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Keto Low Carb creamed cabbage beef bacon casserole

Creamed Cabbage Ground Beef Casserole

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes
Servings: 6 large servings
Calories: 415kcal
A low carb creamed cabbage casserole with ground beef bacon. The cream sauce uses Cajun spices that enhances the flavor and gives a Southern flare.
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  • 6 slices no sugar bacon cooked and chopped
  • 1 1/4 pound ground beef
  • 1 tablespoon dry minced onion
  • 1 head of cabbage cored and coarsely chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt or to taste
  • 3 tablespoons cold butter cut into thin slices


  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1 1/2 cups heavy cream
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 teaspoon xanthan gum
  • 1 teaspoon Cajun seasoning I used Emeril's Brand (see note)
  • 1/2 teaspoon Kosher salt
  • dash fresh ground black pepper


  • Preheat oven to 350°F.
  • Cook bacon in a skillet, drain, chop and set aside.
  • In the same skillet, saute the beef with the onion until brown. Remove and set aside.
  • Place the cabbage in a large microwavable casserole dish with cover, sprinkle in salt, tossing as needed.
  • Top cabbage with the thin butter slices, cover and microwave on high for 10 minutes.
  • Transfer half the cabbage to a 9x13 baking dish.
  • Top with the beef mix, then the bacon.
  • Place remaining cabbage on top.
  • Prepare the sauce by melting the 1/4 cup of butter in the skillet.
  • Add the heavy cream and water, sprinkle and whisk in the xanthan gum.
  • Cook on medium high heat until sauce is thickened. Remove from heat.
  • Whisk in the Cajun seasoning, salt and pepper; taste and adjust seasonings as needed.
  • Pour the white sauce over the top of the cabbage, beef, and bacon.
  • Cover with foil and bake at 350°F for about 30 minutes or until casserole is hot and bubbly and cabbage is cooked through.



A homemade cajun seasoning blend can be made by combining the following:
2 1/2 tablespoons paprika
2 tablespoons salt
2 tablespoons garlic powder
1 tablespoon black pepper
1 tablespoon onion powder
1 tablespoon cayenne pepper
1 tablespoon dried leaf oregano
1 tablespoon dried thyme


Calories: 415kcal | Carbohydrates: 7.1g | Protein: 24.8g | Fat: 33.2g | Sodium: 605mg | Fiber: 2.3g

Additional Info

Net Carbs: 4.8 g | % Carbs: 4.6 % | % Protein: 23.8 % | % Fat: 71.6 %

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