Bacon Cheeseburger Pie

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Cheeseburger Pie is an easy recipe that my whole family loves!

Lean ground beef and onions are combined with our favorite bacon cheeseburger toppings and spread into a flaky crust.  I add my favorite cheesy topping and bake until golden.

The results are an easy pie that is reminiscent of your favorite summer bbq meal!

A slice of bacon Cheeseburger Pie with pickles on a plate

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How to Make Cheeseburger Pie

When summer arrives we’re always firing up the grill to make our favorite Jalapeño Cheddar Burgers serving them up with big bowls of Dill Pickle Pasta Salad!

Truly fewer things better than a great hamburger… except a bacon cheeseburger! This easy Cheeseburger Pie combines those same great flavors in a simple pie recipe.

Combining our fave flavors in an easy to make weeknight recipe is the best… loads of bacon, gooey cheese and lean beef packed into one casserole that everyone will rave about!

I like to keep this simple and quick so I pour the filling for this cheeseburger pie into a store bought pie crust (not deep dish).  If you have a homemade pie crust recipe you love, you can definitely use it in this recipe or get creative and make a crust with crescent rolls or even a Cheeseburger pie with a bisquick crust!

If you’re looking to keep this lower in carbs, you can skip the crust altogether… honestly this recipe is so versatile the options are endless!

Bacon Cheeseburger Pie! This easy cheesy recipe is one that your whole family will love! Ground beef & bacon topped with cheese baked up perfectly in a pie crust!

I use lean ground beef in this recipe but you can certainly sub it for ground chicken or turkey if you prefer.

Once baked and bubbly, I let this hamburger pie cool for about 10 minutes and slice and serve.  I sometimes put out a fun plate of toppings for everyone to add to their serving… chopped dill pickles, sliced red onion and diced tomatoes to name a few.  We serve this with some Crispy Oven Fries and veggies and Ranch Dressing Dip for the perfect meal.

Bacon Cheeseburger Pie

This cheeseburger pie recipe uses store bought pie crust (not deep dish) to make it super simple and quick.  If you have a pie crust recipe you love, you can definitely use it in this recipe!

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Ingredients:

  • 1 uncooked pie crust (store bought or prepared)
  • 1 pound lean ground beef
  • 1 onion , chopped
  • 5 slices raw bacon , chopped
  • 1/3 cup panko bread crumbs
  • 1 teaspoon yellow mustard
  • 3 tablespoons barbecue sauce
  • 1 tablespoon ketchup
  • 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup milk

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Brown ground beef, onion and bacon until no pink remains. Drain well. Remove from heat and stir in bread crumbs, mustard, barbecue sauce, ketchup, Worcestershire and pepper. Place mixture in prepared pie crust.
  3. In a small bowl, combine cheese, milk and egg. Spread over meat mixture.
  4. Cover the edges of the pie crust with foil or a pie shield to prevent over browning. Bake 15 minutes, remove foil and bake an additional 15 minutes.

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Holly is a wine and cheese lover, recipe creator, shopping enthusiast and self appointed foodie. Her greatest passion is creating in the kitchen and making deliciously comforting recipes for the everyday home cook!

106 comments on “Bacon Cheeseburger Pie”

  1. Could I use a deep dish pie and just double the ingredients

    • I haven’t tried it Brandy. You may want to bake it longer and only uncover the crust for the last 15 minutes. Let us know how it works if you double it.

  2. I mixed it half and half with ground beef and ground moose. It was EXCELLENT! We’ll be making it again and again

    Rating: 5
  3. WOW!!!  AMAZING recipe & since it’s just me & my foodie hubby, there were leftovers for a few days!!  It reheats VERY WELL!!!  Some dishes actually reheat better than the original, because the flavors have more time to mix…  THIS IS DEF ONE!!!  It’s awesome right out of the oven, but it gets better with age!! WHEN (not if) I make this again, I will make a few changes…  I’ll def fry the bacon up first, then the burger onion mix, because we both prefer crunchy bacon & although completely cooked in the end, the bacon was the opposite of crunchy…  (some people prefer that & im not trying to judge…) also, I think a bit of garlic salt/powder would be a GREAT addition to th mixture!! (Again, we LOVE garlic…  not for everyone…)

    Rating: 5
  4. I made this tonight for my wife and I. It was awesome. I added chopped pickles and then sprinkled some on top after it baked. This is a great dish and I will be making it again. Thanks for the cool recipe

    Rating: 5
  5. I have made this several times now and my family (4 boys) love it! I followed the recipe exactly the first time but personally food it kind of sweet. Since then I have made it by increasing the ketchup and leaving out the barbecue sauce.

    Rating: 5
  6. Just made this tonight and we all loved it, even my other half who is not a fan of burgers.

    Rating: 5
  7. Just made this tonight and we all loved it. Even my other half who is not a fan of cheese burgers.

    Rating: 5
  8. I made this recipe the other day for dinner me and my family loved it, tasted so delicious. I used turkey meat instead it came out so good.

    Rating: 5
  9. My family loved this! I used sliced potatoes on the bottom in place of the pie crust. My husband said it was cheeseburger and fries :) Very good!

