Hamburger Potato Casserole

Hey foodies! Today, I’m sharing a heartwarming recipe that’s perfect for family gatherings or cozy weeknight dinners.
This Hamburger Potato Casserole combines the comforting flavors of beef, potatoes, and cheese in a delightful one-dish meal. I first came across this recipe when my dear friend Emma invited me over for a potluck dinner.
She’s an amazing cook, and this casserole stole the show that evening. Let’s dive into how you can recreate this scrumptious dish!

How to Prepare Hamburger Potato Casserole

If you’re craving a satisfying and hearty meal, this Hamburger Potato Casserole is the answer. With layers of seasoned beef, creamy mushroom soup, tender potatoes, and melted Cheddar cheese, every bite is pure comfort.

Ingredients for Hamburger Potato Casserole

  • 1 pound lean ground beef
  • 1 (10.5 ounce) can condensed cream of mushroom soup
  • ¾ cup milk
  • ½ cup chopped onion
  • Salt and ground black pepper to taste
  • 3 cups peeled and thinly sliced potatoes
  • 1 cup shredded Cheddar cheese

Directions for Hamburger Potato Casserole

  1. Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C).
  2. In a large skillet over medium-high heat, cook and stir the ground beef until browned and crumbly, usually 5
    to 7 minutes. Drain and discard the excess grease.
  3. In a medium bowl, mix the condensed mushroom soup, milk, chopped onion, salt, and pepper until well combined.
  4. Begin layering the ingredients in a 2-quart baking dish. Start with a layer of potatoes, followed by a layer of the soup mixture, and then a layer of the browned ground beef. Repeat this process until all the ingredients are used.
  5. Bake the casserole in the preheated oven until the potatoes are tender, which usually takes about 1 to 1½ hours.
  6. Once the potatoes are tender, sprinkle the shredded Cheddar cheese on top of the casserole. Continue baking until the cheese is melted and bubbly.
  7. Remove from the oven and let it cool slightly before serving.

How to Store and Freeze Hamburger Potato Casserole

If you find yourself with leftovers (which is a good thing!), here’s how to store and freeze your Hamburger Potato Casserole:

Storing:

Store any leftover casserole in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to four days. When reheating, make sure to thoroughly heat it either in the microwave or in the oven.

Freezing:

You can freeze any extra casserole for up to two months. Simply thaw it in the refrigerator overnight and then reheat it thoroughly in the oven before enjoying.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I use different types of cheese for this casserole?

Absolutely! While Cheddar cheese adds a wonderful flavor, you can experiment with other cheeses like mozzarella, Monterey Jack, or a blend of cheeses for a unique twist.

Can I substitute the cream of mushroom soup with another type of soup?

Yes, you can use cream of chicken soup or cream of celery soup as alternatives. They will bring their own flavors to the dish, so feel free to choose based on your preference.

What can I serve with this casserole?

This casserole is quite hearty on its own, but you can pair it with a side salad or some steamed vegetables to add freshness and balance to the meal.

Can I prepare this casserole in advance?

Absolutely! You can assemble the casserole up to a day in advance and refrigerate it until you’re ready to bake it. Just remember to adjust the baking time if you’re placing it in the oven directly from the fridge.

Is it possible to add more vegetables to this casserole?

Definitely! You can toss in some bell peppers, mushrooms, or even peas to add more color and nutrients to the dish.

Can I make a vegetarian version of this casserole?

Absolutely! You can replace the ground beef with a plant-based ground meat substitute and use vegetable broth instead of milk to create a delicious vegetarian version of this casserole.

I hope you’re excited to give this Hamburger Potato Casserole a try! It’s a wonderful blend of flavors and textures that’s sure to become a family favorite. Remember, cooking is all about making the recipe your own, so feel free to get creative and enjoy the process. Until next time, happy cooking!

Hamburger Potato Casserole

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 20 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 40 minutes
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Servings 6
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Ingredients
  

  • 1 pound lean ground beef
  • 1 10.5 ounce can condensed cream of mushroom soup
  • ¾ cup milk
  • ½ cup chopped onion
  • salt and ground black pepper to taste
  • 3 cups peeled and thinly sliced potatoes
  • 1 cup shredded Cheddar cheese

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Cook and stir ground beef in the hot skillet until browned and crumbly, 5 to 7 minutes. Drain and discard grease.
  • Mix condensed soup, milk, onion, salt, and pepper in a medium bowl until combined. Alternately layer the potatoes, soup mixture, and browned ground beef in a 2-quart baking dish.
  • Bake in the preheated oven until potatoes are tender, about 1 to 1 1/2 hours. Top with Cheddar cheese, and continue baking until cheese is melted.
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