Cheesy Beef Taco Skillet

Taco casserole is an easy low carb meal that the whole family can enjoy, and made in a skillet, it’s on the table in 30 minutes! Seasoned ground beef, topped with lots of shredded cheddar cheese, and your favourite toppings – I like green onions, olives, and jalapeños, the kids – not so much! Scroll down for the recipe to get started!beef_taco_skillet_panThis recipe couldn’t be much easier.  I like to start with browning the beef, then I can gather the rest of my ingredients and grate the cheese as its cooking.

Brown the beef, and then stir in the taco seasoning and a quarter cup of water. Stir well to make sure the beef is evenly seasoned, then add in your salsa and the cream cheese in little blobs. Cook and stir until the cheese has melted in.

Lastly, top with the shredded cheese and your toppings of choice, and pop it under the broiler for a couple of minutes to melt all that delicious cheese. That’s it! Dinner, served.beef_taco_skillet_pan_2beef_taco_skillet_plateMy family eats this as four giant servings, topped with a dollop of sour cream or guacamole (or both!), but you could definitely stretch it to five or even six servings if you were to pair it with a side of cauliflower rice or a salad.

Cheesy Beef Taco Skillet

  • Servings: 4
  • Difficulty: easy
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  • 1 1/2 pounds ground beef
  • 1 package taco seasoning (or make your own!)
  • 4 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup salsa
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded cheddar (or Mexican blend cheese)

Toppings: (totally optional! Add what you like) I usually do about a quarter cup each of:

  • Green onion
  • Olives
  • Diced tomato
  • Jalapeños


  1. Brown the ground beef in a large oven safe skillet, over medium heat.
  2. When the beef is cooked, stir in the taco seasoning along with 1/4 cup of water. Mix well to make sure the beef is evenly seasoned.
  3. Add the cream cheese in small blobs, stir to help it melt in.
  4. Add the salsa, stir.
  5. Top with shredded cheese and desired toppings.
  6. Place the skillet under the broiler for a couple of minutes to melt the cheese.
  7. Let cool for about 5 minutes before serving.

Nutritional information (per serving): 552 calories, 7 g carbs, 36 g fat, 48 g protein.

*Nutritional values are approximate, calculated by me, based on the products I used to make this recipe. Carbs noted are total, not net.



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