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Keto Cheeseburger Casserole

Will it casserole? Cheeseburger edition

Burger + Casserole = Cheeseburger casserole. Growing up in India I didn’t eat too many casserole style dishes, though my mom did have one amazing meat sauce and mashed potato one. But I digress. Ever since I started Keto 5 years ago I definitely got more into making these casserole style dishes. Today we’re taking the legendary CHEESEBURGER and making a one pan cheeseburger casserole. This has all the classic American flavours but totally Keto friendly.

It’s a simple one pan dish. I mean the less dishes you have to wash the better. Which is why I selected my trusty new single serving size cast iron pan. You can always use a regular frying pan and then transfer the contents to a casserole dish but this just makes life a lot easier. So if you don’t own a cast iron pan might I suggest grabbing one for recipes such as this? Sure they take a bit of maintenance and work to clean up but it’s worth it. From the stove straight to the oven.

Anyway enough jibber jabber. Let’s cook.

Can you use other meats?

Well the truth is, if you aren’t using beef, is it still a cheeseburger? Probably not but let’s not fuss over the fine print. You can make this recipe with any ground meat you like. You can even use a plant based ground meat substitute to make it vegetarian.

When it comes to serving this dish I just eat it as it is. But if you want to get the whole ‘burger experience’ then you can eat it with some lettuce, pickles and tomatoes on the side. That way it’s pretty much a deconstructed burger minus the bun. Which is great for Keto and low carb folks.

I do however believe that these days you can buy Keto friend and low carb hamburger buns in stores. So why not grab one of those and eat this with that.

Anyway if you’ve got ground meat that needs to be used I’ve got tons of awesome recipes. Want to amp up the cheeseburger casserole? Try my Pizza Cheeseburger Frittata.  Or perhaps try something more exotic like my Keto kebab koobideh or my Keto kheema.

Nutrition Information (Per serving)

  • Calories: 552
  • Net Carbs: 5g
  • Carbs: 5g
  • Fat: 44g
  • Protein: 37g
  • Fiber: 0g

This recipe makes 2 servings.  Get this recipe on myfitnesspal.

KETO CHEESEBURGER CASSEROLE

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A one pan meal perfect for a weeknight dinner
Servings Prep Time
2 servings 5 minutes
Cook Time
25 minutes
Servings Prep Time
2 servings 5 minutes
Cook Time
25 minutes
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A one pan meal perfect for a weeknight dinner
Servings Prep Time
2 servings 5 minutes
Cook Time
25 minutes
Servings Prep Time
2 servings 5 minutes
Cook Time
25 minutes
Ingredients
  • 250 grams Lean Ground Beef
  • 30 grams bacon about 2 rashers will do
  • 50 grams Onion
  • 5 grams Chives
  • 1 Tbsp Cream Cheese
  • 100 grams Cheddar or Mozzarella Cheese
  • 1 Tbsp Keto Mayonnaise
  • 1 Tbsp Keto Tomato Ketchup
  • 1/2 Tbsp Mustard
  • Salt & Pepper to taste
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Instructions
  1. Start by chopping the bacon, onion and chives and setting them aside.
  2. Get your cast iron pan on the stove, add the bacon and turn on the heat to medium. This allows the bacon fat to render own and then fry the bacon.
  3. Once the bacon is crispy add in the onions and cook till translucent.
  4. Then add in the ground beef and season with salt and pepper. Mix well and make sure to break up the meat as you don't want big clumps.
  5. Once the beef has turned fully gray/cooked you can add in the mustard, mayo, ketchup and cream cheese. Mix well till everything is combined.
  6. Turn off the heat and cover the top with the shredded cheddar or mozzarella cheese and then pop it into an oven on the broiler setting to melt the cheese.
  7. Once the cheese melts and gets a bit of colour remove from the oven
  8. Garnish with the chopped chives and serve.

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5 Comments

  • Reply
    Marty
    January 12, 2022 at 3:34 pm

    this looks amazing, I’m gonna make it next time I meal prep. thank you!🤘🏼

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    Barbara
    January 13, 2022 at 4:55 am

    What size cast iron skillet did you use?

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      Sahil Makhija
      January 13, 2022 at 11:13 am

      I used an 8″ cast iron pan

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    Allison
    January 30, 2022 at 1:11 pm

    I’ve made this a few times. Having allergies to eggs and “milk” (seems to be whey mostly) I lessen (or omit) the cream cheese and sub an avocado for the mayo. REALLY good that way! This last time I added diced dill pickles! Thanks Sahil, I love this easy meal. I’ve got four servings waiting for me in the fridge!

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      Sahil Makhija
      January 31, 2022 at 6:20 am

      awesome!

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