Hamburger Casserole Recipe

| May 26, 2019 | 5 Comments

Hamburger Potato Casserole Recipe

Easy to follow, step-by-step, photo illustrated recipe on how to make this delicious Hamburger Casserole. Printable recipe included.


Hamburger Casserole, enjoy.
Hamburger Potato Casserole with Mushroom Gravy and lots of cheese.


Hamburger Casserole, slider.

This was one of my favorite dishes that Mama use to make during my late teen years. I know I say that about a lot of our recipes, but it’s because I really did seem to like most all of them. Smile.

Hamburger Casserole was usually served through the week for supper and not often featured on the Sunday dinner table. I’m not certain why that was, it just was. Mama had her reasons I guess.

It’s very easy to make and it serves a crowd, so it’s perfect for family night meals, and it’s also perfect as a dish to carry to a church dinner or family get together.

I recently did a recipe very similar to this called Ground Beef with Mushroom Gravy. That version is suitable for serving over rice or egg noodles, while this version is complete as is with the addition of the sliced potatoes. It just depends on what you might be looking for.

It had been awhile since I cooked this casserole, so when I took my first bite I was immediately transported back in time to sitting around the table with Mama and my own small family as we enjoyed another one of Mama’s great comfort food meals. Food does that sometimes, and I love the feeling.

So, if you’re ready to try this for yourself, then let’s head on out to the kitchen, and… Let’s Get Cooking!


Hamburger Casserole, you'll need these ingredients.
Hamburger Casserole – You’ll need these ingredients.


Hamburger Casserole, spray your casserole dish.
Start by spraying a 9″x13″ casserole dish with cooking spray. You could also just use butter to lightly coat the bottom and inside of the dish. Set this aside for later.

You will need to pre-heat your oven to 350F degrees.

Hamburger Casserole, slice the onion.
Slice the onion any old way you like.

I cut mine in rings first, then sliced those into quarters.


Hamburger Casserole, brown the ground beef.
Place a skillet over Medium heat on your stove top. Add the ground beef and cook until lightly browned. You will need to drain off the grease once it’s browned and just set the beef aside for later.


Hamburger Casserole, add the mushroom soup.
Place both cans of the Mushroom Soup in a large mixing bowl.


Hamburger Casserole, add the milk.
Add the milk.


Hamburger Casserole, add the salt.
Add the salt.


Hamburger Casserole, add the black pepper.
Add the black pepper.


Hamburger Casserole, mix well.
Grab a large spoon and mix everything together until fully combined.


Hamburger Casserole, slice the potatoes.
It’s time to slice the potatoes. We save this step until last so the potatoes don’t turn dark once they are cut. You’ll need a good sharp knife to slice your potatoes. Carefully slice the potatoes into slices about 1/8th inch thick. If you leave them too thick, they may not get done.

You can peel the potatoes if you prefer, but I like to leave the skins on after giving the potatoes a good washing. It’s just me. Smile.


Hamburger Casserole, layer potatoes in the dish.
Place a layer of the sliced potatoes in your greased casserole dish.


Hamburger Casserole, add half of the ground beef.
Layer about half of the ground beef on top of the potatoes.


Hamburger Casserole, add a layer of onions.
Add about half of the onions on top of the ground beef.


Hamburger Casserole, add a layer of cheese.
Add a layer of cheese next.


Hamburger Casserole, add a layer of mushroom soup.
Layer about half of the mushroom soup on top of the cheese.


Hamburger Casserole, repeat the layers.
Repeat the whole layer process again.

When I put the second layer of potatoes in the dish, I used my hand to slightly press everything down into the dish. This helps force some of the mushroom soup down around the bottom layer of potatoes and compacts the dish so you can add the second layer of items.

You will need to reserve about a cup of the cheese to place on top later.


Hamburger Casserole, end with soup.
Let the layer of soup be the last layer. Again, we are saving some of the cheese for later.


Hamburger Casserole, cover with foil.
Cover the entire dish with a sheet of aluminum foil making sure the edges are tight and secure.


Hamburger Casserole, baking time and temp.
Place the casserole dish in your pre-heated oven and let it bake for one hour and thirty minutes.


Hamburger Casserole, remove the foil.
After 1-1/2 hours, remove the dish from the oven. Remove the aluminum foil.

