Hearty Bacon Cheeseburger Casserole Recipe | Renee's Kitchen Adventures

Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Hearty Bacon Cheeseburger Casserole Recipe

Say hello to this amazing Bacon Cheeseburger Casserole recipe!  Full of all the good stuff you would expect in a cheeseburger but in a delicious hearty casserole. You'll find seasoned lean Certified Angus Beef ® ground beef, smokey bacon, and potatoes covered in a creamy, cheesy sauce and topped with crisp lettuce and vine-ripe tomatoes for a memorable meat and potatoes meal the whole family will love.

Cheeseburger Casserole Recipe in pan

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Meat and potatoes.

It's the stuff the Midwest fuels up on!

Am I right?!

Bacon Cheeseburger Casserole Recipe for the win!

This delicious Bacon Cheeseburger Casserole with potatoes is just the ticket for a hearty meat and potatoes meal the whole family will love!

We loved this Cheeseburger Casserole recipe, and if you are a meat and potatoes fan, I know you will love it too!

Cheeseburger Casserole Recipe in pan

You'll want to make sure you choose the best Angus beef for this delicious casserole recipe. I like to buy Certified Angus Beef ® brand  because it really does make a difference! Certified Angus Beef ® brand began way back in 1978 with a group of ranchers who wanted a way to provide consistent quality beef to the consumer. They started what became the nation's first premium beef company, Certified Angus Beef ®  brand. Certified Angus Beef ® brand doesn't raise their cattle on a corporate farm. They source the cattle used in their product from a network of family ranchers spread across the country. The beef they put their label on has to meet 10 exacting standards. It's these standards that truly make it the best Angus beef available!

If you follow my blog, you know that I always choose Certified Angus Beef  ® brand when it comes to making beef recipes like my Slow Cooker German Style Pot Roast and the Best BBQ Meatloaf. I am a firm believer that quality ingredients are everything when it comes to kitchen success!

Cheeseburger Casserole Recipe on serving spoon

How do you make Bacon Cheeseburger Casserole?

Think of this Cheeseburger Casserole recipe as sort of a "lasagna" type deal! It's a fairly easy  casserole to assemble. But, like traditional lasagna, requires a bit of prep work.

Potato slices are layered with seasoned lean Certified Angus Beef ® ground beef. I like to go with the leaner beef for this dish, so you'll want to look for a package of ground beef that says 90% lean or higher.

If you like to take a shortcut, thawed frozen hash brown potatoes (not the shredded kind, but the cubed kind) will also work in this recipe. You may need to adjust bake time if you use this swap. 

Once the potatoes, seasoned ground beef and bacon, and the cheese are layered in a baking dish, a creamy white sauce is poured over everything and the cheeseburger casserole recipe is baked in an oven until the potatoes are tender and everything is hot and bubbly.

Cheeseburger Casserole Recipe in pan

I topped my Cheeseburger Casserole recipe with  crisp shredded iceberg lettuce and chopped vine-ripe tomatoes to finish it off! But it's totally up to you if you like to garnish or not!

Once you get everything chopped and ready to go, assembling this Cheeseburger Casserole is pretty easy!

Cheeseburger Casserole Recipe seasoned ground beef in pan with bacon

I used a good old fashioned knife to slice the potatoes, but if you want to make things go quicker, you can use a mandolin or a food processor instead.  You can also purchase pre-sliced potatoes from the store to save the work of peeling and slicing. I prefer using Yukon Gold potatoes for this recipe, but you can use any potato variety you like here. Russets would work well too!

Cheeseburger Casserole Recipe layer of potatoes in pan

To layer the casserole, you begin with half of potato slices that have been seasoned with salt and pepper placed in a sort of single layer. (It's ok if they overlap a bit!)

Cheeseburger Casserole Recipe layer of seasoned ground beef in pan

Next, you spread half the seasoned ground beef and bacon over the potato layer.

Cheeseburger Casserole Recipe cheese over seasoned ground beef in pan

Top with half the cheese.

