20 minutes more, until the cheese is melted and bubbling. Serve hot.
Advertisement
Resources
Print this recipe

Thought that going low carb meant missing out on scrumptious cookies? Would we do that to you? Take a look at these amazing low carb cookie recipes and get baking!
April 18   ·  
Advertisement
Kale is a delicious cornerstone for many healthy meals. It's a basic leafy green, but it's packed full of valuable nutrients that your body needs to thrive.
April 18   ·  
April 17   ·  
If you have the time to let your crock pot cook in advance then all you need to do is add your frozen chicken, a few ingredients and then let the whole thing sit.
April 13   ·  
You only need a few ingredients to make this insanely delicious post-dinner treat, packed with candied pecans and tart Granny Smith apple.
April 5   ·  
Hard-boiled eggs seem to be a fast and easy dish with limited cleanup, but peeling eggs in a clean manner sometimes blows that theory.
April 4   ·  
 
Recommended
Advertisement