Low Carb Cheeseburger Pie: Easy + Cheap + Hearty

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This easy and Low Carb Cheeseburger Pie is a quick dish that’s full of flavor.  This old Americana classic typically is a cheeseburger skillet type of dish (a Bisquick cheeseburger pie 9×13 style with a crust).  A hearty but lighter version that I created that the family loves is a low carb cheeseburger skillet without Bisquick or ANY crust. Trust me when I say that this low carb cheeseburger pie is heaven coming out of the oven and into your mouth because there’s a secret sauce in this bacon cheeseburger pie that’ll knock your socks off.

Woman cooking best low carb cheeseburger pie in the kitchen

Low Carb Cheeseburger Pie

This yummy dish was huge in 1950s households until a more famous “pie” came along and stole the spotlight – the pizza.  This recipe is one of my faves because it’s one of those quick low carb meals that uses only one skillet and just a few simple ingredients. This easy low carb cheeseburger pie just so happens to be the 19th in our 31 Days of Delicious Easy Recipes series and this easy dinner idea can be a gluten free pie and dairy free too!

One recipe after another time-consuming recipe that I found was just too complicated and laden with the high carbs of Bisquick mix!

With this quick and easy meal, we have a hard time stopping with just one slice at a time!  Since I shot the original video below, I started adding bacon bits to make it bacon cheeseburger pie but you’ll find the bacon optional on the printable recipe card below.

Easy ingredients 

All the exact measurements are on the printable recipe card below, but here are the ingredients at a glance.

  • ground meat
  • onion powder
  • garlic powder
  • salt and pepper
  • eggs
  • mayonnaise
  • shredded cheese
  • optional extra cheese
  • optional crumbled bacon

Bacon Cheeseburger Pie instructions

There is a video, ingredient list, and printable recipe card below.  Here’s the basic idea ->

You’ll season and cook ground meat in a cast-iron skillet.  Drain extra oil.  Add egg/milk mixture to skillet.  You can add an optional 1/8 cup of crumbled bacon or bacon bits to the mixture.  Stir well.  Place skillet in preheated oven.  Cook at 350 degrees for 20 minutes.  Optional:  add shredded cheese as a topping and cook 10 more minutes.  Remove skillet and let cool 10 minutes.  Slice cheeseburger pie just like any other kind of pie and serve.  Enjoy!

Important:  Using a cast iron skillet sure makes it an easy, one-dish meal, but these ingredients can also be poured into a pie pan or casserole dish and cooked the same.

Can’t view the video?  Watch HERE

Here’s your printable recipe card for bacon cheeseburger pie:

Low Carb Cheeseburger Pie (31 Days of Delicious Easy Recipes Day 19 )
  • 1 lb ground meat
  • 1 T onion powder
  • dash of salt and pepper
  • 1/4 C shredded cheese
  • Optional: 1/8 C cheese
  • Optional: 1/8 C crumbled bacon
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 C milk
  • 2 T Mayonnaise
  • 1 T Garlic Powder
  1. Season ground meat with onion powder and salt and pepper and cook in a cast iron skillet.
  2. Drain extra oil.
  3. Add 1/2 C shredded cheese.
  4. Add egg/milk/mayo & optional bacon mixture to skillet.
  5. Stir well.
  6. Place skillet in preheated oven.
  7. Cook at 350 degrees for 20 minutes.
  8. Optional: add 1/8 C shredded cheese as the topping and cook 10 more minutes.
  9. Remove skillet and let cool 10 minutes.
  10. Slice cheeseburger pie just like any other kind of pie and serve.
  11. Enjoy!
Pre-Seasoned Cast Iron Skillet


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There’s nothing like a yummy comfort food without the guilt – low carb goodness!

When will you be serving up some pie? I’d love to hear your thoughts in the comments!

I’d love for you to share your plans with me below!

view of low carb cheeseburger pie with bacon
woman in kitchen cooking EASY, Low Carb Cheeseburger Pie is full of flavor and very quick to throw together.


