When you’ve got weight loss goals, Bacon Cheeseburger isn’t what you think of when you’re trying to lighten up your dinners. But this Bacon Cheeseburger Casserole won’t ruin any of your progress. Instead, it gives you all the flavors you’re missing from the “fun food”.
A regular bacon cheeseburger can have around 800 calories and over 80 grams of fat. This casserole is less than 250 calories and 8 grams of fat per serving. You’re cutting the calories by more than half, without cutting out the classic flavors.
With more protein than carbs or fat, this casserole is going to leave you full and help with fat loss. It can’t get better than that! After making this recipe once, you’ll be hooked. It’s easy, it’s delicious, and it’s healthy!
Three reasons why you need to make try this Bacon Cheeseburger Casserole!
- Who doesn’t want a cheeseburger on their diet? Diets need to be sustainable. If you’re constantly only allowing yourself bland foods, it’s not going to last long. With this Bacon Cheeseburger Casserole, you can have the flavor of a cheeseburger without the guilt. It’ll keep those cravings at bay, and your weight loss results on track.
- There’s a big margin for error. It really can’t get much easier than a casserole. Throw a bunch of ingredients into a dish and let it cook. This recipe is great for people that really don’t love being in a kitchen. With the easy steps listed, you can’t mess it up.
- It’s kid-friendly! One of the hardest parts about being on a diet is the need to make different meals for yourself because you can’t eat what the family is eating. This recipe is a win-win because the kids will love it as much as you do. You can even turn it into a family activity and have the kids tear apart the biscuit dough for you.
Ingredients you need to make Bacon Cheeseburger Casserole:
- 1 (7.5 oz) package Great Value biscuits in the 4-value pack. It’s 10 small biscuits per can. You can buy a different pack as long as you weigh out 7.5 oz of biscuit dough for the recipe. Otherwise, it will change the points.
- 1 lb 95% lean ground beef
- 4 slices Oscar Meyer center-cut bacon
- 2/3 cup light or reduced-fat shredded cheese
- 1/4 cup sugar-free ketchup. G Hughes is a good brand.
- 1/4 cup mustard
- 2 Tbsp bread crumbs
- 1/2 cup diced onions
- Preheat the oven to 350F and spray a 9×13 dish with pam spray.
- Cook the lean ground beef on the stove until fully cooked, then drain off the fat. Salt and pepper the ground beef while it’s cooking to start layering flavor into the dish. Do not rinse ground beef!
- While ground beef is cooking, microwave the 4 slices of bacon until crispy.
- Cut up the 10 Pillsbury biscuits into 8 pieces each then spread evenly in the bottom of the casserole dish.
- In a bowl, mix the cooked ground beef, ketchup, mustard, diced onion, bread crumbs, 2 pieces of your chopped bacon (leave other 2 pieces aside), and 1/3 cup cheese (leave other 1/3 cup aside).
- Spoon this mixture onto the dough pieces in your dish. Bake in the oven for 20 minutes. Top with remaining cheese and bacon and return to oven for additional 10 minutes.
Makes 6 servings. Nutrition info per serving: 249 calories, 7.6 g fat, 22.6 g carbs, 1 g fiber, 4.7 g sugar, 23.2 g protein.
How many ww points in Bacon Cheeseburger Casserole?
- Great Value Biscuits 16 points
- 95% Lean Ground Beef 19 points
- Center Cut Bacon 4 points
- Light Shredded Cheese 7 points
- Sugar-Free Ketchup 0 points
- Mustard 0 points
- Breadcrumbs 2 points
- Onion 0 points
8 points per serving based on the ww app recipe creator.
If you’re using an older version of WW, check out these points below.
- 7 personal points or 7SP.
- All 3 MyWW programs-
- 6 points plus per serving.
Need a change-up in the ww points? Here are variations:
- Add pickles! To make this more like a traditional cheeseburger, add some diced pickles after it’s baked.
- Take out the breadcrumbs, and save a few points. Breadcrumbs help prevent the casserole from being too dry, but as long as you make sure to stick with the baking time and not go too long, the casserole will work just fine without them.
- Try making this with WW Two Ingredient Dough instead of the biscuits. It will save you quite a bit of points! Just make sure to pre-bake the dough pieces for 7-10 minutes before adding the meat mixture on top.
- Decrease the points by using lean ground turkey instead of beef. It won’t give the same classic bacon cheeseburger flavor, but it will still be a delicious dinner casserole.
Tips and Tricks for Making Bacon Cheeseburger Casserole
- Some ovens vary, so you may want to cook the dough pieces for about 7 min to ensure they cook all the way through once the mixture goes on top.
- You can save some dinner prep time by preparing the entire casserole the night before. Follow all of the steps up until the point of cooking. Cover the dish well with plastic wrap and refrigerate overnight. Take the casserole out of the fridge the next day when you’re ready to bake. Let it come to room temperature while the oven pre-heats. Bake as directed.
