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Keto Cheeseburger Casserole

This Easy Cheeseburger Casserole resembles cheeseburgers in both its taste and its ability to satisfy. It is the perfect keto-friendly alternative that you can enjoy without sacrificing a smidgen of flavor.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time45 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Casserole
Servings: 8
Calories: 524kcal
Author: Wendy Polisi

Ingredients

  • 2 pounds ground beef
  • 1/2 cup diced onion
  • 1/2 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 6 ounces cream cheese cubed
  • 1/3 cup diced dill pickles I use Bubbies
  • 1/4 cup keto ketchup
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons yellow mustard
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper
  • 8 ounces cheddar cheese
  • Sauce:
  • 3 tablespoons mayonnaise sugar-free
  • 1 tablespoon yellow mustard
  • 2 teaspoons pickle juice sugar-free
  • For topping: shredded lettuce tomato, pickles, bacon

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Heat a skillet to medium-high heat.
  • Add ground beef, onion, and garlic, and cook until the ground beef starts to brown.
  • Stir in cream cheese and continue to cook until the meat is browned and the cream cheese melts.
  • Stir in pickles, ketchup, mustard, salt, and pepper.
  • Transfer to a casserole dish and top with cheese.
  • Bake for 30 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, stir together mayonnaise, yellow mustard, and pickle juice.
  • Remove the casserole from the oven and drizzle with the sauce.
  • Top with desired toppings and serve.

Notes

Variations:

  • To make Keto Bacon Cheeseburger Casserole, add 8 ounces of cooked and crumbled bacon to the ground beef just before you transfer it to the casserole dish.
  • I like to use cheddar cheese here, but any cheese that you like works here.
  • If you would like a bit more spice, add 1/2 teaspoon chili powder and 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper.
  • Ranch or Blue Cheese Dressing is excellent drizzled on top of this in place of the mayo/mustard sauce.

Nutrition

Calories: 524kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 28g | Fat: 44g | Saturated Fat: 19g | Cholesterol: 136mg | Sodium: 862mg | Potassium: 383mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 581IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 252mg | Iron: 3mg