Lucky for us, making ahead one casserole dish or two is amazingly easy. I can even call it effortless and perfect for lazy cooks!
And with some pre-cooked meats already in the fridge, your work just got far easier. So don’t hesitate to grab a rotisserie chicken when it’s on sale. You can use it for some of the chicken casserole recipes listed here.
And if you intend to make ahead each of your casseroles, be sure to get tin casserole pans in bulk. And be ready to clear out your freezer space, so you can stock them.
It’s an awesome way to de-stress during the busy holiday season and taste the goodness of fall and winter!
Those nights you have no time to cook, these make-ahead casseroles are just the thing you need to stay keto and sane!
Here are my 3 best keto casserole recipes you can make ahead!
1. Keto Tater Tot Casserole Recipe
I don’t know about you, but I love tater tots. The little salty, golden, crunchy goodness has always been my favorite breakfast item. Growing up, I ate tater tots as breakfast and snacks. And now as an adult, my favorite way of eating them is in casserole.
Conventionally, tater tot casserole is not keto, but I lean on Fit Mom Journey’s recipe for the keto twist. Gretchen, there is a true expert in making your favorite dishes low-carb and keto, and this one is my top pick.
With just a handful of ingredients you have in hand, she made it easy to have a dinner ready quick. And it’s really easy to sub the ground meat with rotisserie chicken! I also like to mix this recipe up and change up cheese and whatnot.
If you are using this recipe as part of your meal prep, feel free to throw this in the freezer for future use. I also like to bake up this casserole dish and pack them up per serving for lunch on the go.
Granted, it has no actual tater tot in this keto casserole, but it has enough flavors of the meal you loved as a kid.
2. Keto Almond Flour Biscuit Casserole Recipe
I once lived in South Carolina for a brief year, and this recipe reminds me of the dishes I had there.
It’s my southern dish made into keto. The almond flour biscuit adds warmth to this dish and makes you forget you are on a weight loss diet.
It’s also not lacking in flavors. It’s full of it. It’s got the hot, spiciness from the sausages and creaminess from the sauce. It’s one keto breakfast meal you want to wake up to on a Christmas morning. If you don’t tell your guests, they won’t even suspect it’s keto.
To make this ahead, I suggest you keep the biscuit separate from the rest. When it’s ready to put in the oven, you add a layer of the keto biscuit on top and bake till it’s golden.
It’s an awesome keto breakfast casserole anyone can make and everyone will love.
3. Keto Egg Casserole Recipe
If you are looking for a keto holiday brunch idea or low-carb breakfast, look no further.
This keto egg casserole recipe is an awesome way to have your breakfast made ahead. As a lazy cook myself, I also love that I can pack it for work and take it to go with a breeze. And as you’d guessed it, I wouldn’t hesitate packing this into my kiddo’s lunch box.
It’s one yummy low-carb casserole dish that goes a long way once it’s made and out of the oven. Wholesome Yum makes this dish with sausage, egg, and cheese, but I’d throw in whatever I have in the fridge.
If I have frozen spinach left in the freezer, I’d throw it in. And I’m also pretty open with the type of cheese I use. I have used cheddar cheese since that’s what I usually have. But if that’s low in stock, I’d add in Swiss without hesitation.
And no sausage? No problem. I can see cubed ham, bacon, and even meatless options go really well here.
One thing about this recipe is that if you decide to make ahead or use it part of meal prep, go ahead and bake it first. From there, you can cut them in bite-size pieces to save for later.