Big Mac Casserole

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This Big Mac Casserole will make the entire family happy with it's McDonalds flavors in under 30 minutes. Everyone can have a little big mac on their plate, add a toy for a Happy Meal! Packed with ground beef, potatoes and that special big mac sauce, you'll love this big mac in a bowl. 
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Big mac casserole in a white baking dish.

Why you’ll love this recipe

  • This Big Mac Casserole tastes just like a big mac, without the drive thru. 
  • Minimal ingredients and ready in under 30 minutes.
  • Use the same big mac sauce recipe for burgers or fry sauce. 
  • Both kids and adults will love this recipe.

What is Big Mac Casserole?

It is just as it sounds .. a Big Mac in casserole form to make a deliciously flavorful big mac casserole. All the flavors you love in a Big Mac loaded up into a single dish and on the table in under 30 minutes. I even added some potatoes in there to give you a side of fries. 

Big mac casserole topped with pickles, lettuce, and tomatoes.

Can you use other meats besides beef?

Definitely! Use ground turkey, chicken, or even shredded chicken for this big mac casserole. Do know that if you swap the meat you will lose some of that big mac taste in the sense that a big mac burger is a beef patty. 

What size casserole dish should you use?

I am using a 8-inch by 8-inch dish but you can use any size for this big mac casserole. 

Tips for making this casserole

  • Cut the potatoes into small pieces. The larger the pieces the longer they will take to cook.
  • Use white onion, not yellow onion.
  • The lettuce will get soggy in the fridge so I’d suggest adding it to each serving or to the top if you plan to eat it all. 
  • Add a good amount of lettuce and have yourself a delicious and filling big mac casserole salad! 
  • Using a higher percent fat beef will add some extra fatty flavor to this dish. If you end up with too much liquid after cooking, drain some but not all of it. 
  • I  suggest you do not use low-fat cheese for this as it does not melt as well as full fat.
Big mac casserole topped with melted cheese.

How to lower the fat per serving

If you need to lower the fat in each serving use low-fat mayonnaise and reduced-fat cheese. Reduced-fat cheese will not melt as well but will save some calories and grams of fat per serving in this big mac casserole. Alternatively using ground turkey 99/1 will lower it as well. 

Person adding sliced pickles to a big mac casserole.

Ingredients and Substitutes:

These are the main ingredients and substitutions. See the recipe card below for the full ingredients list and instructions for Big Mac Casserole.

Ground Beef: this recipe uses lean 96/4 ground beef. You can use any beef you’d like. The higher the fat the more flavor you’ll get. Substitute with ground turkey, chicken or shredded chicken. 

Mustard: what I consider to be the secret ingredient in the beef. I would not recommend omitting this. 

Russet Potatoes: you can substitute out the potatoes with sweet potatoes, golden potatoes or even fingerling. To try to add that French fry flavor I went with russet. Be sure to cut the potatoes into small pieces. The larger the pieces the longer it’ll take to cook. 

White Onion: to get that true Big Mac flavor be sure to use white onion, not yellow. 

Mayonnaise: I am using olive oil mayonnaise, you can use your favorite brand or a lower fat version. 

Ketchup: use regular, sugar free or vegetable ketchup. Whatever works best for you! Nutrition facts are for regular ketchup. 

Dill Pickles: for the true Big Mac taste use dill pickle chips. You will use chopped chips in the sauce along with juice and add full chips on top after baking. 

Cheddar Cheese: this recipe uses full fat cheddar cheese. You can use pre shredded or shred directly off a block. I would not suggest using low fat as it does not melt as well as full fat but that is entirely up to your preference. 

Big mac casserole topped with pickles, tomatoes, and lettuce.

How to make this casserole:

Step 1

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit. Wash and chop your potatoes, leaving the skin on, into small pieces. The smaller the better. 

Step 2

Heat a pan over medium and add the olive oil. Add potatoes to the hot oil and 1/4 cup of water. Season the potatoes generously with salt and pepper and cook until they begin to soften, stirring often so you do not burn the bottoms. This could take anywhere from 5 to 10 minutes depending on the size of your potatoes. Once the potatoes have softened place them in the baking dish. 

