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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.
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.
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
- 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.
Here’s your printable recipe card for bacon cheeseburger pie:
- 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
- Season ground meat with onion powder and salt and pepper and cook in a cast iron skillet.
- Drain extra oil.
- Add 1/2 C shredded cheese.
- Add egg/milk/mayo & optional bacon mixture to skillet.
- Stir well.
- Place skillet in preheated oven.
- Cook at 350 degrees for 20 minutes.
- Optional: add 1/8 C shredded cheese as the 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.
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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!
Yum — totally my kind of recipe! Thanks for sharing at Merry Monday!
This looks so good! What a great make – ahead meal or easy dinner for a weeknight!
Thanks, Hanna. It’s yummy!
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!
Me too, Krysten. So much so – that I have to pace myself so I don’t serve out casseroles every day! 😉
Delicious! Now this is my kind of pie 🙂
Haha, Sharon. Mine too. 😉
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!
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. 😉
Yum! we used to eat this as a kid – i need to make it for my kids!
Yes, Val. Don’t let those kids miss out on this retro classic. Got to keep the legacy going. haha 🙂
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!
YUM, Sally! Let me know how it works out!
I could totally become one with this pie, lol. Seriously, this would be a great weeknight meal!!
Funny, Patricia. 😉 It’s an awesome, quick meal for sure.
Yum! Definitely have to try out this one!
Yes! Try it!
This looks so yummy! It would be perfect with a salad and so filling.
Wow, I’ve not heard of cheeseburger pie before! This looks amazing… and I bet it tastes it too!
It’s so good! 😉
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!
Sounds awesome. Can’t wait to hear.
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!!
What a great recipe. Saving it for dinner next week. My 2 1/2 yr old will love it.
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
That makes me so happy, Margie. Y’all have fun!
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!
I hear ya, Christa! Same here!
Thanks for sharing the cheeseburger pie recipe. sounds great with a fresh salad on the side.
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! 🙂
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.
This looks so good and different! I know my stepdad would love to try this
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!
Oh, wow! This looks so tasty. I would never have thought of having a cheeseburger like this before!!
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 🙂
This looks awesome! And I am always looking for new recipes that are a little healthier for my family!
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!
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! 😉
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!
Looks delicious & low carb, score!!
Love this dish! I think it would make an easy-to-fix dish, and I’m loving all the seasonings! Yum!
Yum this looks so good!!
This looks sumptuous! Hands down! I don’t know if I can even get close to this 😁
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!
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.
I am a diehard burger fan and this looks AMAZING. Cannot wait to give it a try!
Yummy! I can’t wait to try this! Thanks for sharing!
This pie is fantastic!!
I put the bacon on top for the last few minutes..
Will be making this again soon 🙂
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