Cozy Bacon Cheeseburger Casserole (grain Free and keto friendly)

It’s cold.  Which means I’m all about the cozy things.  Cozy blankets, cozy sweaters and cozy food.  We came up with this Bacon Cheeseburger Casserole, not long after this Buffalo Chicken one.  Because casseroles are the yummiest.

CASSEROLES MAKE MEAL PREP EASY

Here’s the thing about casseroles.  I don’t love to make them, but I love to eat them.  If you follow, you know most of my recipes are super easy (like throw it in a bowl and make a wish easy), but casseroles are a bit more involved, making them my not so fave.  The good news is that once you set your mind to it, it’s really not that bad.   In fact, this is one of the easier casseroles I’ve made. And, they really stretch when you’re meal prepping covering multiple days worth of lunches or dinners.

Cozy Bacon Cheeseburger Casserole grain Free and keto friendly

AND, THEN THERE’S THE BACON

My favorite part of this cheeseburger casserole is the bacon.  Because…I mean, do we even need to go into detail about why the bacon is awesome?  The keto diet allowed us to bring more bacon into our lives which has been absolutely magical.  We don’t overdo it (like, it’s SO not healthy to eat a plate of bacon as a meal, guys) – but, we do incorporate a little bacon into our lives when meal prepping a few weeks per month and don’t feel one bit guilty about it.

Cozy Bacon Cheeseburger Casserole grain Free and keto friendly

DON’T FORGET THE EXTRAS!

The cool thing about this casserole is that you can stick whatever you want in (or on it) based upon how you like to eat your burger.  Sometimes we make it with onions, other times we don’t.  Sometimes we add some extra seasoning (you know my heart belongs to Everything But the Bagel seasoning) and sometimes we don’t.

Cozy Bacon Cheeseburger Casserole grain Free and keto friendly

You can dice up pickles and sprinkle them on top, serve it in between a couple of lettuce leaves to make it feel more like a “burger” or add a little sugar-free ketchup (which we do) and mustard (which I never do because mustard is my arch nemesis).  I bet it would be really good with some blue cheese or gorgonzola sprinkled on top or steak sauce?  The options are endless for this nifty little bacon cheeseburger casserole!

Cozy Bacon Cheeseburger Casserole grain Free and keto friendly

GREAT FOR LOW CARB, HIGH-FAT DIETS

If you’re eating a low carb, high fat diet this cheeseburger casserole is perfect.  With just 2 net carbs per serving, it’s a great choice.  Its definitely high in fat (42 grams) and protein (43), so if you’re like me and you only eat around 60 grams of protein per day, you’ll want to take note in planning your breakfast and lunch.

Cozy Bacon Cheeseburger Casserole grain Free and keto friendly

BACON CHEESEBURGER CASSEROLE RECIPE

The recipe is below!  Enjoy it and let me know how you dress it up with condiments and extras.  I love new ideas.

Cozy Bacon Cheeseburger Casserole grain Free and keto friendly

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Bacon Cheeseburger Casserole
This bacon cheeseburger casserole is absolutely delicious and perfect for stretching your weekly meal prep (makes multiple lunches or dinners and stores in the fridge wonderfully).
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Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  2. While the oven is preheating, cook the bacon in a skillet over medium heat until crisp. Remove from pan. *We don't drain the grease before the next step because cooking in bacon fat is AMAZING. But, if you don't want the extra fat (or flavor), drain the grease.
  3. Add the ground beef to the skillet, season with your choice of seasoning, add the minced garlic and cook on medium heat (crumbling along the way) until its browned to your liking. Add the onion and other veggies you're including (or omit veggies).
  4. Add the cream cheese and cook over low heat, stirring slowly until everything is combined (it's not a science. I just make sure the cream cheese is melted and the ingredients mixed in).
  5. To get 6 good-size servings, use a two quart, 7″ x 11″ rectangular baking dish (or 8x8, square). Spread the meat mixture into the baking dish, top with bacon (either whole slices or in bits) and set aside,
  6. In a separate large bowl, whisk the eggs, hot sauce and heavy whipping cream. Then pour it over the meat mixture until meat is covered with the "sauce".
  7. Top with cheddar cheese.
  8. Bake for 30-35 minutes, until top is crispy. Serve with veggie of your choice! We like broccoli.
Recipe Notes

NUTRITIONAL INFO

SERVING SIZE: 6 servings

MACROS:  582 calories | 43 g fat | 42 g protein |  2 g net carbs

Nutritional Info Disclaimer:  I am not a medical or nutritional professional.  I provide nutritional information for my recipes as a courtesy based upon the ingredients I'm using.  I encourage you to find a nutritional calculator you like best and calculate individual nutrition info based upon the ingredients you are using.  All carb counts are based upon total carbs unless otherwise noted.

HERE’S A GREAT BUFFALO CHICKEN CASSEROLE RECIPE BEFORE YA GO!


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If you love bacon, this cheeseburger casserole is going to win you over.  It's grain free, sugar-free and keto friendly.  Perfect for LCHF eaters and totally delish.

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