Behold, the insanely popular Cheesy Low Carb Pizza Casserole. This recipe has totally been blowing up on Pinterest ever since I posted it a few years back.
Cheesy Low Carb Pizza Casserole has been a staple in our house for a long time because it’s delicious and easy to make.
Since being diagnosed with type 2 diabetes (after a long battle with PCOS and Insulin Resistance) I decided I had to take drastic measures and adapt a keto lifestyle.
So far, it’s working pretty splendidly, the only problem is I often have to find low-carb replacements for my favorite comfort foods. Coming from a family that is part Italian, this means working out ways to get dishes that are similar to the carb-laiden pasta favorites.
One of the things we’ve come to enjoy is spaghetti squash (also known in some circles as “winter squash). This funny vegetable can be cooked, and then shredded with a fork into long, spaghetti-like strands.
The texture is similar to al-dente pasta, and it can be used in almost any recipe as a pasta replacement.
Tonight I had a craving for baked ziti, which I often used to top with pepperoni-much to the dismay of my more authentic Italian friends and family.
I have been doing good with veering away from carbohydrates, so I wanted to make sure I didn’t mess things up by eating a big bowl of pasta.
Enter my friend, Mr. Spaghetti Squash.
Using this great gourd, I was able to make a delicious pasta “impasta” that filled us up, and kicked my craving to the curb!
Here’s the recipe:
If you aren’t loving spaghetti squash, or they aren’t in season (and therefore kinda spendy) you can also use “zoodles” which are simply zucchini cut with a vegetable spiralizer. I use the Veggetti and love it!
This Kitchen Active Spiralizer is nearly identical to the Veggetti, but cheaper!
It’s great with either vegetable. I haven’t tried it yet with other spiralized veggies, but you could try whatever your favorites are and experiment.
I love this recipe because it’s delicious, but I know a lot of mom’s who appreciate it because their kids love the pizza part and totally don’t notice that they’re eating a bunch of healthy veggies!
You are getting a big ol’ serving of veggies in here. So give yourself a high five. Your kids may not even notice, and frankly, its ok not to tell them.
It can be our little secret.
Looking for other keto and low carb recipes?
Check out my Low Carb Crock Pot Enchilada “Pasta”
these are just a few fantastic low carb meals!
When we kept strict low carb, I lost over 60 pounds, my blood sugar stabilized and all my labs became nearly perfect. I definitely need to get back to that place, since we’ve veered a little off course. We mostly do low carb (we don’t buy bread, pasta or cereal) but we have started to eat more things like potatoes than we used to and would like to get back to a more keto place for a while.
Anyway, if you eat a low carb diet or stick to a keto lifestyle, be sure to check out some of my other recipes above. Also, feel free to leave feedback on those recipes in the comments. Always looking for ways to improve them!
And of course, be sure to tell me below what you think of the low carb pizza casserole, and tell me if your kids loved it as much as I think they will!
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