It’s delicious healthy comfort food that tastes just like a cheeseburger, just without the hamburger bun and the french fries.

This easy keto cheeseburger casserole recipe is quick to make with plenty of shredded cheddar cheese, bacon, cream cheese, and ground beef.

Every bite has flavored meat, fried bacon pieces, garlic, and a creamy cheese sauce that you can’t get enough of.

Top tip: This recipe also inspired me to make a cheat’s Big Mac salad too. So if you are craving your regular take out or fast food, save your time and save your money and make a homemade burger salad instead.

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What is a cheeseburger casserole?

A keto cheeseburger casserole has all your favorite flavors of a regular cheeseburger but without the traditional carbs, hamburger buns, and fries.

So you can enjoy the traditional cheeseburger taste but stay within your macros and stay on track with your low-carb diet or keto diet.

It is a family-friendly dinner that is also keto-friendly and perfect for meal prep. It can be frozen and can be made ahead.

What are the layers in a keto hamburger casserole?

There are only two simple layers to your low-carb burger casserole and they can both be made in under 10 minutes and then baked in a casserole dish.

The first is a layer of ground beef, onion, garlic, and cream cheese.

The second layer is my secret cheat’s cheese sauce poured over the top.

You can add regular cheeseburger toppings such as yellow mustard, gherkins, and pickles, all topped off with a shredded cheese crust.

What is a cheat’s cheese sauce?

This is known as the cheat’s version of the cheeseburger casserole because there is no complicated cheese sauce to make.

In fact, my secret cheat’s cheese sauce is such a simple recipe, you throw everything together in a small mixing bowl and pour it over the cooked ground beef. It couldn’t get any easier.

What I love about cheesy keto bacon cheeseburger casserole, is that you can prepare the quick and easy family dinner while you are waiting for your oven to heat to the required temperature.

Sprinkle with shredded cheese, then pop the delicious family casserole in the preheated oven.


You only need a few simple ingredients to make the keto cheeseburger casserole recipe. Everything can be found in most local grocery stores.

All quantities, ingredients, and detailed instructions are in the recipe card below.

Ground Beef Layer

  • Onion – quartered and sliced. You can use onion powder or dried onion flakes also.
  • Crushed garlic – minced garlic, or even garlic powder will do.
  • Ground beef – or another meat (see below). Lower fat ground beef (lean beef) is best.
  • Cream cheese
  • Bacon – chopped bacon, sliced, cubed, crumbled bacon,or cooked bacon
  • Salt and pepper – add seasoning to taste

Cheat’s Cheese Sauce

  • Eggs – medium-size is best but you can use the egg conversion charts if you have different sized eggs on hand
  • Heavy cream – heavy whipping cream, pouring cream
  • Cheese – use any variety of cheese below
  • Mustard – choose mustard without any added sugars. Dijon mustard is nice in a low-carb cheeseburger casserole.
  • Gherkins or chopped pickles – sliced, cubed, chopped.
  • Salt and pepper – add seasoning to taste
  • Extra cheese – to sprinkle over and make a crunchy cheese topping.

How to make keto cheeseburger casserole

There are two easy layers to the easy cheeseburger casserole recipe. In between each layer is where you can go crazy adding all the favorite fillings you like to eat in a regular cheeseburger. Gherkins? Bacon? More cheese?

STEP 1: The ground beef layer

Fry the bacon pieces in your frying pan or cast iron skillet with a little olive oil until cooked then remove and set aside. 

With the bacon grease left in the frying pan, fry (saute) the chopped onion, crushed garlic, and ground beef until thoroughly cooked. Add salt and pepper to taste, and stir through the cream cheese. 

Pour the cooked ground beef layer into the prepared baking dish. Sprinkle the cooked bacon pieces over.

Add some sliced pickles/gherkins (pickled in vinegar, check for added sugars). You can omit these if you are a gherkin hater, or only place them on half the low-carb bacon cheeseburger casserole if your children don’t like pickles/gherkins.

STEP 2: The cheese sauce layer

Now it’s time to make the easy cheese sauce. Mix together the fresh eggs, heavy cream, shredded cheese, and spices together in a medium bowl.

Pour the cheat’s cheese sauce over the hearty beef layer, then add plenty of grated/shredded cheese to make a super cheesy crust. This is what makes the low-carb cheeseburger casserole taste so amazing.

STEP 3: Bake

Place the cheeseburger casserole into the preheated oven at 180C/350F on the middle shelf (wire rack).

Bake for 15 minutes until the shredded cheese is golden, crunchy, and crispy.

How to store cheeseburger casserole

This is the perfect keto dinner for meal prep. You can make a double batch and freeze it in individual portions for a quick and easy keto freezer meal.

Once cooked, remove the casserole dish from the oven and place it on a wire rack to cool down.

Using a sharp knife, cut the keto hamburger casserole into squares then place each individual portion into a meal prep container (airtight container). Label with the date.

To store the whole casserole, wrap the baking dish in plastic wrap, then wrap it in aluminum foil, before storing it in the freezer.

Place the airtight food storage container (or plastic food storage bag) in the refrigerator for up to three days, or in the freezer for up to 3 months.

How to defrost

Remove the keto cheeseburger casserole from the freezer and leave it covered on the kitchen bench for 2-4 hours, or microwave using the defrost setting.

To reheat, place in the oven for 20 minutes, or in the microwave using the reheat function.

