This cheeseburger pie is a combination of ground beef, cheese, bacon and seasonings, all baked together to golden brown perfection. Top your hamburger pie with pickles, lettuce and tomato for a family friendly dinner that everyone will love!
When it comes to dinner time, you can’t go wrong with a cheesy casserole! My family goes crazy over beef noodle casserole, Mexican casserole and this easy cheeseburger pie.
Everyone loves a good cheeseburger, and this cheeseburger pie is like your favorite burger served up in casserole form! It’s a simple mix of ingredients and takes just minutes to put together, but the end result is a comfort food classic that’s sure to be a hit.
How do you make cheeseburger pie?
This recipe is a blend of ground beef, bacon and onions which all get cooked together in a skillet. The meat mixture goes into a pie plate and a layer of shredded cheddar cheese is sprinkled over the top. The final step is a batter made with milk, eggs and baking mix. Pour the batter over the meat, then bake until golden brown. Add your favorite burger toppings and dinner is served!
Tips for cheeseburger pie
- I use 90% lean ground beef for this recipe – it has plenty of flavor but isn’t overly greasy. If you choose to use a meat with higher fat content, be sure to drain off any excess grease before proceeding with the recipe.
- This recipe works best in a deep dish 9 inch pie pan or a regular 10 inch pie pan. If you use a standard 9 inch pie pan it won’t be large enough to hold all the batter.
- I recommend using freshly grated cheese for this recipe – the pre-shredded kind in a bag is coated with anti-caking agents and it doesn’t melt as well.
- Top your pie with your favorite burger fixings such as shredded lettuce, tomato, pickles, bacon, red onion and avocado.
- You can assemble your pie up to 8 hour before you plan to bake it. Store the pie covered in the refrigerator until you’re ready to put it in the oven. You may need to increase the cooking time to compensate for starting with a cold casserole.
- This pie is hearty enough to stand alone as a full meal. I often serve it with a green salad or steamed vegetable such as broccoli or green beans.
Cheeseburger pie variations
There are so many different ways to customize this recipe to suit your preferences!
- Protein: Try ground turkey or mild Italian sausage instead of ground beef.
- Cheese: While I typically use cheddar cheese, other great options are pepper jack, swiss or mozzarella.
- Vegetables: You can add some vegetables to your pie such as sauteed mushrooms or peppers, or canned green chiles.
- Spices: Try adding some chili powder, smoked paprika or garlic powder to the batter.
No matter how you serve your cheeseburger pie, it’s sure to become a part of your regular dinner rotation!
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- 6 slices bacon chopped
- 1 pound ground beef I use 90% lean
- 1/2 cup onion finely diced
- salt and pepper to taste
- 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
- 1/2 cup baking mix such as Bisquick
- 1 cup milk
- 2 eggs
- cooking spray
- assorted toppings such as shredded lettuce, diced tomatoes and pickles
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Coat a 9 inch deep dish pie pan or regular 10 inch pie pan with cooking spray.
- Place a large skillet over medium high heat. Add the bacon and cook until crisp, 4-5 minutes.
- Remove the bacon from the pan and place on a paper towel. Drain all but 1 teaspoon of bacon grease from the pan.
- Add the ground beef and onion to the pan. Cook for 6-7 minutes, breaking up the beef with a spatula.
- Stir in the salt, pepper and garlic powder and cook for 1 more minute.
- Add 2/3 of the bacon back to the pan, reserving the remaining bacon for garnish.
- Place the meat mixture in the pie plate. Sprinkle the cheese over the top.
- In a medium bowl, whisk together the Bisquick, milk and eggs. Pour the batter over the meat and cheese in the pie plate.
- Bake for 25 minutes or until pie is golden brown and a knife inserted into the center comes out clean.
- Top with remaining bacon and burger toppings such as tomatoes and lettuce.
- Cut into wedges and serve immediately.
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Do you think a pancake batter (without sugar in it) would work for this recipe?
Do you think a premade pie crust would work with this recipe? If yes, would you put it on top or on the bottom?
Kids thought this was sooo good! We parents also enjoyed it.
I made this last night with ground turkey and it was delicious! Love this new recipe!
I love this simple Cheeseburger Pie recipe. It calls for things I usually already have on hand and it’s put together in minutes. Not a lot of fuss going on in this recipe, which makes it perfect for any night of the week. I lightened it up just a smidge by using reduced-fat sharp cheddar cheese, 1% milk and 93% lean ground beef, making one serving of this delicious pie only 7 WW SmartPoints (on the Blue plan). Keeping with the healthy theme, I served it up with what I call the Family Salad Bar. I let everyone make their own side salads with what they want on it.
This is best recipe ever! This looks so yummy and I can’t wait to make it!
Yes I love this mixture of a recipe. I would use turkey burger because I stopped the red meat. I agree with you adding with a salad or some fresh veggies is so ideal!
I’m always looking for new recipe ideas. This looks like a delicious one!
I feel like licking my screen. Your pictures says it all. Cheeseburger is definitely a must try
The recipe sounds really great and truly it is worth a try. And I will give it a try.
I love finding a new recipe to try. I’m always so scared I am going to mess it up somehow. This looks easy enough for me though. Thanks!