Try to test one of the potatoes down in the dish to be sure they are getting tender. This will help determine how long you need to let the dish cook in the next step.


Hamburger Casserole, add remaining cheese.
Sprinkle the top with the remaining cheese.


Hamburger Casserole, bake about 15 more minutes.
Place the UNCOVERED dish back in the oven for about 15 more minutes to melt the cheese.

You can let it bake longer if your potatoes need to cook more. Just watch it so the cheese on top doesn’t burn.


Hamburger Casserole, place on wire rack to cool.
When it’s done, remove the dish from the oven and place it on a wire rack to cool for about 10-15 minutes prior to serving.


Hamburger Casserole, enjoy.

I could just about put this stuff between two slices of bread and eat it as a sandwich. It’s a quick and easy main course for all of your favorite sides of greens and beans.

Since I didn’t peel my potatoes, some of the browned edges were a little bit chewy but that’s just the way I like it. I do hope you try our Hamburger Potato Casserole Recipe and I look forward to hearing your Comments on it in the section below.


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Hamburger Potato Casserole Recipe, as seen on Taste of

Hamburger Casserole Recipe

  • Author: Steve Gordon
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 1 hour 45 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour 55 minutes
  • Yield: 8 Servings 1x
  • Category: Main Dish, Beef
  • Method: Bake
  • Cuisine: American


Step-by-step, photo illustrated recipe for making our Hamburger Casserole as seen on Taste of



  • 2 lbs. Lean Ground Beef, browned
  • 1 small Onion
  • 5 small Potatoes
  • 2 cans Cream of Mushroom Soup
  • 1 cup Milk
  • 1 ½ cups Cheddar or Colby Jack Mix cheese
  • ½ teaspoon Salt
  • ½ teaspoon Black Pepper


Preheat oven to 350F degrees.

  1. Lightly spray a 9×13 inch casserole baking dish with non-stick spray. Set aside.
  2. Brown ground beef, drain, set beef aside.
  3. Slice the onion, into rounds, then into quarters.
  4. Place the mushroom soup in a medium size mixing bowl.
  5. Add the milk.
  6. Add the salt.
  7. Add the pepper.
  8. Mix well and set mixture aside.
  9. Rinse and slice the potatoes into 1/8 inch thick slices.
  10. Place a layer of potatoes in the casserole dish.
  11. Add a layer of the beef.
  12. Add a layer of onions.
  13. Add a layer of soup mixture.
  14. Add layer of cheese. Reserve ½ cup of cheese for topping later.
  15. Repeat the layering process ending with the soup mixture.
  16. Cover with aluminum foil and bake at 350F degrees for 1 hour and 30 minutes.
  17. Remove foil, sprinkle top with remaining cheese.
  18. Bake uncovered for another 15 minutes or until potatoes are fork tender.
  19. Remove from oven, place on wire rack, let cool for 10 minutes.
  20. Enjoy!


I used a Cheddar and Colby Jack cheese mixture. Use just Cheddar if you prefer.

Keywords: Hamburger potato casserole, hamburger casserole, mushroom soup, easy


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  1. G says:

    This was absolutely delicious!

  2. Linda Parker says:

    This was very good. I cut it in half, I only have 2 senior appetites in my household. I added a clove of garlic and 2 large mushrooms diced. I added my potatoes to boiling water and turned off the pot, letting it sit until I was done cooking the meat and onions. I did that to cut down on the cooking time. I’m sure the texture would be different, but I didn’t have that long. Then I substituted Smoked Gouda for the Colby-Jack, as I didn’t have any of that on hand. I then cooked it for 30 minutes, bumping up the temperature to 400 for the last 10 minutes. It was definitely a keeper and I would make it again.

  3. Karen Holloway says:

    I gave this a five star because I have had it before. I loved it before and I’m sure I will tonight. But I had forgot about it.I love with a very basic and picky eater. Too bad as I love to cook and try new recipes. But life happens I guess. Thanks for publishing it so I remembered… Cross your fingers Mike will love it.

  4. I am making this tonight. I know it will be great- I mean how can you go wrong with ground beef, potatoes, and melted cheese!

  5. Suzanne DeFratis says:

    All your recipes look so easy and tasty. I am going to try this one soon. I love the pics showing each step. Let’s me know that what I am doing is right. No guessing needed. Thank you and keep the recipes coming. I love trying new things! 😀

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