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Hearty Hamburger and Potato Skillet

I'm sure many of you grew up eating some version of a hamburger potato casserole. I didn't grow up eating many casseroles, but this is one I remember my Mom making. 

I've made this on a whim several times when I've needed a quick and hearty meal. I usually add a green lettuce salad and pickles for the girls.

It can be made with pantry staples. It's simple, creamy and delicious.

Hearty Hamburger and Potato Skillet

Serves 6

1 pound ground beef

1/2 onion, chopped

1/2 teaspoon salt

fresh cracker pepper

1 1/2 pounds potatoes, sliced thin

4 large carrots, peeled and sliced

2 cups shredded colby-jack cheese

parsley flakes, dried

In an oven safe skillet brown beef with onions. Add salt and pepper. Remove from heat and set aside. Place sliced potatoes in a pot and cover with water. Sprinkle in 1 teaspoon of salt. Bring water to a rolling boil; add carrots. Simmer just until potatoes and carrots are tender. (around 10-12 min.) Drain well and set aside.

White sauce

1/4 cup butter

1/4 cup flour

2 cups milk

1 1/2 teaspoons salt

1/2 cup sour cream

fresh cracked pepper

In a small saucepan, melt butter; add flour and whisk until smooth. Add milk and salt and cook until thickened. Remove from heat; add sour cream and fresh cracked pepper. To assemble; pour cooked potatoes and carrots over the browned hamburger in skillet. Pour white sauce over top and use a spoon to makes holes for the sauce to be evenly distributed to the bottom of the skillet. Top with shredded cheese. Sprinkle with dried parsley flakes. Bake at 400 degrees for 20 minutes. Let rest 10 minutes before serving.



I'd love to hear feedback if you make this recipe! I'll take the good and the bad:) Tag recipes on instagram with #hopestable.


I saw this recipe, and tried it tonight. I used some bulk sausage we had, and everything else as per the recipe. Very creamy and delicious. Thank you. The whole family loved this and we will keep this “on regular rotation”.


Can thus be made ahead and frozen?


This was so good! My family enjoyed this a lot. I really enjoy this recipe because I usually have ingredients on hand at any given time. This is a go to if I don’t have anything planned fir dinner. Thank you for sharing a glimpse into your kitchen.


Dec 13, 2020

Oh my goodness!!!!!! This was so great!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! My family loved it. I got your cookbook yesterday and cannot wait to start cooking from it


Chelsea Rutledge
Chelsea Rutledge
Nov 29, 2019

Just made this for dinner tonight! It was a huge hit with everyone! I loved how simple it was. I ended up making it all in my cast iron skillet to cut down on dishes and it worked great! Thank you for the yummy recipe!


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