French Fry Casserole

Looking for easy recipes that the entire family can dig into? This cheeseburger french fry casserole has quickly become a family favorite for my household. With golden brown crispy fries and cheesy hamburger combined into the ultimate comfort food.

French Fry Casserole Recipe

When it comes to yummy recipes, the main ingredients of this casserole include moist, flavorful meat and crispy french fries. This makes it something the whole family will love.

Cheeseburger casserole is a great kid friendly dinner, and the full recipe is super easy to make for weeknight dinners.

This delicious meal is perfect for prepping ahead of time and storing until you’re ready to serve. So all you need to do is pull it out of the fridge and pop it into the oven.

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Ingredients Needed

  • Frozen crinkle-cut french fries – If you can’t find crinkle-cut, any bag frozen french fries will do.
  • Ground beef – Try to use lean ground beef if possible, but any ground beef can work.
  • Steak seasoning – If there is no steak seasoning at the store, you can make your own using a few simple ingredients, like garlic powder, onion powder, paprika, salt, and pepper.
  • Cream of mushroom soup – The can of cream of mushroom soup can be swapped for sour cream or any other cream based soup of your choice.
  • Cream of onion soup – If you can’t find cream of onion, double up on cream of mushroom.
  • Shredded cheddar cheese – Cheddar cheese can be replaced with the cheese of your choice.

How To Make French Fry Casserole

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Spray a 9×13 baking dish with cooking spray.
  2. In a large skillet, over medium high heat, cook beef with steak seasoning over medium heat to medium-high heat until meat mixture is browned. Drain excess liquid from ground beef mixture if you would like. 
  3. Add condensed soups to cooked ground beef and stir to combine. Remove from heat and spread meat mixture in casserole dish.
  1. Add a single layer of cheese over ground beef. Spread frozen french fries on top.
  2. Place in preheated oven and bake for 30 – 45 minutes until layers of french fries are crispy and cheese is bubbly. Remove and coat with hamburger toppings like lettuce, pickles, green onions, any remaining cheese, ketchup, or mustard.

For the full recipe and detailed baking instructions, please see the recipe card at the end of this post.

french fry casserole topped with lettuce and tomatoes

What Should I Serve This Casserole With? 

This hamburger casserole pairs perfectly with a lot of other American style foods.

I personally recommend roasted Brussel sprouts or a light side salad, such as a Caesar or house salad with diced onions, green peppers, tomatoes, and cucumber slices.

For more hearty sides, you can also serve with green beans or collard greens.

Can I Store Leftovers From My Fries Casserole? 

To make this casserole ahead of time, store leftover french fries and hamburger casserole in an airtight container or covered tightly with plastic wrap.

Remove all air before storing it in the fridge for up to 3 days.

To reheat, place in the oven or air fryer and cook until the casserole is heated all the way through and the cheese on top is bubbly and browning again.

close up of cheeseburger french fry casserole

What Other Types Of Cheese Can I Use? 

I personally like the flavor that sharp cheddar cheese brings to this recipe, but you can use any cheese that you would typically order on your hamburger.

To mix it up, you can use a few different types, such as a Mexican three cheese blend with pepper jack or combine your sharp cheddar with a little bit of blue cheese for an interesting twist.

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Best Casserole Tips

  • For a salty topping, try covering your casserole with bacon bits mixed with cheese and green onions.
  • If you want a strong cheese flavor, you can use condensed cream of cheddar cheese soup rather than cream of mushroom.
  • When reheating this recipe after freezing it, make sure to cover the casserole with some aluminum foil so that your fries don’t cook too quickly. The bottom layer of meat usually takes longer to heat up, and the foil on top helps distribute the heat more evenly.
  • To add a unique flavor, switch out ground beef for taco meat and choose a Mexican blend cheese, adding refried beans, nacho cheese sauce, or pico de gallo.

If you love this recipe as much as I do, pin this to your favorite casserole Pinterest board and share it on your favorite social media channels!

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This easy ground beef casserole recipe is a great way to make something you know that your family will love. Whether you want to make a meal plan for the week ahead or are looking for something new to spice up your recipe book, this cheeseburger and fries casserole is a unique twist on a traditional casserole.

Yield: 8 servings

French Fry Casserole

overhead picture of french fry casserole in a white baking dish

This french fry casserole is full of hearty ground beef and all the toppings of a cheeseburger. Complete with the side of fries!

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes

Ingredients

  • 20 ounces frozen crinkle cut french fries
  • 1.5 pounds lean ground beef
  • 1 tablespoon steak seasoning
  • 1 (10.5 ounce) can cream of mushroom soup
  • 1 (10.5 ounce) can cream of onion soup
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375F. Spray a 9x13 pan with cooking spray.
  2. In a large skillet, cook the ground beef along with the steak seasoning, over medium heat until no longer pink.
  3. Drain excess liquid if desired.
  4. Add the condensed soups and stir to combine.
  5. Remove from heat and spread the ground beef mixture in the prepared pan.
  6. Layer the shredded cheese over the ground beef mixture.
  7. Top with frozen french fries.
  8. Bake in the oven 30-40 minutes or until the fries are golden brown and crispy and the meat mixture is bubbly.
  9. Remove and garnish with hamburger toppings like shredded lettuce, diced pickles, diced onions, more cheese, or ketchup and mustard:)

Notes

  • For a salty topping, try covering your casserole with bacon bits mixed with cheese and green onions.
  • If you want a strong cheese flavor, you can use condensed cream of cheddar cheese soup rather than cream of mushroom.
  • When reheating this recipe after freezing it, make sure to cover the casserole with some aluminum foil so that your fries don’t cook too quickly. The bottom layer of meat usually takes longer to heat up, and the foil on top helps distribute the heat more evenly.
  • To add a unique flavor, switch out ground beef for taco meat and choose a Mexican blend cheese, adding refried beans, nacho cheese sauce, or pico de gallo.

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Nutrition Information:

Yield:

8

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 606Total Fat: 34gSaturated Fat: 12gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 18gCholesterol: 110mgSodium: 1073mgCarbohydrates: 38gFiber: 3gSugar: 3gProtein: 36g

This nutrition information was generated via a third party, Nutritionix, and we can not be held liable for any discrepancies in the information provided.

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