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Everything but the Bun Cheeseburger Casserole

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Last Updated on September 7, 2019

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!

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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!

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!

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.

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Yield: 4

Everything but the Bun Cheeseburger Casserole

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

1. 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.

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

3. 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.

4. 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.

5. 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.

6. 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).



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keto Cheeseburger Casserole

Alex

Sunday 29th of September 2019

Serving it with BBQ sauce sounds like such a yummy idea!

Erin

Sunday 29th of September 2019

What a great idea! I have a hard time giving up the bun, too, but I'd love to try this.

Megan Stevens

Sunday 29th of September 2019

We love this kind of comfort food casserole. Thanks for the fun and delicious kid and family-friendly recipe!!

Hope Pearce

Saturday 28th of September 2019

Love the idea of all of the flavours from a burger without the bun! Looks super tasty!

Meredith

Friday 27th of September 2019

I really need to start making more casseroles! This cheeseburger dinner looks delicious and like a whole family pleaser!

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