Low-Carb Bacon Cheeseburger Casserole

A Low-Carb Bacon Cheeseburger Casserole is a delectable and hearty dish that encapsulates the flavors of a classic American cheeseburger but in a comforting, casserole form. This dish begins with a base layer of ground beef, which is generously seasoned with typical burger seasonings like salt, pepper, garlic powder, and onion powder, ensuring each bite is packed with savory flavors.

The ground beef is then cooked until perfectly browned and crumbly, forming the ideal foundation for this casserole. Next, layers of crispy, smoky bacon are added. The bacon, either chopped or crumbled, provides a delightful crunch and a depth of flavor that is unmistakably reminiscent of a traditional bacon cheeseburger.

One of the key features of this casserole is its low carbohydrate content, making it a favorite among those following a keto or low-carb diet. This is achieved by omitting traditional burger components like buns and instead focusing on protein and fat-rich ingredients.

The next layer consists of a creamy, rich mixture often made with eggs and heavy cream. This mixture is poured over the cooked meat and bacon, enveloping them in a velvety, custard-like coating that, once baked, adds a luxurious texture to the dish.

The casserole is then liberally sprinkled with a generous amount of shredded cheese, typically cheddar or a blend of cheddar and another cheese like mozzarella or Monterey Jack. The cheese melts during baking, creating a gooey, irresistible top layer that beautifully browns and bubbles.

Additional burger-themed toppings can be added either before baking or as a garnish after baking. These might include diced pickles, chopped onions, sliced tomatoes, or even a drizzle of mustard and ketchup to truly mimic the cheeseburger experience.

The casserole is baked until the egg mixture is set and the cheese is perfectly melted and slightly crispy at the edges. The result is a rich, satisfying dish that’s both comforting and familiar, yet novel in its presentation. Each serving delivers the beloved taste of a bacon cheeseburger, but in a form that’s ideal for sharing at gatherings, family dinners, or as a make-ahead meal for a busy week. This Low-Carb Bacon Cheeseburger Casserole is a creative twist on traditional comfort food, satisfying cravings while adhering to dietary preferences.

Ingredients

  • 2 pounds ground beef
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • ½ teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 pound cooked bacon, cut into pieces
  • 8 eggs
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 (12 ounce) package shredded Cheddar cheese, divided

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Cook and stir beef with garlic and onion powder until browned and crumbly, 5 to 7 minutes. Drain and discard grease.
  3. Spread beef onto the bottom of a 9×13-inch casserole pan. Stir in bacon pieces.
  4. Whisk eggs, heavy cream, salt, and pepper in a medium bowl until well combined. Stir in 8 ounces Cheddar cheese.
  5. Pour egg mixture over the beef and bacon. Top with the remaining 4 ounces cheese.
  6. Bake in the preheated oven until golden brown on top, 30 to 35 minutes.

Nutrition Facts (Per Serving, assuming 8 servings)

  • Calories: Approximately 700-800 kcal
  • Protein: High (from beef, bacon, eggs, cheese)
  • Carbohydrates: Low (mainly from dairy, minor contribution from onion powder and garlic)
  • Fats: High (from beef, bacon, eggs, cheese, heavy cream)
  • Fiber: Low (minimal vegetable content)
  • Sugar: Very low (no added sugars; minor natural sugars from dairy)
  • Sodium: High (from bacon, cheese, added salt)

ENJOY!

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14 thoughts on “Low-Carb Bacon Cheeseburger Casserole”

  1. This looks like such an easy recipe to make and sounds very yummy! I plan on making this dish this week. Thank you for the amazing recipes

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    • Nutrition Facts (Per Serving, assuming 8 servings)
      Calories: Approximately 700-800 kcal
      Protein: High (from beef, bacon, eggs, cheese)
      Carbohydrates: Low (mainly from dairy, minor contribution from onion powder and garlic)
      Fats: High (from beef, bacon, eggs, cheese, heavy cream)
      Fiber: Low (minimal vegetable content)
      Sugar: Very low (no added sugars; minor natural sugars from dairy)
      Sodium: High (from bacon, cheese, added salt)

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