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Low carb, gluten free cheeseburger pie is a fantastic ground beef casserole type of meal. With all the flavors of your favorite burger served up as a slice of pie, you’ll be wondering this easy keto dinner has been all your life!
You’ve probably enjoyed your share of low carb casseroles made with ground beef; after all, casseroles are easy, family pleasing dinners. But have you ever made cheeseburger pie?
This crustless cheeseburger pie is like eating a burger without the mess. This easy burger recipe is gluten free and keto friendly and simple to customize to your family’s favorite flavors.
Ingredients In Crustless Cheeseburger Pie
This is basically a cheeseburger casserole: you combine your ingredients, bake, and serve. And it’s a recipe that you can might even be able to make last minute, as it uses common household ingredients (don’t you just adore recipes like that?).
So what do you need to make hamburger pie at home?
- Ground chuck (ground beef)
- Garlic powder
- Dry mustard
- Black pepper
- Heavy cream
- Shredded cheddar cheese
Optionally, you can add your favorite burger toppings, as well (more on that below!)
How To Make Easy Cheeseburger Pie
So how do you make this absolutely delicious low carb cheeseburger casserole? It’s so simple!
Because it’s a pie, you’ll use a 9” round pie plate. If you don’t have one, though, you can use an 8x8 casserole dish with no issues. Go ahead and make sure whatever you use is greased.
You’re going to pre-cook your beef with the onion in it for some added flavor. Drain it well and then spread it evenly across the bottom of your casserole pan.
In a mixing bowl, combine the eggs, heavy cream, and spices. Whisk them very well to make a creamy sauce. Pour it over the ground beef as evenly as possible.
Top with your shredded cheese and bake it until the cheese is all melted and bubbly. It will smell so good at this point that your family will be clamoring around, wondering where the burgers are!
You’ll want to let the cheeseburger pie rest for about 5 minutes before serving it, so that everything settles enough to plate it up.
Making Cheeseburger Casserole In The Slow Cooker
If you wanted to make this in the slow cooker, you’d follow the exact same steps and cook on low for 4-5 hours until the center of your pie has “set.” It’s a very simple recipe to move into a crockpot.
How To Serve Your Cheeseburger Pie
If you want to, you can add ingredients to your ground beef before adding the cream sauce. One of my favorites is to add a cup of chopped pickles. Bacon is also delicious added to it (isn’t it always, though!).
Really, you can add any of your favorite burger toppings layered over the meat and under the cheese before baking.
Alternately, you can chop up your toppings (think pickles, tomatoes, onions, shredded lettuce, bacon bits, jalapenos, etc) and everyone can sprinkle their topping of choice on their slice of hamburger pie.
One of our favorite ways to enjoy this low carb beef casserole dinner is served over a bed of shredded lettuce and sprinkled with freshly diced tomatoes and pickles. You can drizzle some sugar free ketchup, BBQ sauce, and/or mustard on top if you’d like, too.
Fun Variations For Cheeseburger Pie
If you don’t want to serve toppings on the side, this cheeseburger pie recipe can be used as a blank canvas for your favorite treats. Each time you make it, you can customize it to reflect a favorite burger.
Southern BBQ Burger
Instead of adding the onions to the beef, go ahead and caramelize them and spread on top. Serve with your favorite keto friendly BBQ sauce drizzled over it.
Like to heat up your meals? Top it with pickled jalapenos and use monterrey or pepper jack cheese instead. Bell peppers and onions are also delicious with this version.
Top your burger with sliced avocado, tomato, and purple onion...or a heap of guacamole. Use monterrey cheese.
Mushroom Bacon Swiss
Add some sauteed mushrooms, crispy bacon, and top with melted swiss cheese for this decadent, savory slice of cheeseburger casserole.
Don’t forget the fun flavors of pizza for your cheeseburger pie! Swap out the cheddar for mozzarella, add some pizza sauce, and throw some crispy pepperoni slices on top for good measure. Talk about combining two of your favorite foods!
Serving & Storing Your Low Carb Cheeseburger Casserole
Like most casseroles, you can prep this meal ahead of time and just bake it prior to serving.
To keep any leftovers fresh, store them in an airtight container and refrigerate them. They’ll keep up to a week.
For reheating, the microwave is fine. Whenever you have a cheese recipe, it’s always nice to sprinkle some water in the bottom of your dish around the food (just a tad!) and cover lightly before reheating as it will help the cheese melt again instead of dry up.
You can serve a slice of this on your favorite low carb bread for a burger sandwich or in a lettuce boat. It’s great with a fresh side salad or covered with chopped veggies.
And whatever you do, don’t forget the low carb fries! No burger dinner should be served without your favorite healthy french fries.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray a 9 inch round or 8x8 inch square casserole dish with coconut oil cooking spray.
Cook the ground beef/chuck with the onion. Drain well.
Spread the beef mixture evenly in the baking dish.
In a mixing bowl, whisk together the seasonings, eggs, and heavy cream. Slowly pour over the beef mixture so it sinks into the meat.
Top casserole with cheese.
Bake for 30 to 35 minutes or until the center is set. Allow the casserole to rest about 5 minutes before slicing.
Serve with cheeseburger toppings like pickles, mustard, lettuce, tomato, bacon, etc.
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Serving Size1/9 of Recipe
Amount Per Serving Calories 333Total Fat 25gCarbohydrates 3gFiber 0gProtein 21g