Low Carb Bacon Cheeseburger Casserole is the perfect comfort dish. You won't even miss the hamburger bun after trying this amazing recipe! This cheesy low carb casserole is full of cheese, ground beef, and bacon. It is definitely a meat lover's dream!
While you can't eat cheeseburgers with a traditional bun on the keto diet, this delicious low carb bacon cheeseburger casserole is sure to curb your cravings.
There is something so satisfying about a good bacon cheeseburger. Layers of meat, cheese, and bacon topped with ketchup - seriously, it's just an amazing combination! Even my husband who is not on a low carb diet loves this cheesy low carb bacon cheeseburger casserole.
Making Low Carb Cheeseburger Casserole Ahead of Time
One of my favorite things about making casseroles is that they are a great make-ahead meal. You can make this recipe ahead of time, and store it in your freezer.
Simply take it out of the freezer a day ahead for meal prep. Once thawed, this keto casserole may be stored in the fridge for 3 - 4 days.
While I made this recipe based on what I prefer on my own cheeseburger, feel free to add or remove ingredients as you like as long as they are keto-friendly of course!
What Goes into the Casserole
The main ingredients are seasoned ground beef, chopped bacon, onions, cheese, and pickles. However, feel free to add any of your favorite keto-friendly toppings as well! Mushrooms would be another great addition to this recipe.
Keto bacon cheeseburger casserole can also be served with a side of reduced sugar ketchup and yellow mustard.
How to Make Low Carb Bacon Cheeseburger Casserole
Hint: For a list of step by step instructions, scroll down for the recipe card.
Start off by cooking the bacon. Then season and brown the ground beef with chopped onions and garlic. Drain the ground beef, and return to the pan.
Add the cream cheese, ketchup, and Worcestershire sauce to skillet with the ground beef and mix together.
Once everything is heated through, spread the ground beef mixture into a greased 9x13 baking dish.
Top the ground beef mixture with the chopped bacon and pickles.
In a medium bowl, combine the eggs, heavy cream, and 1 cup of the shredded cheese. Mix it together and pour evenly over the ground beef and bacon.
Evenly top the casserole with the remaining cup of shredded cheese.
Place the casserole in the oven and bake for 20 minutes, until the cheese is melted.
Allow cooling 5 minutes before serving.
Low Carb Bacon Cheeseburger Casserole
This cheesy low carb casserole is full of cheese, ground beef, and bacon. It is definitely a meat lovers dream!
- 1/2 pound bacon, roughly chopped
- 1 1/2 pound ground beef
- 1 teaspoon seasoning salt
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- salt and pepper to taste
- 1/2 onion, chopped
- 2 garlic cloves, chopped
- 2 oz cream cheese
- 2 tablespoons "no sugar added" ketchup
- 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
- 6 dill pickle chips, sliced (You can use more or less, depending on your preference.)
- 2 eggs
- 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
- 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Cook the bacon according to the package instructions.
- Once the bacon is finished cooking, roughly chop and set aside.
- Add the ground beef to a skillet over medium heat and season it evenly with the seasoning salt, garlic powder, and salt and pepper. Add the chopped onion and chopped garlic
- Begin to brown the meat by breaking it up and crumbling it as you cook.
- Once the meat is browned all the way through, drain the meat and return it to the skillet over medium-high heat.
- Add the cream cheese, ketchup, and Worcestershire sauce to the skillet with the ground beef. Mix everything until combined and heated through.
- Remove the ground beef mixture from the heat, and spread evenly into a 9x13 greased baking dish.
- Top the meat evenly with the chopped bacon, and the chopped pickles.
- In a medium bowl, combine the eggs, heavy cream, and 1 cup of the shredded cheese. Mix together, and then pour evenly over the beef and bacon.
- Evenly top the casserole with the remaining cup of shredded cheese.
- Place the casserole in the oven and bake for 20 minutes, until the cheese is melted.
- Allow to cool for about 5 minutes prior to serving.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 12 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 336Total Fat: 25gSaturated Fat: 12gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 11gCholesterol: 118mgSodium: 722mgCarbohydrates: 3gFiber: 0gSugar: 1gProtein: 23g
Kay is passionate about living a healthy low carb lifestyle. She loves low carb comfort foods that are also family-friendly!
What kind of shredded cheese is used?
Hi Lisa, I used cheddar for this recipe.
I used a mix chedder and monterrey. The only negitive was; I should've used more ground beef. 1lb was not enough. Next time i will use 2lbs or more
This our new favorite it tastes like a really good cheese burger and I didn't miss the bread made exactly like the recipe expect the cheese just used what I had in fridge.
Just made this tonight! I tripled the recipe because we have a large family and I bought a family sized package of hamburger. I will definitely be making this again! Thank you for sharing. We paired it with homemade coleslaw.
Thank you, I'm so happy that you all enjoyed it! The coleslaw sounds like a good idea!
What temp are you supposed to bake it at?
180 degrees C
I used jalapenos instead of pickles and it was delicious! Thank you for the recipe. 🙂
That sounds delicious! I'm glad that you enjoyed it. 🙂
Can I skip the eggs? My kids are allergic.