    Rating: 4
  10. This was tasty, but I found that there was too much filling for the pie crust (I bought tenderflake). I would have had enough for two pies. I did add pickles because I’ve ha bacon cheeseburger pizza with them and it was amazing. Overall a tasty, quick weeknight recipe. 

  11. I had fun making the pie. My family loved it and today I’m going to try mini pies in my muffin pan. I added pickles to the recipe, yum!

    Rating: 4
  12. I am anxious to try this.  However, the photo looks like there are pickles in it.  Pickles are not one of the ingredients listed. Since I always get extra pickles, I know they would be good either baked in the pie or chopped and scattered on top after it it baked.  

  13. I’ve made this a few times now, according to the recipe.
    The only thing I recommend is par bake the crust first, or bake lower and slower as it’s really easy to get a soggy bottom on this pie.
    We licked the platter clean. Thanks for the great recipe.

  14. I made this pie for dinner tonight and it was a hit! Followed the recipe precisely except I did use a deep dish pie crust. All of the ingredients happened to fit perfectly. It was so delicious my 1 year old ate almost a whole slice to himself! Will definitely make again and again!

  15. Hi, your picture looks like your pie has pickle in it? But there is no mentiom of pickle in you recipe?

  16. Holly the picture looks like it has little pieces of pickle chopped in. Did you add pickle? I think I might. This looks great.

  17. This is what’s for dinner tonight. It’s ready to go in the oven now.

  18. I have a picky eater and more enduring if the barbecue sauce or any of the spices are really strong tasting. Also if I wanted to make the filling in advance, would you store it in a separate container or do you think I could add it to the piecrust? It might make it to soggy…Thanks, it looks great!

  19. Was a little dry could you add an egg to the meat/ bacon mixture?

    • I haven’t tried adding an egg to the mixture. If you are finding it dry you might like to add some extra sauce or even chopped mushrooms which have moisture.

  20. I’m making this tomorrow night. I was wondering if I put pickles in it how much and what kind?? Dill or what?

  21. My boyfriend is wanting me to make this for dinner, but I’m in need of suggestions for what to serve with it? Thanks!

  22. You are a great person and I hope that I can make the bacon cheeseburger pie as great as you can.

  23. I just wasn’t crazy about the flavor! I guess if I tried again I would def not put mustard or bar b que sauce!! But thanks for sharing. I like trying new things!!

  24. Add some green chile or jalapeños for a little extra zip.

  25. This is a very good recipe….the first time I made it i use half cheddar and half mozzerella. It was very good. Now I am cooking one exact. Taste just like a bacon cheeze burger….

  26. I used turkey and did not have to drain. Thanks and More Bacon….Thanks!

  27. Hi, I live in the uk and I’m always looking for mince beef recipes for my son who claims to dislike so many things like bolognese, shepherds pie etc. I’d really like to try this and I’ve bought some shortcrust pasty to use but it’s not baked yet. Do I need to bake the crust first before adding the filling? Thanks

  28. I am going to make this tonight. I can’t help but notice it looks like pickles are in he pie yet you omitted them from the recipe. Was this in error?

  29. What. Size pie plate do I use?

  30. I plan on making this one night but making it vegetarian. I can’t wait!

  31. Sounds yummy, I must try!

  32. Hi Holly, This pie looks great! with the hubby recovering for Cancer and our diets changing to accommodate him and what he can and cannot eat, I have been looking for some beef recipes that would appeal to his appetite and ability to eat. Thanks for all the great ideas, I may add some chopped pickles into this as well :)

  33. Hey Holly,

    I know your blog for quite a while now, thanks to pinterest,
    This week, i was able to try out the first recipe of yours – the cheeseburger pie.
    Well, I changed it a bit (I always do that – it depends on what I have at home), but I can’t tell you enough about the compliments I got. Every person who tried it wanted the recipe afterwards, no kidding.

    I am so happy to try all the other stuff I have already saved in my “Try-out”- file.
    So well, thanks. You’re doing a great job. Also the pictures are delightful to watch.

    Occamy

    PS. Sorry for any mistakes I made, I am not a native… Happy cooking everyone!

  34. Why is deep dish pie crust not recommended?

  35. Made this, but added chopped pickles and finely chopped garlic…also didn’t use bbq sauce (not a fan), so I used an avocado ranch dressing instead…soooo good! Next time I think I’m going to add chopped jalapeno and make a bacon lattice! Thanks for the recipe!

  36. This is a new family favorite!! I didn’t add the bread crumbs, Tonight I am making it with a gluten free crust.

  37. This was so good!! Dad came back for 2 more servings. I added sliced mushrooms to the ground beef mixture. I had a 2lb pkg of ground beef. I doubled all but the cheese mixture. I made one pie and froze the remaining beef mixture. I will either make another pie or thought maybe making individual pies in muffin pans or mini tart pans and make the cheese mixture at that time. Thanks for sharing this recipe.