Step 3

In the same pan you cooked the potatoes add the ground beef and onions. Cook until the ground beef is mostly cooked through and the onions have softened. Season with salt, pepper, garlic powder, onion powder and mustard. Stir to combine well. Add the cooked beef mixture to the potatoes in the baking dish and mix together. 

Step 4

Top the potato and beef mixture with shredded cheddar cheese and cover with foil. Place in the oven for 15 minutes until the cheese has melted. 

Step 5

While the casserole bakes make you big mac sauce. Combine mayonnaise, ketchup, chopped pickles and pickle juice and stir to combine. Place in the fridge until ready to add to your casserole. 

White dish of big mac casserole.

Step 6

When the casserole is done baking, remove from the oven and remove the foil. Top with the big mac sauce drizzled across the top (use it all!), shredded lettuce, chopped white onion, chopped tomatoes and full pickle chips. Serve and enjoy your big mac casserole! 

Spoon scooping big mac casserole.

What to serve with this recipe?

This big mac casserole is great as a standalone meal. You could also serve with fresh french fries, a side salad or roasted vegetables. 

What is the serving size for this casserole?

Nutrition facts are an estimate. As always for the most accurate measurement per serving weigh your final dish and divide by the serving size. 

Serving size is approximately 230 grams with all the big mac sauce, 1 chopped vine tomato, a handful of white onion, handful of lettuce and approximately 1/4 cup dill pickle chips. 

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Big mac casserole in a white baking dish.

Big Mac Casserole

Danielle Lima
This Big Mac Casserole will make the entire family happy with it's McDonalds flavors in under 30 minutes. Everyone can have a little big mac on their plate, add a toy for a Happy Meal! Packed with ground beef, potatoes and that special big mac sauce, you'll love this big mac in a bowl. 
5 from 81 votes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 6 servings
Calories 319 kcal

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Ingredients
  

  • 1 lbs. lean ground beef 96/4
  • 1 lbs. russet potatoes chopped
  • 1/2 white onion chopped
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 tsp. olive oil
  • 2 tsp. yellow mustard
  • 1/2 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp. onion powder
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese 112g

Big Mac Sauce

  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise 55g
  • 1/4 cup ketchup 65g
  • 1/4 cup dill pickles chopped
  • 1 tbsp. dill pickle juice

Toppings

  • 1 vine tomato chopped
  • handful white onions chopped
  • handful shredded iceberg lettuce
  • 1/4 cup dill pickle chips

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit. Wash and chop your potatoes, leaving the skin on, into small bite size pieces. The smaller the better.
  • Heat a pan over medium heat on the stove and add the olive oil to the pan. Add potatoes to the hot oil and 1/4 cup of water. Season the potatoes generously with salt and pepper and cook until they begin to soften, stirring often so you do not burn the bottoms. This could take anywhere from 5 to 10 minutes depending on the size of your potato chunks. Once the potatoes have softened, place them in the baking dish.
  • In the same pan you cooked the potatoes, add the ground beef and onions. Cook until the ground beef is mostly cooked through and the onions have softened. Season with salt, pepper, garlic powder, onion powder and mustard. Stir to combine well. Add the cooked beef mixture to the potatoes in the baking dish and mix together.
  • Top the potato and beef mixture with shredded cheddar cheese and cover with foil. Place in the oven for 15 minutes until the cheese has melted.
  • While the casserole bakes make you big mac sauce. Combine mayonnaise, ketchup, chopped pickles and pickle juice and stir to combine. Place in the fridge until ready to add to your casserole. 
  • When the casserole is done baking, remove from the oven and remove the foil. Top with the big mac sauce drizzled across the top (use it all!), shredded lettuce, chopped white onion, chopped tomatoes and full pickle chips. Serve and enjoy!

Notes

Nutrition facts are a estimate. As always for the most accurate measurement per serving weigh you final dish and divide by the serving size. 
Serving size is with all the big mac sauce, 1 chopped vine tomato, handful of white onion, handful of lettuce and approximately 1/4 cup dill pickle chips. 