Yes, you can skip the eggs. The eggs act more as a binder but it would be find without them.
I used 2 pounds burger instead and it was perfect.
I'm glad you enjoyed it!
Deb Int Veldt
Looking forward to trying this. I think I will top it with shredded lettuce and chopped tomato.
That sounds delicious!
We absolutely love this recipe!!! Yummm!
What temperature do you est oven to bake it ?
This is definitely a staple! It was DELICIOUS!!!!!!
Thank you! It's one of my favorites as well!
This was so delicious! My whole family loved it and it was very simple to make! I have a 4 year old and 2 year old and they saw melted cheese and were not shy (haha). Will def add this to our rotation of foods!
I'm so happy to hear that you enjoyed it! Thank you!
I made this and baked it in my cast iron skillet. I used Munster and Cheddar cheese.
Do you have to use ketchup?
I'm sure that it will turn out fine without ketchup.
This was delicious. Tasted just like a cheeseburger with ketchup! My family loved it!!! I did do 2 lbs ground beef and no pickles. Soooo good!!!! Thanks for sharing with us!
So happy to hear that you enjoyed it!
I don't have heavy whipping cream. Do I need it or can I substitute it with a little but of milk??
I think you would be fine to just leave it out.
Made this for the first time tonight and the family loved it! They didn’t know it was even Keto! Next time I think i will add some mor veggies onions, lettuce , and tomato! Thank you for sharing!
That is great to hear! My family loves this recipe as well. I'm so happy to hear that you all enjoyed it!
Recipe is great, the family loved it. Added some burger grilling season as well and extra pickles. Added mustard to my piece was great, thanks for posting recipe.
Thank you! I'm glad to hear that you all enjoyed it!
I had 2lbs ground meat and last time I made we thought it needed a little more to bind. I added extra egg and little more cream. Do you think that will hurt anything?
Thank you for sharing, my family and I loved this dish. We only eat ground Turkey and it was so yummy and I added more pickles and green onions and extra turkey bacon. Delicious! Thanks for sharing!
Ground turkey sounds like a great idea with this one! I'm so happy to hear that you all enjoyed it. Thank you!
Delicious!! Held the ketchup and pickles and turned out yummy. I added mustard to my serving and my daughter added ketchup to hers. Soooo good! Made homemade chips In The air fryer for the kids!
I’m going to make it according to your recipe. Then I want to try making it as “BBQ bacon cheeseburger” instead of ketchup. Yum!
What percentage of ground beef did you use for your nutritional information?
I typically use 85/15.
SO yummy!!! Only difference I did was use 2 lbs of meat, because that's what I had. Will make again.
This was absolutely delicious. Made it exactly as you gave it and I wouldn’t change a thing.
Awesome, I'm so happy that you enjoyed it. This is one of my favorites as well!
It was absolutely delicious! My question is can you make it and freeze it?
Freezing it should not be a problem. I recommend thawing and then reheating in the oven. Thank you!
This was amazing. Thank you so much for sharing. Going to be one of my go to recipes.
Just getting tossed into Keto, struggle with sugar is real right now. Ya'll it was so good. My fiancée is kind of stuck doing this diet with me. He was ready to eat it before it was even in the oven. Will make on our old burger nights! Thank you so much!
I wish you the best with your Keto journey! Thank you so much. I hope that you enjoyed the casserole!
This was a treat to me. I recently started keto. This casserole was wonderful. I put too much salt but dang it was good! Hubby loves it too. Thank you!
Thanks so much Dena! Wishing you much success on your keto journey. This is definitely one of my favorite keto recipes.
Hi...this recipe is one of my favorites.....just wondering does it make 10 or 12 servings....thanks.
I made this dish, last night, for dinner.
OMG it was DELICIOUS! Definitely recommend it and will be making it again.
Even my “anti keto” partner gulped it down - and had seconds!
Thanks so much, this is one of my favorites as well! I'm happy to hear you both enjoyed it!
You are very welcome. Thank you!
I’ve made this before and it is delicious!! Tonight I don’t have whipping cream…could I use regular milk instead?
I would say only use about 1/4 cup of milk if you will be substituting the heavy cream. I'm so happy that you enjoyed it. Thank you!
I made this for dinner tonight and it is amazing.
This was so delicious! My whole family loved it. We omitted the Worcestershire sauce and Substituted ketchup for bbq sauce! Thank you!!!
I'm happy to hear that everyone enjoyed it. That sounds delicious. Thank you so much!
Thank you so much for this recipe! I just made this and absolutely loved it! I cut the recipe because it’s just for two of us and now I’m working I made more so we had enough for lunch tomorrow. My only issue was having to cook it longer to ensure the eggs cooked through.
Thank you so much! I'm so happy to hear that you enjoyed it.
Making tonight. Don’t have cream cheese. Is that ok or what could I sub instead?
You should still be fine. I hope that you enjoyed it!
Made this tonight, it was delicious!!! Will definitely be making again!!! I served it on top of chopped up lettuce!!