Make sure there are no cold spots and it is thoroughly heated.


There are quite a few different ingredients you can substitute in this keto cheeseburger casserole if you need to.

You can use ground turkey or ground chicken instead of beef in the ground beef mixture. I’m a huge fan of bacon, but you can leave it out or use turkey bacon instead.

For the sauce, you can add a dash or two of Worcestershire sauce or chili sauce (such as tobacco) for a little more flavor. It’s safe to enjoy these sauces on the keto diet.

How to make low-fat cheeseburger

  • Use 90% lean ground beef.
  • Drain any excess fat from the ground beef mixture before pouring it into the casserole dish to bake.
  • Use low-fat cream cheese.
  • You can add some cauliflower rice to one of the layers of this lean ground beef casserole. Cauliflower rice is a low-carb vegetable that will bulk up your dinner but without any added carbs.

Expert recipe tips

This recipe is so simple, it has to be seen to be believed.

You make the two easy layers and throw them into your baking dish then bake in the oven.

But if you’re running out of time, you can simply throw the keto cheeseburger casserole recipe all together and omit the first step of browning and cooking the beef.

Yes, that’s right. I sometimes mix the raw ground beef, diced onion, crushed garlic, and cream cheese together in a large mixing bowl.

Place it all into the prepared casserole dish, add your favourite burger fillings then cover the ground meat layer with my cheat’s cheese sauce and extra cheddar cheese.

If you do have time to cook the beef first, the bacon cheeseburger casserole only requires 15 minutes of cooking time for the sauce and cheese to bake and create a crunchy cheesy topping.

If you are using raw beef, cook for 40 minutes to ensure all the meat is thoroughly cooked through the centre of the casserole dish.

Keto beef recipe FAQs

If you don’t see your question in this list, please leave it in the comments.

How many carbs are in keto hamburger casserole?

There are only 3.4 grams net carbs in each serving of this easy keto cheeseburger casserole.

Is a cheeseburger keto friendly?

A typical cheeseburger with a bun is not keto-friendly because of the bread. Bunless cheeseburgers can be both gluten-free recipes and low-carb.

Missing the bun? Simply make this delicious keto hamburger bun (it won’t fall apart on you!)

Are pickles keto?

This depends on the type of pickles you are talking about. Always read the ingredients and do not eat pickles that have sugar listed. Dill pickles are usually keto-friendly, but sweet ones or bread and butter ones are not.

Can keto hamburger casserole be made with different meat?

Yes, you can use ground chicken, ground pork, ground turkey, and even ground lamb, depending on which meat you prefer, instead of ground beef.

Why is there cream in the cheese sauce?

The heavy cream makes the sauce creamy and easy to pour.

Which cheese is best for a keto cheeseburger casserole recipe?

The best cheese for a cheeseburger is cheddar cheese, American cheese, Swiss cheese, Jack cheese, Monterrey Jack, and even vegan cheese can be used (as long as the cheese melts).

What is the best way to cook crispy bacon pieces?

You can cook bacon in the air fryer or on a large skillet on medium-high heat with a little olive oil until crispy. Drain on kitchen paper to stop soggy bacon.

What can I use instead of cream cheese?

You can use sour cream instead of cream cheese, and here are the 10 best swaps for cream cheese.

Best keto side dishes to serve with beef

Forget French fries with your keto cheeseburger casserole, try these low-carb and keto side dishes instead. Spaghetti squash is a light and buttery side dish the whole family will love alongside any keto casserole.

There are so many delicious low-carb and keto side dishes to serve with keto ground beef recipes. Beef is a family-friendly dinner and so you need to choose easy healthy side dishes that the whole family will love.

Here are some of my favorite keto beef side dishes.

In addition to the side dishes above, I love to serve this dish with a huge side salad and homemade 1-minute mayo or the Big Mac salad dressing.

More keto ground beef recipes

For more healthy recipes the whole family will love, these keto recipes are a few ideas for tonight.

Each recipe is gluten-free and perfect for a low-carb diet or keto diet.

Keto Bacon Cheeseburger Casserole Recipe

A family-friendly easy recipe for low carb bacon cheeseburger casserole. Yes, you read that right. Your kids will guarantee to love this, the only thing missing is the bun and the soda – perfect!
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Course: Dinner
Cuisine: Gluten Free, Grain free, Keto, LCHF, Low Carb, No Sugars, Wheat Free
Keyword: Keto Cheeseburger Casserole
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 6
Calories: 613.2kcal
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  • Casserole Dish


Ground Beef Layer

  • 1 onion quartered and sliced
  • 1 clove garlic minced crushed
  • 750 g ground/minced beef
  • 60 g cream cheese full fat
  • 3 slices bacon diced
  • +/- salt and pepper to taste

Cheats Cheese Sauce

  • 3 eggs – medium
  • 125 ml heavy whipping cream
  • 100 g shredded/grated cheese
  • 2 tbsp mustard
  • 2 dill gherkin pickles sliced
  • +/- salt and pepper to taste
  • 50 g shredded/grated cheese to sprinkle over


Ground Beef Layer

  • Fry the bacon pieces until cooked then remove and set aside. 
  • Fry the onion, garlic and beef until thoroughly cooked. Add salt and pepper to taste, stir through the cream cheese. 
  • Pour the beef layer into the baking dish. Sprinkle the bacon pieces over.

