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This easy Bisquick Cheeseburger Pie, also called “Impossible Cheeseburger Pie,” is one of those great old-fashioned dinners that the entire family will love! It comes together quickly, so it’s perfect for busy evenings when you need a meal on the table with just a handful of pantry staples. Serve each slice with a simple green salad, roasted broccoli, sauteed zucchini, or a fresh fruit salad!

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Impossible Cheeseburger Pie

This “vintage” Bisquick cheeseburger pie recipe comes straight from my grandmother’s recipe box! If you’re not familiar with Bisquick “impossible pies,” these dishes rose in popularity back in the 1970s, when Betty Crocker first introduced the Impossible Coconut Pie — named because the company described it as “impossibly easy.”

Browning ground beef in a cast iron skillet

Many different versions of impossible pies have since been enjoyed — both in the sweet and savory categories. You might remember Impossible Chicken Pot Pie, Impossible Pumpkin Pecan Pie, or the Cheeseburger Pie (or Hamburger Pie). These dishes all utilize Bisquick, an all-purpose pancake and baking mix, to form the custard or base of a crustless pie (no traditional pastry pie crust necessary). Betty Crocker now calls these “Impossibly Easy” pies, and I would have to agree!

Adding shredded cheddar to a skillet of ground beef.

Ingredients for Hamburger Pie

This is a quick overview of the simple ingredients that you’ll need for a Bisquick cheeseburger pie. As always, specific measurements and complete cooking instructions are included in the printable recipe box at the bottom of the post.

  • Ground beef: I use 85% lean, but any variety will work. You can also substitute with ground turkey or ground chicken.
  • Onion: adds moisture and flavor to the casserole.
  • Salt: to enhance the other flavors in the dish.
  • Worcestershire sauce: for a salty, umami flavor.
  • Ketchup: a classic cheeseburger ingredient that adds just a hint of sweetness.
  • Cheddar cheese: you can substitute with another type of good melting cheese, such as Pepper Jack, Monterey Jack, Colby, Swiss or American.
  • Bisquick: an all-purpose pancake and baking mix that’s available in gluten free, Heart-Smart, and buttermilk varieties. Any version will work, but I like the classic original.
  • Milk: to thin the batter.
  • Eggs: give the filling structure.
Pouring Bisquick batter over ground beef in a round dish.

How to Make Cheeseburger Pie

Think of this dish as a cross between a casserole and a quiche. The Bisquick mix gives the filling a biscuit-like texture, but it stays nice and moist from the eggs and milk. With classic cheeseburger ingredients like ground beef, cheddar cheese, and ketchup, it’s a simple, hearty, and flavorful meal that the whole family will enjoy — even your pickiest kids!

  1. Brown the ground beef and onion in a skillet; drain off the grease.
  2. Stir in salt, Worcestershire sauce, ketchup, and a sprinkle of cheese.
  3. Transfer beef mixture to a greased pie plate or pie pan.
  4. Whisk together Bisquick, milk, and eggs.
  5. Pour batter over the ground beef.
  6. Bake in a 400°F oven until the filling is set and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean, about 25-30 minutes.
  7. Cut into slices with a knife and serve!
Hands serving a casserole dish full of Bisquick cheeseburger pie.

What to Serve with Bisquick Cheeseburger Pie

Treat the hamburger pie like a classic grilled burger, and top each slice with lettuce, tomatoes, pickles, and onions. You might even like to add a drizzle of ketchup or mustard! Here are a few sides that also go well with this impossibly easy cheeseburger pie:

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Make Ahead Hamburger Pie

There are a couple of ways that you can prepare this dish in advance for even quicker weeknight meals:

  1. Prepare the ground beef mixture up to 48 hours in advance. It can sit in the pie plate, covered, in your refrigerator — just waiting for the batter and the oven. Right before baking, whisk together the batter, pour it over top, and pop the dish in the oven. If the dish is cold when it goes into the oven, you may need to increase the total baking time by a few minutes.
  2. Bake the entire casserole, let it cool to room temperature, and then wrap tightly and freeze for up to 3 months. Thaw in the refrigerator overnight, then reheat (covered) in a 325°F oven for about 20-30 minutes, or until warmed through. If the pie is in a freezer-to-oven-safe dish, you can reheat it directly from frozen. You’ll just need to leave it in the oven for almost twice as long.
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Storage

Leftover cheeseburger pie will keep in an airtight container in the refrigerator for 3-4 days, or in the freezer for up to 3 months. Reheat an entire hamburger pie casserole covered in a 325°F oven for about 20-30 minutes, or until warmed through. You can also reheat individual slices in the microwave for 1-2 minutes.

Impossible Cheeseburger Pie Recipe Variations

  • Make it a Bacon Cheeseburger Pie by adding some chopped bacon to the skillet when you brown the ground beef.
  • Swap out the ground beef and replace it with an equal amount of ground turkey, ground chicken, or ground sausage.
  • Try different types of cheese, such as Pepper Jack, Monterey Jack, Colby, Colby Jack, Swiss or American. You can also omit the cheese and make it just an old fashioned hamburger pie recipe!
  • Serving a larger family? Double the ingredients and bake the pie in a 9 x 13-inch casserole dish. You will need to increase the total baking time by about 5-10 minutes.
Side shot of a slice of cheeseburger pie on a plate with salad.

