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.
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.
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.
- Washington russet potatoes
- 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.
Hamburger Potato Casserole
- Cream of chicken soup
- Evaporated milk
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.
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. 😉
- Now add it in with some cheesy potatoes and now you’re talkin’!!
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.
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.
Ground beef casserole
- In a large skillet over medium heat add a bit of olive oil, ground beef and diced onions.
- could add some diced bell pepper too if you wanted
- Cook until meat is no longer pink, then set aside.
- In a bowl whisk together your can of condensed soup, evaporated milk, milk, garlic powder, any seasonings like salt and pepper to taste.
- Once your potatoes are peeled and sliced lay a layer on the bottom of your 9×13″ baking dish
- Then a layer of your beef mixture
- Followed by 1 cup of cheese
Just keep going at this point basically. Use up what you have with the “sauce” at the top.
- Then repeat with these layers so there are 3 total.
- Pour your potato soup mixture on top of everything and cover with foil.
- 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.
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:
- We have tons of great air fryer potato recipes here like our
- Air fryer SPAM and potatoes
- Instant Pot sweet potato casserole is great during the holidays
- This is really the best way to make baked potatoes which go with everything
These are the best slow cooker cheesy potatoes.
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
- 4 lbs potatoes russets, peeled and sliced
- 1 lb ground beef
- 1 onion diced
- 1 can cream of chicken 10 oz
- 1 can evaporated milk 12 oz
- 1/2 c milk
- 2 tsp salt
- 1 tsp pepper
- 2 tsp onion powder
- 4 c cheese cheddar, shredded
- 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.
Thursday 26th of January 2023
I ended up doing just 2 layers for my family of 4, and it was plenty. I only used 6 large potatoes. And I added in thyme, rosemary, and oregano. I also put the soup mixture between the two layers and on top of it all. Very tasty!!!
The Typical Mom
Thursday 26th of January 2023
Sunday 18th of December 2022
Can you use boxed cheesey potatoes in thi s recipe ?
Thursday 1st of December 2022
Four pounds of potatoes doesn't work for this casserole. Three layers can easily be made into two layers with less potatoes. One lb ground beef isn't enough, oven time isn't long enough. I added 1 tsp oregano and garlic. The final product was barely tasty. Next time will use 21/2 - 3 lbs potatoes.
Thursday 27th of October 2022
Ok. So, at 350, the whole dish wash still cold in the middle...the potatoes had not even begun to cook. The milk mixture on top did not " drip" down into the rest of the casserole. The whole timing was off. I had to put the heat up to 425 to get the potatoes to cook. The casserole was very dry. I am going to rework this recipe. I think there is hope, but just not this way.
Tuesday 12th of July 2022
I have the small creamer potatoes. Will they work?