Cheats Cheese Sauce

  • Mix the eggs, cream, shredded/grated cheese, mustard, salt and pepper together. Pour the cheese sauce over the beef and bacon.
  • Place slices of gherkins/pickles all over the top then cover with the remaining shredded/grated cheese.
  • Bake at 180C/350F for 15 minutes until the cheese is golden and crispy. Serve with salad and 1-minute mayonnaise.



Serving: 1serve ( serves 6)Calories: 613.2kcalCarbohydrates: 3.4gProtein: 33.3gFat: 51.1gSodium: 833.1mgPotassium: 479.5mgFiber: 0.5gSugar: 1.4gVitamin A: 818.6IUVitamin C: 1.7mgCalcium: 247.3mgIron: 3.2mg

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Regular ketchup (tomato sauce) has too much sugar for the ketogenic diet. Instead you can buy (or make) sugar-free ketchup which is fewer grams of net carbs.

What is keto taco casserole?

A taco casserole has layers of tortilla chips, refried beans, ground beef, and plenty of cheese. It’s a great meal prep recipe the entire family loves (and even picky eaters eat).

The best thing about a juicy bacon cheeseburger casserole is that with a few simple swaps, you can make a keto taco casserole. Add some tomato paste, chili powder, taco seasoning, and cover with the remaining cheese.

What are the best low-carb casseroles for a busy weeknight?

When you want to enjoy delicious recipes but don’t have time to cook mid-week, a frozen low-carb casserole is perfect for meal planning. You can freeze a whole casserole or individual portions.

Easy chili keto casserole (chili dog casserole), zucchini and bacon casserole, and keto breakfast casserole with bacon are a great way to get a delicious meal on the table when life gets busy.

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  1. I’ve made this 2 weeks in a row and I absolutely love it! This is fast becoming a family favourite. Thank you for the awesome recipe!???

  2. My family loved this, I replaced the gherkins with thinly sliced mushrooms as we’re not keen on them and added some cayene pepper as we like a bit of spice.

  3. does this freeze well? I am the only one in the house that is eating a Keto diet and want to be sure that I don’t waste what if fix 🙂

    1. Yes it does. Freeze in an airtight container. You can even wrap individual portions in baking paper or zip lock bags so it’s easy to grab a single meal when you need it.

  4. What kind of grated cheese to use?

  5. It says serve with the one minute mayo……not sure where the mayo goes…on the salad or on the casserole….

  6. This recipe has become a weekly staple in our house. My mom was watching my baby while I was getting some meal prepping done and she tried this and loved it. My mom is not a foodie at all, and she couldn’t stop talking about how good this was.

    1. This is sensational! I love the fact you both loved it, and your mum’s amazing review because she couldn’t stop talking about it. I’ll take that as my favourite review for today 🙂

  7. Could I omit the cream cheese?

    1. I did and really like it. So I don’t think cream cheese is an absolute.

  8. Hi Libby, I’ve made this twice now. The first time I ate the whole thing in 24 hrs by myself (NOT GOOD!) This time, I was able to eat a small amount and savor it. I didn’t see how many servings the recipe makes. Thanks, and by the way, can’t wait on the chilli, it’s finally starting to cool off here.

    1. Wow Gloria, you really do love this – way to to go! We just need to work on portion control now 😉 The recipe states serves 6. All that info is right at the top of each recipe. Don’t worry, many scroll past it eagerly wanting to get to the recipe itself. It is the beginning of summer there, but I will continue to make this throughout summer as my youngest absolutely loves it.

  9. Misssy Betts says:

    Are gherkin pickles Keto friendly?…I loved the recipe however for some reason mine came out a little runny.

    1. Yes gherkin pickles are great for keto. Check how much fat % your ground/mince beef had. If it is too high, it will make any meal too runny.

  10. My husband loved, loved, loved this! He said this was a keeper recipe; it tastes awesome! He also says he is enjoying my keto diet. Just had my physical and my doctor is pleased with my weight loss, portion control, and eliminating processed foods, as well as sugars.

  11. I am going to try. What size of the dish would be optimal for the recipe?

  12. I’ve just made this to take to a luncheon and the cheese sauce has sunk… it’ll still tate nice I know but what have I done wrong?

  13. Sherae Huskon says:

    How many calories per serving?

  14. I’m making this and it is not setting up. Is it supposed to be dry? Or just eat it soupy? I turned the oven up and put it in for more time.

    1. It sounds like you have used ground/mince beef that was too fatty and the fat has rendered out into the casserole. I tend to avoid low fat beef as we want plenty of healthy fat to keep us fuller for longer and all the benefits that come from a high fat diet, but I also avoid the highest fat beef as too much fat comes out in the cooking process for a dish such as this one.

  15. I made this last night and loved it! I forgot all about the bacon until it was all assembled so I put it on top and stuck it all in the oven. It was really delicious! I will definitely be making this again!

  16. Made this tonight and it’s fantastic! Tastes just like a cheeseburger 🙂 The only reason I can think of that some don’t set up right, is maybe they didn’t drain the fat when the beef mixture was done cooking? If I hadn’t drained it, I think it would have been soupy. Really great recipe!

