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Pioneer Woman Hamburger Potato Casserole

An old-fashioned comfort-food dish, this cheesy and creamy Pioneer Woman Hamburger Potato Casserole is easy to prepare and a sure hit with the whole family! The layers of potatoes, beef, veggies, and corn are sandwiched in a creamy cream of mushroom soup sauce. Add a Corn Flake crumb topping for the ultimate cozy meal!

I will try to go through everything you need to know and related to this Pioneer Woman Hamburger Potato Casserole Recipe, so make sure to take a look at all the info provided alongside the main recipe.

What I Love About This Recipe

It’s always a winner in my book when it comes to casseroles! They’re fun ways to pack in flavor and goodies in one easy-to-make dish. The Pioneer Woman Hamburger Potato Casserole recipe is no exception.

  • Creamy, dreamy sauce
  • Beef and potatoes cooked to perfection
  • GREAT for hungry families
  • Easy cleanup
Pioneer Woman Hamburger Potato Casserole
Pioneer Woman Hamburger Potato Casserole

Ingredients That You’ll Need:

  • Ground beef: It is the “base” that provides the casserole with its main flavor and texture.
  • Onion and celery: To add subtle flavor.
  • Corn: Gives a sweet pop of flavor.
  • Condensed cream of mushroom soup and condensed cream of celery soup: The “binder” that holds the Pioneer Woman Hamburger Potato Casserole together, makes the white sauce, and adds flavor.
  • Milk: It is used to thin the creamy white sauce.
  • Russet potatoes: Thickens the casserole by acting as an “extender”.
  • Cheddar cheese: Adding cheese will make the casserole tasty and cheesy!
  • Corn Flakes cereal: Crispy, flavorful toppings.
  • Butter: To help the topping become crispy and golden brown.

What kind of potatoes should I use in Pioneer Woman Hamburger Potato Casserole?

Yukon Gold is a potato to be used in this Pioneer Woman Hamburger Potato Casserole recipe. Skins are so thin and delicate that you don’t even need to peel them, which saves a lot of time and effort. These potatoes are waxier than russets, which are used for baked potatoes. Due to their waxy texture, they cook up very tender but retain their shape without becoming mushy.

You can use really any potato in this Pioneer Woman Hamburger Potato Casserole recipe, Make sure you cut it down to a similar size. Russet roots, or Baking potatoes, have thicker, tougher skin.

Some people find the skin too tough to eat, even though it is packed with vitamins and nutrients. Using russet potatoes in the recipe may require you to peel them before you dice them.

Also, russet potatoes can become mushy when cooked for a long time. You should not be surprised if the russet potatoes begin to break apart after mixing the casserole after it’s been baked.

Should I Peel The Potatoes?

For me I prefer my potatoes unpeeled, However, this Pioneer Woman Hamburger Potato Casserole recipe calls for peeled potatoes. So you can either follow me and use unpeeled potatoes or follow the Pioneer Woman recipe and use peeled potatoes for your Hamburger Potato Casserole.

How to Cut Potatoes for Pioneer Woman Hamburger Potato Casserole?

You don’t have to boil the potatoes before layering them in the dish. Instead, peel and slice them very thinly (less than 1/4-inch thick) with a knife or with a mandoline slicer so that you can get the job done quickly and easily. Be sure that the potato slices are very thin and even in width so that they cook thoroughly and become tender when your Pioneer Woman Hamburger Potato Casserole comes out of the oven.

Pioneer Woman Hamburger Potato Casserole

What to Serve with Pioneer Woman Hamburger Potato Casserole?

This simple Pioneer Woman Hamburger Potato Casserole goes well with just about any of your favorite sides. Here are a few easy options to try:

How To Make Pioneer Woman Hamburger Potato Casserole Ahead?

The Pioneer Woman Hamburger Potato Casserole is an excellent make-ahead meal. You can assemble the entire casserole up to 24 hours in advance and keep it covered in the refrigerator until ready to bake. Let the dish sit on the counter for at least 30 minutes before baking so it can come to room temperature.

Pioneer Woman Hamburger Potato Casserole can be frozen before baking. Wrapped tightly, the assembled casserole can be kept in the freezer for up to 2 months.

