November 5, 2018

Hamburger Potato Casserole

An easy casserole recipe with ground beef, cheese and potatoes like a meaty potatoes au gratin or cheesy scalloped potatoes with hamburger.


Our house used to be the default party house. Husband and I both love to entertain and we have a pretty cool backyard for kids (pool, basketball, trampoline, cornhole, etc.) so everyone always seemed to land at our house on the weekends.

And we loved it!

But as our kids have gotten more involved with their sports and we continue to work full-time AND on part-time ventures (like this here ol’ recipe blog), we just don’t have the time to do the stuff we once did.

Hamburger & Potato Casserole | An easy casserole recipe with ground beef, cheese and potatoes like a meaty potatoes au gratin or cheesy scalloped potatoes with hamburger.

I am constantly telling my friends that we haven’t ditched them - I still love you, I promise I do! - we literally don’t have time to have people over like we used to.

Which leads me to my new suppertime go-to these days: the casserole.

I know people have been enjoying casseroles for decades (myself included!) but I have really been putting them to work lately!

Hamburger & Potato Casserole | An easy casserole recipe with ground beef, cheese and potatoes like a meaty potatoes au gratin or cheesy scalloped potatoes with hamburger.

When we do have some downtime, we have to play catch-up with the yard work and housework (and grocery shopping and laundry and school work and and and…) so getting a homemade supper on the table can be challenging.

I know most of you are nodding your head thinking, gurl, you're preaching to the choir.

While I love to spend hours in the kitchen loving on recipes and creating 4-5 dishes for one meal, I most often do NOT have time to do that.

Hamburger & Potato Casserole | An easy casserole recipe with ground beef, cheese and potatoes like a meaty potatoes au gratin or cheesy scalloped potatoes with hamburger.

So instead, I assemble everything for a good casserole, toss it in the oven and carry on with the 40’leven things I have to get done every day.

My brood loves anything with a ‘meat and potato’ backbone and they especially love anything with ground beef so I took one of my favorite recipes, Super Easy Cheesy Scalloped Potatoes, added some onion and hamburger and called ‘er done!

The kiddos scarfed this down and I enjoyed the leftovers for lunch throughout the following week. The leftovers heat up beautifully!

Hamburger & Potato Casserole | An easy casserole recipe with ground beef, cheese and potatoes like a meaty potatoes au gratin or cheesy scalloped potatoes with hamburger.

If you love comfort food casseroles like this one, check out a few of these recipes too!

  • Chicken & Stuffing Casserole - An addictive casserole recipe with Pepperidge Farm stuffing, sour cream and chicken.
  • Smothered Chicken Casserole - Layers of creamy potatoes (think Potatoes Au Gratin) topped with chicken, smothered with cheese and bacon!
  • Sausage & Rice Casserole - a simple recipe perfect for supper, side dishes, potlucks and Thanksgiving (sometimes called Rice Dressing).
  • Pork Chop Casserole - An easy pork chop bake made with rice and French onion soup.
  • Hamburger & Rice Casserole - Ground beef and rice baked together in a classic casserole recipe that's easy to make your own.
  • Chicken Tetrazzini - Classic tetrazzini made with pasta, mushrooms, wine (optional) and cheese. Super easy AND super delicious!

Hamburger & Potato Casserole | An easy casserole recipe with ground beef, cheese and potatoes like a meaty potatoes au gratin or cheesy scalloped potatoes with hamburger.


Hamburger Potato Casserole


Yield: 6-8 Servings
Author: Mandy Rivers | South Your Mouth
prep time: 15 Mcook time: 1 H & 15 Mtotal time: 1 H & 30 M
An easy casserole recipe with ground beef, cheese and potatoes like a meaty potatoes au gratin or cheesy scalloped potatoes with hamburger.

ingredients:

  • 1.5 pounds ground beef
  • 1 onion, finely diced
  • 4 pounds potatoes, peeled
  • Salt and pepper
  • 8 ounces cheddar cheese, shredded (about 2 cups)
  • 1 10.75-oz can condensed Cheddar Cheese soup
  • 1 12-oz can evaporated milk
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper

instructions:

How to cook Hamburger Potato Casserole

  1. Spray a 13x9 baking dish with cooking spray and preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Add ground beef and onion to a large skillet, season with salt and pepper then cook until ground beef is cooked though and crumbled. Drain fat then set aside.
  3. Cut potatoes into thin slices (less than 1/4 inch). Add one layer of potato slices to the bottom of the baking dish. Sprinkle potatoes with salt and pepper. Top potatoes with 1/4 of beef mixture. Top beef with 1/4 of shredded cheese. Repeat this process three more times.
  4. Combine condensed cheddar soup, evaporated milk, milk, salt, garlic powder and pepper then whisk until smooth. Pour mixture over potato/beef/cheese layers. Cover dish with aluminum foil then bake at 350 degrees for one hour. Remove foil then continue baking for an additional 15 minutes or until potatoes are tender and dish is light golden brown and bubbly.

