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The Best Crock Pot Ground Beef And Potato Casserole

Even when your week is busy, you’ve got time to whip up a hearty meal that satisfies the whole family.

Delicious slow cooker recipes like this Crock Pot ground beef and potato casserole are true crowd-pleasers.

It’s the perfect comfort food with ground beef, Russet potatoes, creamy sauce, and loads of cheese to tie it all together. 

Dinner Made With Simple Ingredients

Crock Pot ground beef and potatoes on a plate with broccoli and a biscuit.

Crock Pot ground beef and potato casserole are so easy to make and so rewarding too. My family loves it when I bring this cheesy, beefy potato casserole to the table.

I love it because it’s made with simple ingredients.

The Perfect Comfort Food Your Entire Family Will Ask You to Make Weekly!

If you’re looking for easy ground beef recipes that use hamburger meat, you’re in the right place. As much as I cook and as much as I love it, we all get into a rut too.

When you make the same things with ground beef all the time, it’s not that you don’t like them anymore. You just want something different yet familiar.

The comforting flavors in this recipe are a great way to break out of that dinner rut while using ingredients you’ve likely got in your kitchen right now.

Simply follow the recipe below, and you’ll be having an incredible dinner that fills everyone up. 

Ground beef and potato casserole on a plate with some broccoli and a biscuit. The slow cooker is in the background.

Crock Pot recipes that are pure comfort food are my favorite, and since this is so easy to make, there’s no stress involved. You can replace the lean ground beef with ground turkey if you prefer. It will still be the perfect dish!

Ingredients For Crock Pot Ground Beef And Potato Casserole

  • Ground beef
  • Minced garlic
  • Minced onion seasoning
  • Sliced Russet potatoes
  • Salt
  • Black pepper
  • Condensed cream of chicken soup
  • Condensed cream of cheddar cheese soup
  • Shredded cheddar cheese
  • Heavy cream (or milk)

Full printable recipe with measurements and instructions listed at the bottom of the post in the recipe card.

This simple recipe is one I make often because it always creates a delicious meal.

Don’t forget to save some of the cheese to put on top. You can also add chopped green onions for contrast when serving.

Beef and sliced potatoes on a plate with broccoli and a biscuit.

How to Make This Delicious Ground Beef Casserole

The ingredients for this ground beef and potato casserole are so simple too. Brown ground beef first before you layer it into your Crock Pot.

  1. Cook the ground beef, garlic, and onion seasoning in a skillet and drain the grease.
  2. Peel and slice potatoes and set aside.
  3. In a large bowl, add the ground beef mixture, salt, pepper, cream of chicken, and cream of cheese soup and stir until combined.
  4. Spray the slow cooker with nonstick cooking spray and layer the potatoes first, followed by the ground beef mixture.
  5. Next, sprinkle some shredded cheese on top and layer two to three more times, ending with cheese on top.
  6. Pour heavy cream (or milk) over the ingredients.
  7. Place the lid on top of the Crock Pot and cook on low for 7-8 hours or until the potatoes are tender.

Step-By-Step Instructions

Cooking the ground beef in a skillet with garlic and onion seasoning.

Start by cooking the raw ground beef, onion seasoning, and garlic in a large skillet. When the ground beef is done, drain the grease.

Ground beef, cream of chicken soup, and cream of cheese soup in a clear glass mixing bowl.

Next, add the cooked ground beef to a heat-safe bowl and add the cream of chicken and cream of cheese soup. Sprinkle some salt and pepper on top and mix well.

Slices of potato on the bottom of a slow cooker.

Place some of the sliced potatoes on the bottom of the slow cooker.

I cut the potatoes about 1/4″ thick with a mandolin.

Layers of potatoes and ground beef in a slow cooker.

Spoon some of the ground beef mixture over the potatoes.

Sliced potatoes with beef and shredded cheese on top. The food is inside of a slow cooker.

Sprinkle a handful of shredded cheese on top and repeat two to three more times.

Shredded cheddar cheese on top of ground beef and potatoes.

After several layers, finish with shredded cheese on top.

Pouring heavy cream into the slow cooker with ground beef and potatoes. There's some shredded cheese on top.

Pour the heavy cream on top of the ingredients.

If you don’t have heavy cream, that is fine. You can use milk for the recipe. Heavy cream just adds some rich flavor to the meal.

Layered meat, cheese, and potatoes in a slow cooker.

