Casseroles

Keto Cauliflower Ziti

I’ve been hearing about the Keto diet everywhere! I have a few friends that are on it and have lost a ton of weight. I decided to give it a go a few weeks ago and so far so good. The food I’m allowed to eat is right up my alley. Low carb, High fat and so delicious like this Keto Cauliflower Ziti I’m sharing today.

Keto Cauliflower Ziti - Enjoy all the flavours of hearty Italian meal without the carbs! This keto casserole is meaty and cheesy.

Keto Cauliflower Ziti

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I recently subscribed to a Keto subscription box (because you know how much I love my subscription boxes!) called Keto Can. Every month, they send out Keto snacks and food you can eat on a Keto diet. In the box was a recipe for Keto Cauliflower Ziti. I was intrigued. I love cauliflower pizza so was curious to see how this casserole would taste.

It tastes like lasagna, but without the carbs! Even if you aren’t a big cauliflower fan, you’ll probably still enjoy this recipe. The cauliflower acts as the noodles and takes on the flavours of the sauce.

Keto Cauliflower Ziti - Enjoy all the flavours of hearty Italian meal without the carbs! This keto casserole is meaty and cheesy.

It’s meaty, cheesy and filling! I was full after one serving. Leftovers the next day heated up in the microwave were equally as delicious. The best part was that I could enjoy comfort food guilt-free!

Keto Cauliflower Ziti - Enjoy all the flavours of hearty Italian meal without the carbs! This keto casserole is meaty and cheesy.

How to Make Keto Cauliflower Ziti

The first step is to blanche the cauliflower. Add the cauliflower florets to a boiling pot of water and cook for 3 minutes. Drain in a colander and set aside for later.

Next, you’ll need to cook the onions and beef. Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the onion and cook until it’s softened. Then add the minced garlic and red pepper flakes and cook for one minute. Lastly, add the ground beef, salt and pepper and brown the beef.

Keto Cauliflower Ziti - Enjoy all the flavours of hearty Italian meal without the carbs! This keto casserole is meaty and cheesy.

Once the beef is cooked, stir in the tomato paste and oregano and cook for two more minutes. Stir in the crushed tomatoes. Reduce the heat to medium-low and simmer for 15 minutes. Turn off the heat.

Pour the meat sauce over the cauliflower and stir to combine.

Keto Cauliflower Ziti - Enjoy all the flavours of hearty Italian meal without the carbs! This keto casserole is meaty and cheesy.

It’s time to assemble! Spread out half the cauliflower mixture in a 9×13 casserole dish. Top with half the ricotta, mozzarella and Parmesan. Then add the rest of the cauliflower mixture and top with the remaining cheeses.

Bake for 25 minutes and serve hot.

Keto Cauliflower Ziti - Enjoy all the flavours of hearty Italian meal without the carbs! This keto casserole is meaty and cheesy.

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My friend, Becky, was here when I made this recipe. She also had just started following the Keto diet too. We both were in heaven eating it. I gave her a plate to take home because it was just me here at home. My girls didn’t want any.

Keto Cauliflower Ziti - Enjoy all the flavours of hearty Italian meal without the carbs! This keto casserole is meaty and cheesy.

For more low carb recipes, try my Low Carb Chicken DivanParmesan Crisps, Sausage & Cabbage Soup and Bacon, Spinach and Mushroom Crustless Quiche. You might also like this Keto Pumpkin Cheesecake.

Even if you aren’t following the Keto diet, you should still try this recipe.

Looking for a Keto meal plan? I highly recommend this Weekly Low Carb & Keto Meal Plan.

You might also like these keto subscription boxes for Canadians.

Keto Cauliflower Ziti

Yield: 8
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Bake Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 55 minutes
Enjoy all the flavours of hearty Italian meal without the carbs! This keto casserole is meaty and cheesy.

Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 pinch red pepper flakes
  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 2 tbsp tomato paste
  • 1 tsp oregano
  • 1 28 oz can crushed tomatoes
  • 1 cauliflower, cut into florets
  • 2 cups ricotta cheese
  • 2 cups mozzarella cheese, shredded
  • 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese, shredded
  • salt and pepper, to taste

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375F.
  2. Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Add cauliflower and cook for 3 minutes. Remove from heat. Drain and set aside.
  3. Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add onion and cook until softened. Add garlic and red pepper flakes and cook for 1 minute. Add ground beef, salt and pepper and cook until beef is browned.
  4. Stir in tomato paste and oregano and cook for 2 more minutes. Stir in crushed tomatoes. Reduce heat to medium low and simmer for 15 minutes. Remove from heat.
  5. Pour meat sauce over the cauliflower and stir to combine.
  6. In a 9x13 baking dish, spread out half the cauliflower. Top with half the ricotta, mozzarella and Parmesan. Add the rest of the cauliflower and top with the remaining cheeses.
  7. Bake for 25 minutes. Serve hot.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 8 Serving Size: 1 bowl
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 277 Total Fat: 13.1g Saturated Fat: 7.1g Trans Fat: 0.1g Unsaturated Fat: 5.3g Cholesterol: 74.2mg Sodium: 454.6mg Carbohydrates: 8.8g Fiber: 2g Sugar: 3.4g Protein: 31.4g

Stacie Vaughan

Stacie is the mom of two girls and lives in Ontario, Canada. She enjoys cooking/baking, photography, reading, DIY and is fueled by lots of coffee!

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