  38. Came across this recipe earlier today and I made it tonight. Doubled the recipe and made 2 pies since a few of our kids were going to be here.
    Bad thing: Realized I had already used the 2 pie crusts I thought I had in the freezer.
    Great thing: Realized I had already used the 2 pie crusts I thought I had in the freezer!!! In place of them, I used one can of crescent rolls per pie and I am soooo happy I did!
    Everyone thought this recipe was ahhh-mazing! Other than using the crescent rolls in place of pie crust, I made it exactly as you posted. Even put tin foil around the edges of ‘crust’ the first 15 minutes and I’m happy I did or it would have been charred! Thank you for the wonderful recipe! I’m definitely going to be making this again and again along with trying out some of your other recipes. Have a wonderful day/night! :)

    • What a great substitute Mary! Thank you for sharing, you can’t be the only one who didn’t have pie crust handy! I’m definitely going to give that a try!

  39. I was working from home and took a break to start dinner. I just bought lean ground beef and wanted to do something different with it; found this recipe online and… WOW, this is a GREAT recipe!! My picky eater husband loved it too! I ended up making my pie crust from scratch because it was one thing I didn’t have on hand (I also didn’t have panko bread crumbs ~used regular breadcrumbs w/ a tsp. of water). Here is a website for a quick and yummy pie crust (used the food processor ‘quicker prep’ steps):
    http://www.chow.com/recipes/10746-basic-pie-dough. I also put the assembled pie in the frig for a couple hours and then let it sit out for ½ hour prior to baking (only because I had to go back to work)… Thank you Holly for this wonderful recipe!!

  40. My husband sounded skeptical/hesitant when I told him we were making cheeseburger pie for dinner, but then he ate the rest of mine that I couldn’t finish and had seconds. This was really good. We added some jalepeno slices to the ground beef mixture and a bit of garlic powder, plus extra black pepper. It’s an excellent recipe!

  41. Made this tonight. Turned out great. The only changes that I would make would be to precook the bacon and to add more of the ketchup mustard and bbq sauce. The family loved it!!! Thank you!!!!

  42. We stumbled across this recipe a couple of months now and we absolutely LOVE it! We’ve probably made
    It once a week/2 weeks since we found it. The only thing we do not put in is onions (I won’t touch food if it has onions in it). This recipe is heavenly!!

  43. Thanks for this recipe. I have been trying to figure out what to feed the Mr. on the weekends (Friday/Saturday). He does not like fast food and prefers that I cook. This is a great weekend meal idea and an on the go meal. I plan to make this meal this Saturday and I know he is going to LOVE it. Thanks again, and God Bless.

  44. The picture looks like it has chopped up pickles in it. was this left out or picture off?

  45. Hi! This looks amazing, but my fiancé is allergic to beef (I know, he doesn’t know what he’s missing!). Do you think this recipe would work with ground chicken or turkey instead? To make it fiancé-friendly? ;)

    • I haven’t tried it that way but I’m sure it would work and be delicious! I’d love to hear how it works for you!

    • Hey Natalie,
      We use ground turkey for everything pretty much and I just tried this wonderful recipe and it also works as well. Its a keeper and I will be making this for my family for now on. It is also so nice to try things new. Not the same boring stuff. Thank you Holly and I sure hope this helps Natalie. :)

  46. do i thaw the pie crust or use frozen?

  47. What is the nutritional information for this dish?

  48. I’m planning to make this over the weekend. I have the Panko bread crumbs but if you didn’t what do you suggest for a substitute ?

  49. Just wondering…if I’m using a store bought frozen pie crust do I need to bake it first? Before filling and baking again? Or do I fill it and bake frozen all together? I’m a newbie to pie crusts so…better to ask than mess up dinner! Also, I’m making a variation by adding a packet of dry ranch seasoning to the beef mixture because I don’t have worscher sauce.

    • Oops posted too soon…I don’t have BBQ sauce either so I thought the ranch would add a nice flavor. Hoping it turns out! I just need to know what to do with the frozen crust!

      Thanks!
      Kelsey

    • You do not need to pre-bake the crust. :) I bet the ranch will add a great flavor! Enjoy and let us know how it works for you.

      • The ranch mix was great! I like that you can play with this recipe to make it work for you and your tastes. I was talking to a friend and I think next we will try to modify it to be a Mexican version…black beans, corn, spices…maybe some peppers…yum!

  50. Just want to be sure I understand. There is not top pie crust – just the cheese, milk and egg combined and put on top? Looks delicious but I would have to omit a few ingredients that we don’t like – ie, mustard and onion.

  51. Are you able to freeze this to use for once a month cooking?

  52. would be wonderful if the author put up the nutrition panel as well as the recipe :-)

  53. Making this now. But I used 13×9 dish, added more hamburger and omitted onion and BBQ sauce. Hoping it turns out ok since I forgot I needed to double ingredients seeing that I have a big family and used more beef for bigger pie. But wanted you to know someone else is looking at your recipes and trying them. :) And saved a few others to try later too. Thanks for sharing. :)

  54. Tried this tonight. It was DELICIOUS!!! LOVED IT~~Definitely going into my Keeper file of favorite recipes. I even made my own pie crust for the first time and was so happy how it turned out. I LOVE all your recipes. Can’t wait to try more. Thanks for posting them.

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