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  2. Dee
    August 28, 2016 / 3:06 am

    Yum — totally my kind of recipe! Thanks for sharing at Merry Monday!

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  5. Hanna
    February 14, 2017 / 1:41 pm

    This looks so good! What a great make – ahead meal or easy dinner for a weeknight!


    • Shan
      February 16, 2017 / 5:25 am

      Thanks, Hanna. It’s yummy!

  6. Krysten
    February 14, 2017 / 2:26 pm

    I love doing casseroles and pies! You can really pack in a lot of flavor and not spend a ton of time doing it! I am definitely going to make this sometime soon!

    • Shan
      February 14, 2017 / 6:40 pm

      Me too, Krysten. So much so – that I have to pace myself so I don’t serve out casseroles every day! 😉

  7. Sharon Chen
    February 14, 2017 / 7:40 pm

    Delicious! Now this is my kind of pie 🙂

    • Shan
      February 15, 2017 / 9:36 pm

      Haha, Sharon. Mine too. 😉

  8. Justine Y @ Little Dove
    February 14, 2017 / 8:26 pm

    I have never had this but it definitely sounds right up my alley! Yum! Thank you so much for sharing, love the tweak to take out the bottom pie crust!

    • Shan
      February 15, 2017 / 9:37 pm

      Thanks so much, Justine. Yes, I would love the crust bottom but taking it out helps lower those carbs AND makes it an easier/faster meal. The struggle is real. 😉

  9. val
    February 15, 2017 / 12:10 am

    Yum! we used to eat this as a kid – i need to make it for my kids!

    • Shan
      February 16, 2017 / 5:28 am

      Yes, Val. Don’t let those kids miss out on this retro classic. Got to keep the legacy going. haha 🙂

  10. Sally
    February 15, 2017 / 12:12 am

    I think I shall have the pie and put the leftovers in a burrito! Well, maybe I’ll have to make two lol I don’t think there would be any leftovers in my house!

    • Shan
      February 16, 2017 / 5:29 am

      YUM, Sally! Let me know how it works out!

  11. Patricia
    February 15, 2017 / 11:21 am

    I could totally become one with this pie, lol. Seriously, this would be a great weeknight meal!!

    • Shan
      February 16, 2017 / 5:41 am

      Funny, Patricia. 😉 It’s an awesome, quick meal for sure.

  12. All Babied Up
    February 15, 2017 / 11:08 pm

    Yum! Definitely have to try out this one!

    • Shan
      February 16, 2017 / 5:42 am

      Yes! Try it!

  13. Ayanna
    November 27, 2017 / 11:06 am

    This looks so yummy! It would be perfect with a salad and so filling.

  14. Kate Kreates
    October 11, 2018 / 8:41 am

    Wow, I’ve not heard of cheeseburger pie before! This looks amazing… and I bet it tastes it too!

    • Shan
      October 11, 2018 / 12:02 pm

      It’s so good! 😉

      much love,

  15. chelf
    October 11, 2018 / 9:20 am

    How decadent! I would love to take thos recipe and try making it vegan! I’ll give it a go and will let you know!

    • Shan
      October 11, 2018 / 12:01 pm

      Sounds awesome. Can’t wait to hear.

  16. Stephanie
    October 11, 2018 / 12:25 pm

    Definitely saving this for later! My oldest has been asking for a burger at every meal lately. This looks like a great way to vary it up for him!!

  17. Mariam
    October 11, 2018 / 9:14 pm

    What a great recipe. Saving it for dinner next week. My 2 1/2 yr old will love it.

  18. Marjie Mare
    October 11, 2018 / 10:09 pm

    This looks so good and easy to make. I am going to make it with my daughter. I know we both will enjoy it. Thanks for sharing

    • Shan
      October 11, 2018 / 11:27 pm

      That makes me so happy, Margie. Y’all have fun!

      much love,

  19. Christa
    October 12, 2018 / 11:00 am

    I love recipes that are easy to make, don’t use a ton of pots and pans, and the whole family can enjoy. This is great!