The leftover Pioneer Woman Hamburger Potato Casserole can be stored in the refrigerator for a few days.

Recipe Variations

  • This Pioneer Woman Hamburger Potato Casserole recipe can be made with any ground meat. Instead of ground beef, try ground turkey, ground pork or ground chicken.
  • You can replace the cream of mushroom or cream of celery soup with condensed cream of onion, cream of bacon, or cheddar cheese soup if you prefer.
  • Hamburger Bacon Potato Casserole: Make the casserole layers even more flavorful by adding crispy chopped bacon.
  • Add More Veggies: Add crisp-tender steamed, roasted, or sauteed broccoli, green beans, carrots, or even frozen peas to the casserole.
  • If you use frozen corn kernels instead of canned corn, you don’t have to thaw it before stirring it into the skillet. You’ll need about 1 3/4 cups of corn.
  • In case you don’t have Corn Flakes, you can use Ritz cracker crumbs or crushed potato chips. Bread crumbs aren’t recommended since they’re bland.

How To Make Pioneer Woman Hamburger Potato Casserole?

  1. Start by preheating your oven to 350 degrees F. Grease a 9 x 13-inch baking dish then set aside.
  2. Crush Corn Flakes and combine with melted butter in a small bowl; set aside.
  3. In a large skillet over medium-high heat, cook the beef, onion, and celery until the beef is no longer pink. Drain. Stir in the corn.
  4. Pour condensed soups and milk into a bowl and whisk to combine.
  5. Add half of the beef mixture to the baking dish in an even layer. Add half of the potatoes on top, season with salt and pepper, and pour half of the soup mixture on top. Sprinkle with half of the cheese. Repeat the layers once more, ending with the cheese.
  6. Place the casserole in the oven with the foil on, and bake for one hour.
  7. Remove the foil, sprinkle the buttered Corn Flakes on top, and return to the oven (uncovered) for about 15 minutes more (until the topping is golden brown and the potatoes are tender).
  8. Sprinkle fresh parsley on top of the dish just before serving.
Pioneer Woman Hamburger Potato Casserole
Pioneer Woman Hamburger Potato Casserole

Recipe Tips

  • Your baking time will vary depending on the type of casserole dish that you use and how thinly you slice the potatoes. I use a mandoline to quickly and easily slice the potatoes very thinly so that they are tender and cooked evenly after about 70 minutes.
  • Depending on how thickly you slice the potatoes, you may need to increase the baking time. If the top gets too dark before the potatoes are done, tent the dish loosely with foil.
  • Cooking for a smaller family? Cut all of the ingredients in half and bake the casserole in an 8-inch square dish. You can even prepare the full recipe but divide it between two 8-inch pans and freeze one casserole.
  • Feel free to add another cup of grated cheese to the sauce mixture if you prefer a cheesier casserole. You can use cheddar, American, Monterey Jack, Colby, Gruyere, or Pepper Jack!
  • If you have fresh herbs on hand (such as parsley, thyme, basil, or oregano), garnish the Pioneer Woman Hamburger Potato Casserole with them for a bright, fresh touch. Sliced green onions also work well.

FAQ Section

Can I use ground chicken or turkey in this Pioneer Woman Hamburger Potato Casserole?

You can use any ground protein that you prefer for this Pioneer Woman Hamburger Potato Casserole. Just make sure you add enough oil to the pan for chicken and turkey, since they have less fat than beef. Also, taste for seasoning before serving. As beef tends to have a more natural flavor, you may want to add a little more salt, oregano, or pepper. Otherwise, the cooking steps will be the same.

Can this Pioneer Woman Hamburger Potato Casserole be cooked in a Slow cooker or Crockpot?

Yep! Basically, follow the instructions as they are up until Cooking Step 5. In Cooking Step 5, instead of using a casserole dish, add everything to a slow cooker insert and mix. Cook for 6-8 hours, depending on your schedule.

What to serve on the side of this Pioneer Woman Hamburger Potato Casserole?

