Mushroom Cheeseburger Casserole Recipe

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Cool 5 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 540kcal
This casserole is a low carb and keto version of my favorite mushroom swiss burger. Deep savoriness from mushrooms and ground beef combined with distinct goat cheese flavors make this casserole a crowd-pleasing dinner. For more tasty ideas, see Casserole Dinners.

Ingredients

  • 1 lb ground beef (I use 85% lean)
  • 1 lb mushrooms, sliced (I use cremini or baby bella)
  • 5 cloves garlic, thinly sliced
  • 8 slices swiss cheese (6 ounces weight), finely chopped
  • 1 cup crumbled goat cheese (4 ounces weight)
  • 1/3 cup thinly sliced scallions (about 3 scallions; also called green onions)
  • 1 tsp table salt

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 375 F. Set aside an 8x8 inch baking dish; I use a glass one and do not grease or line.
  • Add ground beef and salt to a high-sided skillet (I use a 10-inch nonstick pan with 3-inch-tall sides; smaller ones won’t be able to fit the raw mushrooms). Place over high heat, constantly breaking apart the meat as it cooks until it is crumbled, browned, and releasing liquid, a few minutes. Keep everything in the pan for the next step.
  • Add mushrooms and garlic. Cook until the mushrooms are significantly shrunken and most of their released juices have evaporated, 6 to 8 minutes, stirring occasionally. The only liquid remaining should be the grease from the meat.
  • Transfer the beef-mushroom-garlic mixture to the baking dish, using a slotted spoon if you prefer to leave behind any grease pooling at the bottom of the skillet.
  • Add goat cheese and two-thirds of the swiss cheese to the baking dish, carefully stirring directly in the dish until well-mixed with the beef and mushrooms. The goat cheese should melt quickly and nicely coat the other ingredients. See below section called "Fun Flavor Additions" for ideas on other things you can add.
  • Evenly sprinkle scallions over everything, then distribute remaining one-third of swiss cheese on top. Arrange the surface a bit so it’s flattened and even.
  • Transfer the baking dish to the oven. Bake for about 15 minutes; it’s done when the casserole is very hot, bubbling up the sides, and the swiss cheese is completely melted.
  • Let it rest for about 5 minutes before cutting into 4 squares. Serve immediately while hot.
  • Leftovers: Cover tightly with foil and refrigerate for up to 3 days. Reheat covered in a 350 F oven until very hot, 15 to 20 minutes. This casserole tastes better when it’s hot rather than just warmed through.

Nutrition

Makes 4 Servings
Amount Per Serving (4x4-inch square):
Calories 540  
Total Fat 35g 54%
   Saturated Fat 18g 90%
Cholesterol 150mg 50%
Sodium 890mg 37%
Net Carb 6g  
Total Carb 6.5g 2%
   Dietary Fiber 0.5g 1%
   Sugars 1g  
Protein 45g  
Vitamin A 1% · Vitamin C 9% · Calcium 347% · Iron 25%