Impossible Cheeseburger Pie

Impossible Cheeseburger Pie is a midwest American casserole classic. Sauteed onions, beef, cheese and biscuit-crust make this simple and delicious hotdish a family favorite.

There are probably a million variations on this filling family favorite, including the ever popular popular Bisquick Impossible Cheeseburger Pie. But if you don’t happen to have a spare cup of Bisquick around, here is fantastic (and just as easy), version that bumps up the flavor letting you make Cheeseburger Pie without Bisquick.

How To Make Impossible Cheeseburger Pie

Did you grow up with Impossible Cheeseburger Pie, Impossibly Easy Cheeseburger Pie, Hamburger Pie, or Cheeseburger Casserole?  No matter the name, this mid-century casserole pie was a favorite of Sarah from and in this video she shares some memories of it while I show you how to make it from scratch.

Impossible Cheeseburger Pie

What is in Impossible Cheeseburger Pie?

Cheeseburger pie is really just three major components.  The first is the meat and onion filling. I added a little extra flavor to it with Worcestershire and Lawry’s salt.  Then comes the biscuit baking mix, which you can use Bisquick, but I made my own with flour, baking powder and butter.  Then, top it all off with shredded cheese and bake.

Plated Slice of Cheeseburger Pie

Favorite Family Recipes

Impossible Cheeseburger Pie is one of those wonderful recipes from childhood, taking us back to our family’s dinner table.  Do you have a favorite family recipe?  Share your memories in the comments!

Other Sure-Fire Crowd Pleasers

Instant Pot Corned Beef

Crispy Oven Fried Chicken Fingers

Mashed Instant Pot Sweet Potatoes

I’ve also provided an updated version with new pictures of this Impossible Cheeseburger Pie recipe at The Dinner Bell!

The Recipe

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Impossible Cheeseburger Pie

Impossible Cheeseburger Pie

  • Author: Joanie Simon
  • Total Time: 45 mins
  • Yield: 6 servings 1x


A casserole style savory pie with ground beef and onions, biscuit baking mix and shredded cheddar cheese.


  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 1 tsp Lawry’s seasoned salt
  • Pepper
  • salt
  • 1 tsp Worcestershire
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 1tsp baking powder
  • 1 Tbs Butter
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 2 eggs
  • 46 oz shredded cheddar cheese


  1. Preheat the oven to 375F
  2. Combine the beef, onions, Lawry’s salt, pepper and Worcestershire in saute pan over medium high heat and cook together until the meat is nicely browned, then transfer to an oven safe baking dish or pie plate.
  3. Combine flour, baking powder and butter in a bowl and use a pastry cutter to cut the butter into the flour until it’s in small, gravelly pieces. Next, add the eggs and milk and use a hand blender to mix until smooth.
  4. Pour the batter over the beef in an even layer, then top with the cheese and bake, uncovered, in the oven for 25 minutes until the top is nicely browned and the center is set.
  • Prep Time: 20 mins
  • Cook Time: 25 mins
  • Category: Entree
  • Cuisine: American
    • Reply Wayne Howell

      April 11, 2019, 11:20 am

      So many variations are possible with this easy recipe. Try sauteing chopped bell peppers, onions and sliced Polish sausage, add Bisquick mixture, top with grated cheese and bake.
      For a nice side dish, par-boil sliced zucchini and chopped onions, add Bisquick mixture, top with grated cheese and bake.
      I could go on and on, but use your own imagination. Your family will rave about what a good cook you are.

    • Reply Joan

      September 3, 2020, 5:14 pm

      Great recipe! Easy & delicious! Added crumbled bacon, so good! Enjoyed your video too?

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