Wait, seriously is this a thing?! Those were my first thoughts when I even heard this recipe existed, but yes healthy cheeseburger pie is a real thing. The first time I ever heard about any type of cheeseburger pie was back in high school. My Mom made this meal for my Dad for his birthday. I was in awe and I also wasn't into any types of burgers back then. Since those days I've now adapted to liking hamburgers and of course cheeseburgers are a million times better. Let's face it, cheese on anything is better 🙂
So, for Father's Day this year my Dad requested Cheeseburger Pie. I actually forgot all about it until that day. Well, last week when I sat down to meal plan I looked over at my husband who guiltily was chowing down on a Wendy's burger (fast food drives me bananas and I refuse to eat it, but occasionally Eric still eats it, eye roll). As I was watching him eat his cheeseburger all the thoughts were racing in my head about how bad fast food is for you and how terribly processed it all is.
Then, the light bulb went off and I immediately remembered my Mom's cheeseburger pie. Voila! I decided to create my version of cheeseburger pie right then and there and hopefully convince my husband once and for all that all meals can be reinvented to a more healthier version and still taste amazing! My Mom's recipe calls for mashed potatoes mixed in and of course I used skinny mashed potatoes for mine 😉
Ingredients to make this meal
So, this meal has mashed potatoes added in to it. I have my own recipe for what I call , "Skinny Mashed Potatoes." If you want to give these skinny mashed potatoes a try I have added that below for you. For the actual cheeseburger pie you will need 1 ¼ lb. ground turkey, ½ cup chopped onion, ¼ tsp. kosher salt, dash ground black pepper, 1 tbsp garlic powder, ¼ cup worcestershire sauce, 2 ½ cups frozen cut green beans, thawed, 10.75 oz of organic tomato soup, and about 6 - 8 slices of american cheese.
How to make Skinny Mashed Potatoes
You will need 4 red potatoes, peeled and cubed, 4 cloves of garlic, minced, ¼ cup plain Greek yogurt, ¼ cup low-sodium chicken broth, 2 tbsp. nut milk, 1 tbsp. unsalted butter, kosher salt (to taste), ground black pepper (to taste). You will also need a masher to mash up your potatoes. I've linked the one I use below. You will also need a 2-quart baking dish to cook the cheeseburger pie in that I've also linked below.
- Put potatoes and garlic in a large pot filled with water. Bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat to low, and continue simmering for about 20 minutes or until potatoes are fork tender.
- Drain potatoes and garlic and put them back in the pot.
- Add remaining ingredients for mashed potatoes and mash it all together until smooth. Season to taste with salt and pepper.< KitchenAid Stainless Steel Wire Masher
How to make this dinner
After preparing the skinny mashed set them aside. In a large skillet cook ground turkey and onion until meat is brown and onion is tender. Drain off fat. Add salt, pepper, and garlic powder. Stir in green beans and soup and worcestershire sauce. Pour into a greased 2-quart rectangular baking dish.
Spoon skinny mashed in mounds on ground turkey mixture. Lay pieces of cheese on top of skinny potatoes. Bake, uncovered, in a 350° oven for 30 to 35 min. or until mixture is bubbly and cheese being to brown.
Healthy Cheeseburger Pie
- large pot (if making own mashed potatoes)
- 2-quart rectangular baking dish
- large non-stick pan
- 1¼ lb ground turkey
- ½ cup chopped onion
- ¼ tsp kosher salt
- dash ground black pepper
- 1 tbsp garlic powder
- ¼ cup worcestershire sauce
- 2 ½ cups frozen cut green beans thawed
- 10.75 oz organic tomato soup
- 6-8 slices American cheese
- 4 red potatoes peeled and cubed
- ¼ cup plain greek yogurt
- 4 cloves garlic minced
- ¼ cup low-sodium chicken broth
- 2 tbsp nut milk
- 1 tbsp unsalted butter
- kosher salt to taste
- ground black pepper to taste
- avocado or coconut cooking spray
- For skinny mashed potates:Put potatoes and garlic in a large pot filled with water. Bring to a boil. Cover; reduce heat to low and continue simmering for about 20 minutes or until potatoes are fork tender.
- Drain potatoes and garlic and put them back in the pot. Add Greek yogurt, chicken broth, nut milk, butter, salt, and pepper and using a masher, mash until a creamy potato is formed. Season to taste with more salt and pepper, if desired.
- For the cheeseburger pie:Preheat oven to 350°.In a large non-stick skillet cook ground turkey and onion until meat is brown and onion is tender. Drain off fat using a colander and return to pan. Add salt, pepper, and garlic powder.
- Stir in green beans, soup, and worcestershire sauce. Stir to combine. Pour into a greased 2-quart rectangular baking dish sprayed with cooking spray.
- Spoon skinny mashed potatoes in mounds on top of the ground turkey mix. Lay pieces of American cheese on top of the skinny potatoes. Bake, uncovered in for 30 to 35 minutes or until cheese is bubbly.