    1. Wouldn’t draining the fat make it significantly less keto? That’s a lot of fat loss.

      1. Not necessarily – it would only be “less keto” if there were more carbs in it.

  17. Sounds delicious ~ going to make today for my grandkids and me of course.

  18. Hi, I followed your recipe but sadly my egg started to turn into an omelette during baking in the oven.
    I was wondering where I went wrong?

    1. Cara Johnson says:

      I had a similar problem. The taste was good, but the top was a little odd. Next time I’m skipping the egg, mixing the cheese in with everything. I will also precook the bacon. Top the big mixture with bacon, pickles, and extra cheese. See how that goes.

  19. I just made it. The topping turned into an omelet/scrambled egg “sauce”. Didn’t care for it. I’ll try leaving the eggs out the next time.

  20. My egg topping did not cook up and was flat. Is it possible the eggs should be slightly beaten before being mixed in with the other ingredients? It doesn’t make any sense.

      1. I figured out the issue. I initially cooked it in a 9.5 x 11 dish. This time, i used a 9×9 pan and beat the eggs before adding the other ingredients. Baked for 45m and it’s perfect. Great recipe! Thanks!

  21. How is this without the pickles?

  22. This is so so amazing! I’ve been keto for over a year now and this is seriously my favorite recipe now! I left out pickles as I don’t care for them but everything else was perfect. The cheese sauce is so creamy and yummy. Delish!

  23. This looks wonderful! I’m making this tonight, substituting Morningstar Farms products for the hamburger and bacon, since we are vegetarians. I have already used this cheese sauce poured over partially cooked broccoli, and then finished it off in the oven. That resulted in a delicious cross between quiche and broccoli casserole! Thank you so much!

  24. Sherry Hogan says:

    I can’t figure out your carbs as being 3 when I put it in my fitness pal it came up with 13.

    1. Rule #1 – never trust MFP. I stopped using that years ago, there are too many “user added” values which are completely inaccurate. Where are your carbs coming from? That doesn’t sound right at all. I use – all official database values for accuracy 🙂

      1. Brenna Sherman says:

        What is the serving size?

  25. This was delicious! It will be my new go to easy dinner from now on. I did make a couple of changes though. I swapped the pickles out for jalapenos, doubled the bacon, and added a dollop of Primal Kitchens chipotle lime mayo on top of my serving along with some hot sauce and it was perfect! It reminded me a lot of In-n-Outs animal style cheeseburger.

  26. Nicolette Woodrum says:

    I made this for my husband last night, who recently started Keto. He said it was great!
    I am a (Raw)Vegan, but I used to make a breakfast casserole similar to it, so I made it because the ingredients seemed good. Thanks!!

  27. I made this but ditched the pickles and added worcestershire sauce to the meat! Turned out really good!!

    1. Celeste Hummel says:

      How much Worcestershire sauce to you add in? Just curious. I always add it to my ground beef but that was before Keto.

  28. I made this for the first time tonight. I left out the cream cheese because my husband doesn’t like it and it came out great. Will be making this again. Just getting started on Keto so am collecting “good” recipes.

    1. Jeff anderson says:

      I don’t see cream cheese in recipe. Am I missing something?

  29. BostonApril says:

    OMG! This was so good, and so easy! My husband raved about it, and my 13 and 15 year old son and daughter loved it too! I’ll definitely make it again! I had no clue what I was going to make for dinner–but it had to be fast as I was heading out with a friend to see some live music in the city… so I just googled “Keto ground beef” and found your recipe. Instead of pickles, I put pickled jalapeños on top (my son had once again eaten all of our pickles). I didn’t find that it needed any condiments – we have reduced sugar ketchup on hand, but hubby didn’t feel it was needed. I cut the casserole into 6 servings, and it’s a good thing there are only 4 of us eating as my son and husband had seconds. I found my single portion very filling. The recipe far exceeded my expectations! Will definitely make this again!

  30. Diane Conner says:

    I see the serving size is 6 but the pan in the pic looks like a 9×13 is that a correct assumptioon or is it the smaller 9X9? Plan to make tonight! Looks yummy and so easy!

    1. I would use a 9×9 for the way it is written. I double it and put it in a 9.5×11.

  31. Angela Reiter says:

    I am not a great cook but this came out awesome. Loving your site. Thank you.

  32. Beef doesn’t fully agree with my stomach. Will ground turkey work?

  33. Hi! Making this *right now* due to being crunched for time and options in the house. The recipe is fairly simple, and I’m sure it would taste wonderful.

    However… I didn’t find the actual recipie until after I’d read through what I thought were simple step by step picture instructions. Looking for what temperature to bake this at proved my folly. I’ve forgone the Sour Cream and the Cheats Sauce, the the ruins and added Wortcheshire sauce as another user suggested. Fingers crossed for a good meal!

  34. This was amazing. Loved every bite and my have gone back for seconds. So many different flavors and tastes just like a cheeseburger ??

    Will certainly use this recipe again

  35. Justine Lindsay says:

    What would be the cooking difference if I made it into smaller dishes? I don’t like making them in the big things and I’d rather make them in single or double portions. Thanks so much!

  36. Mark Instone says:

    Made this using Quorn mince and soya bacon and it was delicious! I’ve eaten it for 3 days in a row!

  37. Gina L Ferguson says:

    This is so good! Curious on the nutrition label, is this for the whole recipe or 1 serving? Thanks!

