Easy Cheeseburger Pie

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This easy cheeseburger pie is perfect for a low-stress dinner any day of the week! Flavored with simple everyday ingredients, it’s sure to be a new family favorite. Plus, you probably already have these budget-friendly ingredients on hand in your fridge right now.

For this crustless keto cheeseburger pie, there’s no wheat flour nor gluten-containing alternative, so it’s 100% gluten-free. And unlike my meatza pie, it doesn’t need coconut flour or almond flour to bind it, so it’s completely nut-free! Everything comes together in only 35 minutes, and the whole family can enjoy an effortlessly quick yet filling dinner.

Like all easy keto recipes, this dish has simple steps, irresistibly delicious flavor, and minimal cleanup afterward. Using only meat, cheese, and select vegetables, this pie is a solid choice for many diet types. With a few modifications, this dish is quickly transformed into an all-meat pie, perfect for those interested in zero-fiber carnivore diet recipes. Go ahead and give this recipe a try!

A slice of lasagna being lifted, showing layers of meat and melted cheese.

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

This easy cheeseburger pie is the perfect combination of a juicy cheeseburger and a homey meat pie, all snuggled up in a dish that’s ready to make your taste buds dance! Tempting, right? I’m pretty sure you and your family will love this new approach to low-carb burgers. Here’s why:

  • Minimal cleanup
  • Family-friendly and kid-approved
  • Simple ingredients: Calls for pantry staples you may already have in your kitchen.
  • Short prep and baking time: Ready to serve in just 35 minutes.
  • Amazing flavors: Meaty and savory, with a creamy and indulgent texture from melted cheese.
  • Budget-friendly: Ground beef is generally cheaper than other meat cuts, and other ingredients are easily accessible and inexpensive. The recipe also makes yummy leftovers, so you can stretch your budget further by serving the dish multiple times throughout the week.
  • Basic kitchen equipment: Requires simple kitchen tools such as a skillet, a pie dish or casserole dish, and a mixing bowl and whisk for mixing the ingredients.
  • Easy-to-follow directions: Make an easy cheeseburger pie at home by following a simple 6-step method.

With this recipe, you will have many servings of delicious animal-based nutrition. You might also like keto carnivore recipes, but if not, adapting keto and paleo-style recipes for a carnivore diet is pretty easy.

How to Make An Easy Cheeseburger Pie

I use this recipe often on a keto diet because it’s a hit with the whole family. No one ever misses the carbs! It’s an easy dinner ready to serve in just 35 minutes (including baking time). Just my kind of quick-prep, hassle-free meal for those busy weeknights!

Take this healthy concept of a hamburger pie to the simplest elements of browning the meat, whisking the eggs, seasoning with herbs, salt, and pepper, then combining it all in a greased pie pan. Think you can do it? I know you can!

Scroll to the bottom of this post for a printable recipe card with a full list of ingredients, measurements, and step-by-step instructions to make this quick and filling keto cheeseburger pie.

Various ingredients arranged on a marble surface, including eggs, ground meat, cheese, onions, and spices.

Ingredients You Need

The best thing about my easy cheeseburger pie recipe is that it’s made with everyday ingredients you probably already have in your kitchen. See for yourself.

  • Salt
  • Large onion
  • Garlic powder
  • Mustard powder
  • Ground black pepper
  • Fat: Choose unsalted, grass-fed butter for the best flavor. Alternatively, use beef tallow or other fat.
  • Whole eggs: Use large, free-range or pasteurized eggs, or better yet, raise your own!
  • Ground beef: For a juicy, flavor-packed keto cheeseburger pie, I use grass-fed beef that’s 80% lean ground beef and 20% fat grind (80/20 blend). A leaner beef can result in a dry pie.
  • Shredded cheese: Freshly shredded mozzarella or cheddar cheese works best for this recipe, but you can use whatever type of melty cheese you have.

Step-By-Step Instructions

This easy cheeseburger pie is a family-favorite recipe that makes a regular appearance in our weekly meal prep menu. As it is, this recipe can easily make six servings. If you’re expecting a crowd or want to have leftovers for the week ahead, you can simply double the recipe and bake in a 9-inch pie plate or casserole dish. Let’s get started!