    • Shan
      October 12, 2018 / 11:32 am

      I hear ya, Christa! Same here!

      much love,

  20. Joshua
    October 12, 2018 / 11:06 am

    Thanks for sharing the cheeseburger pie recipe. sounds great with a fresh salad on the side.

  21. Flossie McCowald
    October 12, 2018 / 9:44 pm

    I used to make a recipe similar to this, back in my single days, but had long since forgotten it existed – thanks for the reminder! Will have to try this sometime! 🙂

  22. Jessica Hughes
    October 13, 2018 / 12:49 pm

    I don’t think I knew that the original recipe for this dish actually did include a pie crust! Your version looks like a great comfort-food dish, perfect for chilly fall weather.

  23. Jazz
    October 13, 2018 / 2:15 pm

    This looks so good and different! I know my stepdad would love to try this

  24. ananda
    October 13, 2018 / 9:26 pm

    this would be perfect for our friends who are visiting in a few weeks! it’s also a great make – ahead meal or easy dinner!

  25. Louise
    October 19, 2018 / 9:34 am

    Oh, wow! This looks so tasty. I would never have thought of having a cheeseburger like this before!!

    Louise x

  26. Alexandra
    October 25, 2018 / 7:24 am

    What a creative recipe! I think this is such a cool idea. I am saving this to try on the weekend. Thank you for sharing 🙂

  27. Kelly Bolen
    October 25, 2018 / 7:33 am

    This looks awesome! And I am always looking for new recipes that are a little healthier for my family!

  28. Diane
    October 25, 2018 / 7:50 am

    Oh this!! I am going to make this!!!! I am always looking for something new to do with ground beef and ground turkey!! I get so tired of the usual!! Thanks for sharing this!

    • Shan
      October 25, 2018 / 8:17 am

      I hear you, Diane. It was the same over here with the mundane ground beef recipes. And I’m always partial to old-fashioned AND low carb! 😉


  29. Kimberly
    October 25, 2018 / 3:25 pm

    This is the most delicious thing I’ve heard of in a while. What is better than cheeseburger pie!? I am totally giving this a try!

  30. Lia
    October 25, 2018 / 6:37 pm

    Looks delicious & low carb, score!!

  31. Patricia - Grab a Plate
    October 25, 2018 / 8:05 pm

    Love this dish! I think it would make an easy-to-fix dish, and I’m loving all the seasonings! Yum!

  32. Erin Haugerud
    October 25, 2018 / 9:27 pm

    Yum this looks so good!!

  33. Hazel
    October 26, 2018 / 4:07 am

    This looks sumptuous! Hands down! I don’t know if I can even get close to this 😁

  34. Tallary
    October 26, 2018 / 10:35 am

    This is interesting! Not something that would be my first pick, but would be open to trying it. Thanks for sharing something that seems different from the norm!

  35. Ingrid
    October 26, 2018 / 5:28 pm

    Wow, this looks pretty good! I might try this one day looks so appetizing. It reminds me of shepherds pie all that is missing is some biscuits.

  36. Samara
    October 27, 2018 / 4:44 pm

    I am a diehard burger fan and this looks AMAZING. Cannot wait to give it a try!

  37. Stella
    June 26, 2019 / 11:43 am

    Yummy! I can’t wait to try this! Thanks for sharing!

  38. Brandy
    January 24, 2023 / 12:09 am

    This pie is fantastic!!

    I put the bacon on top for the last few minutes..

    Will be making this again soon 🙂

    • Shan
      February 15, 2023 / 4:07 pm

      Thank you so much for taking the time to write this! Can you believe I experimented with this recipe last week in the crockpot and gave it a crust (not low carb!) and it was incredible. I will be sharing it soon on my home and garden channel -> https://www.youtube.com/@shanwalker/featured

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