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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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