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low carb tater tot casserole

Mexican Tater Tot Casserole

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: keto, low carb, tater tot, tater tot casserole
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 15 minutes
Calories: 582 kcal
Author: Bobby Parrish

This low carb tater tot casserole has a Mexican vibe thanks to ground beef seasoned with homemade taco seasoning mix and enchilada sauce. Top this casserole with lots of cheese and my homemade low carb tots, and bake it in the oven.



For the casserole:

  • 1 cup onions minced
  • 1 poblano pepper diced
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 pound ground beef 85:15
  • 2 tablespoons taco seasoning mix recipe below
  • ¼ cup beef stock/broth
  • 2/3 cup red enchilada sauce
  • Keto tater tots recipe here
  • 2 cups total shredded cheddar & jack cheese
  • Avocado. radishes and red chilies for garnish
  • Avocado oil
  • Kosher salt & fresh pepper

For the Taco seasoning mix:

  • 2 teaspoons each smoked paprika ancho chili powder, cumin, & chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon each dried thyme & coriander
  • ½ teaspoon cayenne pepper


  1. Make the low carb cauliflower tots according to the recipe on this blog page. Tots can be made up to 3 days ahead of time and stored in the fridge.
  2. Preheat oven to 350 F and pre-heat a large non-stick pan just below medium-high heat. Add 1 tablespoon of oil along with the onions, poblano peppers, ¼ teaspoon salt, and a few cracks of pepper. Cook for 7 minutes. Meanwhile, make the taco seasoning mix by adding all the ingredients to a small bowl and mix well, and set aside. After 7 minutes, add the garlic and cook for 3 minutes. Add the ground beef along with ½ teaspoon of salt and raise the heat to medium-high. Break up the ground beef into small pieces and cook until the beef is halfway cooked. Add 2 tablespoons of taco seasoning mix, stir well, and cook just until the beef is cooked thorough. Add the beef stock and enchilada sauce, bring to a simmer, and cook for 10 minutes or until the mixture has thickened up and is not runny. Check for seasoning, you may need more salt.
  3. Pour the beef mixture into an 8x10 baking dish, or something close to that and top with 1.5 cups of the shredded cheese. Place the cauliflower tater tots on top and push them about half way down into the beef and cheese. Bake in the oven for 30 minutes, add the remaining ½ cup of cheese, and bake for 7-10 minutes more. Allow to cool for 20 minutes so the casserole does not fall apart, top with toppings and enjoy!

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Recipe Notes

Macros per serving of casserole, makes 5 servings:
582 calories
10 grams of net carbs
13.3 grams of total carbs
43.2 grams of fat
37.3 grams of protein
3.5 grams of fiber

Nutrition Facts
Mexican Tater Tot Casserole
Amount Per Serving (1 serving)
Calories 582 Calories from Fat 389
% Daily Value*
Fat 43.2g66%
Carbohydrates 13.3g4%
Fiber 3.5g15%
Protein 37.3g75%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.