This is the famous cheesy keto bacon cheeseburger casserole that went viral last month. Why? Because all the parenting groups out there discovered it - see why!
What kid doesn't like a cheeseburger for dinner? Just don't tell them it's a healthy version!
This is the favourite recipe for my 13-year-old son. It's also his favourite recipe that he wants to cook every week on his cooking night (yes, each of my kiddos and hubby has a cooking night).
Top Tip: Start a family dinner roster PLUS print off your favourite low-carb and keto recipes into a folder so your kids can choose healthy meal options.
Keto Bacon Cheeseburger Casserole
What I love about cheesy keto bacon cheeseburger casserole, is that you can prepare the quick and easy cheeseburger casserole while you are waiting for your oven to heat to the required temperature.
Sprinkle with shredded cheese, then pop the casserole in the oven.
Bake for 15 minutes until the cheese is golden and crispy.
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How To Layer Your Cheeseburger Casserole
1: Fry the beef with onion and garlic until thoroughly cooked and browned. Pour into your casserole dish.
2: Once the ground/minced beef layer is cooked, you sprinkle over the bacon.
3: Add some pickles/gherkins (pickled in vinegar, check for no added sugars)
4: Pour over the cheats cheese sauce, then add plenty of grated/shredded cheese to make a super cheesy crust.
How To Cook Cheeseburger Casserole FAST!
This recipe is so simple, it has to be seen to be believed.
But if you're running out of time, you can simply throw it all together and omitted the first step of browning and cooking the beef first.
Yes, that's right. I sometimes mix the raw beef, onion, garlic and cream cheese together, placed it in the casserole dish, continued with my cheats cheese sauce and the rest of the recipe.
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.
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What Could You Serve With A Low-Carb Cheeseburger Casserole?
In addition to the side dishes above, I love to serve this dish with a huge side salad and homemade 1-minute mayo.
Or sometimes a medley of veggies, including mustard mashed cauliflower.
HFLC Bacon Cheeseburger Casserole
- 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.
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