    1. All my nutrition labels are per serving. The recipe will tell you how many serves it makes, and you can dial a recipe up or down to adjust how many people to feed, the ingredients are magically calculated – yay 🙂

  38. How big is the baking dish you used? I’m going to purchase one but I’d like to know the dimensions or does it not matter which size I use?

  39. Barbara McLennan says:

    Cream cheese is listed in the ingredients for the beef layer, but not in the directions. What do you do with it?

    1. Barbara McLennan says:

      Sorry, I found it after I reread the recipe 🙂

    2. In the beef layer instructions, it reads “stir through the cream cheese”. Simply stir it through to make the beef a little creamy and lush!

  40. Fantastic! I love it. I would add extra bacon next time, and jalapeños instead of pickles (or maybe a little of both). I also love the idea of adding mushrooms!

    1. Jennifer Travis says:

      Jalapenos are SO good with this! But what are jalapenos NOT good with?! Lol ?

  41. Tried this and it tasted great. I think the mustard in the cheats cheese sauce gives the dish that cheeseburger punch. Has anyone else tried cooking it without the first step as Libby described?

  42. Tess Kimble says:

    As I got very excited on this recipe, I soon realized that this is only 1.6 lbs of beef and it serves 6 people? is this correct or is my calculations off?

    1. Yes, that is correct. Serve with plenty of non-starchy vegetables, leafy greens or a side salad. If you are from the US you may be used to larger serving sizes that are the norm. Once you live low-carb or keto for a while, your appetite will drop back and the healthy fats keep you sustained for longer.

  43. Jennifer Travis says:

    OMG! I have a household of 9. 3 of us are Keto. EVERYONE in the house asks for this recipe on the regular! I add a little heavy cream into the ground beef with the cream cheese and make the recipe for 16 servings (have dad, hubby and 18 yo son in the house.) I like to carmalize the onion and garlic in bacon grease as well. This recipe is an easy “go to” that pleases anyone in the house as well as a great idea when we have extra company. This is probably our favorite keto recipe to date!

      1. Jennifer Travis says:

        Thanks lol! We are greatful for the recipe! It is absolutely amazing!

  44. Jennifer Travis says:

    Oh and btw, our favorite toppers are classic burger toppings ie; tomato, extra pickles, shredded lettuce, mustard, yet also so awesome with salsa and sour cream!

  45. I made this today and I cooked off about 1/2 lb of riced cauliflower and right before I added the cream cheese to the pan, I added the cauliflower in and mixed all the beef ingredients together with it and the cream cheese. This gave a nice added veggie for those who want a “one pot” meal!

    1. Oh awesome, thanks for a great idea!!

    2. That’s what I thought about doing, glad to know it worked!

  46. Just made this for my non keto cheeseburger loving partner and he loved it!! 10/10, so delish. Thank you for this recipe 🙂

  47. Linn-Mare says:

    I want to make this now and I’ve run out of mustard 🙁 will that make a huge difference if I don’t add it?

  48. Theresa Starr says:

    I don’t have any gherkins on hand… do you think pickle relish would taste the same?

    1. Auntie Mel says:

      do the pickles however you liked. I used sliced bread and butter pickles

  49. Just put this in oven to bake but noticed when I put the cheat sauce on top it just sunk into beef mix I couldn’t spread it like the video? Anyone else done this? Did I do something wrong? Thanks

  50. If freezing this would you bake it first and then freeze or just cook the meat and put everything in the pan and freeze that way? I’ve made this multiple times but I’m stocking my freezer now with a new baby coming 😉

    1. I would bake it first then freeze. Slice into individual portions too, for an easy quick meal. All the best for your new arrival 🙂 xxx

  51. my daughter has been doing keto for some time now. She had a procedure done yesterday and I wanted to fix dinner for her so I made this and I gave some to my dad and to my son and to my granddaughter who do not do keto and we all loved it!! I’m making it for my daughter again this week?

  52. I know it seems obvious to long time cooks, but if you need to drain beef after cooking, you need to put it in the recipe.Never take for granted what people may or may not know about cooking when writing out a recipe.

  53. I made these with pickled jalapeños and it turned out amazing! Definitely going to be part of my meal prep option.

  54. Just made a double batch for our weekly meals and they are NOT going to last! This is awesome!

    1. I double the recipe but I dont know if its me or what but every time i make this, it takes about an hour to fully cook, do you have that same issue when you double the recipe?

      1. Are you using a casserole dish that is too small so the casserole is too thick/tall? The beef is already cooked before you add it to the casserole dish so all you are cooking is the cheese sauce and to ensure the flavour is infused throughout the keto cheeseburger casserole. It should take no longer than 25 minutes. Let’s see if we can figure out what is going wrong here.

  55. Nadine - Texas, USA says:

    I’ve made this a few times. My husband and I are keto, but, just like other reviewers, it’s a whole family favorite! Our kids love it and even ask for it. It tastes exactly like a cheeseburger. Thanks for a great recipe.

  56. I’m not sure what I did wrong. I’ll eat almost anything, but I thought this was awful. I love pickles but I really regret putting them in there, the top tasted more like egg than cheese. I’ve ate it a couple days now because i hate wasting food, but I think the main killer for me is the topping, it just does not taste good.

    Regardless, thank you for the recipe, as I try more things on my Keto journey.

  57. Oh my goodness!!! I just made this for the family and we are IN LOVE!!! So easy, so yummy. We really likes it with a drizzle of sugar free ketchup. Thank you so much!