- Make ahead and freeze version: Instead of making this recipe in a 9×13 casserole dish, make into 12 servings in a muffin tin. Make sure to use muffin tin liners for easy clean up and storing. After you’ve made the 12 bacon cheeseburger casserole muffins, let them cool, and store them in a freezer Ziploc bag. When you’re ready to eat, grab two muffins and pop in the microwave for 1-2 min.
- Crockpot version: if you want this ready to eat when you get home, you can use the crockpot! Just make sure to drain the cooked beef very well before adding it to the crockpot. Too much grease will cause it to be soggy. It will take about 4 hrs on low in the crockpot.
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Bacon Cheeseburger Casserole
- 1 7.5 oz package pillsbury biscuits in the 4 value pack If you cant find that size you can buy the bigger pack and weigh out, for those that can't find pillsbury products, try using pizza dough, however the points may be higher.
- 1 lb cooked lean ground beef
- 4 slices cooked low point bacon I use Oscar Mayer
- 2/3 cup light shredded cheese
- 1/4 cup ketchup
- 1/4 cup mustard I used a honey dijon
- 2 Tbsp bread crumbs
- 1/2 cup diced onions
- Cook both your ground beef and bacon on the stove, drain fat.
- Preheat oven to 350F, spray a 9x13 casserole dish.
- Cut up your 10 small pillsbury biscuits into 8 pieces each, spread evenly in the bottom of the casserole dish. Some ovens vary, so if you want you can pop the dough pieces that are in the dish in oven for about 5-10min to assure they cook all the way through once mixture goes on top. (My oven is fine and does not require this step)
- In a bowl mix your ground beef, ketchup, mustard, diced onion, bread crumbs, 2 pieces of your bacon, chopped up (leave other 2 pieces aside) and 1/3 cup cheese (leave other 1/3 cup aside)
- Spoon meat mixture onto the dough pieces in your dish. Bake in oven for 20 minutes. Top with remaining cheese and bacon and return to oven for additional 10 minutes.
- Serves 6 at 7 personal points or 7SP on all 3 MyWW programs, 6 points plus per serving.
- Nutritional info, per serving.. Calories 249... Fat 7.6g... Saturated fat 3.2g... Carbs 22.6g... Fiber 1.1g... Sugars 4.7g... Protein 23.2g
Have you made the Bacon Cheeseburger without breadcrumbs before? Was curious if it really changed it? (I want to make this tonight but, I forgot to get bread crumbs!)
I have always added them but I think it will be fine without them 🙂
Absolutely yummy! Had this for dinner along with some salad and roasted califlower. I am sure it was just a little bit higher in points because I am a bit of a purist when it comes to cheese and chose regular cheese. Still this was yummy. Consequently I garnished with some pickles on top of it to make it more of a cheeseburger type meal, lol
Glad you enjoyed it 🙂 I too love all types of cheeses.. but I usually let points win over taste when it comes to cheese (well most of the time lol)
How many calories in a serving?
Hi, it says in post.. 249 calories
Really delicious! I would add to the instructions just to brown or bake dough prior to adding in the mixture of meat. Mine came out super doughy. The second time around with that extra step came out awesome!
Glad you enjoyed it Brittney, It may be different ovens, I never have any issues nor do a lot of people, but a few have said what you said.. I will add that in thanks 🙂
OMG love it
Awesome!! Glad you enjoyed! 🙂
Looks Yummy – will have to try this one! I see a lot of your recipes I want to try, but it would make it so much easier to save them if you had a pinterest link to save them.
I do have a pinterest link, either at the top of the page or the bottom
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What is the serving size? How big a piece about?
I make mine in a 9×13 dish and cut into 6 equal servings, sorry I don’t weigh it out
Heavens to Betsy! This was freaking amazing!!!! The kids and hubs gobbled it up! I love your recipes! Thank you so much! 🙂
So glad you enjoyed it Rosie 🙂
This was very delicious and an absolute steal in SP! Very easy to make. 5 stars all around!
Hi, so glad you enjoyed the bubble up, thanks for sharing 🙂
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How long would this stay good in the fridge?? Or is it ok to freeze?
It will be fine in the fridge a couple of days, and it should freeze ok 🙂
I used crescent roll sheet, added bread & butter pickles used swiss, one layer with the cheese on top, delish!
Sounds awesome! So glad you enjoyed it Tammie 🙂
So so good!! Husband and kid approved. I added pickles ? I’m in United States and got a few more smart points for our servings but still worth it!
Sweet! Glad the family enjoyed… Yeah products and brands can vary in points
How many smart points was it for the 2/3 cup of cheese you used?
I think 6, I don’t have the package in front of me sorry
What kind of ketchup did you use? I used Heinz & it’s giving me a different point value.
