Savory Comfort: Hearty Hamburger Potato Casserole Delight

Published Date
February 12th 2022
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Hamburger Potato Casserole in a Dish
Slice of Hamburger Potato Casserole
Overview of Hamburger Potato Casserole

Looking for a casserole like a grandma used to make? This is it. You have layers of thinly sliced potatoes, hearty ground beef, ooey- gooey cheddar cheese, and velvety cream of mushroom soup.

Hamburger Potato Casserole is a dinner that your entire family will gobble. And it makes six servings, so you may get an extra helping - if you're lucky.

Serve with your favorite steamed veggies or a side salad like Easy Potato Salad Recipe

What variations can I make to the basic recipe?

You can add various ingredients like bell peppers, mushrooms, different cheeses, or even a layer of crispy bacon to add depth of flavor. You can also experiment with seasonings or use sweet potatoes for a twist.

How do I store leftovers of Hamburger Potato Casserole?

Store the leftover casserole in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3-4 days. It reheats well in the microwave or oven.

Can I freeze Hamburger Potato Casserole?

Yes, you can freeze this casserole. Ensure it's in a freezer-safe dish or tightly wrapped with aluminum foil. It can be frozen for up to 2-3 months. Thaw overnight in the refrigerator before reheating.

What are some suitable side dishes to serve with this casserole?

Green salads, roasted vegetables, garlic bread, or a side of steamed broccoli make excellent accompaniments to balance the heartiness of the casserole.

Is there a way to make this dish healthier without compromising taste?

You can use lean ground beef or turkey, reduce the amount of cheese or opt for a lighter cheese, and increase the proportion of vegetables to balance nutrition. Additionally, using low-fat or Greek yogurt instead of sour cream can reduce the fat content.

Can I use sweet potatoes instead of regular potatoes in the casserole?

Yes, sweet potatoes can be used as a delicious alternative. They add a slightly sweeter taste and a different texture to the dish.

Can I substitute ground turkey or chicken for the hamburger in the recipe?

Ground turkey or chicken can be substituted in equal amounts for a lighter alternative without sacrificing taste. Adjust the seasoning as needed.

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Author: Chigoziri Nwachuku
Average: 4.4 (8 votes)
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
55 mins
Total Time
65 mins
8 persons



Preheat oven to 350 °F. Using the olive oil or olive oil non-stick spray, grease a 9 x 13-inch ceramic baking dish.

Casserole dish being brushed with olive oil

Add ground beef, onions, salt, pepper, garlic powder, and Italian seasoning to a medium skillet over medium-high heat. Cook until browned.

Ground beef onions and seasoning being cooked in a pan

Using a mandolin slicer, slice your potatoes thinly.

Potatoes being sliced into a bowl of water

Add condensed cream of mushroom soup and milk to a medium mixing bowl, mixing well.

Condensed soup being whisked in a bowl

The greased baking dish includes sliced potatoes, ground beef, soup mixture, and mozzarella cheese. Repeat.

Layer of ground beef in a casserole dish

Bake for 45 - 50 minutes or until potatoes are soft. Serve with your steamed vegetables or a side Garden Salad.

Hamburger Potato Casserole ready to go into the oven
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