  58. So the comments about it turning into an omlette scare me. I dont want to notice the egg at all. Also, what about mayo in place of the cream or half cream half mayo? Won’t need egg if you just use mayo am I right? Anyone do this?

    1. Auntie Mel says:

      I made this last night. I used two eggs, and a half cup of half and half, and one pound of beef. The egg was not noticeable, and it was delicious.

    2. Make sure you mix it well. The forst time i did it i beat the egg before adding the rest of the ingredients. Came out like a cheese sauce. 2nd time it was a bit eggie and i realized i half mixed. Now i know!

  59. Made this for the first time tonight, excellent! I read the comments before I started so I knew to beat the eggs well and drain the beef. Thank you to everyone who commented! I didn’t use pickles, instead I put a few dots of sweet relish on top of the beef/bacon layer then spread them out a bit. Not so keto friendly but there isn’t much in a portion and it’s much quicker than dealing with pickles. Hubby asked me what I thought of it as he went for seconds. I quite enjoyed this and he did too! I had much more beef than called for, I used all 3 eggs and beat them well before the whipping cream and yellow mustard went in.There was no eggy taste. I will definitely make this again!

  60. Such a great dish! Absolutely love love love this! Thank you for the great site – I tell everyone I know about it!!!

  61. How many servings is this recipe?

    1. Serves 6. The serving for each recipe is to be found just above the ingredient list. You can also dial up how many servings you would like to make, and the ingredients will magically recalculate for you.

    2. how much is a serving? I see where you said you can change but how much is just one serving? maybe I am missing something lol, its been that kind of day.

  62. I made this a few times and it always comes out true. It’s delicious. Awesome recipe.

  63. I know that keto is supposed to include extra fat, but putting it all together raw would leave it in a puddle of grease, even with very lean meat.
    I’d have to cook and drain the meat first.
    It does sound good that way.

    1. What size baking dish do you use? I was not sure if it was like a lasagna pan or 8 or 9” square.

      1. The image of the dish above shows it as a 9 x 9.

    2. Meh… to each their own. I do have certain casseroles that I make with raw ground beef and they can get a tad greasy but if you go with leaner beef it’s still good. IMO anyway Haha. I enjoy the flavour though. Maybe not everyone’s cup of tea!

  64. Obviously drain the grease before you put it all together but this dish is seriously one of the best for Keto! The one thing I did Different that I loved Is that I took It out a couple of mins before, switched the oven to broil and did that for a couple of minutes to get a nice crispy crust on the top. So good!

  65. Just to make it clear because the photos of stuff that you might need is confusing.pre- Shredded cheese isn’t keto because they add cornstarch to it to stop clumping

    1. Check your brands, the one I buy doesn’t have added cornstarch. The nutrition panel for the pre-shredded cheese I buy has 0.5g carbs per 100g. Ye-ha!

  66. Amanda & Jerry NeSmith says:

    My husband and me just made this recipe and couldn’t determine portion until after we had already divided out our meal although this meal was very flavorful . Was a bit runny but that was from the fat grease and our cheese sauce didn’t thicken any oh well the casserole was delicious!

    1. Kelly Seybold says:

      what is the portion size?

  67. Kendra Capalbo says:

    I apologize if someone else already asked this question but I was wondering what ratio fat the ground beef is that you used to calculate the nutritional information. Looking forward to trying this!

    1. I tend to use 80/20 ground/minced beef in most recipes but for this one, I think I selected 85/15 so there isn’t so much fat in the casserole.

  68. I used 0 carb dill relish instead of dicing pickles. Makes it even easier!

  69. Tammy June Combs says:

    I made this tonight with a side salad per your recommendation 🙂 Thanks so much! My pickiest eater ate some and said it would be good to make it again! I had to substitute onion powder for the onion – I think he doesn’t like the crunch.

  70. What kind of grated cheese to use? and I am the only one in the house that is eating a Keto diet and want to be sure that I don’t waste what if fix

    1. Ronald Isaacs says:

      I made one and ate it for lunch at work for a week

    2. I used the Mexican cheese grated. It’s Colby , Monterrey jack and cheddar. Delicious!

  71. What’s the serving size for the macros above?

  72. Fuailelagi says:

    5 stars
    This was a hit with my family! Thanks so much 🙂

  73. 5 stars
    This came out great!! I think it’s best to brown your meat ahead of time and try and get it in small crumbles vs bigger chunks. Personally I didn’t notice any egg taste (like some of the reviews commented). I used Yancy’s Fancy pepperoni cheese in the cheese mixture then used plain cheddar on top, only because I ran out. Will definitely make again and try other cheese versions than cheddar. On nights when I use plain cheddar I’m thinking of trying to incorporate a hot sauce. A burger chain here in the U.S. has a great one so I may try to copy. Or a version that has mushrooms and blue cheese. I didn’t add the bacon as I’m not a big fan but on this I think it would be good. Didn’t take more than the 15 minutes to cook, The serving is a little large for me unless you serve it with something light like a salad. So might try to cut into a little smaller pieces. And I’d say this would be great for picky eaters/children. They could probably even choose what toppings they wanted. I bet you could even make in individual serving dishes and everyone could create their own ‘burger’ Thanks for another great recipe Libby.

    1. Yes! Freeze as individual portions so you have a healthy low-carb freezer ready meal for an emergency! It will stop the takeouts and save $$$. Yay.

