Bacon Cheeseburger Casserole: Low Carb

Here’s a low carb cheeseburger casserole that is totally family friendly. Ground beef, onion, bacon, and pickles are mixed together, topped with cheese, and then have a mayonnaise cream sauce poured over the top. It’s baked and is kind of like a quiche but not really. This post was originally published in February 2014. Images and some wording has been changed to improve reader experience.

For this recipe you’ll need: ground beef, garlic, salt, pepper, onions, bacon, dill pickles, eggs, mayonnaise, half and half, cheddar

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I can tell you it is delicious.

I have always had a thing for cheeseburgers. I miss the bun, I have to admit. With this casserole you really don’t miss it surprisingly enough. There is so much protein packed in it that you won’t be hungry for a very long time. My kids liked it with ketchup.

Cheeseburger casserole is absolutely amazing with low carb tater tots and a low carb protein shake when you are craving junk food – just sayin.

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You know, I was thinking the other day – I remember the first time I went to a McDonalds. We were in the back of my aunt an uncle’s big,black car and it must have been around 1963. I can remember sitting in the back, not being able to see over the seats or out the windows, and eating French fries very carefully so as not to mess up my dress.

It was the first time I can remember having fries but I was instantly in love. When I got older my dad, a cheeseburger addict, and I had a standing date for every Saturday at the local lunch counter. We always got fries, a cheeseburger, and a chocolate shake. The burgers were much different then. They were smaller and more plain but somehow they were memorable in flavor. I don’t know how they did it but the burgers today just can’t compare.

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Give this low carb cheeseburger casserole a try but don’t be afraid to play around with it. Add chilies instead of pickles, use pepper-jack instead of cheddar, or whatever you want to do. It’s a real versatile dish so play around with it and get it exactly the way your family likes it best.

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Low Carb Cheeseburger Casserole

Creamy, cheesy, bacon cheeseburger casserole is easy to make and so good. You can assemble it ahead of time and bake it up two days later.
Course main dish
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 536kcal
Author Katherine Peters


  • 1 pound lean ground beef
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1/4 cup Onion chopped
  • 6 slices Bacon
  • 1 clove minced garlic
  • 1/4 cup chopped dill pickle
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/2 cup half and half
  • 8 oz shredded cheddar cheese


  • In skillet, brown ground beef with onion, garlic, salt and pepper.
  • Meanwhile cook the bacon until crisp.
  • Break the bacon up into bite sized pieces.
  • Drain the fat from the ground beef and the bacon.
  • Blot with paper towel to remove as much fat as possible.
  • Mix the bacon and pickles into the ground beef.
  • Spoon the mixture into a greased 2 1/2 quart casserole dish.
  • Preheat oven to 350F.
  • Combine eggs, mayo and half and half being sure to mix well.
  • Sprinkle cheese over beef mixture in pie pan and pour egg mixture over the whole thing.
  • Bake 30-35 minutes, until top is browned and set.
  • Cool 10 minutes before serving


Calories: 536kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 32g | Fat: 43g | Saturated Fat: 16g | Cholesterol: 198mg | Sodium: 640mg | Potassium: 408mg | Fiber: 0g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 590IU | Vitamin C: 0.8mg | Calcium: 315mg | Iron: 2.6mg

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Last Updated 12/24/2020

70 Responses to “Bacon Cheeseburger Casserole: Low Carb”

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  7. Can this be frozen after assembled…but before baking?

    • I’ve never tried but it should be fine.

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  9. Is the entire dish 7.7 carbs or each serving 7.7 carbs? Seems like a lot for one serving giving the ingredients.

    • One serving. I think the carbs are a combination of the dairy and the onion…

    • The lead in to the recipe says it is 2 carbs per serving, is is 7 or 2? Thanks

    • It’s 2. The recipe has been updated and a more accurate nutrition calculator added

    • 3 stars
      Why use lean ground beef and 1/2 and half? Half and half has More carbs than cream and we want the fat from 80/20 grd beef.

    • Marcella – that’s my personal preference – you can use what you like. I like the flavor better.

  10. I love this dish! I want to modify it for a breakfast casserole leaving out the pickles and swapping beef for breakfast sausage. I want to add more eggs though. Will that ruin the quiche-ness? What do you suggest?

    • I think it would be fine .. 🙂

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  12. I put this recipe in MY Fitness Pal and it gave me different macros. It says one serving is 19 carbs. UGH darn thing!

  13. Its 7.7 carbs per serving. Is that correct?

    • Yes it is.

    • How many servings in the recipe? One other question: can you use, 1/4 heavy cream w/ 1/4 water mixed in (less carbs in cream than half and half)? Thanks – sounds great!

    • 4 servings – it might make it too watery? Give it a try and let me know.

    • I just used heavy cream in place of half and half and left out onion powder, doubled the recipe to fit in a casserole dish breaking into 8 serings brings it to about 3 carbs a serving!

    • Sounds good!

    • I made this yesterday and also used heavy cream and left out the onions. It was delish!

    • So glad you liked it!

    • I used almond milk worked fine.

  14. Hi! I plan on making it this weekend – looks delish! I can’t find, however, how many servings this casserole makes…..


    • It makes four servings.

  15. Just made this dish with green chiles instead of pickles (not a big fan of pickles) and it was amazing!!! So good and filling! Husband even liked it and he usually only likes meat and veggies. Thanks for the recipe. Will definitely be making this again!

