Bacon Cheeseburger Salad

Bacon Cheeseburger Salad

What do you do when you are trying to cut back on bread, but the family wants to grill burgers?  It’s simple.  You make a cheeseburger salad.  If you want to make it even better, make it a bacon cheeseburger salad.  This salad is a definite winner in our house.  Bacon Cheeseburger Salad

To create this salad, we took everything that would be on a burger–lettuce, tomato, onion, pickles, and cheese–and put it into a salad.  Then, we topped the salad with some cooked and chopped bacon and a grilled 1/4 pound burger that was cut into bite sized pieces.  The entire salad was topped with thousand island dressing because it’s close to the sauce that is usually served on burgers.  The end result was amazing.

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Bacon Cheeseburger Salad
Recipe type: Entree Salad
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Serves: 4
This salad is a flavorful alternative to your usual hamburgers. It's quickly become a favorite around here. Chef's Note: You can substitute ½ of a medium red onion, thinly sliced for the green onions in this recipe. Total Cost of Recipe is $13.18 or $3.30 per serving.
  • 8 cups spring greens ($2.56)
  • 28 hamburger dill chips, cut in half ($0.56)
  • 40 grape tomatoes ($0.75)
  • 12 green onions, thinly sliced ($1.00)
  • 4 ounces shredded cheddar cheese ($1.00)
  • 4 slices of medium thick bacon, cooked and diced ($2.28)
  • 4 (1/4 pound) ground beef patties, cooked and seasoned to your liking. (We like garlic powder, onion powder, salt and pepper on ours) ($4.24)
  • 1 cup thousand island dressing ($0.79)
  1. Arrange 2 cups spring greens on each of 4 dinner plates
  2. Top each plate with ¼ of the grape tomatoes, ¼ of the green onions, ¼ of the halved dill pickle slices, and ¼ cup of the shredded cheddar cheese.
  3. Sprinkle one diced slice of cooked bacon on top of the salad.
  4. Chop one grilled burger and arrange on top of the salad.
  5. Top with ¼ cup thousand island dressing (or less, depending on your taste)
  6. Serve.

Bacon Cheeseburger Salad

The following nutritional information is for a serving of this salad without dressing.

Nutrition Facts
Amount Per Serving
Calories 555
% Daily Value
Total Fat 24.9g
Saturated Fat 12g
Trans Fat 0.2g
Cholesterol 137mg
Sodium 1478mg
Total Carbohydrates 0.0g
Dietary Fiber 9.2g
Sugars 13.2g
Protein 52.7g
Vitamin A 211%
Vitamin C 204%
Calcium 25%
Iron 48%

The following nutritional information is for a serving of this salad with 1/4 cup thousand island dressing.

Nutrition Facts
Amount Per Serving
Calories 787
% Daily Value
Total Fat 46.8g
Saturated Fat 15.2g
Trans Fat 0.2g
Cholesterol 153mg
Sodium 2018mg
Total Carbohydrates 0.0g
Dietary Fiber 9.7g
Sugars 22.7g
Protein 53.4g
Vitamin A 216%
Vitamin C 204%
Calcium 26%
Iron 52%


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25 thoughts on “Bacon Cheeseburger Salad

  1. This salad is definitely not a diet food, but it looks delicious. You would save some calories and fat by using either lean ground beef, chicken, or turkey burgers.

    1. Those are excellent ideas. We actually made these salads with ground sirloin because that’s what we had available to use at the time.

    1. I love easy recipes like this to get dinner on the table quickly, don’t you? The fact that it really tastes like a deconstructed burger is a huge plus in getting my kids to eat it.

  2. I used to love that jungle from a favorite burger place – Two all beef patties, special sauce, lettuce cheese, pickles, onions… in bowl! SO cool you can have this in a salad! Loose the carbs!

    1. You know what? That could almost be the directions for this salad. LOL. Except there’s only ONE all beef patty.

  3. What a fun way to eat a burger! I have a few family members who are going low-carb so I’ll pass this recipe along. I know they’ll love it!

    1. That’s exactly what’s happening around here. Some carb cut backs. Let us know how you like it.

  4. I typically just wrap my burger in a piece of lettuce but that gets old after awhile…this is a nice option I’ve never even thought of! Great idea!! I’ll try this next time I have burgers!!

    1. “Protein style” burgers are a good option, too, but not when your only lettuce is baby spring greens. Those would be smaller than sliders. Note to self: Buy bigger lettuce.

    1. The only high carb item in this salad can be the dressing. Read the labels on your thousand island to make sure it complies with your diet.

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