This super yummy and SUPER simple recipe for Classic Cheeseburger Pie is one of my kids’ favorite meals. Somehow, it fell off my radar for a few years, though. Making the South of the Border Pie a few weeks ago reminded me of it, and I promptly put the ingredients on my shopping list and made it the next week. My kids were thrilled and have been asking when I am going to make it again.
This meal is special to me because the first time I ever had it my friend brought it to me when I had a miscarriage. That was almost exactly 12 years ago. I remember it feeling like the best thing I had ever eaten–probably because it came with so much love. I feel teary just thinking about it. Sometimes we have no idea how much simple gestures really mean, like taking a meal to someone who is having a hard time. This is a great meal for something like that, and you can count on people of any age loving it!
For a lot of people, this is a nostalgic meal because it was on the Bisquick package for years. My mom didn’t ever use Bisquick, so I was deprived of this yummy meal as a child. Do you remember it? Have you made it before? I’d love to know.
More Must-Make Nostalgic Recipes
- Broken Glass Jello Squares
- Classic Granny Cake
- Mom’s Sunday Pot Roast
- Yummy Funeral Potatoes
- Old Fashioned Oatmeal Cake
- Amazing Meltaway Cookies
Step-by-Step Photos for How to Make Classic Cheeseburger Pie
Frequently Asked Questions for How to Make Classic Cheeseburger Pie
Can I double the recipe?
Yes, you can. You can use two deep-dish pie pans or a 9×13 baking dish. If you choose to use a 9×13 dish, you will need to increase the baking time to 5-10 minutes.
Will this recipe work with ground turkey?
You can substitute the ground beef with ground turkey, and it will still turn out good.
Do you recommend adding bacon?
Oh, how we love bacon. If you want to make a bacon cheeseburger pie, add some chopped bacon to the frying pan when you’re browning the ground beef.
Can I use a different type of cheese?
Absolutely. Essentially, whatever type of cheese you like on a cheeseburger will taste good in this recipe. For a little spicy kick, use Pepper Jack cheese.
What toppings do you recommend?
I recommend using your favorite cheeseburger toppings–diced tomatoes, pickles, green onions, or lettuce.
How should I store the pie?
Covered tightly with plastic wrap or in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 4 days. It can also be stored in the freezer for up to 3 months.
- 1 lb ground beef
- 1 medium onion
- 1 tsp garlic salt
- ⅛ tsp ground pepper
- 1½ cups cheddar cheese or Colby Jack cheese
- ½ cup Bisquick baking mix
- 1 cup milk
- 2 eggs
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Spray a deep-dish pie pan with cooking spray and set aside.
- In a skillet brown the ground beef and onion. Sprinkle with 1 tsp garlic salt and ⅛ tsp ground black pepper while cooking. Drain fat if desired.
- Put the cooked meat mixture into the prepared pie pan. Top with the grated cheese.
- Next, whisk together the Bisquick, milk, and eggs until smooth.
- Pour the Bisquick mixture over the cheese and put it in the oven.
- Bake for 30-35 minutes or until the center is firm and the top is browning.
- Let cool for 5-10 minutes before serving.