Deconstructed Big Mac Bowls

Big Mac Bowls Meal Prep

Deconstructed Big Mac Bowls

Deconstructed Big Mac Bowls, a meal prep version of the fast food classic. Ground beef, potatoes, cabbage and a calorie friendly mac sauce to top it all off.
10 Minutes
25 Minutes

Per Serving – Makes 5

541 Calories

35g C | 44g P | 25g F

How to Make Deconstructed Big Mac Bowls

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Big Mac Bowls Meal Prep

Deconstructed Big Mac Bowls

4.83 from 45 votes
Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: American, meal prep
Keyword: beef, meal prep
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Servings: 5
Calories: 541kcal
Deconstructed Big Mac Bowls, a meal prep version of the fast food classic.  Ground beef, potatoes, cabbage and a calorie friendly mac sauce to top it all off.
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For the Hamburger and Cabbage

  • 2 lbs (908 g) ground beef (93/7)
  • ½ medium (100 g) onion
  • 12 oz (340 g) shredded cabbage
  • 1 Tbsp (15 g) olive oil
  • 1 tsp (4 g) garlic powder
  • 15 (50 g) dill pickle chips optional
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • ¼ cup (25 g) shredded cheese

For the Potatoes

  • 4 medium (750 g) russet potatoes
  • 1 Tbsp (15 g) olive oil
  • Salt and pepper

For the Mac Sauce

  • cup (75 g) plain non fat Greek yogurt
  • 2 tbsp (28 g) mayonnaise
  • 1 tbsp (12 g) ketchup
  • 1 tbsp (15 g) sweet relish
  • ½ tsp (2 g) vinegar
  • ½ tsp (2 g) onion powder
  • salt to taste


For the Potatoes

  • Preheat your oven to 450°F.
  • Wash each of your potatoes thoroughly.  Cut them into a medium sized dice.
  • Add the potatoes to a large bowl and drizzle 1 Tbsp of olive oil over the potatoes.  Sprinkle with salt and pepper to your liking. Toss the potatoes to coat and spread onto a sheet pan.
  • Roast for 10-12 minutes and then toss them around and cook an additional 10-12 minutes or until desired doneness is achieved.

For the Beef

  • Cut your onion into a small dice.
  • Heat a large skillet over medium high heat. Add 2 tsp of oil and your diced onion. Cook the onion until it has developed a good amount of browning. We want to bring out the natural sweetness so take it past the point where it is translucent and it has a deep brown color. Adding a bit of water can help speed up this process.
  • Once the onion has browned, make room in the center of your skillet and add your ground beef. Use a bit more oil if necessary.
  • Cook the beef until it has browned and season with salt and pepper to taste.

For the Cabbage

  • Heat 1 tsp of oil over medium heat. Add in the cabbage, 1 tsp garlic powder, and salt to taste.
  • Cook for about 3-4 minutes. You can add a bit of water to create steam and help it cook faster.

For the Mac Sauce

  • Add all of the ingredients to a bowl and stir to mix. Divide the sauce into small., separate containers to store.


  • This recipe makes 5 servings. Divide your hamburger, potatoes, and cabbage evenly between your 5 containers. Top the hamburger with a bit of shredded cheese and a few pickle chips. Each container gets 1 ramekin of the mac sauce.



Calories: 541kcal | Carbohydrates: 35g | Protein: 44g | Fat: 25g


The information in the following table are estimates for the total nutrition of the recipe, as written.  If you follow the recipe listed above, as written, you can use these tables to determine the nutrition information if you wanted to split the recipe, as written, into more or less servings than what is originally listed.  If you update the number of servings in the “Servings” field of the recipe above, the information in these tables are no longer accurate as you have updated the ingredients.

2670.3 cals

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This Post Has 26 Comments

  1. Diego Montes

    5 stars
    Mac sauce is UNREAL 🙏🏽 started lol’ing when I tried it, it was so on point. Definitely one of my tops so far 🙌🏽

  2. Sarah Bateman

    5 stars
    So flipping good! I was intrigued by this combo. Once in my mouth, it was extremely satisfying. I agree with Diego, the sauce is phenomenal.

  3. Ruben De Santiago

    5 stars
    Was skeptical with the sauce (Greek yogurt)? But the moment it hit my lips, skepticism was subsided.

  4. Dave

    5 stars
    These came out AMAZING!!!

  5. Makayla

    Do you warm it up as is all together? So you’re warming the cabbage and pickles and everything?

  6. mark

    can you freeze this meal and if so how long would it last do you think ?

      1. mark

        may i ask why you wouldnt freeze this thankyou

        1. Josh Cortis

          The cabbage and sauce aren’t very freezer friendly

  7. David

    I enjoy your videos and look up the recipes on your site. It is great to see some nutrition values, but it is missing the full nutrition label which is key for certain dietary needs. I plug your recipes into a nutrition calculator, and have not come close to what you get. Which one do you use so I could get a full nutrition details of these great recipes.

    1. Josh Cortis

      I only include the macros and calorie counts. If you need something else you would have to figure that out on your own. I don’t believe there is much value in including anything else. I use MyFitnessPal to give estimates

  8. Kayla

    5 stars
    Love this recipe. I would eat it every week. The sauce is 🔥🔥 and I could put that shot on everything

  9. Pat

    5 stars
    Former Skeptic here, you might ask yourself “do I even like Big Mac’s?”. It doesn’t matter because this one is delicious make sure not to skip out. Also this recipe is a little less labour intensive than others which is a bonus.

  10. Rhys

    What could be an alternative to cabbage for this recipe?

  11. Saud

    4 stars
    Amazing!! I didn’t give it 5 stars because my cabbage didn’t turn out well for me, I’d make this recipe again with carrots and cucumbers

  12. Davitt

    5 stars
    The one that started it all for me!

  13. Skyler

    5 stars
    This is the first one I made from your page, and I gotta say it was awesome. I added some hot sauce and Worcestershire sauce to the Big Mac sauce and it was outstanding. I will definitely be trying more recipes from you great job!

  14. Laurie

    4 stars
    Great, simple satisfying, and fills that take out craving without leaving home.

  15. Parip

    5 stars
    Good recipe although without an Air fryer the potatoes needed a lot more baking and shuffling to get the job done

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