  1. Brown the meat. Preheat the oven to 350°F (175°C) and grease the pie plate or casserole dish with some of the fat. In a heavy-bottomed large skillet, lightly brown the ground beef in fat over medium-high heat. Transfer to the baking dish once cooked.
  2. Prepare the egg mixture. Use the final amount of fat and sauté the onions for 5 to 7 minutes, stirring frequently. As the onions cook, beat the eggs in a separate bowl and add herbs and seasonings. Pour over the ground beef mixture so it sinks into the meat. Shake gently if needed.
  3. Arrange toppings and bake. Arrange the cooked onions evenly over the meat and egg mixture, then top with shredded cheese. Bake for 20 minutes until the center is set and the cheese is bubbly and melted. Allow to rest for 5 minutes before slicing and serving.

Does this keto cheeseburger pie get you in a burger mood? Take a look at this cheeseburger omelet or cheeseburger skillet for more delicious burger ideas.


In essence, this easy cheeseburger pie recipe is a simple base for many spin-offs. Treat is a blank canvas, all set to absorb your own taste and dietary preferences. Think of all the delicious burger options out there and go wild with your favorite flavors! Here are some of my favorite ideas:

  • Traditional burger: Prepare a hamburger-themed meal and serve on a bed of crisp lettuce with classic burger add-ins like homemade pickle relish and thick slices of tomatoes. Offer a bottle of mustard or sugar-free ketchup on the side.
  • Bacon cheeseburger pie: For extra protein, fry up some bacon, cut it into small pieces, and add to the meat mixture before cooking.
  • Slow-cooked meat pie: Make this in the slow cooker by following the same prep steps and cook on low for 4 to 5 hours until the center of the pie is set. It’s an easy crockpot-ready recipe! 
  • Hidden organ meat: Make this recipe even more budget-friendly and give a nutritional bump by adding ground beef heart or beef liver to the meat mixture. The other flavors will mask it, so no one can tell it’s even there! Cooking up a 50% mix of ground beef with ground beef heart or a more daring mix of organ meats like kidney, heart, and liver is a great way to go.
  • Spicy cheeseburger: Add some heat by mixing jalapeños on top or baked in the middle. Garnish with shredded pepper jack cheese and serve with a dollop or two of sour cream to cool your mouth off.
  • Blue cheese bison burger: Make some minor tweaks by swapping out ground beef for ground bison meat, then top the casserole with blue cheese instead of shredded cheese.
  • California burger: Dress up your meat pie Cali style with homemade guacamole or avocado, thickly sliced beefsteak tomatoes, and crisp purple onion. Finish off with Monterey Jack cheese for the topping.

If you love a good pie crust, give my keto meat pie a try! It’s cheesy comfort food for the family.

Expert Tips

  • Taste and adjust! Taste as you cook, especially when browning the ground beef. Taste after seasoning with salt, pepper, and herbs, then adjust as needed. Remember that this is your base flavor, so it’s important to get it right. 
  • Avoid a soggy meat pie. Cook the ground beef thoroughly and drain excess grease before mixing with other ingredients. Sauté the onions and any additional vegetables until most of the moisture evaporates.
A glass pie dish containing slices of cheeseburger pie, with one slice served on a plate.

How to Store This Recipe

This crustless keto cheeseburger pie can be made ahead of time and stored in the fridge to reheat before serving. Let it cool completely before transferring individual slices to an airtight container to prevent it from getting soggy. It should keep well in the refrigerator for 3 to 4 days.

This is also a good recipe to store in your freezer because it’s so freezer-friendly! Place the pie in a freezer-safe bag and squeeze out any remaining air, making it as compact as possible.

Once ready to enjoy, let it thaw overnight in the fridge. Pull it out and place it in the oven at 250°F (120°C) for 10-15 minutes. Use a lower temperature here to avoid overcooking the dish, adding a few slices of butter across the top to prevent the meat from drying out.

A slice of cheeseburger pie, accompanied by fresh tomato slices and lettuce on a white plate.

What to Serve with Homemade Cheeseburger Pie

This easy cheeseburger pie can be enjoyed as a full-on meal, but you can also pair it with various sides, desserts, and drinks. Below are some of my favorites:

A fork lifting a cheesy slice of meat pie from a plate.

More Easy Ground Beef Recipes to Try

We can all use some more simple low-carb meals made with ground beef. It’s nutritious, widely available, and more affordable than many other meat cuts. Like my easy cheeseburger pie, most of these recipes are made in half an hour or less, making them great low-carb 30-minute meal options.

