Bacon Cheeseburger Braid

Easy Bacon Cheeseburger Braid gets dinner on the table in 30 minutes! Ground beef and your favorite burger fixings get wrapped in crescent roll dough and baked. A delicious party food or weeknight meal!

Everyone needs a few 30 minute meal ideas in the rotation. You’ll also love this Chicken Pesto Pasta and these tasty Instant Pot Hamburgers.

Bacon Cheeseburger Braid: a delicious dinner idea that's ready in 30 minutes!

Why this Recipe Works

  • Cheeseburgers made easier. No need to flip individual burger patties.
  • Crispy bacon crumbles. The smoky bacon makes this cheeseburger braid amazingly flavorful.
  • Crescent roll dough. Just unroll, wrap and bake.
  • Add your own toppings. Let everyone add onion, lettuce and tomato to their serving just the way they like it.
  • Family friendly. Even picky eaters will ask for seconds!
  • 30 minute recipe. That’s all it takes to get a delicious meal on the table!

This Bacon Cheeseburger Braid is a family favorite. I’ve served this numerous times for dinner but it’s also perfect as a party food! You’ll love how easy it is to slice and share with a crowd.

Ingredient Notes

Refrigerated crescent rolls. If you can find the crescent roll dough sheets, use those. You can also use the unbaked rolls. Just make sure to pinch the seams together.

Ground beef. Ground turkey works perfectly here too!

Burger garnishes. Tomato slices, lettuce, red onion and anything else you love on your bacon cheeseburgers.

Easy Instructions

Cook up your meat. Brown the ground beef in a skillet. Add the condiments and diced dill pickle spears.

Wrap in crescent rolls. Unroll a package of crescent rolls, pinching together the seams (it will be a long rectangle). Add your filling to the middle, along with the cheese and bacon.

Braid. Cut one inch strips and twist the sides together over the top of the filling (like a braid).

Bake. Sprinkle some sesame seeds on top (because yes…sesame seed buns are the best) and bake!

When ready to serve the Bacon Cheeseburger Braid, add your lettuce, tomato, pickles and onions. Slice into sections and enjoy!

Tips & Tricks

  • Change up the cheese. American, cheddar, colby jack, and swiss cheese are all delicious in Bacon Cheeseburger Braids.
  • Ground beef substitute. Swap the beef for ground turkey or a vegetarian ground beef substitute for a lighter burger braid.
  • Let everyone add their own toppings. If your family members all have different preferences for their burger fixings, serve the garnishes on the side. That way everyone can enjoy the bacon cheeseburger braid just the way they like it.
  • Dipping sauces. Feel free to serve the burger braid with a side of ketchup, mustard or mayo for dipping!

Serving Suggestions

Need some ideas for delicious side dishes to serve with this Bacon Cheeseburger Braid?

It’s perfect with a Classic Potato Salad or this Loaded Potato Salad. Macaroni Salad and Sweet Potato Fries would also be amazing with this.

And how about a tray of M&M’s Brownies for dessert? Your family might declare this the best dinner ever!

Recipe FAQs

What can I substitute for the crescent rolls?

If you live somewhere you can’t get crescent roll dough, you can make this Bacon Cheeseburger Braid with refrigerated pizza dough. You’ll need about 8 ounces of dough.

Can I make the Bacon Cheeseburger Braid recipe ahead of time?

This burger braid tastes best served warm. I recommend making it just before serving for best results.

Can I use shredded cheese instead of cheese slices in this recipe?

Yes, shredded cheese works well in a Pillsbury Cheeseburger Braid too. Sprinkle it over the beef before braiding the dough.

Yield: 4 servings

Bacon Cheeseburger Braid

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes


  • 1 package refrigerated crescent rolls
  • ½ lb ground beef
  • 1 Tbsp ketchup
  • 2 tsp yellow mustard
  • 2 dill pickle spears, diced
  • 4 slices american cheese (or cheddar)
  • ¼ cup bacon, cooked and crumbled
  • 1 Tbsp sesame seeds
  • lettuce, tomato, red onion and pickles for garnish


  1. In a large skillet, cook ground beef. Drain fat. Add ketchup, mustard and diced pickles.
  2. On a large baking sheet, lay out crescent rolls into a rectangle, pinching seams together.
  3. Spread filling down middle of crescents...lengthwise.
  4. Top with cheese and bacon.
  5. To close braid, cut one inch strips on sides of crescent. Pull up and twist over top. Sprinkle with sesame seeds. Bake in a 375 degree oven for about 20 minutes.
  6. Remove from oven and top with lettuce, diced tomato, red onion and pickles. ENJOY!

