Crockpot Hamburger Potato Casserole
This hearty slow cooker meal is perfect for families! Crockpot Hamburger Potato Casserole is easy to whip up, budget-friendly and great for picky eaters.
You can’t go wrong with a simple slow cooker meal. Our family loves using our Crockpot for so many recipes, especially now that our days are so crazy with three young kids. There’s something beautiful about throwing everything in and being able to forget about it!
This Crockpot Hamburger Potato Casserole is great for big appetites. Also known as a beef and potato au gratin, it’s a simple meal that will fill up your family’s tummies without making your wallet hurt.
Some links may be affiliate links. That means I may make a commission if you use my links to purchase, at no extra added cost to you! I only recommend products that I personally love and believe in Full disclosure here.
Slow Cooker Potato & Hamburger Casserole
This easy dinner idea is perfect when you’re trying to create dinner with things you already have at home. We almost always have potatoes, onions and cheese in the refrigerator, and some ground beef in the freezer!
You can add the potatoes peeled or unpeeled to your slow cooker. It tastes great both ways! We tend to take off the majority of the peel for our kids, as they can still be picky about certain textures. However, when I make this for just and my husband we keep the peels on for the extra nutrients. This family dinner is pure comfort food, and something the entire family can enjoy together.
How to Make Crockpot Hamburger Potato Casserole
This made from scratch hearty meal is actually really easy and is sure to become one of your favorite slow cooker recipes.
Dice the onions.
Wash, peel and slice the potatoes, setting them aside. I prefer to use russet potatoes for this recipe.
Brown the ground beef in a large skillet on the stovetop on medium-high heat, adding salt and black pepper to taste. Drain the fat.
In a small bowl combine the garlic powder, paprika, creole seasoning, salt and pepper.
Add half of the potatoes to the bottom of the slow cooker and then sprinkle half of the diced onions over that. Add half of the seasonings, half of the meat and half of the cheese.
Repeat the layers again, and then drizzle the beef broth or chicken broth over the top evenly.
Cover and cook on the high setting for 4 hours, or on the low setting for 6-8 hours.
Customize this Beef and Potato Au Gratin
One of the things I like the most about this easy crockpot dinner is that it’s also easy to customize!
You can use any type of potato for this recipe as long as you slice them thin (around 1/4″). Don’t like russet potatoes, or have something else in the pantry? Red potatoes, white potatoes, gold potatoes and even sweet potatoes can be used instead.
This recipe also works great with a variety of vegetables. Add chopped green peppers, sliced carrots, green beans or broccoli before cooking, or serve with steamed fresh vegetables on the side.
While I like to use a shredded cheese mix, this Crockpot Hamburger Potato Casserole also tastes great with other shredded cheeses include mozzarella cheese, cheddar cheese, Mexican cheese blend and pepper jack cheese.
You can also experiment with different seasoning. Crushed red pepper flakes work great if your family enjoys some extra spice, while others might enjoy Italian seasoning or some onion powder.
Want this to be creamier? Add a can of cream of mushroom soup or cream of chicken before closing the lid!
This recipe also tastes really yummy with some chopped, crumbled bacon, green onions, sour cream or hot sauce. My kids love to eat this with garlic bread too.
This crockpot hamburger casserole recipe tastes even better the next day! Store your leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 4 days.
More Yummy Recipes:
One Pot Pasta with Ricotta and Lemon
4 Ingredient Slow Cooker Chicken and Stuffing
Zucchini Ground Beef Casserole
Crockpot Hamburger Potato Casserole
This hearty slow cooker meal is perfect for families! Crockpot Hamburger Potato Casserole is easy to whip up, budget-friendly and great for picky kids.
- 6 peeled russet potatoes sliced ¼ inch thick
- 1 pound ground beef
- 1 cup diced white or yellow onion
- 1 tsp. paprika
- 1 tsp. creole seasoning
- 1 tsp. garlic powder
- 1 tsp salt
- ½ tsp. pepper
- 3 cups shredded cheese blend
- 1/2 cup chicken broth or beef broth
- Brown the ground beef on the stovetop, adding salt and pepper to taste. Drain the fat and set aside.
- In a small bowl combine the garlic powder, paprika, creole seasoning, salt and pepper.
- Add half of the potatoes to the slow cooker and then sprinkle half of the onions over that. Add half of the seasonings, half of the meat and half of the cheese.
- Repeat the layers again, and then drizzle the broth over the top evenly.
- Cover and cook on high for 4 hours, or on low for 6-8 hours.
- Serve hot!
Do not open the lid while cooking as if the steam escapes the potatoes will not get soft enough.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 6
Amount Per Serving:Calories: 536Total Fat: 28gSaturated Fat: 16gCholesterol: 109mgSodium: 876mgCarbohydrates: 45gFiber: 4gSugar: 3gProtein: 35g
Nutrition information is auto-generated and should be used as an estimate. Please be sure to do your own calculations if you or someone you are serving are on a special diet.
Slow Cooker Hamburger & Potato Casserole is Great for Busy Weeknights
With cooked ground beef, filling potatoes and of course, lots of yummy cheese, this is the perfect comfort food for the whole family year round. Pair this simple recipe with extra vegetables, garlic bread, a side salad or whatever your family likes for a filling meal.
Did you try this recipe? Let me know with a comment and rating! 🤩 Your 5 star ratings and sweet comments help to support our family business, and help other readers as they create their dishes, too! Don’t forget to tag me on Instagram @funfamilymeals if you try this!