Low-Carb Bacon Cheeseburger Casserole: A Delicious and Healthy Twist
In a world where taste and health-consciousness often seem at odds, there emerges a culinary gem that marries the two seamlessly – the Low-Carb Bacon Cheeseburger Casserole. This delectable dish manages to capture all the savory, comforting flavors of a classic bacon cheeseburger while keeping those carb counts in check. Whether you’re following a low-carb diet, simply watching your carb intake, or just craving a hearty, satisfying meal, this recipe is a winner.
The Low-Carb Bacon Cheeseburger Casserole combines ground beef, crispy bacon, gooey cheese, and a medley of delightful seasonings to create a dish that’s as indulgent as it is guilt-free. Whether you’re a seasoned low-carb enthusiast or new to the lifestyle, this recipe offers a delicious alternative to traditional carb-heavy casseroles.
Now, let’s dive into the details of this mouthwatering creation, exploring the ingredients and steps to make this low-carb masterpiece right in your own kitchen.
2 pounds ground beef
2 cloves garlic, minced
½ teaspoon onion powder
1 pound cooked bacon, cut into pieces
1 cup heavy whipping cream
½ teaspoon salt
¼ teaspoon ground black pepper
1 (12 ounce) package shredded Cheddar cheese, divided
How To Make Low-Carb Bacon Cheeseburger Casserole:
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Cook and stir beef with garlic and onion powder until browned and crumbly, 5 to 7 minutes. Drain and discard grease.
Spread beef onto the bottom of a 9×13-inch casserole pan. Stir in bacon pieces.
Whisk eggs, heavy cream, salt, and pepper in a medium bowl until well combined. Stir in 8 ounces Cheddar cheese.
Pour egg mixture over the beef and bacon. Top with the remaining 4 ounces cheese.
Bake in the preheated oven until golden brown on top, 30 to 35 minutes.
Pro Tips for success :
Choose Quality Ingredients: For the best flavor, opt for lean ground beef, high-quality bacon, and fresh vegetables. It makes a noticeable difference in the final dish.
Customize Your Toppings: Feel free to personalize your casserole with additional toppings like sliced jalapeños, sautéed mushrooms, or diced avocado.
Make It Ahead: This casserole can be prepared in advance and refrigerated. Just pop it in the oven when you’re ready to enjoy.
Go Bun-Less: If you’re really cutting carbs, serve this casserole with a side salad instead of a bun substitute.
Nutrition Facts (Per Serving – Serves 6):
Calories: 457 kcal
Total Fat: 37g
Saturated Fat: 16g
Total Carbohydrates: 4g
Dietary Fiber: 1g
The Low-Carb Bacon Cheeseburger Casserole is a culinary masterpiece that proves you don’t have to sacrifice flavor for the sake of a low-carb lifestyle. It’s a delightful, cheesy, and savory experience that will satisfy your cravings while keeping your carb intake in check. Whether you’re sharing it with family or enjoying leftovers, this casserole will surely become a favorite in your low-carb recipe collection. So, go ahead and savor the taste of a classic bacon cheeseburger without the guilt – this casserole has it all!
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