NOTES:

If potatoes aren’t tender after total baking time, cover dish with aluminum foil and continue baking until potatoes are tender.
Don’t use the reduced calorie/fat condensed soup in this recipe. I tried it once and the dish was dry and not as creamy.
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Hamburger & Potato Casserole | An easy casserole recipe with ground beef, cheese and potatoes like a meaty potatoes au gratin or cheesy scalloped potatoes with hamburger.


27 comments:

  1. This looks like an excellent Au Gratin casserole even without the hamburger. Would be great for a Thanksgiving side dish to go with the turkey. Thanks for the recipe!

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  2. Well....now I know what I'm going to do with one of the nine pounds of ground beef I bought on sale! Sounds delicious!

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  3. I made this & the recipe is a good base, but even as one who likes food simple, I knew it needed punching up. I added 2 oz. of bacon crumbles & another 1/2 lb. of ground beef. I put in a teaspoon each of granulated garlic & McCormick's hamburger seasoning. Also, in dishes like this I par-bake (or par-zap!) the bakers to ensure they will be tender. It also cuts down on the cooking time.

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  4. Looks so good. Will absolutely try this. Might add layer of onions

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  5. any suggestions as what I could use instead of cheddar cheese soup? We don't have that in Australia. :)

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    1. Do you have other condensed soups like Cream of Mushroom? If so, use one of those :o)

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    2. I make my own & there are a couple of homemade recipes online.

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    3. You can use maybe cream of chicken or cream of mushroom and just add cheddar cheese

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    4. Cream of broccoli or cream of chicken or cream of celery. I like to see what my store offers then decide what cream of _____ I want to use.

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  6. This recipe is exactly what I was looking for, thank you so much for sharing it! Can't wait to make it for dinner tonight.
    I also precook my potatoes to make sure they are done, to many times they have still been raw :(

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  7. I made this casserole and it was absolutely delicious. This recipe I will keep for sure. Thanks so much for a great and simple recipe. Keep up the good work.

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  8. Excellent casserole. I drained a can of French cut green beans and added to one of the layers and sprinkled bacon bits on top. Delicious! My husband requests this dish frequently.

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  9. Great flavor but needed way more than one hour + 15 minutes of baking time. I like the idea of precooking the potatoes for next time!

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  10. When you combine the soup ingredients, is that cold or over heat?

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  11. Could I use a can of chicken broth in it ??

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  12. I have made this several times. We love it. I added extra onions and I put garlic and Weber's hamburger seasoning for the grille. I also used canned sliced potatoes and I don't have to peel and slice potatoes. Turned out wonderful and u would never know the potatoes were canned.

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  13. Can this be done in crockpot?

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    1. I'll bet it would be easily adaptable to a slow cooker. But how long it would take would be anyone's guess.

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  14. Really loved this recipe !!!!! Thanks!!!

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  15. Can this be frozen/made ahead for quick after work meals?

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  16. On instruction #4 where you say pour the soup mixture over the potatoes, beef, and cheese layers do you mean pour the soup mixture over the entire dish at once? or pour it in between each individual layer ( like cheese, soup mix, potatoes, soup mix, beef, soup mix..) or layer all and pour and repeat? like this..
    potatoes, beef, cheese soup mix, potatoes, beef, cheese, soup mix, potatoes, beef, cheese, soup mix.
    Sorry for such a complicated question, I just dont want to mess up. Lol.
    -Thank you!

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  17. I made it twice in the morning or evening before and the potatoes do give out a lot of liquid but still delicious this way! My husband couldn’t tell a difference from fresh vs ahead. I haven’t tried freezing :)

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Hi there! While I'm not able to respond to every comment, I try hard to answer any questions that haven't been addressed in the post, recipe or in other comments. And though I may not respond to them all, I do read each and every comment and I LOVE to hear from you guys! Thanks, y'all! - Mandy