Hamburger Potato Casserole


This hamburger potato casserole is a recipe that my grandmother used to keep me and my finicky cousins well-fed! It is very kid-friendly, and adults like it too!

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
1 hr 20 mins
Total Time:
1 hr 40 mins

This quick and cheap hamburger potato casserole recipe will satisfy even the pickiest eaters at your table — and it’s made with basic ingredients you likely already have on hand. 

Hamburger Potato Casserole Ingredients

You just need a few basic ingredients to make this comforting hamburger potato casserole recipe: 

  • Beef: This comforting casserole starts with a pound of lean ground beef. 
  • Soup and milk: A can of condensed cream of mushroom soup and ¾ cup milk create a creamy texture. 
  • Vegetables: You’ll need ½ cup of onion and three thinly sliced potatoes. 
  • Seasonings: This hamburger and potato casserole is simply seasoned with salt and black pepper. 
  • Cheese: A cup of Cheddar cheese is the perfect finishing touch. 

How to Make Hamburger Potato Casserole

You’ll find the full, step-by-step recipe below — but here’s a brief overview of what you can expect when you make this hamburger potato casserole: 

  1. Cook the beef and drain the grease. 
  2. Mix the soup, milk, and seasonings. 
  3. Layer the potatoes, soup mixture, and beef in the prepared baking dish. 
  4. Bake until the potatoes are tender.
  5. Top with cheese and continue baking until the cheese is melted. 

What to Serve With Hamburger Potato Casserole

Since this hamburger potato casserole is quite filling and hearty, try pairing it with a light side dish. For delicious inspiration, explore our collection of 15 Quick and Easy Side Dish Salads. Here are a few of the refreshing ideas you’ll find: 

How to Store Hamburger Potato Casserole

Store leftover hamburger potato casserole in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to four days. Reheat thoroughly in the microwave or in the oven. 

Can You Freeze Hamburger Potato Casserole? 

You can freeze leftover hamburger potato casserole for up to two months. Thaw in the refrigerator overnight, then reheat thoroughly in the oven. 

Allrecipes Community Tips and Praise

“I love this recipe,” raves one Allrecipes community member. “It’s easy, delicious, and uses ingredients I usually have. I often add canned sweet corn between layers for a bit of crunch and some cheese between layers. I also add garlic powder and a little Italian seasoning.”

“Very nice meal from an almost bare pantry,” according to CN Foundation.

“I followed the recipe exactly and I’ve made it about 3-4 times,” says Elizabeth Russell Lindsey. “It is SO good. Stick to your ribs comfort food. Tasty, easy, inexpensive and with a side salad, is just perfect! Love it!!”

Editorial contributions by Corey Williams


  • 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


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

    a close up view of hamburger potato casserole on a bowl, with a side of spinach

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

403 Calories
27g Fat
17g Carbs
22g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 403
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 27g 34%
Saturated Fat 12g 61%
Cholesterol 83mg 28%
Sodium 538mg 23%
Total Carbohydrate 17g 6%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Total Sugars 4g
Protein 22g
Vitamin C 7mg 36%
Calcium 219mg 17%
Iron 2mg 13%
Potassium 515mg 11%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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