      1. But do you freeze it after you cook it in the oven? Or can you prepare it completely except for baking it, and then freeze it?

          1. Linda schmidt says:

            Can you cut this in half

  74. 3 stars
    Honest review:. For me, this was not great. I didn’t fully understand the cream and egg mixture… It kind of came out soft and custard like which didn’t really go well with the ground beef in terms of texture. The cream cheese was lost and did not add much. Also, not enough cheese, and not enough bacon, which was also lost because it was buried. Don’t mean to be the sour puss, but felt that the reviews here were almost entirely five star, do needed a balanced voice. I do like the concept. I may retool this. Would put the ground beef below, layer with a cream cheese/sour cream/green onion layer, maybe another ground beef layer, then melted cheese, topped with bacon. Something like that I guess, adding in some olive oil to the ground beef to make the macros keto friendly.

  75. Serena Williams says:

    1 star
    It’s super nasty lol not as good as it sounds. Very greasy.

  76. 5 stars
    I actually made for the first time and it was so delicia it wasn’t greasy or anything . My husband and I are the whole casserole! Thank you for your recipe

    1. What size casserole dish did you use?

  77. What size pan is being used? It’s definitely NOT a 9×9 because the pictures clearly show a rectangular pan.

  78. 5 stars
    I made this to nite with half and half. Combine cream cheese with sour cream and green onion. I did six slices of bacon. One pound of ground round. And 1 and 1/2 cups of shredded cheddar. Put sugar free ketchup on top by Heinz. delicipus!

  79. 5 stars
    I made some changes to make this more Keto friendly.
    First I brought this up to 9 servings for my family
    Replace the onion with dehydrated onion (1 Tbsp) dehd. has less carbs than fresh
    Add Worcestershire sauce (1 Tbsp) for a more meaty (umami) flavor
    No one uses medium eggs. Change to 4 large eggs
    Change mustard to 3 tsp dry mustard to keep the cheesy flavor, but takes the mustardy flavor out
    Remove pickles and have people add them to their own serving
    Remember… these are based on changing the recipe to 9 servings.

    This brought the carbs down to 1g per serving.

  80. 5 stars
    I made mine (for the first time) yesterday with ground turkey. Really delicious. Thank you!!!

  81. 5 stars
    Yum! This actually tastes like a cheeseburger.
    Reading the comments, I think people need to realise that the ‘cheese sauce’ isn’t trying to be bechamel.. Its replicating the mayo-melted-cheese flavours you’d get in a cheeseburger.
    This made me one for dinner and one for the freezer (feeding two people). We served it with cauliflower mash.
    Thanks for creating a recipe and sharing it, I appreciate how simple to follow they are!

  82. 4 stars
    I know the serving size is 6, but can anyone tell me how much that ends up being? I made a batch and some was eaten and now I can’t divide up properly.

  83. 5 stars
    This is definitely one to try. I don’t like mustard so don’t have it in my cupboard. What could I use instead?

  84. 5 stars
    We have a new baby so my brain is kinda mush. I made this last night ’cause I figured it would be delicious (it was) and easy (which is also was). Anyway, we were eating it in a zoned out exhausted state and I said to my wife “you know what would be good? If you took a piece of this casserole and put to between 2 pieces of bread” She looked at me like I was dropped as a baby. I then realized what I had said and we both had a good laugh. Then the baby laughed.
    Thanks for putting it together.

    I added some liquid smoke and Worcestershire sauce to the gr beef to give it a little pep.

    1. This turned out great with some minor modifications based on what I had on hand and my picky husband not liking things that are “too eggy”. He and everyone else loved it and ig.
      – used 2 eggs instead of 3
      – drained the ground beef before adding in the cream cheese
      – used some club house garlic plus seasoning and tossed in a cubed up green pepper with the onions
      – used 4 cloves of garlic (what can I say, we love our garlic)
      – used bacons bits and no pickles in the bake
      _ used fresh lettuce, tomatoes, chopped red onions and pickles as garnish (added another crunchy, fresh texture)

  85. Scott Haggins says:

    5 stars
    I see the nutrition but it doesn’t say serving size??? Anyone know

  86. 5 stars
    Well, I modified this a bit, but it turned out fantastic! I completely forgot to add the mustard, but I have a recipe for keto cheeseburger stromboli that includes sugar free ketchup so I added some to the “sauce ” . Didn’t add the pickles as I don’t like them when they’re cooked, and I put my bacon on top of the cheese topping instead of underneath so it would stay crispy. Had to bake it almost an hour but I think that was because of the additional moisture from my ketchup. My BF has been taking it for lunches with a side salad for the last few days and can’t stop raving about this recipe so thank you so much for sharing it, I’ll be making this many times in the future, it’s great comfort food!!!!

  87. 5 stars
    Has anyone tried this in the slow cooker with a tea towel on the lid?

  88. Iwanna Shoptaugh says:

    5 stars
    Great and wonderful dish

  89. Stacey Nieuwenhoff says:

    5 stars
    When I made this I thought it would taste really good with a little bit of ranch dressing. This would probably add about 1 net carb per serving I think.

  90. 5 stars
    Delicious! I used more bacon and incorporated some pickles.

