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Cheeseburger Biscuit Cups are a kid-approved and family favorite dinner with refrigerated biscuits topped with Velveeta cheese and ground beef cheeseburger mixture! Simple ingredients, easy to prepare, and it’s a 30 minute dinner.

Cheeseburger biscuit cup recipe are made in a muffin pan with biscuits and ground beef cheeseburger mixture.


These cheeseburger biscuit cups have been one of my family’s favorite dinner recipes for several years now. They are made in a muffin pan and it’s a fun dinner because you can eat with your hands!

It starts with a buttery and flakey biscuit base, then filled with cubes of Velveeta cheese, and a good amount of an easy cheeseburger mixture made with ground beef and a few other ingredients.

It’s also a 30 minute dinner recipe and they are so easy to make. Perfect for busy school weekdays or a quick dinner on the weekend. Be sure and also try my cheeseburger casserole, cheeseburger tater tot casserole, and this cheeseburger soup

Cheeseburger biscuit cups dinner recipe that is kid-approved.


  1. Cook and crumble ground beef in a pan until meat is no longer pink. Drain. 
  2. Add the ketchup, mustard, brown sugar, and Worcestershire sauce. Stir together to combine and let it simmer on LOW heat while you prepare the biscuit cups.
  3. Press out 1 biscuit into each muffin cup. You will have 10 biscuits total so there will be two spots that will be empty. 
  4. Place 2 Velveeta cheese cubes into each biscuit cup. Top with a large scoop of the cheeseburger beef mixture. Finish off with 2 more Velveeta cheese cubes. 
  5. Bake for 14 minutes. 

Ingredients needed to make cheeseburger biscuit cups for dinner.

How to make cheeseburger biscuit cups with step-by-step photo instructions.


  • Do I need to use Velveeta cheese in this recipe?

    • No you don’t have to but I will say that they taste much better with the Velveeta cheese. It’s only a little bit in each biscuit cup. Velveeta cheese melts so smooth and it gives these cheeseburger biscuit cups that “cheesy cheeseburger” taste. 
    • If you must, feel free to use small cubed cheddar cheese instead. It won’t melt as nicely and smooth as the Velveeta cheese. As long as you can deal with that then go ahead and substitute the Velveeta cheese in this recipe. 
  • Should I use the Grands! biscuits in this recipe?

    • The recipe specifically calls for regular biscuits. You will see some in the store that say ‘grands!’ on the label and you don’t want those. They work but it makes the muffin cup really puffy and big and just harder to eat. 
    • You want the 6 oz biscuits that contain 5 biscuits each. You need two of them for the recipe so you will end up with 10 biscuits total. 
  • What do I serve with cheeseburger biscuit cups?

    • We just love to make these hand food! No fork needed. 
    • I usually serve these with sliced watermelon and a bagged green salad with some added chopped cucumbers and tomatoes in it. Super easy and it can really be served with anything. 

Picture of cheeseburger biscuit cups sitting on a white plate.


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Cheeseburger biscuit cups dinner recipe that is kid-approved.
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Cheeseburger Biscuit Cups

Author Jessica - Together as Family
Course Dinner
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Servings 10 biscuit cups
Cheeseburger Biscuit Cups are a kid-approved and family favorite dinner with refrigerated biscuits topped with Velveeta cheese and ground beef cheeseburger mixture! Simple ingredients, easy to prepare, and it's a 30 minute meal.


  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 1/2 cup ketchup
  • 2 tablespoons light brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon yellow mustard
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 tubes (6 oz each) refrigerated biscuits
  • 4 oz Velveeta cheese cubed small


  • Heat oven to 400°. Prepare a 12-cup muffin pan and spray 10 of the muffin cups with cooking spray. Set aside.
  • In a skillet pan, over medium-high heat, cook and crumble ground beef until no longer pink. Drain.
  • Add the ketchup, brown sugar, mustard, and Worcestershire sauce. Stir to combine. Turn heat to LOW and let it simmer while you prepare the muffin cups.
  • Take one biscuit and smush it out to make a large, flat circle shape. I use my hands for this (it's easiest) but you could also use a rolling pin.
    Press it into a muffin cup. Repeat with remaining biscuits.
  • Place 2 cubes of Velveeta cheese into each biscuit cup.
    Top with a large scoop of the cheeseburger mixture (fill to the top of the biscuit) and then place 2 more Velveeta cheese cubes on top of each biscuit cup.
  • Cook for 13-15 minutes or until biscuit cups are golden brown on top and cooked through.
  • Let cool for anout 5 minutes in the muffin pan and then serve.