Place the lid on top of the Crock Pot and cook for 7 to 8 hours on low or 4 hours on high.

Ground beef and potatoes covered with cheese inside of a Crock Pot.

The food will be done when the potatoes are soft.

Ground beef and potato casserole on a plate with some broccoli and a biscuit.

Optional Ingredients

One of the nice things about this casserole recipe is that you can change a few things to make it more low-fat, or add some different seasonings or soups for different flavors. Here are a few ideas.

  • Ground turkey
  • Lean ground beef
  • Hash browns
  • Skim milk
  • Mozzarella cheese
  • Cream of mushroom soup
  • Beef broth instead of milk.
  • Sweet potatoes
  • Garlic powder
  • Chili powder
  • Bell pepper
  • Onion powder or diced onions.
  • Baby carrots
  • Italian seasoning
  • Worcestershire sauce
Ground beef and potato casserole on a plate with some broccoli and a biscuit. The slow cooker is in the background.

Side Dishes With Your Casserole

Need a side dish to go along? Here are a few ideas.

Ground beef and potato casserole on a plate with some broccoli and a biscuit.

How To Store The Crock Pot Ground Beef Casserole

You can store the casserole in an airtight container or cover with plastic wrap and keep in the refrigerator.

To reheat, place it in a microwave-safe bowl and heat for at least two minutes or until the meal is hot all the way through.

The Best Crock Pot Ground Beef And Potato Casserole

Ground beef casserole is a delicious way to feed your family any night of the week, and it’s such an easy dinner recipe.

Easy dinner ideas like this are my ace in the hole, and I know it will be for you too.

Just use the printable recipe card below so you can keep it handy in your kitchen.

It’s one of my favorite recipes because it brings so much flavor with so few ingredients.

Comforting for cold weather, or any time of year, you’ll be craving this ground beef and potato slow cooker casserole from now on!

Ground beef and potato casserole on a plate with some broccoli and a biscuit.

The Best Crock Pot Ground Beef And Potato Casserole

Yield: 8 servings
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 8 hours
Total Time: 8 hours 30 minutes

The Best Crock Pot Ground Beef And Potato Casserole is not only easy to make but hearty and delicious. It's a comforting meal that everyone loves.

Ingredients

  • 2 pounds of ground beef
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1 Tablespoon dried onion seasoning
  • 5 large Russet potatoes, peeled and sliced about 1/4" thick (or thinner)
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 10.5 ounce can of condensed cream of chicken soup
  • 10.5 ounce can of condensed cream of cheddar cheese soup
  • 2 cups of shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 cup of heavy cream (or milk)

Instructions

  1. Cook the ground beef, minced garlic, and minced onion seasoning in a skillet. Once done, drain the grease.
  2. While the meat is cooking, peel and slice the potatoes.
  3. Place the cooked ground beef in a large heat-safe mixing bowl and add the two different soups, salt, and pepper and stir to combine.
  4. Spray the Crock Pot with nonstick cooking spray.
  5. Line the bottom of the Crock Pot with 1/3 or 1/4 of the potatoes.
  6. Spoon a portion of the meat mixture over the potatoes.
  7. Sprinkle a handful of the shredded cheese over the meat mixture.
  8. Repeat the layers two to three more times, ending with shredded cheese on top.
  9. Pour the heavy cream into the Crock Pot and place the lid on top.
  10. Cook the food for 7-8 hours on low or 4-5 hours on high or until the potatoes are soft.

Notes

You can use milk for this recipe if you don't want to use heavy cream.

There will not be a lot of liquid in the Crock Pot, but the potatoes will cook.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 8 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 903Total Fat: 58gSaturated Fat: 30gTrans Fat: 2gUnsaturated Fat: 21gCholesterol: 216mgSodium: 1033mgCarbohydrates: 48gFiber: 5gSugar: 5gProtein: 46g

Nutrition is approximate.

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Emily Stanford

Monday 2nd of October 2023

Can I prep this the night before?

Emily Stanford

Tuesday 3rd of October 2023

@Julie Pollitt, I ended up putting everything (except the cream) in the inside of the crock pot and put it in the fridge. Let it sit out a little bit, added the cream and started it. Fingers crossed it works lol This recipe looks awesome! Can't wait to try it tonight!

Julie Pollitt

Monday 2nd of October 2023

Hi Emily,

You can, but you will need to make sure your potatoes don't get brown. You can slice them and place them into a bowl of water and keep refrigerated. Hope you love the dish!

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