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Ground Beef Casserole with Potatoes

Cheesy ground beef casserole with potatoes is perfect for breakfast or a potluck! Like cheeseburger scalloped potatoes, this will become a family favorite dish. Serve as a hearty main dinner or as a cheesy and delicious side dish.

Ground Beef Casserole with Potatoes

We have the best ground beef casserole your family will love! This cheesy ground beef casserole with potatoes has been an Easter side dish as well as a breakfast brunch item at our house. Try it and see what all the hype is about! Sponsored by Washington potatoes.

Ground Beef and Potato Casserole

It’s super easy and is like an amped up scalloped potatoes dish you love making during the holidays.

So hearty it can even be served as a main dish throughout the week.

Love ground sausage? Use that instead! I love half spicy sausage and half hamburger meat to bring even more flavor to the dish. 

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We are going to start with some peeled and sliced Washington potatoes! Russet potatoes are best for this ground beef sliced potato casserole recipe. 

Use what you can find at the store I say. If 80/20 is what’s on hand then use that. A roll of ground sausage works really well too though.

You’ll need to precook it before you add it into you dish like you see here below.

Potato casserole

  1. Washington russet potatoes
  2. Ground beef or sausage

Cheese is a must of course, you can use any type or combination you love or just one type is fine too.

shredded cheese
  1. Cream of chicken soup
  2. Evaporated milk
  3. Milk
  4. Onion

Suggested seasonings are in the recipe card below too. You can use your own favorites though if you prefer. Of course I always add garlic of some kind because it’s a fave in this house.

If you really wanted to add a veggie I might suggest fresh green beans cut in half with ends removed. They will keep their shape while baked.

ground beef and potatoes

What should I serve with ground beef?

This comes to mind a lot when I have a block in my fridge and want to make something different. I don’t always want a hamburger on a bun, that just doesn’t cut it as comfort food to me. 😉

Scalloped potato casserole

Let’s get started with types of ground beef out there to choose from:

The four main ones are “regular” ground beef, ground chuck, round, and sirloin. They all look pretty similar but the main differences are the amounts of fat in each and price.

easy ground beef casserole

We buy half a cow at the beginning of each year so ours is organic, grass fed, and quite low in fat.

  • If you typically buy 80/20 that is totally fine too. Use what you have on hand I always say. If you have leftover ham you could use that instead too!

How many types of potatoes are there?

The main potato types are: russet, red, white, yellow, blue/purple, fingerling and petite. We are using Washington russet potatoes this time. 

  • I suggest these or yellow if you prefer. Both are softer and make for a great base for our potato casserole here.

What are the most popular cheeses to use?

There are a TON out there but for this I suggest cheddar or a combination of this and maybe jack or mozzarella.

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Ground beef casserole

  1. In a large skillet over medium heat add a bit of olive oil, ground beef and diced onions.
    1. could add some diced bell pepper too if you wanted
  2. Cook until meat is no longer pink, then set aside.
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  1. In a bowl whisk together your can of condensed soup, evaporated milk, milk, garlic powder, any seasonings like salt and pepper to taste.
  2. Once your potatoes are peeled and sliced lay a layer on the bottom of your 9×13″ baking dish
  3. Then a layer of your beef mixture
  4. Followed by 1 cup of cheese

Just keep going at this point basically. Use up what you have with the “sauce” at the top.

  1. Then repeat with these layers so there are 3 total.
  2. Pour your potato soup mixture on top of everything and cover with foil.
  3. Put into a preheated oven at 350 degrees for 1 hour

Then remove foil, sprinkle on remaining cheddar cheese and continue baking for another 10 – 20 minutes longer until cheese is melted and potatoes are tender.

cheesy potato casserole

Cooling is important! Allow to sit on a cooling rack for at least 15 minutes before serving with a dollop of sour cream on top! This will allow it to solidify a bit more and the sauce to thicken.

Your mouth is already watering isn’t it??!! I know, it is delicious for sure and perfect year round and with any company.

Other easy potato recipe ideas we know you’ll love too are:

These are the best slow cooker cheesy potatoes.

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Looking for more easy beef recipes? If you love your pressure cooker you can give our beef and noodles Instant Pot recipe here.

Use sliced steak or chuck roast, either way it comes out super tender and a one pot meal we just love.

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Ground Beef Casserole with Potatoes

Cheesy ground beef casserole with potatoes is perfect for breakfast or a potluck! Like cheeseburger scalloped potatoes, this will become a family fave.
Course Entree, Main Course
Cuisine American, german
Keyword casserole, cheese, ground beef, hamburger, potato
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Servings 10
Calories 387kcal
Author The Typical Mom



  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Brown ground beef, onions, 1/2 tsp salt, 1/4 tsp pepper together on your stovetop until meat is no longer pink. Drain grease and set aside.
  • In a bowl whisk together cream of chicken soup, evaporated milk, milk, 1 tsp salt, 1/4 tsp pepper, and onion powder and set aside.
  • In a greased 9×13" baking dish, layer 1/3 of your peeled and sliced potatoes, 1/3 ground beef mixture, followed by 1 cup of cheese. Then sprinkle with a bit of salt and pepper and repeat this 3 times.
  • Pour your milk mixture over the top evenly. Cover dish with aluminum foil and bake for 1 hour.
  • Check potatoes to ensure they are tender at this time, then keep uncovered and sprinkle remaining cheese on very top of dish.
  • Bake for an additional 5 minutes so it melts.
  • Take out and allow to sit for 15 minutes to thicken before serving.
Nutrition Facts
Ground Beef Casserole with Potatoes
Amount Per Serving (3 oz)
Calories 387 Calories from Fat 261
% Daily Value*
Fat 29g45%
Saturated Fat 15g94%
Cholesterol 94mg31%
Sodium 1034mg45%
Potassium 326mg9%
Carbohydrates 8g3%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 5g6%
Protein 23g46%
Vitamin A 613IU12%
Vitamin C 2mg2%
Calcium 449mg45%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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Saturday 6th of November 2021

This was simply delicious. I’ll be making to take for my lunch at work. I’m happy to find something so easy yet so tasty. Thanks!

Pat Council

Monday 1st of November 2021

It's delicious, but needs something extra like chives or paprika.

Bob Fairchild

Sunday 15th of August 2021

I decided to do a Mexican twist. So I used half A pound of Chorizo and half ground beef. Then I used a five cheese Mexican blend for the cheese.Also, I used the Yukon Gold potato's and left the skin on. Serving it with corn on the cob. It is leftover and fully cooked, so 5 mins in boiling water and it is good to go, just like fresh boiled. One thing I would change for next time is I think I would use more meat. Not quite enough meat in a pound for all three layers. Just put it in the oven so we will see how it turns out.


Thursday 12th of August 2021

In my oven right now. I’m not sure if we sliced the potatoes too thick or what, but we’re going on an hour and forty-five minutes cook time.


Wednesday 4th of August 2021

Could this be made with frozen hash browns?

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