Yes Heinz.. maybe it is a different ingredient that your getting a higher point value on?
Loved the recipe and made it for family dinner on sunday. Everyone enjoyed it.
Hi Kim, I am so glad everyone enjoyed the recipe 🙂
Hi I can’t wait to try this. However when I enter the ingredients into the WW app I get 8 smart points (which is still reasonable!) Would you mind comparing so I can see where I need to adjust if I can? Biscuits 22 points for 7 ounces, 10 for lb of ground beef, 5 for 4 slices of bacon, 7 for 2/3 cup cheese, 3 for ketchup, 1 for mustard and 2 for breadcrumbs
Hi Gina, the biscuits I use (Great value, 7.5 oz pack since pillsbury did away with them, these come in a 4 pack, there is 10 small biscuits in each roll) anyway they are 17SP for the whole roll
I just made this and it smells AMAZING! The only issue is that once I put everything in the recipe builder it says the points for the biscuits alone are over 30! I used one 7.5 oz can of Great Value Homestyle Biscuits since I can’t find the Pillsbury ones. Are those the ones you used? Thanks, I love all your recipes! 🙂
Hi, your not entering the right biscuits, the 7.5oz cans (10 small biscuits) is 17Sp, not sure where your getting 30 but if the App is telling you that it’s wrong.. are you buying the 4 value pack ones??
I made this and it was very dry! Think I may add more ketsup next time may help????
Yes adding more will help, I don’t find it dry, some add pickles if you like them and that might help, or tomatoes?
Have you ever adopted your bubble ups to be made in the crock pot? I really want to make this for dinner, but I get home so late with kids activities, etc, that I can’t start the process when I get home. Was thinking it would be interesting to try in the crockpot.
Hi Molly, sorry I have never tried a bubble up in the crock pot, I am not too sure if that would work for the biscuits?? I’d be curious to know myself 😉
I tried it in the crockpot! The biscuits were a little doughy.. I also put the ground beef in uncooked since it had all day to cook but that adds a lot of points because you can’t drain the grease ? I think this one is a prep ahead of time and freeze so you can throw in the oven if you are on a time crunch! But my family loves it and when we made it as instructed it turned out perfect
Thanks for sharing Heather 🙂 So glad the family enjoys it
I just made this tonight and I used 3 large Pillsbury grand southern style biscuits because i couldn’t find a 10.5 ounce package. It was 16 sp for 3 large biscuits. I used one pound of Laura’s Lean beef 92% (it was on sale) and yikes it was 16 sp. So anyway for me the recipe was 9 sp, because it also charged me 3 sp for the bread crumbs. But it was very good! Would make again maybe with ground turkey for lower point value.
Glad you enjoyed it Dayna, I know products vary in points, I can only go off what I use and go from there 🙂
I just found your site and am looking at your recipes ….they look amazing! I see from comments that you calculate all the nutrition info in MFP and put that info into the WW app to calculate the points. When you do this, are you including the nutrition info for the items that WW considers 0 points such as the veggies?
Hi Bernice, I actually use both the WW recipe builder on the App and MFP because WW app does not give us nutritional info, and no I don not incl fruits/veggies when building a recipe in MFP
This was an amazing recipe! I tried it with ground turkey minus the bread crumbs and got less points! BONUS! Served with homemade fries! YUMMY! Thanks!
Awesome!! So glad you enjoyed it 🙂
I made this tonight and it was amazing!! Will be trying this and many other bubble up recipes again. Any tips on storing leftovers?
So glad you enjoyed it, It should be ok in the fridge in a container for a day or two, otherwise I would freeze it
Thought we’d try something new! Won’t try this one again, very bland. The family did not enjoy this one, got in four bites maybe before we had enough!
So sorry you did not enjoy it, I know this is a big hit with many but different strokes for different folks 😉 in a perfect world you’d please everyone 🙂
I did a Bacon Cheeseburger (with Bergamon Cheese) Stroganoff Bubble Up Bake with a maple bacon egg wash on the biscuits. (I used a maple bacon Clubhouse spice in the egg wash)
This has turned out fantastic but with the added sauce, different cheese etc. it may be too ‘carby’ or ‘fatty’ for those who care to count. Otherwise I would tend to agree from just reading the recipe I decided to throw my own spin on it and it was not bland AT ALL
I found this recipe via the Yummly site/app. Their numbers are way different. The carb and fiber count are the only things I care about. Was all set to try this until I finally got the app to show me the instructions.. Which brought me to your page. Wow what a difference,
Yummly’s 6 carbs turned into 22+ carbs.. Eeeek!
Knew it sounded too good to be true!
Sounds like it would be super yummy, but too yummy for this old diabetic gal! Lol
Hi Jaci, sorry about that, I have no connections with Yummly and no idea why they put wrong information
I wonder if you used the two ingredient dough (FF Greek yogurt and flour) it would be okay instead of biscuits?
