Tuesday, December 14, 2021

Bacon Cheeseburger Bites + Video

These cheeseburger bites are loaded with ground beef, bacon, and plenty of cheese. Bake up a batch for dinner or an easy game day snack!

Once you sink your teeth into these burger bites, you’ll be amazed at how these taste just like a double bacon cheeseburger!

For more bite-sized favorites, try these chicken parm meatballs or my easy Italian sliders. Both are ready in under an hour, and you can double or triple the recipes as needed.

And you can never go wrong with any of my famous bomb recipes! There are plenty of fillings to choose from, ranging from breakfast to dessert.

Cheeseburger Bites with bacon piled

Cheeseburger Bites - Tips and Tricks

  • Try a different meat! For a leaner option, substitute ground turkey or chicken for the beef. You could also turn these into a tasty brunch offering with your favorite breakfast sausage.
  • Add some spice. Swap the regular salt for a seasoned variety, or add a dash of hot sauce for an extra kick. Even a little Worcestershire sauce will go a long way when it comes to flavor!
  • Don’t need as much? Easily halve the recipe or make a full batch and freeze half for later.
  • Time saving tip: I love to cook big batches of ground beef in the slow cooker, then portion them out to freeze for recipes like this one! If you’d rather cook it fresh, you can pop the bacon in the oven while you brown the meat on the stove.

burger bites ingredients

Video‌: Bacon Burger Bites

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Serving Suggestions

Pair these cheeseburger bites with all of your favorite burger condiments for dipping - ketchup, mustard, mayo, and even relish!

Add a simple salad or veggie dish as a side, or toss some fries in the air fryer and call it a day!

burger bites mixture in a bowl

Kitchen‌ ‌Tools‌ ‌You‌ ‌Will‌ ‌Need‌

  • Two Mini Muffin Pans - Each pan should have 24 wells. Silicone is a great non-stick option, but a standard metal version helps these burger bites to brown evenly all the way around.
  • Large Mixing Bowl - I like to have a variety of sizes on hand, and this set has them all.
  • 1 Tablespoon Scoop - Makes scooping easier and less messy!
  • Cheese Grater - Fresh cheese makes this recipe even better! Skip the bagged shreds and buy a block to grate yourself.

burger bites batter in muffin pan

FAQ‌ ‌-‌ ‌Common‌ ‌Recipe‌ ‌Questions‌ ‌

Can I freeze cheeseburger bites?

Absolutely. Flash freeze them on a parchment-lined baking sheet, then store them in an airtight container or freezer bag. They should keep for 1 to 2 months.

When you’re ready to eat, pop them in the oven at 350°F for about 10 minutes or until warmed through.

Will this recipe work with a standard size muffin pan?

It’s worth a try! Just watch your time, as they will most likely take longer to bake.

How many burger bites are considered a serving size?

When prepared as a meal, adults will typically eat 4 to 6 each along with a side dish.

You could probably reduce that amount by half if serving at a potluck with many dishes to choose from.

burger bites in muffin pan baked


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Bacon Cheeseburger Bites piled wide photo

Yield: Makes Approximately 48 Puffs
Author: Donna Elick
Bacon Cheeseburger Bites

Bacon Cheeseburger Bites

These cheeseburger bites are loaded with ground beef, bacon, and plenty of cheese. Bake up a batch for dinner or an easy game day snack!
Prep time: 5 MinCook time: 22 MinTotal time: 27 Min


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • 2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
  • 2 cups whole milk
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 2 cup shredded mild cheddar cheese
  • 1 pound ground beef, cooked
  • 12 ounces thick-cut bacon, cooked


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. In a large bowl, combine flour, baking powder, sugar, and salt. Whisk to combine. Add butter, egg, and milk. Whisk until combined. Add cheese, beef, and bacon. Stir together until combined. Set aside.
  3. Spray (2) 24 cup mini-muffin pans with cooking spray.
  4. Mix batter and add 1 heaping tablespoon scoop to each muffin cup. Each cup should be filled just over the top. Bake until golden brown, approximately 20-22 minutes.
  5. Allow to cool for 5 minutes, remove from muffin tin and serve with favorite burger toppings (ketchup, mustard, mayo, etc).
  6. Enjoy!

Bacon Cheeseburger Bites piled closeup

Originally published August 2013, updated and republished December 2021


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  1. I really like recipes like these. Take a classic favourite and make it finger food. only thing, it's too dangerous. Since it is so small, the calories are negligible, right?

  2. You have absolutely nailed the perfect finger foods :) Thinking of you Donna and hope you and your family are doing good.

  3. amazing!! Thank you for yet another great idea! Even i prefer finger foods when the hubby works late!

  4. Amazing! Thank you for yet another great recipe! Even i prefer finger foods when my hubby is working all night :D

  5. Could I use bisquik and get same results?

  6. i use turkey meat and goat cheese with mine and my health nut personal trainer friend loves these bit size puffs

  7. Have you ever used standard sized muffins vs. mini sized? I don't really want to have to go and buy mini muffin pans. Just wonder if it would take longer to bake or would they be too heavy altogether if bigger?

    1. I would try the regular size muffin pan. Watch your time, as it will most likely take longer to bake. Let us know how it goes and enjoy!

    2. Do you need to fry bacon and ground meat by for adding? And could you use bisquick?

  8. I would love to make these, but, 2 teaspoons of salt? Also bacon and cheese that has salt. Do you have the nutritional values for these little gems?

    1. Feel free to adapt the recipe to meet your needs. You can put the your ingredients into a nutritional facts calculator like this one: http://recipes.sparkpeople.com/recipe-calculator.asp


  9. Finger foods are so much more fun to eat and these look delicious!

  10. Holy moly...count me in for these little beauties! Your recipes are inspired.

    1. Thanks Candace. It's the cheese that is inspiring though. :)

  11. I made these for a baby shower I hosted because the mom to be was craving cheeseburgers. Substituted ground turkey and used much less salt. Also, I made them the day before and then just reheated in the oven before serving. Big hit!

    1. That is awesome! These are the perfect appetizer and a baby shower app sounds like a lot of fun!

    2. I want to make these for a superbowl potluck at work, if i reheat in the oven the morning before work (make them the night before) do you think they would stay good in a crock pot on warm all morning? Or would I not reheat in oven and just let crockpot warm them up?

  12. can these be frozen?

    1. Absolutely. Just reheat in a 350 degree oven for 10 minutes or until warmed through. Enjoy!

  13. How many are considered a serving size?

    1. It depends. If you are making the mini muffin tins, my 5 year old eats about 2 or 3 and we eat 4 to 6, along side a salad or veggie dish. I hope that helps. Enjoy!

  14. how can I get this recipe for 8 instead of 48

  15. how can I make this for 8 instead of 48 please?

    1. Try dividing everything by six!!! Since there are two eggs, beat them then take one-sixth and use the rest for scrambled eggs.

  16. I'm gluten free. Think these would be similar if I used quinoa and egg to bind?

  17. amazing!! Thank you for yet another great idea! Thanks for sharing this recipe.


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