Layered Bacon Cheeseburger Dip

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With savory beef, gooey cheese, and your favorite burger toppings, this Layered Bacon Cheeseburger Dip will be the star appetizer at your big game party. Your friends will be cheering for the food instead of their favorite team because not only is it delicious, but it’s also gluten free and keto-friendly!

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Bacon Cheeseburger Dip – Easy Appetizer Recipe

Whether it’s Shepherd’s Pie Loaded Baked Potatoes or Sloppy Joe Tater Tot Casserole, I love taking classic dishes and enjoying them in new and creative ways. This time I took a little inspiration from a famous west coast burger chain and incorporated it into a delicious dip.

Every layer of this Bacon Cheeseburger dip just makes it more and more irresistible. It’s similar to a seven-layer dip that is usually made with Mexican-inspired ingredients. This all-American version starts with the same base, a layer of cream cheese. But instead, it has ground beef flavored with the favorite combination of ketchup and mustard and buttery caramelized onions.

After adding plenty of cheese, all you have to do is pop it into the oven until it is ooey-gooey and delicious. While it bakes, get your bacon, lettuce, tomatoes, and burger sauce ready so that you can dig into bacon cheeseburger deliciousness in no time.

It’s super fun and yummy, especially if you dip toasted burger buns or waffle fries. Though classic chips or veggies make great dippers too!

Closeup of cheesy burger dip being scooped from a glass dish with a French fry.

Cheeseburger Dip Ingredients

Gather the ingredients you need to make hamburgers plus your favorite toppings and get ready to layer them with cream cheese for this easy cheeseburger dip recipe. Here’s a quick overview, but you’ll need to scroll to the recipe card for the full amounts and detailed directions. You can keep reading for tips and serving ideas.

  • Butter. Unsalted is preferred, but salted can be used. You may just want to use a bit less salt for seasoning the beef mixture,
  • Onion. Chopped.
  • Worcestershire sauce. Be sure the brand you use is gluten free, if needed. Lea & Perrins in the United States is gluten free at the time of this writing.
  • Ground beef. You can use 80% to 95% lean, depending on your preference.
  • Salt and pepper.
  • Ketchup. For a low carb and keto dip, use a sugar free ketchup or Homemade Ketchup
  • Yellow mustard. You can also use spicy brown mustard if you prefer a little more kick.
  • Cream cheese. Regular or light is fine, but do not use fat-free.
  • Shredded cheddar cheese. A combination of sharp white and yellow cheddar gives a nice color combination, but you can use just one, or try substituting Monterey Jack, Colby, or another favorite cheese.
  • Bacon. Use your favorite way to cook bacon, get it nice and crispy, then crumble or chop it.
  • Burger toppings. I like to use shredded lettuce, chopped tomatoes, and a drizzle of burger sauce. But use your favorites or keep reading for more ideas.

How to Make Cheeseburger Dip

Just a few simple steps and you’ll be ready to dig into this cheesy appetizer. Here is your brief summary of the recipe to show you how easy it is.

Caramelize the onions. Saute the onions in a skillet with butter and Worcestershire sauce until they are tender and caramelized. Set them aside.

Cook the beef. Use the same skillet to brown the ground beef, breaking it up as it cooks. Drain any excess grease, and stir in the ketchup and mustard.

Layer and bake. Spread cream cheese in the bottom of a baking dish, then layer the cooked beef mixture, caramelized onions, and shredded cheese on top. Bake at 350°F for 20-25 minutes, or until hot and the cheese is melted.

Add your toppings. Before serving, top the hot burger dip with lettuce, tomato, burger sauce, or your favorite toppings. Then enjoy it right away. Because of the combination of hot and cold layers, this burger dip does not keep in the refrigerator and reheat well.

Bacon cheeseburger dip topped with shredded lettuce, chopped tomatoes, and a drizzle of burger sauce in a glass baking dish on top of plaid cloth napkins.

Other Burger Topping Ideas

This recipe has some suggestions, but the possibilities for toppings are endless. Here are some ideas, but think about your favorite cheeseburger and get creative.