Looking for more carnivore meal ideas? Try these 30 Easy Carnivore Diet Meal Ideas.

If you make this easy cheeseburger pie recipe, please leave a review. I really appreciate each and every 5-star rating and comment!

A slice of lasagna being lifted, showing layers of meat and melted cheese.

Keto Cheeseburger Pie

This easy keto cheeseburger pie is perfect for a low-stress dinner any day of the week! Flavored with simple everyday ingredients, it is sure to be a new family favorite. Plus, you probably already have these budget-friendly ingredients in your fridge right now.
4.58 from 96 votes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Course Dinner
Cuisine American
Servings 6 servings
Calories 371 kcal



  • Preheat the oven to 350 °F and lightly grease a 9-inch round pie plate or 8×8-inch baking dish with some of the butter.
  • Add another portion of the butter to a skillet and brown the ground beef meat. Then, transfer to the baking dish.
  • Add the final amount of butter to the skillet and brown the onions until translucent, about 5-7 minutes. Stir frequently.
  • While the onions cook, whisk the eggs in a bowl. Add the herbs, salt and pepper. Pour the egg mixture over the beef. Shake the dish gently if needed, so it sinks down around the meat.
  • Arrange the onions in an even layer on top and sprinkle the surface with cheese.
  • Bake for 20 minutes, until cheese is melted and bubbly. Allow the cheeseburger pie to rest for 5 minutes before slicing and serving warm.


To make a complete hamburger themed meal, serve on a bed of lettuce with a side of pickles or Pickle Relish and thick slices of fresh tomatoes. Offer mustard and sugar-free ketchup at the table.

Nutrition & Macros

Serving: 4ouncesCalories: 371kcalCarbohydrates: 2gProtein: 24gFat: 29gSaturated Fat: 12gSodium: 405mgFiber: 1gNet Carbohydrates: 1g

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28 thoughts on “Easy Cheeseburger Pie”

  1. Did I miss the step where the cheese gets melted prior to putting it on top of the casserole? The instructions say to pour the melted cheese onto it, but there’s no direction prior to that on how to melt it.

    • Shredded cheese is sprinkled as the casserole topping. It melts as it bakes. There will be no pouring of melted cheese. I hope that helps!

  2. You could easily use this recipe and do a little swapping….like use sausage ipo hamburger…add a few sauteed sweet peppers and onions…maybe even a little “sliced thin” pepperoni…mmmmm –those ideas keep rolling!

    • Yes, exactly, Betty! I love the way you are thinking. These are awesome ideas. Thank you for sharing. Happy cooking!

  3. 5 stars
    This was so simple and an easy prep. Tweaked the toppings and made ahead (toppings, egg mixture and hamburger separate, then put together after bringing to room temp). My husband loved it. On my roster. Thank you!

    • I’m so glad to hear your husband loved it, Kim! Thank you for sharing your experience! I hope you enjoyed making it as much as I did.

  4. 5 stars
    I was having a hard time deciding what to cook for dinner when I came across your blog. I went all out with the cheese! Made this for my fam last night and they totally loved it!

  5. 5 stars
    Loved it! This recipe was so easy to make and my picky kiddo said it was the best “pie” he ever had. Win Win! Thanks for sharing.

  6. 5 stars
    Could never go wrong with this recipe. My family requests for it. Always a hit! Not to mention that it is healthy and very easy to make. Perfect for those busy work from home days.

  7. 5 stars
    I tested the make-ahead tip and it worked. I just warmed it up and the flavors held up really well. Now I have a fancy recipe for planning ahead on those hectic days.

  8. 5 stars
    The beef turned out juicy and those onions! They’re just so yum! I also added bacon as suggested and I loved the subtle smoky flavor. It’s also a great way to sneak in some veggies for some healthy bites! I’m trying your keto meat pie next!

  9. 5 stars
    this looks so good. and that it uses all ingredients that we already have in our pantries as we are going out as little as possible for supplies now. Thanks for the great recipe idea!

  10. 5 stars
    Oh my, such a creative idea. This tastes like cheeseburger but in a pie form. I thought we’d have leftover, but nope. Got to make this again.

  11. 5 stars
    I have all of these ingredients on hand! I love the look of this pie. Bookmarked to make tonight 🙂

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