This Pioneer Woman Hamburger Potato Casserole is a warm and hearty dish, so it would be nice to serve it with a cool and refreshing side dish, like a simple tomato and cucumber salad with either a Basil Chive Yogurt Dressing or a Honey Mustard Dressing.

How to reheat Pioneer Woman Hamburger Potato Casserole?

If reheating Pioneer Woman Hamburger Potato Casserole entirely, The dish should be covered loosely with foil and baked at 350 degrees F until heated through (about 20-30 minutes). Individual portions may be reheated in the microwave for 1-2 minutes.

Pioneer Woman Hamburger Potato Casserole
Pioneer Woman Hamburger Potato Casserole

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Pioneer Woman Hamburger Potato Casserole Nutrition Facts

Amount Per Serving

  • Calories 350
  • Total Fat 18g
  • Saturated Fat 7.8g
  • Trans Fat 0.6g
  • Cholesterol 66mg
  • Sodium 643mg
  • Potassium 740mg
  • Total Carbohydrate 24g
  • Dietary Fiber 2.4g
  • Sugars 1.8g
  • Protein 22g
  • Vitamin A 6.3%
  • Vitamin C 15%
  • Calcium 16%
  • Iron 14%

Nutrition Facts Source: Source

Pioneer Woman Hamburger Potato Casserole

Difficulty:BeginnerPrep time: 20 minutesCook time:1 hour 10 minutesRest time: minutesTotal time:1 hour 30 minutesServings:8 servingsCalories:350 kcal Best Season:Available

Description

An old-fashioned comfort-food dish, this cheesy and creamy Pioneer Woman Hamburger Potato Casserole is easy to prepare and a sure hit with the whole family! The layers of potatoes, beef, veggies, and corn are sandwiched in a creamy cream of mushroom soup sauce. Add a Corn Flake crumb topping for the ultimate cozy meal!

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Start by preheating your oven to 350 degrees F. Grease a 9 x 13-inch baking dish then set aside.
  2. Crush Corn Flakes and combine with melted butter in a small bowl; set aside.
  3. In a large skillet over medium-high heat, cook the beef, onion, and celery until the beef is no longer pink. Drain. Stir in the corn.
  4. Pour condensed soups and milk into a bowl and whisk to combine.
  5. Add half of the beef mixture to the baking dish in an even layer. Add half of the potatoes on top, season with salt and pepper, and pour half of the soup mixture on top.
  6. Sprinkle with half of the cheese. Repeat the layers once more, ending with the cheese.
  7. Place the casserole in the oven with the foil on, and bake for one hour.
  8. Remove the foil, sprinkle the buttered Corn Flakes on top, and return to the oven (uncovered) for about 15 minutes more (until the topping is golden brown and the potatoes are tender).
  9. Sprinkle fresh parsley on top of the dish just before serving.

Notes

  • Your baking time will vary depending on the type of casserole dish that you use and how thinly you slice the potatoes. I use a mandoline to quickly and easily slice the potatoes very thinly so that they are tender and cooked evenly after about 70 minutes.
  • Depending on how thickly you slice the potatoes, you may need to increase the baking time. If the top gets too dark before the potatoes are done, tent the dish loosely with foil.
  • Cooking for a smaller family? Cut all of the ingredients in half and bake the casserole in an 8-inch square dish. You can even prepare the full recipe but divide it between two 8-inch pans and freeze one casserole.
  • Feel free to add another cup of grated cheese to the sauce mixture if you prefer a cheesier casserole. You can use cheddar, American, Monterey Jack, Colby, Gruyere, or Pepper Jack!
  • If you have fresh herbs on hand (such as parsley, thyme, basil, or oregano), garnish the Pioneer Woman Hamburger Potato Casserole with them for a bright, fresh touch. Sliced green onions also work well.
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Nutrition Facts

Servings 8


Amount Per Serving
Calories 350
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 18g28%
Saturated Fat 7.8g39%
Trans Fat 0.6g
Cholesterol 66mg22%
Sodium 643mg27%
Potassium 740mg22%
Total Carbohydrate 24g8%
Dietary Fiber 2.4g10%
Sugars 1.8g
Protein 22g44%

Vitamin A 6.3%
Vitamin C 15%
Calcium 16%
Iron 14%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.