Nutrition Information : Calories and nutrition information includes using 93/7 ground beef. Nutrition is for 1 biscuit cup. 
Velveeta Cheese : I highly recommend using it because it tastes really good in this recipe and gives them that "cheesy cheeseburger" taste. If you must, feel free to use very small cubes of cheddar cheese. 
Leftovers? Leftovers will keep well in a covered container in the fridge for up to 3 days. You can microwave them with great results but the biscuits will be soft and not have that flaky crunch as they did when they're fresh. 
Recipe has been updated and republished in April 2021 with new pictures and more helpful text. Recipe is the same. 


Calories: 253kcal | Carbohydrates: 24g | Protein: 14g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 35mg | Sodium: 663mg | Potassium: 309mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 175IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 93mg | Iron: 2mg

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  1. Made this the other day and I am planning on making it again soon. One of our favorites! I didn’t add the brown sugar and used cheddar cheese instead of velveeta and they were still delicious!!

    1. Together As Family says:

      Yay! So happy to hear they were a hit. And yes, using “real” cheese 🙂 is a great substitute. Thanks for coming back to comment.

  2. Just finished having this for dinner tonight kids loved it! I even added a little bacon crumples in the hamburger meat!

    1. Together As Family says:

      Bacon makes everything better! I’ll have to try that next. So happy to hear you all loved these.

  3. Made this tonight after my husband’s request and it was delicious! I thought maybe the meat wouldn’t have enough flavor but it did! Yummy!!

    1. Together As Family says:

      The first time I made it, I was worried about the flavor too. But, somehow it all just works. So happy you all enjoyed these!

  4. Yummy! These are a regular part of our dinner rotation now. 🙂 Can you freeze them?

    1. Together As Family says:

      I think you could. I’ve never frozen them so I can’t say for sure but I see no reason why the would not freeze well 🙂

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    These were a huge hit! I used two cans of biscuits and the meat was enough to fill all of them. I also got cheese cubes and cut them in half. placing two halfs below and on top of the meat! They were so good!!

  7. Do you know about how many calories these are?

    1. Together As Family says:

      I don’t know. I am currently (slowly) making my way through each recipe to add calorie count. It’s a lot of work to do that for each recipe but I am working on it.

  8. Which type of biscuits do you use? Is it the larger Grand biscuits by Pillsbury?

    1. Together As Family says:

      I’ve always used the grand biscuits but either will work just fine.

    2. Anna Moody says:

      I am cheap/poor so I used great value IE walmart band and it was PERFECT!

      1. Together As Family says:

        I use that brand too! So happy to hear you loved it.

  9. Has anyone done this as if it’s tacos ? Taco seasoning?

    1. Together As Family says:

      Yes I think taco seasoning would work well for a taco version. I probably would not add the ketchup and mustard, and possibly reduce the brown sugar. Follow the directions on the taco packet as it calls to add some water with the seasoning.

    1. Together As Family says:

      Yes that would work just fine. Enjoy!

  10. Carol Jones says:

    This a great easy recipe!! Everyone loved it!!

  11. Anna Moody says:

    My son who is 6 and never eats ANYTHING I cook, LOVED THIS! I did not do brown sugar (just bc I do not have it on hand) But it was still perfect. I also did not use name brand cheese (used great value-walmart chesse squares) it was PERFECT and will do it again! put a baking sheet under y muffin pan for spills (due to the cheese) and glad I did!

  12. I made these yesterday but used taco seasoning in the ground hamburger. It was a huge success.

  13. Michael L Burns says:

    1 star
    Does not even taste like a Cheeseburger in fact I think it tastes awful

    1. Together as Family says:

      Sorry you thought it tasted awful. I’ve made this recipe many times and never had a problem with it.

    2. 5 stars
      No, they don’t taste like a hamburger, however, they are DELICIOUS! So easy to make, simple ingredients I always have on hand, and so tasty! I make them all the time. My 16 year old and his friends LOVE them! Pair them with French fries and done!