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Casseroles are the perfect easy meal that everyone will love. This cheeseburger casserole is the perfect keto casserole for your kiddos and no one will miss the bun!

keto casserole

Reprinted with permission from The Keto Kids Cookbook by Sam Dillard, Page Street Publishing Co. 2019. Photo credit: Sam Dillard

I’m going to admit that my favorite food is hamburgers. Seriously, I could eat a cheeseburger every. single. day.

I remember the first time I went without a bun, it was weird. I wanted that bready goodness with each bite but my heath came first. I realized I need to take my power back from the piece of bread and went full lettuce wrap.

Now, I’m an adult so it was lot easier to make a rational decision about all the whys I should not have bread.

Try getting a kid to skip bread, nonetheless go full keto is often quite a bit harder.

Not anymore, Sam Dillard has created a genius book full of Keto recipes that anyone would love – especially kids!

Keto recipes like French toast sticks, cookie dough bites, cheesy garlic drop biscuits and more will have everyone happy with every bite. Get your own copy here!

What you’ll need for this recipe

  • ground beef
  • chopped white onion
  • garlic powder
  • eggs
  • diced tomatoes, drained
  • softened cream cheese
  • shredded mild cheddar cheese, divided
  • dill pickles
  • sesame seeds

How to make Everything but the Bun Cheeseburger Casserole

Preheat the oven to 375°F (190°C) and spray an 8 x 8–inch (20 x 20–cm) baking dish with nonstick cooking spray.

In a skillet over medium heat, brown the ground beef until it is fully cooked and no pink remains, about 7 to 10 minutes.

Carefully drain the grease from the pan and return the pan to the heat. Add the onions and garlic powder. Cook for 3 to 5 minutes, until the onions begin to soften.

Place the meat mixture in a large bowl and allow it to cool for 5 minutes. Crack the eggs into the bowl, add the diced tomatoes and stir into the meat mixture. Fold in the cream cheese and 1⁄2 cup (56 g) of the cheddar cheese.

Spoon the casserole into the baking dish. Top the casserole with the remaining 1⁄2 cup (56 g) of cheddar and place it into the oven. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes, or until the top is golden brown and the casserole is bubbling. Allow it to cool for 10 minutes before serving.

To serve, sprinkle the pickles and sesame seeds onto the casserole. Enjoy it with your favorite sauce.

If you like this Keto recipe, you’ll love:

Keto Chocolate Granola

Keto Pizza Crackers

Everything but the Bun Cheeseburger Casserole

Everything but the Bun Cheeseburger Casserole

Yield: 4
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 35 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes

Casseroles can be a
parent’s best friend. This recipe utilizes all the classic cheeseburger
toppings in one easy dish. Kids will love it because it tastes like the perfect
bite of a cheeseburger, and parents will love it because it has a short prep
time, leaving more time to relax with the family. Feel free to add your
family’s favorites, such as bacon or jalapeños or even top with shredded
lettuce for a little crunch!

Ingredients

  • 1 lb (454 g) ground beef
  • 1⁄4 cup (40 g) chopped white onion
  • 1⁄4 tsp garlic powder
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 (14.5-oz [411-g]) can diced tomatoes, drained
  • 4 oz (113 g) softened cream cheese
  • 1 cup (112 g) shredded mild cheddar cheese, divided
  • 1⁄4 cup (35 g) chopped dill pickles 1⁄4 tsp sesame seeds

Instructions

Preheat the oven to
375°F (190°C) and spray an 8 x 8–inch (20 x 20–cm) baking dish with nonstick
cooking spray.



In a skillet over
medium heat, brown the ground beef until it is fully cooked and no pink
remains, about 7 to 10 minutes.



Carefully drain the
grease from the pan and return the pan to the heat. Add the onions and garlic
powder. Cook for 3 to 5 minutes, until the onions begin to soften.



Place the meat
mixture in a large bowl and allow it to cool for 5 minutes. Crack the eggs into
the bowl, add the diced tomatoes and stir into the meat mixture. Fold in the
cream cheese and 1⁄2 cup (56 g) of the cheddar cheese.



Spoon the casserole
into the baking dish. Top the casserole with the remaining 1⁄2 cup (56 g) of
cheddar and place it into the oven. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes, or until the top
is golden brown and the casserole is bubbling. Allow it to cool for 10 minutes
before serving.



To serve, sprinkle
the pickles and sesame seeds onto the casserole. Enjoy it with your favorite sauce,
like BBQ (page 169), or try a tangy Burger Sauce (page 181).



keto Cheeseburger Casserole

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