This delicious casserole is made with beef, potatoes and cheese, along with onion, cheese soup, and milk. It’s a hearty, meaty choice, and is ideal for those busy weeknight evenings when you want something tasty and filling but you don’t want to spend hours cooking.
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This cheese-rich dish is made with cheddar cheese soup as well as cheese.
It’s a dish you can tweak however you wish, perhaps using another kind of meat to make it, or trying another type of soup in the place of the cheese soup. This casserole is going to please everyone in the family. Even the kids will enjoy it (and yes, you can sneak in some minced vegetables if you wish!)
It’s a meal in one so you can serve it just as it is or else pair it with a side dish or two if you want.
Why You’ll Love the Recipe:
This delicious layered casserole boasts beef, potatoes and cheese. You start it on the stove and finish it in the oven. This is a tasty, satisfying meal that everyone will love.
How to Serve It:
Enjoy it hot from the oven, perhaps paired with some peas, green beans or broccoli on the side.
- Ground beef
- Yellow onion
- Cheese soup mix
- Shredded cheddar
- Whole or evaporated milk
- Black pepper
How to make Cheesy Hamburger Potato Casserole:
Preheat the oven to 350°F.
Sauté the onion with the beef in a skillet until cooked through.
Layer some of the potatoes in a greased 13 x 9-inch baking dish.
Grind over some salt and pepper.
Add ⅓ of the meat mixture on top.
Add ⅓ of the cheese.
Repeat the layers twice more, finishing with the remaining cheese.
Mix the cheese soup mix with both milks, adding a little salt and black pepper if needed.
Pour this over the beef and potatoes mixture.
Cover the baking dish with foil and bake for 1 hour.
Discard the foil and bake for another 15 minutes or until the potatoes are tender.
Great casserole recipes are always worth knowing. This one is special. It’s very simple to make but the layers give it a special look. It’s a real winter warmer which is great at any time of the year.
Cheesy Hamburger Potato Casserole
- 1 pound ground beef
- 1 diced yellow onion
- 1 can cheese soup mix
- 3½ pounds peeled potatoes in ¼-inch slices
- 8 ounces shredded cheddar
- ½ cup milk
- 12 ounces whole or evaporated milk
- 1 teaspoon salt
- ½ teaspoon black pepper
- Preheat the oven to 350°F.
- Sauté the onion with the beef in a skillet until cooked through.
- Layer some of the potatoes in a greased 13 x 9-inch baking dish.
- Grind over some salt and pepper.
- Add ⅓ of the meat mixture on top.
- Add ⅓ of the cheese.
- Repeat the layers twice more, finishing with the remaining cheese.
- Mix the cheese soup mix with both milks, adding a little salt and black pepper if needed.
- Pour this over the beef and potatoes mixture.
- Cover the baking dish with foil and bake for 1 hour.
- Discard the foil and bake for another 15 minutes or until the potatoes are tender.
Can You Make It Ahead?
Yes, if you like.
Leftovers will keep for up to 4 days in a covered container in the refrigerator.
Variations and Substitutions:
You can make the potato slices thicker if you prefer, although this will extend the cooking time a bit. Sub ground pork or turkey for the beef, or add a pinch of chili powder if you want to spice it up a bit. Swap the cheese soup mix for another flavor if you want.