Nutrition

Serving: 230gCalories: 319kcalCarbohydrates: 19gProtein: 23gFat: 17gSaturated Fat: 5gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gMonounsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 60mgSodium: 429mgPotassium: 375mgFiber: 1gSugar: 3gVitamin A: 64IUVitamin C: 6mgCalcium: 20mgIron: 1mg
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73 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    Absolutely delicious and so easy! I’ll definitely be making this again and again! Couldn’t believe how much this truly tasted like a Big Mac!

  2. 5 stars
    we’ve tried several of her recipes and all have been amazing but this is a fav! my husband LOVES big macs and said the hit the spot for him! the entire family loved it!

  3. 5 stars
    OMG this may be my favorite dinner recipe yet! So fast and easy to make! I look forward to eating this for dinner. I added a little worcestershire the the ground beef and onion while it cooked. I would definitely make a double batch of this next time and put it in a 9×13 so I can have leftovers for the family!

  4. 5 stars
    This was soooooo good and super easy! I wasn’t sure about the potatoes going into it but it was delicious and came together perfectly. The Big Mac sauce bomb, will be making this on the regular!

  5. 5 stars
    This is AMAZING. I haven’t had fast food in years (always makes me feel crummy) but dang I always missed big macs. This is a fabulous replacement. Its got soft potatoes, flavorful meat, and that oh so good sauce.
    This only replacement I did out of laziness was used dill relish instead of fresh pickles.
    Ma’am you knocked this out of the park.

  6. 5 stars
    This was amazing! I subbed rutabaga for the potatoes and still was great! Will become a normal in the monthly rotation.

  7. 5 stars
    I was presently surprised on how well this recipe turned out. I wasn’t expecting much but the flavors all came together and it tasted amazing. My husband wants this to be a part of our routine meals. Thank you for coming up with this recipe 💯

  8. 5 stars
    My partner and I make this at least once a week. So delicious and a great way to integrate a balanced meal with a good protein/carb/fat ratio! Can’t recommend this recipe enough!!

  9. 5 stars
    Have made this twice now and my only regret is that I don’t double it. My daughter wanted the leftovers this last time and I was so sad to share them haha Definitely becoming a regular in our rotation!

  10. 5 stars
    Made this for the first time last night and it did not disappoint! Will definitely be adding this into our weekly rotation!

  11. 5 stars
    Absolutely delicious and super easy! Even my husband enjoyed it and he is hit or miss on my alternative recipes.

  12. 5 stars
    This is the first recipe I have made of yours and it did not disappoint. Definitely won’t be my last! So easy to make and tastes like a big mac but much healthier. Enjoyed leftovers for a couple days. Can’t wait to try more of your recipes!

  13. 5 stars
    Loved it, would double next time for my family of five because my daughter gobbled up all the leftovers before I could get seconds ❤️

  14. 5 stars
    First time I made this we knew it would be on repeat and it’s been a regular since! This week I doubled recipe so there’d be leftovers – they were gone quick 🙂 delicious and easy!!!

  15. 5 stars
    Delicious! Will definitely make this casserole regularly. I love Danielle’s recipes for making healthy meals that are easy and taste yummy!

  16. 5 stars
    I meal prepped this for lunches this week and it did not disappoint. I am dairy free and made it exactly as written and just omitted the cheese. It was delicious and I will definitely make it again.

  17. 5 stars
    So tasty! I love that you used ground beef—so many macro recipes use ground turkey which definitely has its place but doesn’t belong in a dish labeled Big Mac 🙂 easy enough to make room for the few extra grams of fat, IMO!

    THANKS FOR ANOTHER GREAT RECIPE!

  18. 5 stars
    Another AMAZING recipe. l So easy and delicious, and love that it’s customizable. I used plain NF greek yogurt in stead of mayo for the sauce and it came out great! I’ve never actually had a Big Mac before, but I’d argue that this is much better 😋.

  19. 5 stars
    This recipe is SO good and easy to do! We legit make it at least every other week- your next household staple! Lol

  20. 5 stars
    So good! I’ve made this multiple times and definitely hits the spot when craving a cheeseburger.