  • Classic Burger Dip. Add chopped raw onions, more ketchup and mustard, or pickles.
  • BBQ Burger Dip. Use pepper Jack cheese and give it a drizzle of BBQ sauce instead of the burger sauce.
  • California Burger Dip. Swap the cheddar for Swiss, then top it with some chopped avocado or even sauteed mushrooms.
  • Mexican Burger Dip. Sprinkle on some jalapenos and spoon salsa and guacamole over the top.
A waffle french fry being held up with melted cheese, cooked beef, bacon, lettuce, and tomato on it.

What to Dip in Cheeseburger Dip

I’ll be honest, we’ve been known to scoop this onto a plate and enjoy it with French fries or onion rings for dinner. But at a party, you need something to dunk in that dip!

  • Of course, you can go for standard dippers, like tortilla chips or crackers.
  • You can even take the low carb route by digging in with mini bell peppers or pork rinds.
  • For the full bacon cheeseburger experience, try toasted burger buns like my Gluten Free Hamburger Buns, or even waffle fries.
Layered Bacon Cheeseburger Dip in a glass baking dish with bowls of tortilla chips, bell pepper slices, and waffle fries behind it.

Game Day Party Ideas

Once you’ve got your toppings and dippers for the bacon cheeseburger dip, you might need a few more game day recipes to round out the party menu. Here are some ideas for you.

Bacon Cheeseburger Dip

More cheesy dip recipes

A waffle fry being used to scoop up all of the layers of the hot dip.
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Layered Bacon Cheeseburger Dip

With savory beef, gooey cheese, and your favorite burger toppings, this Layered Bacon Cheeseburger Dip will be the star appetizer at your big game party. Your friends will be cheering for the food instead of their favorite team because not only is it delicious, but it's also gluten free and keto-friendly!
Prep: 15 minutes
Cook: 25 minutes
Total: 40 minutes


For the dip

  • 1 Tablespoon unsalted butter
  • half of a medium onion, chopped
  • 1 Tablespoon Worcestershire Sauce
  • 1 pound lean ground beef
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 3 Tablespoons ketchup
  • 2 Tablespoons yellow mustard
  • one 8 oz. package of cream cheese, at room temperature
  • 2 cups shredded sharp cheddar cheese, white, yellow, or a combination (about 8 oz.)
  • 4 slices cooked bacon, crumbled
  • 2 cups shredded lettuce
  • 1/2 cup chopped tomatoes
  • Burger Sauce (recipe below)
  • additional burger toppings, if desired
  • French fries, tortilla chips, toasted roll pieces, mini bell peppers, etc. for dipping

For the Burger Sauce

  • 1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 3 Tablespoons ketchup
  • 2 Tablespoons sweet pickle relish
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons distilled white vinegar


For the dip:

  • Preheat oven to 350°F.
  • Heat the butter in a small saucepan over medium heat. Add in the onion and Worcestershire sauce.
  • Cook over medium heat until the onions are soft and starting to caramelize, about 5 to 7 minutes. Remove onions and set aside.
  • Add the ground beef, salt, and pepper to the pan and cook until fully browned, breaking it up as it cooks. Drain off any excess grease.
  • Remove from the heat and stir in the ketchup and mustard.
  • Spread cream cheese in an even layer in the bottom of a 2 quart glass baking dish. Top with the beef mixture, caramelized onions, and cheese.
  • Bake at 350°F for 20-25 minutes, or until hot and the cheese it melted. While it is baking, prepare the burger sauce and cook the bacon, if you haven’t already.
  • Immediately sprinkle with bacon, and top with lettuce, tomatoes, burger sauce, and any other desired toppings.
  • Serve immediately with chips, fries, vegetables, etc. for dipping.

For the burger sauce:

  • Combine all of the ingredients in a bowl and stir until smooth and uniform. Store any extra in the refrigerator.


Burger sauce adapted from Dinner, Then Dessert.
Nutrition Facts
Layered Bacon Cheeseburger Dip
Amount Per Serving (1 serving)
Calories 255 Calories from Fat 162
% Daily Value*
Fat 18g28%
Saturated Fat 10g50%
Cholesterol 71mg24%
Sodium 497mg21%
Potassium 277mg8%
Carbohydrates 5g2%
Sugar 4g4%
Protein 16g32%
Vitamin A 615IU12%
Vitamin C 1.7mg2%
Calcium 177mg18%
Iron 1.4mg8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.


    1. Brianne Cupcakes & Kale Chips

      Thanks for bringing that to my attention, Myles. It’s just a duplicate… I’ll get the recipe card fixed.

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