I have seen some try it and say it does not bake as well as the biscuits, but you can play around with it if you have the patience 😉
To all who found this recipe and are NOT counting points at this time…. I made the points all out of whack I’m sure, but I did a Bacon Cheeseburger (with Bergamon Cheese) Stroganoff Bubble Up Bake with a maple bacon egg wash on the biscuits. (I used a maple bacon Clubhouse spice in the egg wash)
This has turned out fantastic but with the added sauce, different cheese etc. it may be too ‘carby’ or ‘fatty’ for those who follow your recipes to a T.
Thanks so much for posting! My whole family demolished this!! Prepped and cleaned up in 20 minutes, and they gobbled it up faster than I could sit down. So GOOD!!!
Thanks for the tips Danielle, it sounds delicious!
I found this dry, maybe next time I’ll use half the biscuit dough. Great taste though. Maybe drizzle a little concoction of fat free mayo mixed with a bit of pickle juice over it. Most burgers have mayo and pickles!
Hi Anna, you used the right sized biscuits right? Sometimes people buy the bigger packs without realizing and that will make it dry.. just a thought.. Yes I know lots of people that top this one with pickles 🙂
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Made this tonight, and it’s a big hit! I didn’t add the bread crumbs, and it turned out fine! Even my hubby liked it, and he’s not usually a fan of the biscuits!
So glad you both enjoyed it Cindy 🙂
Have you tried this with ground chicken breast instead of the ground beef? We like your other “bubble up” recipes! Thanks
Hi Sheila, no I have not but I am sure it will be equally as delicious 🙂 I am so glad you are enjoying the bubble ups
This was amazing. My daughter ate half the dish before anyone else even got a chance. I will have to double it next time.
Only change I made was to use crescent rolls as the base. (Not looking for any dietary recipes.. Just came across this and thought it seemed delicious). Quick, easy, and sooo yummy! Give it a try.
Hi Mandy, your daughter seems like my kinda girl haha 🙂 I am so glad you all enjoyed it!
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Hi all the way from rainy england.
I’ve googled how to make a biscuit as we don’t have then here. Am I right in thinking you put the biscuit in as raw mixture?
Failing that I wonder if an english scone would work?
Hi Anna, yes the biscuits are raw dough in a can and they bake into the mixture while in the oven, you could try a scone or even a lightened-up pizza dough
Just made this and added it into the WW app. Came out to 9 points not 7. Was good. Will probably make again.
Hi Carole, you might have used the large size biscuits, the one I use is 7.5 oz with 10 small biscuits, 17SP for the whole package, if your package was larger that will add the extra points for sure, I enter everything as-is into the WW App and give the values I get based on the products I use, if someone uses something different it is out of my control as far as the point count goes
Is there anything you can use in place of the ketchup and mustard? We have a picky eater. Or do you not really taste them?
Hi Liz, FYI I get picky haha I have one of those too, she’s 17 now but still extremely picky.. depends how picky they are, they are not too strong tasting in the recipe since it is only calling for 2 Tbsp of each, I do not like mustard and I can’t really pick it up, you could swap it out for maybe a little BBQ sauce if they like that?
Question….don’t have any fridge dough but i do have 2 ingredient dough…could i use that instead?
Hi, you can try it, I know some have tried bubble ups with 2ID, it doesn’t bake quite the same but might be an ok alternative
I love the flavor of this and mine turned out well. The picture makes the biscuits seem like “a crust”. Do you pat your biscuit piece together to kinda form a solid crust? Mine are somewhat cooked into the mixture, but are pieces under the meat mixture for the most part. I used a 4pack of biscuits (6.+ oz) couldn’t find the 7+ that you recommended. Maybe that’s my prob and of course the pieces of biscuit don’t look like the picture. Thank you for a yummy recipe though!
Hi Jewel, yeah the biscuits are on the bottom for the most part, they kind of bake up into the casserole, so you are using 6oz worth of biscuits instead of the 7oz? Are you cutting them into enough pieces, for those using larger biscuits I suggest cutting them open in two, then cutting each half in 6, that way you will have enough small pieces of biscuits throughout the recipe .. I’m glad you still enjoyed the recipe 🙂
I love all the bubble up recipes! Thank you Kate! I do wonder if anyone has tried this with ground turkey? I usually never eat beef, but think it would work out!
Hi Martha, thank you for your kind words, I am so glad you are enjoying the recipes.. yes this will work out well with turkey, hope you enjoy it
Would this recipe work ok to put together the night before and pop in the oven the next night after work?
Hi Lorie, I think it should be ok to make the night before, I’m not sure how the biscuits will hold up in the fridge once they are opened though.
Can you tell me how many calories for the bacon? can’t get Oscar Mayer. Thanks, Susan