  21. 5 stars
    The Big Mac Casserole is a crowd pleaser! It’s so easy to make and works great with my meal prep for the week. Tastes just like a Big Mac without the bun! Hubby approved as well!

  22. 5 stars
    This was so easy to make and it was delicious! My husband loves meat and potatoes, and our 3 kids won’t eat a potato unless it’s a fry. I made this last night and everyone ate it! At one point our 4 year old said there were too many potatoes, but our 6 & 8 year old had 2 servings. I’ll be doubling the recipe next time.

  23. 5 stars
    Absolutely delicious! I used ground chicken instead of beef because we have a beef allergy in the family. It’s super filling and tastes just like I remember a Big Mac tasting.

  24. 5 stars
    Have you ever tried hashbrowns to make the process quicker? We plan to make this for a large family gathering and it could take a long time to cook potatoes. Thanks! My family LOVES this recipe!

  25. 5 stars
    So good!! Love a Big Mac … just not the nutritional side of it. Danielle hit it out of the park with this one! So tasty!!

  26. 5 stars
    I love BigMacs and sometimes start craving one, but this hit the spot! The sauce is on point! Another recipe to add to the rotation.

  27. 5 stars
    I love this recipe! I’m vegetarian so I make it with Impossible beef lite and it’s such a good and filling meal. I love loading it up with pickles, tomatoes, jalepenos, and banana peppers.

  28. 5 stars
    My family’s favorite recipe!! They wanted me to make it again the next night! This is definitely being added to our weekly rotation. So yummy and easy!

  29. 5 stars
    So easy and delicious!! I’ve been adding in 1/2 chopped zucchini and reducing the amount of potatoes to add in some veggies to the base… it still tastes so good. Already made it 3x in the past month and a half. Thanks for a wonderful recipe!

  30. 5 stars
    OMG I freaking loved this recipe! I was skeptical – potatoes? BUT holy cow it’s SOOOOO GOOD! I’ll be making this one again!

  31. 5 stars
    I added a half pound of 99/1 turkey for a bit more protein and used tater tots instead of potatoes and dealt with the extra fat in my macros. Delicious.

  32. 5 stars
    We really enjoy this dish. It’s healthy and fun. The idea of sautéing potatoes on a weekday evening after work and the gym sometimes deters me from making this, so I started baking extra potatoes on Saturday steak night. I chop and warm the pre-cooked potatoes and it takes less time to prep. They taste just as good. Thanks for another great recipe!!!

  33. 5 stars
    This meal was outstanding! It was super easy to make and it tasted just like a Big Mac. My whole family enjoyed it and the left overs were delicious also!

  34. 5 stars
    Never really eaten or loved a Big Mac but this gives all the wonderful flavors of a delicious cheeseburger without it feeling so heavy! My husband has a HARD time sticking to serving sizes on this one!! Yum!

  35. 5 stars
    This is a 10/10 for me! My family loved it and asked if I can make it again next week and double the recipe. The portion size was great for my macros and it is in MFP so it is easy to track. Win, win! I can’t wait to try more of your recipes! Thank you!

  36. 5 stars
    Yep, I get what all the fuss is about! THIS IS DELICIOUS. I made it with Beyond Beef since I don’t eat red meat, but it was PERFECTION! It really satisfies the craving for fast food but doesn’t make you feel terrible after eating it 😉 I also used frozen tater tots because I didn’t have a potato handy – just threw them in the air fryer for a bit while the ‘meat’ cooked. Loved this recipe, it could not have been easier and it’s SO yummy. I’ve been enjoying the leftovers and will definitely be adding this into rotation.

    1. Yessssss! This made my day. So glad to hear you loved it and were able to make some awesome easy swaps!! Thank you!!

  37. 5 stars
    I have made it multiple times now and love it! It os a great option to put potatoes and hamburger together for one delicious meal!

  38. 5 stars
    This is our go-to meal and the reason we fell in love with Oh Snap Macros! So much flavor and so easy to make. Start here if you want to try a new recipe!

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