Hamburger Potato Cheese Casserole

This has layers of sliced potatoes, cheddar cheese and hamburger. Its creamy and easy, with lots of cheese!!

HAMBURGER POTATO CHEESE CASSEROLE – This easy dish is full of flavor and makes a fun dinner the whole family will love!

I like recipes with potatoes and this recipe is great combination of potatoes, ground beef and cheese. Very easy, delicious meal prepare in the oven. Potatoes are always a good idea, and if you add something you like with potatoes, that will be a real hit! If you need a meal in minutes then this is for you.

Made with items I’m sure most of you have on hand and easy enough to put together, it’s a winner when short on time and wanting a tasty meal. This Hamburger Potato Cheese Casserole is simply amazing, kids and adults love it! This has layers of sliced potatoes, ground beef, mushroom soup and cheddar cheese.

Everyone loves this recipe. If you are looking for an incredible and delicious meal to feed your family, this is it. My mom has been making this recipe for years. It is always been a family favorite and I do as well for my family. This recipe is full of flavor. Your family needs to be happy when you are sitting at the table. The best part about any casserole recipes is that you have whole meal in just one dish. You simply can’t wrong with Hamburger Potato Cheese Casserole.

My family loves this hamburger potato cheese casserole. This recipe is one you will definitely want to save it’s perfect for a busy night. Casseroles keep well and my family loves anything with hamburger and cheese.

INGREDIENTS:
5 large russet potatoes, peeled and sliced about 1/4-1/2 inch thick
2 -3 tablespoons chopped onions
1 lb ground beef ( really lean is preferable)
salt and pepper
Cheese sauce (the same one I use for macaroni and cheese)
2 cups milk ( I use skim)
3 tablespoons butter
3 tablespoons flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
8 ounces shredded sharp cheddar cheese
ketchup ( optional condiment)

DIRECTIONS:

  1. I use a 2 1/2 quart covered casserole dish for this. This will stick unless you have a great non-stick baking dish.
    2.Preheat oven to 350.
    3.Brown hamburger and onion.
    4.Place a layer of sliced potatoes in casserole dish, top with half of hamburger/onion mixture. Salt and pepper to taste (kind of depends on how salty your cheese sauce is – you can always salt it later if it needs it).
    5.Repeat layering of potato slices and hamburger mixture (and salt and pepper if desired).
    6.Make Cheese sauce:.
    7.Melt 3 T butter in saucepan over med-high heat.
    8.Add 3 T flour, and the salt and pepper. Stir quickly to blend.
    9.Add 2 cups milk; stir with whisk to incorporate butter/flour mixture.
    10.Reduce heat, stir till thickened and bubbly.
    11.Remove from heat and add shredded cheddar. Stir until cheese melts.
    12.Pour cheese sauce over hamburger and potatoes in baking dish. Push potatoes around to let cheese sauce into all of the crevices so it’s well coated.
    13.Cover and place in oven. Bake for about 1 1/2 hours, till potatoes are tender and top is browned. I like to take off the lid for the last 20 minutes or so to brown the top a bit.
    14.Even with the leanest ground beef, this can get little pools of grease on top – I just spoon these off. It doesn’t mean the whole thing is greasy – just cheesy.
    15.My family members consider generous amounts of ketchup a necessary addition to this dish. I like it fine by itself (ok, maybe a spot of ketchup on the side).