Paleo Cheeseburger Pie

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How to Make Paleo Cheeseburger Pie Dairy-Free

Take your cheeseburger addiction and turn it into a savory Paleo cheeseburger pie! This dish is ready in 30 minutes, and best of all, it’s kid-approved!

My kids are really into all things pies lately, and my oldest thought it would be super cool to eat ‘pie’ for dinner tonight. So, of course, I blew his mind and made this delicious savory-filled cheeseburger dish.

Despite its name, you won’t find any cheese in this cheeseburger pie, well unless you want to swap out the nutritional yeast with your favorite dairy or cashew-based cheese.

Naturally, for this dish, I used nutritional yeast since it is a Paleo-approved ingredient that has a cheese-like flavor for a cheese replacement. This is an excellent alternative for those with a dairy intolerance or trying to avoid cheese completely, or you can omit it entirely for a burger pie.

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You’ll want to read this blog post in its entirety for more helpful tips and tricks you’d typically by-pass. Or, if you are feeling lucky, jump to the recipe below and get started!

Either way, I’d love to hear how your cheeseburger pie turned out, so please leave a comment and share it with your friends and family.

How to Make Paleo Cheeseburger Pie

Here’s what you’ll need to make your very own cheeseburger pie:

For the Filling

tablespoon avocado oil

garlic cloves, minced

small onion, diced

red bell pepper, diced

mushrooms, diced

ground beef

coconut aminos

tomato sauce

nutritional yeast or cashew-based cheese

For the Crust

almond flour

tapioca flour

large egg

butter or palm shortening

baking powder

sea salt

To Make the Filling

1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Place the pie dish onto a baking sheet, set aside.

2. Heat avocado oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat for 3 minutes or until the oil starts to shimmer.

3. Place minced garlic, diced onions, and bell peppers into the skillet and saute for 5 minutes or until vegetables become soft.

4. Next stir in the mushrooms, followed by the ground beef and cook for an additional 5 minutes or until beef is cook through and brown.

5. Remove the skillet from its heat source and stir in the coconut aminos, tomato sauce, and nutritional yeast (or cashew-based cheese). Once the meat and vegetables are coated, pour into the prepared pie dish.

To Make the Crust

1. In a food processor, combine flours, butter, egg, butter, baking powder, and sea salt. Pulse in 1-second increments until a dough has formed.

2. Roll the dough out between two sheets of parchment paper (about 1/4 inch thick) with a rolling pin. Remove the top piece of parchment paper, then take the bottom sheet with the rolled out dough and flip on top of the pie dish and its contents. Remove and extra dough hanging off and gently fork 2 to 4 times.

3. Place the pie into the preheated oven and bake for 15 to 20 minutes or until the top is lightly brown and crisp.

How to Make Paleo Cheeseburger Pie Dairy-Free

How to Store Paleo Cheeseburger Pie

Your pie can be stored in the pie dish with an airtight lid (if it came with one) or a reusable silicone stretch lid up to 2 to 3 days in the refrigerator for optimal freshness. Any longer and your filling may soak into the top crust, which would result in a soggy layer. If this isn’t a worry, your pie can be stored in the refrigerator for 5 days.

When you are ready to reheat your leftovers, you can do so in the microwave (crust may become soggy), or place your pie dish (lid removed) into a 350 degree preheated oven for 10 minutes or until pie is warm to touch.

This dish is perfect for new moms or someone that needs help prepping and making their meals.

Essential Equipment for Making Paleo Cheeseburger Pie

Pie Dish (9×9-inch) – You can’t have a ‘pie‘ without the pie dish!

How to Make Paleo Cheeseburger Pie Dairy-Free

More Similar Paleo Dinner Recipes

Chicken Pot Pie (with sweet potato topping) – This dish is by no means traditional or tastes like the ‘real’ thing your mom used to make, but it gives those with food restrictions (or those following the Paleo diet) a chance to enjoy the comfort food they once loved.

Shepard’s Pie (with cauliflower mash topping) – When it comes to this recipe, I know plates will be empty before leaving the table – making this dish one of my family’s favorite meals.

Tip: Both of the above ‘pies’ can be made with the crust featured in this recipe in replacement of the sweet potato and cauliflower mash.

Basic Staples for Making Paleo Cheeseburger Pie

Avocado Oil – Avocado oil is perfect for cooking at high temperatures because of it’s high smoke point.

Produce – Its always best to choose local or organic when you can. If using conventional toppings, make sure to wash and peel as necessary.

Ground Beef – Grass-fed and organic when possible or from a reputable and trusted source.

Coconut Aminos – Coconut aminos are an excellent soy sauce alternative with a sweet kick.

Tomato Sauce – My favorite store brand for all tomato products is Muir Glen.

Nutritional Yeast – Nutritional yeast is an excellent substitute for cheese and for those who are strict dairy-free. If you can tolerate cashew-based cheese or dairy cheese, feel free to use one of those as an equal replacement.

Almond Flour – Almond flour is my preferred Paleo flour when it comes to baking.

Tapioca Flour – My favorite tapioca flour brand is from Bob’s Red Mill. You can find it at most health food grocers (and even Walmart)!

Egg – Local pasture-raised eggs are always best!

Butter – Butter can be swapped out for equal parts of palm shortening or lard as a dairy-free substitute.

Baking Powder – Try making my homemade aluminum and chemical free baking soda blend. (Only requires two ingredients)! 😉

Sea Salt – Everyone has their preferred preference when it comes to salt, so use your favorite brand.

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Paleo Cheeseburger Pie

Take your cheeseburger addiction and turn it into a savory Paleo cheeseburger pie! This dish is ready in 30 minutes, and best of all, it's kid-approved!
Course Dinner
Keyword cheeseburger, gluten free, keto, pie
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 264kcal
Author Angela Blanchard

Equipment

  • 9×9-Inch Pie Dish

Ingredients

For the Filling

For the Crust

Instructions

To Make the Filling

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Place the pie dish onto a baking sheet, set aside.
  • Heat avocado oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat for 3 minutes or until the oil starts to shimmer.
  • Place minced garlic, diced onions, and bell peppers into the skillet and saute for 5 minutes or until vegetables become soft.
  • Next stir in the mushrooms, followed by the ground beef and cook for an additional 5 minutes or until beef is cook through and brown.
  • Remove the skillet from its heat source and stir in the coconut aminos, tomato sauce, and nutritional yeast (or cashew-based cheese). Once the meat and vegetables are coated, pour into the prepared pie dish.

To Make the Crust

  • In a food processor, combine flours, butter, egg, butter, baking powder, and sea salt. Pulse in 1-second increments until a dough has formed.
  • Roll the dough out between two sheets of parchment paper (about 1/4 inch thick) with a rolling pin. Remove the top piece of parchment paper, then take the bottom sheet with the rolled out dough and flip on top of the pie dish and its contents. Remove and extra dough hanging off and gently fork 2 to 4 times.
  • Place the pie into the preheated oven and bake for 15 to 20 minutes or until the top is lightly brown and crisp.

Nutrition

Calories: 264kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 17g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 81mg | Sodium: 432mg | Potassium: 612mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 837IU | Vitamin C: 30mg | Calcium: 58mg | Iron: 2mg

Nutritional facts aren’t always factual – please use these as a reference only. Speak to a nutritionist about your recommended daily values and for more accurate information.