Keto bacon burger casserole

A cheeseburger in keto paradise? Sure. Put your "two all beef patties, special sauce, tomatoes, cheese, pickles..." AND bacon into a keto casserole. Then dig in and enjoy!
A cheeseburger in keto paradise? Sure. Put your "two all beef patties, special sauce, tomatoes, cheese, pickles..." AND bacon into a keto casserole. Then dig in and enjoy!
4 servingservings


  • 1 tablespoon 1 tablespoon butter
  • 7 oz. 200 g bacon
  • 1 lb 450 g ground beef
  • 2 2 dill pickle, finely choppeddill pickles, finely chopped
  • 2 2 tomatotomatoes
  • 1 1 garlic clovegarlic cloves (optional)
  • 2 2 eggeggs
  • 2 tablespoons 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 1 cup 225 ml heavy whipping cream
  • 7 oz. 200 g shredded cheddar cheese
  • salt and pepper
  • 513 oz. 150 g lettuce
  • 4 tablespoons 4 tablespoons olive oil


Instructions are for 4 servings. Please modify as needed.

  1. Preheat the oven to 400°F (200°C). Dice the bacon into smaller pieces and fry in butter over medium heat.
  2. Add ground beef to the pan and increase the heat slightly. Continue frying while stirring until the ground beef is cooked through.
  3. Chop dill pickles and tomatoes and add to the pan along with minced garlic, seasonings and ⅔ of the cheese.
  4. Grease a baking dish and add ground beef mixture.
  5. Mix eggs, cream and tomato paste in a small bowl. Season to taste.
  6. Pour the egg mixture over the ground beef and add the rest of the cheese on top.
  7. Bake for 15-20 minutes or until the casserole turns golden brown.
  8. Serve with lettuce and olive oil.


Want onions with that? Perhaps a thin slice, raw, served as a garnish? An 1/8″ thick slice of a medium onion adds about 1g net carbs.


  1. Aiva
    It's really delicious! It will nicely pair with cauliflower "rice!"
  2. Barbara R.
    This looks awesome! Does anyone know if you can freeze this, since it has cream in it? I'm having hip replacement surgery soon and need to batch cook so I can stay keto during my recovery.
  3. Victoria
    I've made similar dishes and have frozen them successfully, so I think you're safe freezing this. There are a lot of frozen meals with cream, milk in them =)
  4. Jan
    How big is a serving size? Or, how many does the recipe serve?
  5. Denise
    Recipes on this site show the number of servings right above the ingredients list. (between the title word "Ingredients" and the actual list)
    This recipe is written for 4 servings. You can change the number of servings using the little down arrow beside the number to change it to a different number of servings. When you do, the quantity of ingredients adjusts automatically.
  6. charity power
    what is a servings size
  7. Karen
    This was delicious. I made the recipe for 4, but divided it into 6 servings, as the protein is too high for me. I used canned diced tomatoes rather than fresh and a mixture of cheeses I had on hand rather than cheddar. Very filling. It paired well with lettuce. I might consider adding more seasoning, like onion powder, seasoned salt, etc, next time.
  8. Andrew
    The flavour was good, but the presentation was terrible. The bacon and beef grease interacted with the cheese and made it look like dog food.
  9. Richard
    I have made this several times. The first time I did not drain any of the fat, the other times I did. It is great. My husband and I love it and have snuck some "diet" food in on our kids. Highly recommend
  10. Kari Hess
    Just made this tonight for the first time. As we'd made Fat Head pizza last night, I had left over Italian sausage so I substituted 1/2 of the ground beef for the sausage. It added a really great flavor. I did drain the meat prior to adding to it and I agree that I think that is a necessary step that is missing from the recipe, also added a little onion powder. My husband and I both loved this meal and I'll admit...I wasn't expecting much.
  11. Tatiana
    This is my favorite meal of all. I love each of the ingredients and I love the casserole as a whole. I use the recipe for 4 servings and that's enough for 5 lunches at work. It may not look like haute cuisine, I agree, but for me it's absolutely delicious and if you saw me and my colleagues, you'd say that in our office canteen I'm the happiest person :)
  12. Wendyh
    Is there a breakdown of calories, fats, and protein. All I can see is carbs per serving.
  13. Carole
    Yet another win-win recipe from the casserole section! Excellent combination of ingredients, and I've added it to my growing list of favorites. I made the recipe exactly as written except I added some chopped red onion to the meat mix. I got some thick apple cherrywood bacon at the store, and it added wonderful flavour. Very tasty, and everyone liked it.
  14. Timi
    this is amazingly tasty! XX
  15. Brenda
    Doubled the recipe,
    Loved the flavor, used Turkey burger, so no grease, but still wasn't the best looking.
    Not that i care, but next time, I'll just try the single recipe.
  16. Sarah M
    Are the nutrition facts for the whole thing or for a single serving?
    Reply: #17
  17. Peter Biörck Team Diet Doctor
    Hi Sarah!

    They are per serving.

    Are the nutrition facts for the whole thing or for a single serving?

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