Tips for the Best Cheeseburger Pie Recipe

  • Don’t overmix the Bisquick batter. Some lumps in the batter are fine! Over-mixing will activate the gluten in the flour, which results in tough, dense baked goods.
  • Garnish the top of each slice with your favorite cheeseburger toppings. Good options include sliced green onions, chopped pickles or pickle relish, sour cream, lettuce, and diced tomatoes.
  • For a cleaner slice, allow the pie to rest for 10-20 minutes before serving.
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Bisquick Cheeseburger Pie {“Impossible Cheeseburger Pie”}

4.90 from 29 votes
Prep: 15 minutes
Cook: 30 minutes
Total: 45 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 247.6 kcal
This easy Bisquick Cheeseburger Pie, also called "Impossible Cheeseburger Pie," is one of those great old-fashioned dinners that the entire family will love!

Ingredients
  

  • 1 lb. ground beef
  • 1 cup diced onion
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • ¼ cup ketchup
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • ¾ cup Bisquick baking mix
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 eggs

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 400°F. Grease a 9-inch pie plate (or a deep 8-inch square baking dish); set aside.
  • In a large skillet, brown ground beef and onion over medium heat until beef is no longer pink (about 8-10 minutes). Drain off fat.
  • Stir in salt, Worcestershire sauce, ketchup, and cheese.
  • Transfer beef mixture to the prepared pie dish.
  • In a separate bowl, whisk together Bisquick, milk, and eggs, just until combined (it’s fine if you still have some lumps in the batter – do not overmix).
  • Pour batter on top of beef.
  • Bake for 25-30 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.

Notes

  • Don’t overmix the Bisquick batter. Some lumps in the batter are fine! Over-mixing will activate the gluten in the flour, which results in tough, dense baked goods.
  • Garnish the top of each slice with your favorite cheeseburger toppings. Good options include sliced green onions, chopped pickles or pickle relish, sour cream, and diced tomatoes.
  • For a cleaner slice, allow the pie to rest for 10-20 minutes before serving.
  • Make it a Bacon Cheeseburger Pie by adding some chopped bacon to the skillet when you brown the ground beef.
  • Swap out the ground beef and replace it with an equal amount of ground turkey, ground chicken, or ground sausage.
  • Try different types of cheese, such as Pepper Jack, Monterey Jack, Colby, Colby Jack, Swiss or American.
  • Serving a larger family? Double the ingredients and bake the pie in a 9 x 13-inch casserole dish. You will need to increase the total baking time by about 5-10 minutes.

Nutrition

Serving: 1/6 of the pieCalories: 247.6kcalCarbohydrates: 15gProtein: 25.7gFat: 9.8gSaturated Fat: 4.4gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.5gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 122.5mgSodium: 632.4mgPotassium: 150.6mgFiber: 0.5gSugar: 4.1g
Keyword: Bisquick cheeseburger pie, cheeseburger pie, easy ground beef recipe, ground beef casserole, impossible cheeseburger pie
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: American
Author: Blair Lonergan

This recipe was originally published in February, 2018. The photos were updated in January, 2022.

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  1. We tried it tonight. I wanted to double the recipe but I didn’t quite have 2 pounds so I added some mushrooms and bacon. It was delicious. The only thing I would do differently is to add more Bisquick mix. The casserole had more of an eggy quiche-like taste. Definitely a keeper.
    Thanks!

  2. 5 stars
    I use crescent roll dough instead of the bisquick. It makes creating this dish even easier. The taste is a little different but just as good.

  3. 5 stars
    I used a refrigerator pie dough, 1/2 cup of milk and only one egg. There were two slices left for today’s lunch and they were gone before I had a chance to even ask who wanted to share. I have been making this for years, this house of three “Golden Girls “ love this pie!

    1. That makes me so happy to hear, Marianne! Glad that you all enjoy it, and thanks for sharing your adjustments. 🙂

    1. Hi! Yes, that should work fine. The Bisquick sinks down among the beef, giving the dish a bread-like texture throughout, so you really don’t need a bottom crust. That said, I don’t think it would hurt to add the bottom crust if that’s your preference. Enjoy!

    1. Hi, Jack! Sure, I would blind-bake the crust first to make sure that it’s cooked through and not soggy. You’ll still want to use the Bisquick to help the filling set. Enjoy!

  4. 5 stars
    Great basic recipe for the cheeseburger pie classic. I thought I’d add this comment, as it was a game changer for me on other similar recipes. To spice it up a bit, add your favorite burger fixings! I love adding different combinations of diced pickles, tomatoes, mushrooms, and shredded cabbage or saurkraut (acts like the lettuce but not soggy). I have this one saved in my keepers! Thanks so much!

  5. 5 stars
    This was really good! I love the dish you baked yours in. The recipe says to use a pie plate ( your dish doesn’t look like a pie plate, is it a hand made pottery dish?) Needless to say I have a thing for different dishes, was your dish hand made?

  6. 5 stars
    This is great and so simple. I’ve made it with both turkey and beef – enjoyed it both ways. Personal additions are I use Diner/Seasoned salt instead of regular salt and add about a teaspoon of mustard. If it helps anyone – because it’s what I normally have on hand I use unsweetened oatmilk for the topping instead of regular milk and it works perfectly. I’m making it again tonight and so looking forward to it with a nice salad to round out the meal!

    1. Hi, Brittany! I don’t know, since I’ve never used that type of mix. I would think that it should work okay, but you might need to play around with the amount of milk and eggs that you use. I’m sorry that I’m not familiar with the specific ingredients in the almond flour mix.

  7. 5 stars
    I made this the other night using taco seasonings and adding some sliced olives. It was so good that everyone was mad that there were no leftovers lol