This hamburger potato casserole recipe is jam-packed with flavor. It combines seasoned ground beef with tender potatoes, creamy mushroom soup, and cheddar cheese to make a meal that's to die for. Oh, and the best part is that this easy casserole recipe comes together with just 6 basic ingredients and a few simple steps!
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The Best Hamburger Potato Casserole
If you love ground beef and potatoes, then you're going to love this delicious and easy hamburger potato casserole recipe.
This truly is the perfect casserole dish. It takes ground beef and combines it with a combination of creamy mushroom soup on top of thinly sliced potatoes with melty cheddar cheese on top of all of it. It's a filling and comforting meal that is just like no other.
What's not to love about that?
And what makes this recipe even better is just how easy it is to make. The whole thing comes together in just 4 easy-to-follow steps, and the majority of the time spent making this recipe is just waiting for the casserole to bake in the oven.
So if you're looking for some sides to serve with this hamburger potato casserole, you can make these McDonald's french fries, air fryer garlic bread, or these Chinese green beans for something a little healthier.
- Russet potatoes- Yukon gold potatoes, red potatoes, or sweet potatoes will also work.
- Ground beef- I like to use an 80/20 split for the best flavor.
- Cream of mushroom soup- add a ¼ cup of cream cheese or sour cream to make it richer and creamier.
- Milk- I like to us whole milk for the creamiest soup, but any milk will work great.
- Salt and pepper- to taste.
- Shredded cheddar cheese- for that delicious cheesy topping.
Oh, and if you have all of these ingredients, then you're well on your way to making this cheeseburger casserole next! It has noodles instead of potatoes and a ketchup-like filling instead of mushroom soup. It's so good, I highly recommend checking it out sometime.
Or, if you're looking for something a little different, you can give this pulled pork casserole a shot!
How To Make Hamburger Potato Casserole
Step 1: Prep work
First things first, you'll want to begin by preheating the oven to 375°F (190°C) and greasing a baking dish with cooking spray - or cooking oil.
Then, peel the potatoes and slice them thinly - you can either do this with a knife or with a mandolin slicer. Once all of your potatoes are sliced, submerge the sliced potatoes in cold water for about 20 minutes, then drain and rinse them well. Doing this gets all of the extra starch off of the potatoes and makes for a more creamy dish.
Step 2: Cook the Ground Beef
While your potatoes are soaking, you can cook the ground beef. To do that, just add the ground beef to a large skillet set over medium heat, and cook it for a few minutes. Just keep in mind you'll want to break the beef apart until it's browned on all sides while you cook it. Also, while the ground beef is cooking, you'll want to season it with some salt and pepper. Then set it aside once cooked.
Step 3: Build The Casserole
Now, after your potatoes are rinsed, layer them on the bottom of the baking dish. You'll want to make sure that they are spread out enough to cover the dish but are slightly overlapping.
Then, mix the mushroom soup with the milk in a bowl and top the potatoes with half of the cooked ground beef, half of the mushroom soup and milk mix, and half of the shredded cheddar cheese. Repeat the layering process until you're all out of ingredients, making sure to end with sprinkling the remaining cheese on top.
Step 4: Bake The Casserole
Now that the casserole is assembled you'll want to cover the casserole dish with tin foil and bake it for about 50 minutes or until the potatoes are fork-tender.
Then, allow the casserole to cool for 10 minutes or so before slicing it and serving it warm. For more flavor, drizzle this Big Mac sauce on top.
How To Store Leftover Casserole
This recipe for hamburger potato casserole makes about four servings, so it's perfect for a big family dinner! If you're lucky, you might even end up with some leftovers to enjoy throughout the week.
Speaking of leftovers, if you end up with some, you can simply transfer them to an airtight container and store them in the fridge for up to 3 to 4 days. Alternatively, if you want your casserole to last even longer, you can store it in an airtight container in the freezer for up to 3 months.
How To Reheat This Casserole
Once you're ready to enjoy the casserole again, you're definitely going to want to reheat it. To reheat the casserole, my favorite way is to transfer the leftovers to a baking dish and heat it up in the oven for about 10-12 minutes at 350°F.
On the other hand, if you were just planning on reheating a single serving of this casserole, then you can microwave your leftovers in 30-second increments until it's fully warmed up. In my microwave, this typically takes less than 2 minutes.
More Casserole Recipes To Try
If you love making casserole recipes and are looking to make even more of them, you're in luck. We have a ton of them on the blog for you to try next! Here are some of our most popular casserole recipes:
- Pierogi casserole
- Reuben casserole
- Meatball casserole
- Buffalo chicken casserole
- Sausage potato casserole
- Cheeseburger tater tot casserole
- Chicken hashbrown casserole
- 0.75 lb. Russet potatoes
- 1 lb. Ground beef
- 10 oz. Can cream of mushrooms soup
- ¾ cup milk
- Salt and pepper, to taste
- 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
- Preheat oven to 375°F.
- Grease an 8-inch baking dish with some cooking oil.
- Peel the potatoes and slice them thinly. You can do this with a knife or a mandolin slicer.
- Submerge potato slices in cold water for 20 minutes. Rinse and drain well.
- In the meantime, cook the ground beef in a skillet until browned. Season the beef with salt and pepper.
- Place the potatoes in a baking dish, slightly overlapping.
- Mix the soup and milk in a bowl.
- Top the potatoes with half the beef, half the cream of mushroom soup and milk mixture, and half the shredded cheese. Repeat the layers until you use all of the ingredients, and finish it off with the cheddar cheese on top.
- Cover the casserole with aluminum foil and bake for 50 minutes or until the potatoes are tender when pierced with a knife.
- Cool the casserole for 10 minutes before slicing and serving.
Serving Size:1 serving
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 450Total Fat: 26gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 0mgCarbohydrates: 21gFiber: 0gSugar: 0gProtein: 33g