It's game day and you need to cook some food, right? Are you making healthy, earthy, organic food on this particular day? No. Pretty sure no one is. It's time for meats and cheeses and junk food. This is the truth. I've never eaten one healthy thing on Super Bowl Sunday. So we're going indulgent with my Super Bowl Bacon Cheeseburger Casserole and you're going to love every meaty, cheesy, bacony bite of this one.
A Bacon Cheeseburger Casserole True to Itself
Burger on the bottom, then cheese, bacon, pickles, tomatoes and bread. Is that not the very definition of a bacon cheeseburger? You are going to love this recipe. Seriously. It covers every craving you're hungry Super Bowl guests will have on game day. It's great for a group of people because it's completely serve yourself. And you can customize the toppings to your liking.
You Can Prep Ahead for this Bacon Cheeseburger Casserole
When I tested this recipe, I didn't chop any toppings so I know this also tastes good on its own. If you don't have the time or extra money, you'll be just fine serving this without toppings. However, when I filmed for this video, I went the extra mile with three chopped toppings: plum tomatoes, pickles, and scallions. To me, it took the recipe to the next level. I also know that game day is a busy day in the kitchen so here are a few things you can do the day before to help make game-day cooking a little easier.
Prep List for the Day Before the Super Bowl:
Our lives are busy and I totally get that you don't have all morning on game day to prep for this. So why not chop a few things the day before? Here are some day-ahead prep suggestions to make things easier:
- Dice the tomatoes and put in small serving dish.
- Dice the dill pickles and put in small serving dish.
- Chop the scallions and out in small serving dish.
- Cook the bacon, let cool and chop. Refrigerate overnight. Microwave 10-15 seconds before adding to the casserole at the end of the cooking process.
- Shred your cheeses (or just use the already-shredded bagged cheese). I like shredding my own cheese, but this is a personal choice.
- Finely dice the onion and refrigerate overnight. Cook that on game day when you're cooking the beef.
- You could even make the beef mixture the day ahead. Just keep it in a bowl in your fridge. Take out 15 minutes before cooking.
More Super Bowl Recipes You Should Consider
If you are looking for more Super Bowl food ideas, I have an awesome Super Bowl White Queso Dip with Crispy Crumbled Beef which also include a great homemade guacamole recipe. Or you could try my Super Bowl Meatloaf Bites w/Mashed Potatoes & Gravy. Finally, if you want to see a bunch of ideas all at once, you can take a peek at my Super Bowl Sunday Food video which gives you an overview of game-day-friendly ideas to feed a crowd.