Big Mac Casserole – Family Fresh Meals


Looking for a take-out alternative that you know the whole family will love? This Big Mac Casserole may just be the thing!Big Mac Casserole in a baking dish

What is a Big Mac casserole, you ask? It’s a Big Mac burger in casserole form! That’s right…all the same flavors and ingredient components that you’d expect from a juicy and saucy Big Mac burger can be found in this family-sized casserole dish!

Enjoy your Big Mac casserole as is or alongside a serving of homemade fries…it’s copycat take-out at its best!

TIPS FOR MAKING BIG MAC CASSEROLE

  • Shredding your cheese from a block of cheese instead of having purchased pre-shredded cheese always seems to be best for overall taste and it also seems to melt the cheese better too.
  • You can pretty much use any cheese that melts well but be sure to use a flavored cheese as it’s required for flavoring. I wouldn’t suggest using mozzarella for this reason as I think it’s too mild. Your best bet is using a sharp cheddar.
  • The quantity of the Big Mac Sauce from the ingredients used is quite generous for the casserole. Go ahead and use as much as you’d like when adding to the casserole or you can serve some extra sauce on the side for your family and friends to add if they wish to.
  • The lettuce will definitely start to become soggy after the first day. It’s best to remove any lettuce from stored leftovers and just add some freshly shredded lettuce to your reheated casserole leftovers. 

ingredients for big mac casserole

Big Mac Casserole

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. In a large skillet, brown the ground beef. After the beef is partially browned, add the onions and continue cooking until the beef is done cooking and the onion is soft and translucent.ground beef and onion in pan
  2. Drain any excess fat and liquid from the pan. Add the cream cheese and 1⁄2 cup cheddar cheese to the pan and stir until it is melted and mixed in evenly.cream cheese and some shredded cheese added to pan
  3. Spread ground beef mixture into a 9×13 baking dish.ground beef in baking dish
  4. Whisk together the eggs and cream until combined.whisking egg mixture
  5. Pour the egg mixture evenly over the meat mixture.egg mixture poured over ground beef
  6. Sprinkle the remaining cup of cheddar cheese over the top of the mixture.cheese sprinkled on top of ground beef
  7. Bake for 20 minutes until the cheese is melted and the egg/meat mixture is set.baked mac and cheese casserole
  8. In a small bowl, whisk together the sauce ingredients. Pour the sauce over the top of the casserole when it comes out of the oven (vary the amount of sauce you add for personal preference).sauce ingredients in bowlsauce spread on top of casserole
  9. Sprinkle shredded lettuce and dill pickle slices over the top of the sauce and serve immediately.Big Mac Casserole in a baking dish

HOW SHOULD I STORE THIS BIG MAC CASSEROLE?

  • You can either store this Big Mac casserole in an airtight container or in the casserole dish, covered, in the refrigerator for up to 3 days or store it in the freezer (either baked or unbaked) for up to 3 months.
  • I suggest leaving the shredded lettuce and dill pickles off the top of the casserole when storing leftovers or making this casserole ahead of time since the lettuce will wilt and go soggy. You can always add fresh lettuce and pickles just prior to serving.
  • To reheat from storing in the refrigerator, simply place in the microwave or in the oven at 350 degrees until warm throughout.
  • To reheat from frozen, thaw overnight in the refrigerator and then reheat in the oven until heated throughout.
  • If you have frozen your casserole prior to having previously baked it then thaw overnight and place in the oven for the full baking time directed in this recipe, adding the shredded lettuce and pickle slices just prior to serving.

side photo of big mac casserole

CAN I MAKE THIS BIG MAC CASSEROLE AHEAD OF TIME?

  • Yes, you can! Simply prep the recipe according to the directions above but wait to add your cheese topping till the casserole filling has cooled down completely. Once cool, add the shredded cheese, cover the casserole and refrigerate for up to 3 days.
  • When ready to serve, bake the casserole, top with sauce, shredded lettuce and sliced dill pickles and enjoy!

WHAT CAN I SERVE WITH THIS BIG MAC CASSEROLE?

WHAT CAN I SERVE WITH THIS BIG MAC CASSEROLE?

Being a Big Mac casserole, this dish will be great with the following sides:

slice of casserole on a plate

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Big Mac Casserole in a baking dish

Big Mac Casserole

Ingredients

Casserole Ingredients

  • 2 pounds ground beef browned
  • 1/2 cup white onion finely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 4 oz. cream cheese cut into small cubes
  • 1 1/2 cups grated cheddar cheese divided
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded romaine lettuce
  • 1/4 cup dill pickle slices
  • 1-2 teaspoons sesame seeds

Big Mac Sauce Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 teaspoons French dressing
  • 1/4 cup sweet pickle relish
  • 1 teaspoons classic yellow mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon granulated sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350°F. In a large skillet, brown the ground beef. After the beef is partially browned, add the onions and continue cooking until the beef is done cooking and the onion is soft and translucent.

  • Drain any excess fat and liquid from the pan. Add the cream cheese and 1⁄2 cup cheddar cheese to the pan and stir until it is melted and mixed in evenly.

  • Spread ground beef mixture into a 9×13 baking dish.

  • Whisk together the eggs and cream until combined. Pour the egg mixture evenly over the meat mixture.

  • Sprinkle the remaining cup of cheddar cheese over the top of the mixture.

  • Bake for 20 minutes until the cheese is melted and the egg/meat mixture is set.

  • In a small bowl, whisk together the sauce ingredients. Pour the sauce over the top of the casserole when it comes out of the oven (vary the amount of sauce you add for personal preference).

  • Sprinkle shredded lettuce and dill pickle slices over the top of the sauce and serve immediately.

Nutrition Information:

Calories: 676kcal (34%)Carbohydrates: 11g (4%)Protein: 42g (84%)Fat: 62g (95%)Saturated Fat: 26g (130%)Polyunsaturated Fat: 11gMonounsaturated Fat: 21gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 294mg (98%)Sodium: 1093mg (46%)Potassium: 690mg (20%)Fiber: 1g (4%)Sugar: 6g (7%)Vitamin A: 2163IU (43%)Vitamin C: 2mg (2%)Calcium: 329mg (33%)Iron: 4mg (22%)

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