    • I bet that was AWESOME! Thanks for the idea! A company just sent me 4 pounds of Hatch chiles…. now I know what I am going to do with some of them.

  16. In the oven now- can’t wait to try this!

    • Let me know what you think.

    • Just made a double batch. Total Net Carbs came out to be 14. I used all the ingredients you did minus garlic.and 1 clove of garlic is only 1 carb. I just used Garlic Salt instead. Curious where all your carbs came from? I used cheese with 0 carbs, sharp cheddar, Half and Half was only 8 carbs for a full cup, a whole small onion was only 6 carbs and everything else was 0.

    • I’m unsure Paul. When I changed my recipe plugin a lot of the numbers got messed up on older recipes. I’ll check it asap. thanks.

  17. 5 stars
    This casserole is totally amazing!!! I make this often and freeze lunch portions to take to work. So excited about finding your blog! Please post more recipes!!!

    • Thank you so much!

    • Can I use water instead of the half and half?

    • no – it won’t work very well.

    • 4 stars
      It does work fine with whole milk though

  18. 4 stars
    Making it now and can’t wait to try it. I was wondering if I can use whole milk instead of heavy cream or half and half?

    • whole milk has more carbs and generally you try to stay away from that on keto or atkins but you could certainly use it.

  19. 5 stars
    Just got through eating the enchilada skillet recipe. Wow! This was scrumptious and easy to prepare. So glad I signed on to Pinterest to find this fantastic recipe. Hats off to you!!!!!

    • Thank you Krysty! I’m glad you liked it

  20. 5 stars
    Loved this recipe!!! 🙂

    • Thanks Ali! SO glad you liked it.

  21. So what to you do with the minced garlic? Saute it with the bacon or just sprinkle it on? It’s in the ingredient list but not in the instructions…

    • LOL! Yes. I am so sorry. Saute with bacon

  22. Thank you for the recipe. I made a double batch so that I could share with the family and have plenty of leftovers for tomorrow, worked out great!

    • Awesome! So glad you liked it, Khloe!

  23. In one place it has 2 1/2qt casserole, another a pie pan. Which do you use?

    • I use both depending on what I have on hand that’s clean.

  24. 5 stars
    Reading through comments I am a little uncertain about number of servings and calorie count.
    So this is 6 servings and 536 calories?
    It is very tasty and I almost left out the pickles but discovered that they give it the little punch it needs!

    • it is 6 servings and 536 calories. The recipe has been updated so the comments may have out of date information.

  25. What constitutes a serving?

    • 1/6 of the recipe.

  26. 5 stars
    For anyone out there wondering if this may be too eggy – let me chime in. I’m one of those people who ruins scrambled eggs and overcooks them because I can stomach it. I can do quiche as well. I am just one of those people who is iffy about eggs.

    As for the recipe I really like the ‘base’ layer with meat, bacon, etc. I could’ve seasoned a lot more liberally which is my own fault. As for the egg layer… I’m not sure how I feel about it. It’s still very fluffy and light. It’s a quiche hybrid. With the pan I used I ended up with 4 servings. For me it’s my own personal preference with consistency. It’s still a little eggy to me.

    Overall this is not a dig at the recipe but more so letting people who are on the fence like me know what to expect. I think this would also be great with a fathead dough to make a stromboli bake.

    The recipe was easy to make and could easily have additions made to suit to your liking.

  27. 5 stars
    This was SO Good! I made it for dinner yesterday-which was the perfect thing for National Cheeseburger Day! We all loved it! And it was so easy. Thanks for a great recipe ????

    • 🙂 thanks for reading! I m so glad you liked it

  28. Can you use an 8×8 baking dish?

    • You should be able to .

  29. 5 stars
    Followed the recipe exactly & and loved it! Thank you for sharing.

  30. I just made this… I omitted the bacon and onions. I added yellow mustard and low sugar ketchup to the egg and mayonnaise mixture. I also added some chopped grape tomatoes. It is absolutely delicious!

  31. Love that this is low carb! Love that it has pickles too. Can’t wait to try.

  32. I read how you mentioned MCDONALD’S fries dont taste the same as they did in 60s, because they had to start frying them in another grease,which was healthier, but I agree.taste bad

  33. I made this tonight… it was great!

    Thank you.

    I made a few changes. Instead of chopping onions, I threw in some dried onions while the burger cooked. The fat hydrated the onions, and I used bacon pieces instead of frying some up. I threw in some red pepper as well as black. I used dill relish instead of chopping a pickle, and used cream instead of half and half. Baked in an 8×8 pan… Perfect!

    I will definitely make it again, maybe use chili powder and some diced tomatoes next time.

  34. Anyone tried replacing some of the mayo with cream cheese? Would it be 1:1 ratio substitution?

  35. I love this recipe. I’ve made it twice. Can stomach mc Donald’s but I’m addicted to in & out.
    It says 2gms carbs in the nutrition box..not right? Also the time to make is off. 5 minutes for prep? It takes at least 10 minutes to chop onions and pickles and cook the meat. It also says 25 minutes to cook but in the directions it says 30-35 minutes.
    I don’t pay much attention to prep time but some people do.
    I substituted dill pickle relish for the chopped pickles once and it worked great.
    Thanks for the recipe.


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