This Bacon Cheeseburger Casserole is made low carb secretly using cauliflower as the base and no one will know! It's low carb, keto, gluten free, nut free and grain free! My New & Improved Method makes this a much easier casserole to get on the table fast!
WHAT IS A CHEESEBURGER CASSEROLE?
A cheeseburger casserole is essentially a deconstructed cheeseburger! All the flavors of a cheeseburger made into a layered casserole dish with the secret vegetable ingredient as the base! This recipe was first published in March of 2015 and has been updated with a new & improved method and video.
I do love a cheeseburger every once in a while, but I always skip the bun. I'm gluten free and keto, buns at burger joints are not. But isn't the cheeseburger and toppings why we love them so? Now don't get me wrong, I like keto rolls and keto bread like everyone, but sometimes I don't have time to make them for a burger.
I highly doubt it's the bun that makes the burger. So I give you the inside out burger made into a layered dish!
NEW & IMPROVED CHEESEBURGER CASSEROLE
Impress your family or friends when you make this casserole. This recipe requires a few steps but the results are well worth the effort.
Bring it to a pot luck and WOW everyone there when you tell them they just ate cauliflower! Cheese and bacon make everything right in my world. Even if you are watching your calories this dish will fill you up with one small serving so the calories will be completely worth it!!
The previous method for making this casserole when I first published it in 2015 required steaming a fresh head of cauliflower. You see back in 2015 there were not many options as you see today for cauliflower already in rice form. The other change I made to make this easier is to bake the bacon instead of watching it in a skillet. This way you don't have to babysit the bacon and can get on with the rest of the recipe.
HOW TO MAKE CHEESEBURGER CASSEROLE
CAN I USE FRESH CAULIFLOWER?
You can definitely use fresh cauliflower for this recipe but you will have to cook it prior to using it in the casserole which takes a bit more time. In 2015, I steamed 6 cups of cauliflower florets then used the food processor to turn it into rice, a lot more time involved as well as having to clean two kitchen appliances.
You could also use fresh cauliflower rice. I've don't that as well BUT you still must cook the cauliflower rice or it won't get nice and soft in the base of this casserole.
Buying frozen cauliflower rice is the quickest method since it's already cooked and you just need to heat it up about 5 minutes. See my new video below.
WHAT TO SERVE WITH CHEESEBURGER CASSEROLE
I think this keto cheeseburger casserole needs no sides but if you wanted to these Keto Air Fryer Rolls would be easy to add or a simple salad like my Cucumber Tomato Avocado Salad or myCucumber Dill Salad.
But to enjoy this inside out burger without a bun and be completely satisfied, there is not defeat in that. It's called winning!
MORE KETO RECIPES YOU MIGHT ENJOY:
- Low Carb Spaghetti Squash Lasagna
- Bacon Cheddar Cauliflower Bites
- Philly Cheese steak Stuffed Mushrooms
- Mini Bunless Cheeseburger Bites with Thousand Island Dip
- Chicken enchilada Cauliflower Casserole
- Beef Stroganoff Cauliflower Casserole
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KETO CHEESEBURGER CASSEROLE
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Bacon Cheeseburger Casserole
- 1 tablespoon butter
- 1 tablespoon coconut flour
- 1 ½ cups heavy cream
- 2 tablespoons mustard
- 8 ounces cheddar cheese
Preheat your oven to 400 degrees F. Add your bacon in an even layer on a large baking sheet pan and bake for 20 minutes or until crisp.
Add avocado oil to a large skillet and add ground beef. Cook until browned. Stir in the onion powder, parsley, garlic powder, salt and pepper. Remove with a slotted spoon into a bowl to keep warm and set aside.
Place frozen cauliflower rice in a microwavable bowl and cook for 5 minutes. Add the coconut flour and salt and mix well. Set aside.
Once bacon is crisp, remove to a paper towel lined pan. Once cool chop into pieces.
Make the Sauce
Add the butter to the skillet and stir in the coconut flour. Reduce to low heat and stir until the flour has absorbed the butter. Pour in the heavy cream and mustard and continue to stir until it thickens.
Place ½ cup of the sauce on the bottom of a 9 by 13 baking dish.
Spread the cauliflower mixture on top of the sauce as evenly as possible.
Place 4 ounces of cheddar over the cauliflower rice.
Spread the ground beef over the cheddar evenly.
Pour half of the remaining sauce over the beef.
Place the remaining cheddar over the sauce.
Pour the remaining sauce over the top and sprinkle with chopped bacon.
Cover and bake 30 minutes.
Uncover and bake an additional 5 minutes.
Allow to cool out of the oven for 15-20 minutes before slicing and serving.
Net Carbs= 4 grams
This recipe was first published in 2015 and updated for a new and improved method in 2021.