If you’ve never heard of King Ranch Casserole before, you’re in for a big treat! This Keto King Ranch Casserole is the perfect introduction to this deliciously cheesy, flavorful casserole dish.
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You are going to love this keto casserole recipe! It’s a ketofied version of King Ranch Casserole, which is a casserole dish made from creamy chicken, cheese, salsa, and tortillas (this recipe uses a keto-friendly tortilla, of course). It’s been called “Texan lasagna,” and I guarantee you’re going to love it!
Why You’ll Love This Keto King Ranch Casserole Recipe
- With the inclusion of keto-friendly tortillas, it has a texture unlike many keto casseroles out there.
- It has a wonderful Tex-Mex flavor.
- It will be ready in under an hour.
Ingredients Needed to Make This Easy Recipe
Ingredient quantities are located in the recipe card at the end of the post.
- Almond flour
- Chicken broth
- Sour cream
- Sugar-free or low-sugar salsa – use salsa with the heat (mild, medium, hot) of your preference; look for a salsa with 1g or less sugar per serving
- Cooked chicken (about 2 cups)
- 8 oz shredded cheddar cheese
- Siete Almond Flour Tortillas – these can be purchased at many grocery stores, including Walmart
- Non-stick cooking spray
How to Make Easy King Ranch Casserole
This is just a quick overview of how to make this low carb king ranch casserole. For the recipe in detail, scroll to the recipe card at the end of the post.
Saute onions in butter over medium-high heat. Then add almond flour and cook until mixture thickens. Add chicken broth.
Add cream cheese and salsa, then stir to combine.
Remove from heat and add chicken, 6 oz Cheddar cheese, and tortilla pieces.
Add to a casserole dish (I use an 8×8″ dish), cover with remaining cheese, and bake.
Out comes this AMAZING result! 🤤
Where Did King Ranch Casserole Come From?
I won’t lie; as a northerner, when I first heard the term “King Ranch Casserole,” I thought it was a recipe with ranch dressing. 😉
The truth is, no one really knows how the recipe, popular in Texas, came to be called King Ranch Casserole, or where it originated. An easy assumption is that it was named after the King Ranch in Kingsville, Texas, but that theory has been debunked. It has been made especially popular by The Pioneer Woman, but she didn’t have anything to do with the creation of the recipe either. We may never know!
Nutrition Facts for Keto King Ranch Casserole
Per serving (6 servings):
- 323 calories
- 24g fat
- 19g protein
- 6g net carbs
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Keto King Ranch Casserole
- 2 tbsp butter
- 1/4 medium onion chopped (about 1/2 cup)
- 2 tbsp almond flour
- 1/2 cup chicken broth
- 4 oz sour cream
- 1/2 cup sugar-free or low-sugar salsa
- 8 oz chopped, cooked chicken (about 2 cups)
- 8 oz shredded Cheddar cheese divided
- 2 Siete Almond Flour Tortillas cut into 1/4- x 1/2-inch pieces
- Non-stick cooking spray
- Preheat oven to 350 F.
- Melt butter in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add onion and cook for 3-4 minutes, or until onions are translucent.
- Stir almond flour into onion mixture and cook for an additional 1-2 minutes, or until onions thicken slightly. Stir in chicken broth and combine well. Cook an additional 3-4 minutes or until sauce thickens.
- Stir sour cream and salsa into sauce to combine. Remove skillet from heat and stir in chicken, 6 oz shredded cheddar cheese, and tortilla pieces.
- Transfer mixture to 8- x 8-inch dish coated with cooking spray. Sprinkle top of mixture with remaining 2 oz shredded Cheddar cheese.
- Cover and bake at 350 F for 20 minutes. Uncover and bake an additional 15 minutes. Let cool 10 minutes before serving.
- Siete Almond Flour Tortillas are found at most US grocery stores, including Walmart.
- Use a salsa with the heat (mild, medium, hot) of your preference and 1g or less sugar per serving.
- Good sugar-free salsa brands include Frontera and Clint's
Nutrition facts are included as a courtesy only. They are accurate to the best of our knowledge based on the ingredients and brands used, but their accuracy is not guaranteed. If applicable, sugar alcohols have already been removed from the total carb count.