Cheeseburger Casserole Recipe white sauce with whisk in pan

Then repeat the layers and pour the flour/butter/milk (white sauce) over the whole thing and bake!

Cheeseburger Casserole Recipe serving suggestion with fork on white plate

This Bacon Cheeseburger Casserole recipe makes about 10 good sized servings! With all the football tailgating parties upon us this time of year, this recipe would make a great addition to your party and pot luck menus.

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Yield: 8 servings
Author: Renee Paj
Hearty Bacon Cheeseburger Casserole Recipe

Hearty Bacon Cheeseburger Casserole Recipe

Prep time: 20 MinCook time: 1 HourTotal time: 1 H & 20 M
Seasoned ground beef is mixed with crisp bacon and layered lasagna-style with potatoes then covered in a creamy cheesy sauce for a stick-to-your-ribs meat and potato bacon cheeseburger casserole recipe.


  • 3 lbs. Yukon gold potatoes
  • 1 pound lean (90% lean or leaner) ground beef
  • 1 small sweet onion, diced
  • 1/2 cup ketchup
  • 3 TBSP yellow mustard
  • 1/4 cup diced dill pickle
  • 1 tsp. kosher salt
  • 1 TBSP Worcestershire sauce
  • 4 strips thick cut cooked bacon, crumbled
  • 4 TBSP unsalted butter
  • 4 TBSP all purpose flour
  • 1 tsp. kosher salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 2 cup milk (any kind)
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • Shredded lettuce, diced fresh tomatoes, if desired


  1. Peel and cut potatoes in 1/4" slices. Set in bowl with cold water to prevent from browning. Set aside. Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. In large skillet, heated to med high, brown ground beef and cook onions until soft, breaking apart the ground beef as it cooks. Drain off any excess fat. Take off heat.
  3. To the skillet with the beef and onions, stir in ketchup, mustard, dill pickle, 1 tsp. salt, Worcestershire sauce, and bacon. Set aside.
  4. In med sauce pan, melt the butter over med heat. Whisk in all purpose flour and allow mixture to cook for one minute. Slowly pour in the milk and allow mixture to come to a boil, stirring constantly. When mixture begins to thicken, take off heat. Add in 1 tsp. salt and 1/4 tsp. black pepper.
  5. Spray a 9 x 13" glass baking dish with cooking spray.
  6. Drain reserved potatoes and pat dry. Assemble casserole by placing half the potato slices on the bottom of the prepared pan in a mostly single layer. (see photo in blog post) . Sprinkle with additional salt and pepper, if desired.
  7. Top potato layer with half of the ground beef mixture. Spread evenly over potatoes.
  8. Top ground beef mixture with half the cheese.
  9. Pour half the sauce over the cheese, then repeat layers with remaining potatoes, beef mixture, cheese, and sauce. Cover pan with foil.
  10. Cook in oven for 40 - 50 minutes, or until the potatoes are soft. Remove the foil and cook for 10 more minutes to slightly brown the top.
  11. Allow to sit for 15 minutes before serving. Garnish with shredded lettuce and tomato, if desired.


Shortcut method: Substitute fresh potatoes with thawed, frozen cottage style potatoes and bake as directed above. (You may need to adjust bake time.)

Substitute russet potatoes for the Yukon Gold potatoes, if desired.

For a more rustic look, leave the potatoes unpeeled.

Nutrition Facts



Fat (grams)

22 g

Sat. Fat (grams)

12.02 g

Cholesterol (grams)

89.95 mg

Carbs (grams)

44.59 g

Fiber (grams)

4.7 g

Sugar (grams)

10.21 g

Net carbs

39.88 g

Protein (grams)

26.83 g

Sodium (milligrams)

1171.1 mg

Nutritional Information is an estimate and provided as a courtesy.

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Hungry for more ground beef and potato casseroles? Why not give this Taco Tater Tot Casserole a try for an easy weeknight meal!

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Looking for more recipes made with the best Angus beef?  Give Marion's  Flank Steak Fajitas Recipe or Christie's Loco Moco (Authentic Hawaiian comfort food!) a try.

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