Low-Carb Cheeseburger Skillet

Low Carb Cheeseburger Skillet

The elements of a cheeseburger without the bun! Seasoned ground beef, crumbled into savory, bite-sized pieces layered with cheese and zucchini, make this a delicious low-carb alternative to a traditional cheeseburger. This easy to prep and quick to cook one-pan dish is a great make-ahead meal that’s convenient to store and reheat. This can also serve as a good high-protein option for a busy weeknight family meal.


Makes 4 servings
1/4 Recipe – 245 CALS | 28P | 4C | 13F


2-3 large Zucchini
1 lb Ground Beef
1/2 C (56g) Shredded Cheddar (or your choice of cheese)
Your favorite burger seasoning, seasoned to taste


1. Cube and cook the zucchini.
(Air Fryer – 400 for 20-25 minutes)
(Oven – 450 for 15-20 minutes)
(Stovetop – Skillet over medium-high for 12-15 minutes)

2. Season and brown the ground beef in a large skillet. (Optional: add an onion)

3. Add the cooked zucchini, ground beef, and cheese to an oven-safe skillet to broil or heat on the stovetop with a cover until the cheese is fully melted.

4. Top with your regular burger condiments or anything you’d like.

*Macros with full-fat cheddar and 93/7 beef – adjust for zucchini amount and type of meat/cheese
*Macros listed do not include seasoning.

Low Carb Cheeseburger Skillet

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