This hamburger and potato casserole is a truly delicious dish that combines the savory goodness of seasoned ground beef with creamy and tender potatoes, all baked together to perfection. The flavors meld together beautifully, with the richness of the beef complementing the smooth and cheesy layers of potatoes. The cream of mushroom soup adds a luscious creaminess and depth of flavor, while the aromatic hints of thyme and paprika enhance the overall taste. The melted cheddar cheese on top creates a delightful golden crust that adds a satisfying crunch to each bite. Every spoonful is a comforting and satisfying experience, with the tender potatoes and flavorful beef creating a harmonious blend of textures and tastes. This casserole is a crowd-pleaser that is sure to leave everyone’s taste buds delighted and asking for seconds.
- 1 pound ground beef
- 1 small onion, diced
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 4 cups potatoes, peeled and thinly sliced
- 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
- 1 can condensed cream of mushroom soup
- 1/2 cup milk
- 1 teaspoon dried thyme
- 1/2 teaspoon paprika
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Chopped fresh parsley for garnish (optional)
- Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C). Grease a 9×13-inch baking dish and set it aside.
- In a large skillet, brown the ground beef over medium heat, breaking it up into crumbles. Cook until the beef is no longer pink. Drain any excess fat from the skillet.
- Add the diced onion and minced garlic to the skillet with the ground beef. Sauté for about 3-4 minutes until the onion becomes translucent.
- In a small bowl, whisk together the condensed cream of mushroom soup and milk until well combined. Season with dried thyme, paprika, salt, and pepper.
- Layer half of the sliced potatoes in the greased baking dish. Spread half of the ground beef mixture evenly over the potatoes. Pour half of the soup mixture over the beef layer, and sprinkle half of the shredded cheddar cheese on top.
- Repeat the layers with the remaining potatoes, ground beef, soup mixture, and shredded cheese.
- Cover the baking dish with foil and bake in the preheated oven for 45 minutes. Then, remove the foil and bake for an additional 15-20 minutes or until the potatoes are tender and the cheese is golden and bubbly.
- Once cooked, remove the casserole from the oven and let it cool for a few minutes. Sprinkle chopped fresh parsley on top for garnish if desired.
- Serve the hamburger and potato casserole hot and enjoy!
This hearty casserole is a perfect comfort food dish that combines the flavors of a classic hamburger with creamy potatoes. It’s great for family dinners or potluck gatherings. Enjoy!
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