Total Time
1hr 15mins
Prep 30 mins
Cook 45 mins

I am glad my grandmother included a variety of ideas for things you have on hand that can make a hearty meal in our family cookbook. This is a great fix for a weeknight dinner... You can add bell pepper, celery, pimentos etc the variations are endless!

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 4 -5 large potatoes
  • 1 (10 ounce) can cream of celery soup or 1 (10 ounce) can chicken soup or 1 (10 ounce) can cheese soup
  • 1 (10 ounce) can milk (fill soup can)
  • 14 cup butter
  • 1 medium onions or 1 medium green onion
  • Velveeta cheese (cut about a 2-inch piece into cubes)
  • 1 -2 lb hamburger (or 1 can of spam, cooked chopped chicken or tuna)
  • salt and pepper


  1. Boil potatoes with jackets until done.
  2. Sauté onion in butter.
  3. Add soup of choice and milk-heat.
  4. Add cheese, salt and pepper to taste.
  5. Slice boiled potatoes.
  6. Cook meat if needed (my grandma browns the Spam lightly).
  7. Layer in this order: potatoes, meat and sauce, layer again and top with shredded cheese of your choice.
  8. Bake at 350° covered for 35 - 40 minutes until heated through.