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:

1 slice

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 305Total Fat: 19gSaturated Fat: 8gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 9gCholesterol: 75mgSodium: 709mgCarbohydrates: 11gFiber: 2gSugar: 5gProtein: 22g

*Nutrition facts are an estimate and not guaranteed to be accurate. Please see a registered dietitian for special diet advice.

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The BEST Bacon Cheeseburger Braid with crescent roll dough comes together in just 30 minutes! If you love cheeseburgers, this easy meal is guaranteed to impress.

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About Aimee

Aimee is a dessert lover (specifically rice krispie treats), workout enthusiast, self-taught foodie, and recipe creator.

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Posted on November 21, 2014

Comments & Reviews

  1. Aimee, please don’t ever feel like you need to apologize – that’s the beginning of something you love becoming a grind. You give and share so much of yourself and I am forever grateful for your inspiration. At one point in my life had a small bakery, and was shocked at how many clueless people thought it was their right and duty to tell me how to run every aspect my shop. You keep doing what makes you you. and have fun – even if it includes a lima bean sponsor 🙂 (folks can always eat around them). You are a high point in my day and I always look forward to your candor and honesty.

  2. This is such a well written post! Thank you for the inspiration! Off to write something similar on my blog 🙂

  3. Thanks for your candid post! I love what I do too, but I think I work harder at it than I very did at 9-5 job! The bacon cheeseburger braid looks delicious!

  4. Haha! I have that same thought every morning now…time to “go” to work. Seems like so long ago when blogging was just an after thought, and now it is a full time gig. But I wouldn’t have it any other way…we seriously have the coolest, most awesome job! And someone really sent you an email about your brands? Little do they realize that we do only share the ones we love! You do a great job of weaving sponsored and non sponsored in your posts!!!

  5. You do an awesome job of weaving your sponsored work into posts, because it is truly authentic. When you are working with brands you love and use, it hardly seems like work, and that’s what makes it great! And this bacon cheeseburger braid? It needs to happen in my house soon!

  6. Well said! I have a similar explanation post in my drafts. Need to do some thinking before I hot publish. and uhhhhhhh this braid is my life. Wowza

  7. It’s always amazing to me how food bloggers sometimes feel they need to “explain” the concept of doing it for a living. I have seen no other profession where we hear details of commissions, etc. and people justifying what they do. It makes me sad when people leave negative comments. No one but YOU knows how much work goes into it, and providing for your family is really what we all strive to do. I commend you for all your hard work, and as a fellow food blogger who hopes to some day support myself the same way, I appreciate your openness about the subject. P.S. My 15-year old son will probably eat this entire recipe all by himself…I better make two. Thanks!

    1. Yeah, I’m not sure why we need to explain ourselves! It seems like it wouldn’t take much to make a recipe and share it here on the blog…but it is work. Hours of writing, photo editing, social media. etc.

  8. Aimee, this looks delicious and I can’t wait to try it! Blogging is a full time job and I don’t think people realize how much work it takes to post just one recipe. People can take and take but when they don’t like something they feel the need to say something. Why not be grateful and give a thank you Aimee for working so hard to create that amazing recipe right there. I can’t wait for the time when I can am doing sponsored post and working with brands I love. You are awesome and keep doing what you love, even in your pj’s and coffee in hand!! 🙂 Hugs!

  9. It’s amazing how a hobby can turn into a job. Every single day I wake up with a list as long as my arm to accomplish for the day. I totally respect your decision to work with sponsors (I do as well) because it costs a lot to run a site. This braid looks great too. How can you go wrong with bacon cheeseburger?

  10. First of all, this looks absolutely delicious and you’ve made me seriously hungry for this at 8:00 a.m.! Second of all, I totally share your blogging philosophy! I’ve been doing more sponsored posts lately, too, but I like to think of them as posts I would do anyway since I only work with brands I love and only feature content that’s “me.”

    I didn’t even notice it on your blog because you weave it in so well with the rest of your content!

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