  91. 5 stars
    looking for low carb meals for me that my guys will like and this was a real hit. It tastes great.They ate theirs on Hamburger buns while I stuck to eating it plain.One question though, it came out more like a fritatta especially around the edges. Did I do something wrong? I read it several times and I didn’t see where the sauce should be heated and the cheese melted-just mixed cold and pored over the meat mixture.I’d appreciate your opinion on why it was like that

    1. 5 stars
      I’m chuffed that you and your kiddos loved this recipe, it’s my 12-year old’s favourite recipe when it’s his night to cook dinner. I wonder if your dish too small so there was a large amount of cheat’s cheese sauce on the top to create a frittata crust? The genius about the cheats cheese sauce is that no prior cooking is required. Just pour it over and voila. I’m sure it will improve the next time you give it a go. Has anyone else here had this problem? How did you solve it so we can help Kathy?

      1. 5 stars
        I didn’t see anywhere where it said what size dish to use.

      2. 5 stars
        What size dish is recommended?

  92. 4 stars
    I was overall really impressed with this! But IMO 3 eggs was too many (would use 2 next time), and 1 clove of garlic was definitely NOT enough! I will definitely make this again.

  93. 2 stars
    I was very disappointed. To start I followed the instructions exactly and it was greasy. I wasnt sure if I should strain my meat. I assumed that since you’re adding cream cheese that you leave it because no where in the instructions does it say to strain. Bad idea. I feel sick to my stomach from all the grease. Also the cheesy sauce ended up way too eggy and just overall didnt look appealing. I do not think I will be making this again.

    1. 5 stars
      I’m sorry to read you didn’t enjoy this, it is one of the most loved and enjoyed recipes here, especially for families. As per the recipe, try not to choose super fatty ground beef, otherwise, as you have discovered, too much fat will render out.

      1. 5 stars
        I made this tonight. I decided to cook a whole lb. Of bacon in my free pan. Then I browned my ground beef. It was a lot of grease at that point so I drained off most of it then added the onion, garlic and eventually the cream cheese. I am not a person to use exact measurements because I’m used to cooking for a big family. I probably had 2lbs of ground beef. I used 3 eggs. Little more of the whipping cream. Anyway this was amazing.
        You should definitely try it again, but drain your meat. 10 stars from my family.
        Thanks for sharing!

      2. 5 stars
        I absolutely love this recipe, made it many times over, sometimes with tomato purée, today I’ve used Italian herb seasoning. I make enough for a few meals, and have it cold with salad or with the garlic bread….I use 5%fat beef, and usually fry the bacon with

  94. 4 stars
    Very delicious! I took the advice and used 2 eggs instead of 3 and drained the fat off the beef. I drizzled sugar free ketchup on it before baking and also placed under the broiler for a few minutes. This is a keeper!! Taste just like a cheeseburger!

  95. 5 stars
    Well, you have to think during prep ingredients as well while cooking…. Don’d blame people because of your stupidity Kimberly

    1. 5 stars
      I follow this recipe exact and it is always amazing! This is one of my go to recipes! I have to make it at least two to three times a month. I made it for my in laws and they loved it as well! Thank you so much!

  96. Ismael Lopez says:

    5 stars
    Are the nutrition facts per serving or for the whole recipe?

  97. john harding says:

    This recipe will not print, and if saved the page will not open. If that is characteristic of the site, it’s practically useless.

    1. 5 stars
      Wow John, learn how to use a computer. Click, drag, copy, print. How hard is that? They did a great job on the recipe with US or metric measurements, and adjustable servings! Just go away.

    2. 5 stars
      I make this all of the time for my family. I add fresh tomatoes into the cheese sauce and fresh jalapeños in with the onions. Perfect every time!

  98. 5 stars
    I made this tonight and it was really good. Thanks!!!

  99. 4 stars
    Thank you. My dad loved this. We are totally going to do this again. But I did make a few changes. Instead, we use two cups of ground beef, Natures Seasoning instead of salt and pepper, and only half an onion. We don’t like mustard or pickles so we didn’t use those. But thank you very much for this recipe. He really liked it. Thanks again! ; – )

  100. Anna Funnell says:

    5 stars
    Made this last night and served with salad and mayo, and my non-keto burger-loving husband and teenage son LOVED it and didn’t even notice that they’d eaten an entirely keto meal! They even asked me to make it again! Win! 🙂

  101. 5 stars
    This was great, I did change one or two things but mostly kept it as is, I used vegan cheese as I can’t eat regular cheese, and I used minced/ground chicken as I can’t eat beef too often, other than that I kept it as it, and I drained the chicken as well as I didn’t want any grease happening.
    I am the only person here so I froze the rest for meals during the week, when I want it I take out a portion zap it in the microwave for about 4 minutes or so and wala dinner 🙂
    Thank you for a great recipe

  102. Jo Harwood says:

    5 stars
    We love this quick and simple to make but sooo tasty. Tastes even better the next day. A real favourite

  103. 5 stars
    Hi just have a question before I make this. What can I sub the bacon with?

    Thanks in advance
    Best Regards

    1. 5 stars
      Are you crazy? Remove bacon? Only kidding, you can omit the bacon entirely or add something that you can tolerate or prefer such as turkey bacon or another cheeseburger staple.

  104. 5 stars
    I thought the fats were to be kept very low this seems high.

  105. What is a serving size please

    1. Hello, a serving size is 1/6th of the casserole. I just cut the casserole into 6 even pieces and serve.