Keto Big Mac Copycat Skillet


Keto Big Mac Copycat Skillet is ALL the things. Do you ever get a craving for that fast food burger that drips with secret sauce and makes your mouth water? The keto lifestyle can sometimes make it hard to just step up to the counter and order a Big Mac or Double Whopper, but there’s no reason to sacrifice the flavors you have come to enjoy and love just to stay on plan. This recipe is the next best thing and does a great job of replicating those yummy faves, right down to the special sauce.

Ingredients in the Big Mac Copycat Skillet

It’s easy to prepare with mostly everyday ingredients that you probably already have around the house, such as ground beef, lettuce, onions, tomatoes, and cheese. Even the sauce simply combines a few refrigerator staples of ketchup and mayo. The aroma from the kitchen while you prepare this Big Mac copycat skillet of deliciousness, will keep the family close by to get a serving when it comes off the stove. All the flavor but keto-friendly fast food goodness. The only thing missing will be the carryout bag. I know you think you are going to miss the bun but the cauliflower rice helps with texture and flavor so it tastes like you have a roll (I know… weird but true).

Keto Big Mac Cheeseburger

Other Easy Keto Meals

I’ve heard from so many people that keto is time-consuming and takes a lot of planning but it doesn’t have to be. Here are some of my favorite quick meals that don’t require a lot of effort. I cook them all in the crockpot to set it and forget it. If you aren’t home or are in a hurry, these are going to perfect for you. Looking for a crockpot? This 8 Quart Programmable Slow Cooker with Digital Countdown Timer is my favorite!

  1. Easy Keto Taco Recipe (Crockpot) – Basically dump everything in the crockpot and forget about it until it’s time to eat!
  2. Easy Keto Swedish Meatballs – A childhood favorite of mine. Serve it over zoodles or cauliflower rice.
  3. Keto Mongolian Beef Crockpot Recipe – Craving Chinese food? Try this!

Keto Mongolian Beef

Tips to Make Big Mac Copycat Skillet

I’ve tried this recipe in a variety of ways until I got it to what works for me. Here are the things I learned:

  • American cheese melts better
  • Drain the cauliflower rice as much as possible
  • Do not add your lettuce too soon

That’s it! You really can’t go wrong with this recipe. So tell me, how did you like it? It’s just like a Big Mac, isn’t it?

Keto Big Mac Cheeseburger

Keto Big Mac Skillet

Craving fast food? This easy skillet dish will curb that craving and make you feel like you just ate a Big Mac!
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: American
Keyword: burger, cheeseburger
Servings: 4 Servings
Calories: 521kcal


  • 1 Pound Ground Beef 90% Lean (454g)
  • ½ tsp Salt 3g
  • ¼ tsp Black Pepper
  • 1 tsp Garlic 3g
  • ¼ tsp Onion Powder
  • 1 Tbsp Butter 14g
  • 340 Grams Cauliflower Rice
  • 2 ounce Shredded Lettuce 57g
  • 12 Grape Tomato 95g
  • 4 Slices American Cheese 85g
  • 4 Tbsp Mayo 55g
  • 2 tsp Ketchup 10g


  • Add the ground beef to a large skillet over high heat. Break up the beef, leaving an assortment of crumbly and chunky pieces to mimic a chopped up burger patty.
  • Stir in garlic; and onion powder. Cook until the beef is browned and slightly charred and transfer to a bowl. Leave juices in skillet.
  • Reduce heat to medium-high, add the butter and cauliflower rice.
  • Add the salt and pepper to the rice. Cook until the rice turns slightly charred, about 7 minutes.
  • Mix the cooked beef back into the skillet until the beef comes back to temperature.
  • Turn the heat down to low setting and stir in the lettuce and tomatoes. Cook for about 2 minutes - just long enough the heat the vegetables without making them soggy.
  • Next divide the skillet into 4 equal servings and lay 4 slices of American cheese over the skillet.
    Keto Big Mac Cheeseburger
  • Loosely cover with tinfoil for 3-4 minutes until cheese has melted. Remove from heat.
  • In a small bowl, stir together the mayo and ketchup. Serve this special sauce on the side or spoon it directly onto the skillet.
    Copycat Big Mac cheeseburger keto skillet



Calories: 521kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 27g | Fat: 42g | Saturated Fat: 14g | Cholesterol: 107mg | Sodium: 859mg | Potassium: 729mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 707IU | Vitamin C: 49mg | Calcium: 271mg | Iron: 3mg
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Since I am not a Registered Dietitian or Nutritionist, I use a WordPress plug-in to calculate the nutritional information provided in the recipe card.

Since I am not a Registered Dietitian or Nutritionist, I use a WordPress plug-in to calculate the nutritional information provided in this recipe card.

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