Kid's Cheeseburger Pie

Level: Easy
Prep Time: 10 min
Cook Time: 35 min
Cooling Time: 5 min
Yields: 6


Satisfy those cravings for a cheeseburger without breaking out the grill! This Kid's Cheeseburger Pie has great flavors and is easy!


  • 1 unbaked 9-inch (4-cup volume) deep-dish pie shell
  • 1 pound lean ground beef
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/3 to 1/2 cup chopped dill pickles
  • 1/3 cup dill pickle juice
  • 1/3 cup NESTLÉ® CARNATION® Evaporated Milk
  • 8 ounces American cheese, cut into pieces, divided
  • Mustard (optional)
  • Ketchup (optional)


PREHEAT oven to 425° F.

COOK beef and garlic powder in large skillet, stirring frequently, until beef is no longer pink. Sprinkle with flour; stir. Stir in pickles, pickle juice, evaporated milk and half the cheese. Spoon into pie shell.

BAKE for 20 minutes; top with remaining cheese. Bake for an additional 5 minutes or until cheese is melted. Cool on wire rack for 5 minutes. Serve with mustard and ketchup.

Easily be the most popular pie for kids

by N. NANCY , Yorba Linda, CA on Apr. 2010

This can easily be the most popular pie for the youngest crowd. It takes a while to make but the feedback is wonderful. The dill pickle juice really gives the pie a zesty taste.

Good as Red Robin

by C. Candace , VA on Aug. 2008

I have made this recipe twice now, and it has been a huge hit both times, and the critcs were all three and under. I did add a few ingredients, which may have helped. I just thought about what I like on my "real" cheesburgers and used that for inspiration. For example, I added some grilled onions when cooking the beef and I poured in a little Wicersire sause too to add a little flavor to the beef. The pickles flavor was strong, which was great, since I like pickles. I would recommend this for anyone who is tired of making the same old hamburgers or anyone looking for a creative way to make ground beef. Enjoy.

Easy and Fun to Eat!

by C. CHERYL , ELBOW LAKE, MN on May. 2008

This was such a simple recipe. This is definitely a meal that the kids love - and the pickles add a nice touch.

Kids Cheeseburger Pie

by T. Tammy , Morley, MI on May. 2008

My family loves it when I make this. We don't use the american cheese though, we use shredded chedder instead. My kids like it better.

Kids Cheeseburger Pie

by J. Jennifer , MOBILE, AL on Jan. 2008

I don't know if I did something wrong in the recipe,but it sure didn't taste too good.Kids didn't like it either.It was dry tasting.I won't try this recipe again.

Cheeseburger Pie

by E. Emily , DAWSON, MN on Jan. 2008

Easy to make, but my family would have rather had a real cheeseburger. Not sure if I would make again. The pickles in this recipe really make it different.

Kids Love It

by K. Karen , DUNLAP, TN on Oct. 2007

This was very simple to make. All my children love cheeseburgers. It was a hit.

It was ok

by J. Jason , Lake of the Ozarks, MO on Sep. 2007

My girlfriend and I made this last night, it was defiantly a good recipe but if we do make it again we'll have to take out the pickles. We both found that they were over-powering.

Foster Daughter loved it

by C. Christina , Sayre, OK on Aug. 2007

I've made this before and my foster daughter (who is VERY picky) loved it!!!


by C. Chrissie , , on Jul. 2007

I made this when my children had their friends over and it was a hit. I was told I should make it more often and invite them all over again so they can help eat it.