Bacon Cheeseburger Nacho Bake

Recreate the juicy, chin-dribbling experience of your favorite take-out bacon cheeseburger with this easy casserole recipe. Be sure to serve with plenty of napkins, and expect lots of requests for second helpings, too.

  • Prep Time 20 min
  • Total Time 45 min
  • Servings 6


lb lean (at least 80%) ground beef
small onion, chopped
teaspoon garlic salt
loaf (8 oz) prepared cheese product, cut into small cubes
cup cooked real bacon pieces (from a jar or package)
cups lightly crushed tortilla chips
cup shredded Cheddar cheese (4 oz)
Diced pickles, if desired
Ketchup, if desired
Mustard, if desired
Lettuce, if desired

  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F. Spray 13x9inch (3-quart) glass baking dish with cooking spray.
  • 2 In 10-inch skillet, cook beef, onion and garlic salt over medium-high heat 5 to 7 minutes, stirring occasionally, until beef is thoroughly cooked. Drain off excess fat.
  • 3 Add cubed cheese product and bacon; cook and stir until cheese is melted. Remove from heat.
  • 4 Place half of the chips in bottom of baking dish. Top with half of the beef mixture. Repeat layers. Top with shredded cheese.
  • 5 Bake 20 to 25 minutes or until cheese is melted and bubbly. Serve immediately with pickles, ketchup, mustard and/or lettuce.

Expert Tips

Make sure the chips are not too finely crushed. It makes it easier to spread the meat when they aren’t so finely crushed.

You can also make this a taco casserole by making taco-seasoned beef and adding taco toppings!