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bacon cheeseburger pot pie in a skillet with spoon

Bacon Cheeseburger Pot Pie Recipe

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes
Servings: 8 people
This Cozy Bacon Cheeseburger Pot Pie is the very definition of comfort food! This is an easy, kid-approved dinner, ideal for those nights where you just need to make something quick and delicious.
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  • 2 pounds ground chuck
  • 4 strips bacon cut into ¼” slices
  • ½ yellow onion diced
  • ½ cup water
  • 1 cup ketchup Heinz works well
  • 2 tablespoons yellow mustard Heinz or French’s work well
  • ¼ cup mayonnaise Hellman’s or Duke’s work well
  • 1 teaspoon Lowry’s seasoned salt
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • ½ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 6 slices American cheese
  • 1 8 ounce can Pillsbury refrigerated Crescent Dough Sheet
  • 1 egg beaten
  • 2 teaspoons sesame seed toasted

For Serving:

  • Chopped lettuce
  • Diced tomatoes
  • Chopped dill pickles
  • White onion sliced thin
  • Other favorite burger toppings.


  • Heat oven to 375° and adjust oven rack to middle position. Brush the inside (bottom and sides) of the skillet with canola oil.
  • Brown the ground chuck in a large cast iron skillet, set over medium heat, stirring often; drain and set aside. In the same skillet, crisp the bacon and transfer it to the cooked beef.
  • Add the onion to the skillet and cook until softened, about 4 minutes.
  • Return the beef and bacon to the skillet, add water, ketchup, mustard, mayonnaise, seasoned salt, kosher salt, and black pepper; stir well and heat through.
  • Remove the skillet from the heat.
  • Top the beef mixture with the cheese slices.
  • Unroll the dough and press into a circle large enough to cover the skillet. Place the dough on top of the cheese and spread it to the inside edges of the skillet.
  • Brush the top with the beaten egg and sprinkle the dough with sesame seeds.
  • Bake at 375°F for 25-35 minutes or until the top is deep golden brown and the burger mixture is bubbly.
  • To serve, place a spoonful of the pot pie onto each plate and serve with the desired hamburger toppings on the side (if toppings are placed on top of the casserole, the crust will gets soggy).
  • Enjoy!



Note: These directions are for cooking the pot pie in a cast iron skillet. If cooking it in a 9x13-inch casserole dish instead of the cast iron, cook the bacon, onion and ground chuck in a large skillet, then pour the mixture into a sprayed casserole dish and top with the crescent dough. Finish cooking in the oven.
This recipe can work  in a deep dish 9 inch pie pan or a regular 10 inch pie pan.
Top your pie with your favorite burger fixings such as shredded lettuce, tomato, pickles, bacon, red onion and avocado.
This pie is hearty enough to stand alone as a full meal. I often serve it with a green salad or vegetables.