Cheesy Hamburger & Potato Casserole

Total Time
1hr 50mins
Prep 20 mins
Cook 1 hr 30 mins

This has layers of sliced potatoes, cheddar cheese and hamburger. It's creamy and easy, with lots of cheese!! After reading the reviews, I think I didn't state clearly enough that the potatoes need to be very thinly sliced-almost shaved. I've made this tons of time and my potatoes are always done. So slice 'em thin!

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 lb ground venison or 1 lb beef
  • 3 cups potatoes, peeled and thinly sliced
  • 1 (10 3/4 ounce) can cream of mushroom soup
  • 12 cup onion, chopped
  • 34 cup milk
  • 2 cups cheddar cheese, shredded
  • salt and pepper


  1. Brown ground beef or venison and drain.
  2. In medium bowl combine soup, onion, milk, and salt and pepper.
  3. In a 2 quart baking dish (11x7) alternately layer the potatoes, soup mixture, meat and cheese.
  4. Repeat layers, ending with cheese on top.
  5. Bake, covered, at 350 degrees for 1 to 1 1/2 hours, until potatoes are tender.


Most Helpful

Made this dish a number of times and always a hit! Made it last night with ground veal (had a pound in the freezer that needed to be used) and added 1 tbs. Worcestershire sauce, 1/2 tsp. chopped basil leaves, 1/2 tsp. minced rosemary, 1/2 tsp. pepper, and 1/2 cup of fresh chopped baby bella mushrooms. What a difference and everyone raved about the taste. After browning and draining the veal, added the onions and baby bellas, covered, and simmered while I peeled and sliced the potatoes. Before assembling, I added the soup/milk directly to the meat mixture, then layered according to the directions, which simplified the process. The original recipe is great, but this modified version is excellent - give it a try!<br/><br/>P.S. Kaarin is correct, slice the potatoes as thin as possible so they cook through. I use a mandalin slicer set for the thickness of a thin potato chip - works perfectly!

Northwoodsluvr October 31, 2013

This was really good! I used the recipe as is but added a few things. I cut a stalk of celery ,half a sml. onion and cooked that with my hamburger. I also chopped some carrot only because there were 2 sml. sticks left from a veggie tray.I also added some chopped garlic. To the soup I put in a spoon of sourcream. And I cranked the heat to 375 and it was done in an hr. My boyfriend LOVED it. It's a keeper Just made this for the 2nd time...stayed to the recipe with one exception..used cream of celery...and it was every bit as good as the first time. I love this recipe.

Chef Flossypants December 29, 2009

We really enjoyed this recipe. I added a can of mushrooms to the sauce mix. I also baked it at 400 vs 350 to eliminate the chance of having crunchy potatoes. We will definitley be making this again!!

Louginger March 12, 2008

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