Baked Keto Spaghetti

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Did you think you could never use the words spaghetti and keto in the same line? Think again! I’m here with a scrumptious and hearty baked keto spaghetti casserole. It’s a simple and easy recipe that you can enjoy on a busy weekday. Plus it's a freezer meal too. Let’s dive in!

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Keto Spaghetti Bake Ingredients

  • 2 pounds ground beef
  • 2 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 jar (about 25 oz) low carb marinara sauce
  • 2 (9 oz) packages hearts of palm spaghetti noodles
  • 2 eggs
  • ⅓ cup parmesan cheese
  • ¼ cup melted butter
  • 2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese

Baked Keto Spaghetti Directions

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Looking for a keto freezer meal? You are at the right place! Today, we’re here with a scrumptious baked keto spaghetti casserole that’s going to give you something different to eat for dinner.  With the zesty Italian seasonings, marinara sauce and two different cheeses, this keto baked spaghetti gives you the option of having spaghetti for dinner any night with this keto freezer meal.

As soon as you take the first bite of the keto spaghetti casserole, the cheesy flavors melt with the richness of the brown meat will fill your belly with this scrumptious comfort classic. This recipe is a crowd-pleaser for sure.

And, when they hear that it’s also gluten-free, grain-free and keto, the dish is going to be wiped out from the family dinner table quicker than you think! Now, no one has to think twice before taking second helpings of pasta. This low carb spaghetti is here to make your day spicy and delicious!

You can use your favorite keto spaghetti noodles like spaghetti sauce, zucchini noodles, or hearts of palm noodles. These noodles are delicious when covered in keto spaghetti sauce. The beefy meat sauce is seasoned with garlic powder and Italian seasonings. You could even make some keto meatballs to go with this recipe.

The best thing about this recipe is that it is a freezer friendly meal. Whenever you’re too tired to cook on a weekday, you can take this keto spaghetti out of the freezer and warm it up.

a plate of spaghetti and salad at the dinner table with a casserole dish nearby

How to Make this Keto Spaghetti Casserole?

The filling of this recipe is quite simple to make. It features ground beef along with the cheese and sauce. All you have to do is to cook the beef until it’s brown. Then, throw in a dash of Italian seasonings and a little bit of garlic powder. If you don’t have Italian seasonings, you can go for a combination of basil and oregano instead.

And don’t forget the sprinkle of garlic powder – it adds a nice garlicky touch to the overall recipe. If you want to go an extra step, try roasting a bulb of garlic until it gets caramelized and sticky. It brings out the complex flavor in the dish along with a savory smell. Yum! You must try this out!

If you want, you can also add some diced onions to the recipe. Even in small quantities, onions add a nice flavor to the beef.

A secret tip for this recipe is that you can use any leftover chicken as well. The flavors might turn out a little different, but they will surely make for a hearty and comforting meal that the whole family can enjoy.

Keto Spaghetti Noodles

With this keto pasta recipe, you can try many different types of noodles. You can use hearts of palm noodles, zucchini noodles, spaghetti squash, shirataki noodles, or any other low-carb noodles you like. With every option, you’ll experience a different edge to the keto baked spaghetti.

In this recipe, I have used hearts of palm noodles because they hold up the best in the dish. They don’t get soggy like zucchini noodles. They don’t have the rubbery feel or strange smell of shirataki noodles. And, best of all, these keto pasta noodles are gluten-free, unlike wheat-based noodles. So, you don’t have to think of your waistline before indulging in this pasta!

If you don’t have hearts of palm noodles, you can also go for zucchini noodles. They are a great low-carb alternative too. Many people love the texture and flavor they add to the dish. But do keep in mind that they can be a little watery as compared to other pasta.

Shirataki noodles are another great substitute for regular spaghetti. They are made with konjac flour or tofu. They look just like real spaghetti noodles and have the delectable texture of rice noodles. Low in calories and carbs, they make for a versatile alternative to regular pasta.

baked pasta dish in a white pan covered with cheese

Pasta Sauce

If you want to keep this recipe low on carbs, make sure that you use a low carb pasta sauce. You can go for brands like Rao’s or Yo Mama Marinara Sauce. Both brands offer low carb and sugar-free marinara sauce. If you cannot find low carb marinara sauce, you can opt for tomato sauce too. But do keep an eye on the labels to see if there is an added sugar in the sauce.

If you want to add some creaminess to the pasta sauce, try adding a spatter of light sour cream to it. It adds a nice layer of richness to the overall flavors of the dish, making everyone wonder about the ingredients.

placing foil over a casserole pan

Freeze it For Later

The best thing about this dish is that it is freezer friendly. You can cook up the ground beef, assemble the casserole and then put it in the freezer for later. It can be frozen for up to 3 months.

To bake from frozen, bake it at 350 degrees for about 45-50 minutes. You can also reheat the pasta on the stovetop from thawed. As the sauce gets warmed up, it will defrost the spaghetti quickly and it will be keto spaghetti ready to eat!

Nutritional information & Macros

Nutrition Information

Baked Keto Spaghetti

Servings: 8

Amount Per Serving
Calories 504
Fat 37g
Protein 32.2g
Total Carbs 8.4g
Net Carbs 5.4g

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6 Comments

  1. Don’t know how long ago this entry is from but I made this today and it was fabulous!! Those heart of palm noodles are a keto game changer!! Thank you!

  2. This keto spaghetti recipe is a game changer! I LOVE pasta and so far, this is the closest to real pasta that I’ve tasted. Thank you for this recipe 🙂

  3. This was insanely delicious! It had great depth of flavor and was hearty and crave-worthy. My packages of HOP linguine were 12 oz instead of 9 but it wasn’t too much. This will be on regular rotation!

  4. I LOVED, LOVED LOVED this! It was so delicious. It was just as good heated up the next day. It will definitely be a regular at my house now. Thanks for sharing the recipe.

  5. I’ve really been enjoying your recipes Annie!! Thanks so much! I just got into freezer meals this weekend and loving your Keto recipes! Can’t wait to try my first dish!
    All the best and God bless!
    Laura from San Diego!

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