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Cheeseburger & Fries Casserole

21 Nov

Hey everyone! I hope you’re all enjoying your weekend!

For this week’s LION BITE, I wanted to share with you a recipe I made earlier this week for a potluck dinner that I hosted: Cheeseburger & Fries Casserole.  I know, sounds amazing, right?  That’s because it is!  It’s stick to your bones American deliciousness all in one 9×13 pan!  I love anything that can be thrown together in a baking dish or crock pot and be ready with very little attention from me when I’m having a busy week.  This recipe is one I found in my Better Homes & Gardens: 9×13 The Pan That Can Cookbook

What You’ll Need:

  • 2 lbs lean ground beef
  • 1 small onion
  • 1 10.75 oz can cream of mushroom soup
  • 1 10.75 oz can cheddar cheese soup
  • 1 tbsp garlic powder
  • 3/4 cup shredded mild cheddar cheese
  • 1 20 oz bag of frozen french fries
  • various seasonings: garlic salt, paprika, seasoned salt & oregano


Start off,  by browning your ground beef in a large pan with the garlic powder and finely diced onion.  I split mine into two batches because it was easier to brown that way.  Then I dumped it into a 9X13 baking dish (ungreased).

I mixed the two cans of soup in a bowl until they were well blended & poured this over the browned hamburger, then mixed in 1/2 cup cheddar cheese to the whole thing.

I like well seasoned fries, so I cut the top of my bag of frozen fries & seasoned with garlic salt, paprika, seasoned salt & oregano, closed the top of the bag and shook it up.  Then I just topped my burger & soup mixture with the french fries and baked in the oven at 350 degrees for 45 minutes.

After 45 minutes, I added the leftover 1/4 cup of cheddar cheese to the top & put it back in the oven until the cheese was melted.


This was simple, fairly inexpensive and very well liked, especially by the guys, at the potluck!  Definitely give it a try for one of those nights you’re craving burgers but comfort food all at once!


WE ARE…happy to be home for Thanksgiving break.


Cheesy Broccoli-Chicken Bake

3 Oct

Last night my roommate and I put together this casserole recipe from a combination of two other recipes, one can be found online, here, at AllRecipes.com, the other is from my Better Homes and Garden: 9X13, The Pan That Can cookbook.

Combining the recipes, mostly took the recipe for Creamy Chicken-Broccoli Bake from the 9X13 cookbook, and the cheesiness from the AllRecipes.com post with added potatoes.

What You’ll Need: Nonstick cooking spray, 1.5 lb boneless chicken breasts (or chicken tenderloin), 1 small onion (white or green), 3 medium Idaho potatoes, 1 10 3/4 oz can of condensed cream of broccoli soup, 1 8oz carton of sour cream, 1/3 cups chicken broth, 1 teaspoon dry mustard, 1/4 teaspoon black pepper, 1 16oz package frozen chopped broccoli (thawed & drained), 1/2 cup dry bread crumbs, 10 oz shredded Colby & Monterey jack cheese, 2 tablespoons butter (melted), oregano (optional)

Start off by thawing the broccoli, then set aside. Next, I poked holes in all my potatoes with a knife and steamed in Zip-loc baggies in the microwave (like making a quick baked potato) for 4 minutes.  They should end up nearly, but not entirely cooked.  Dice your chicken into 1-inch cubes and saute in skillet with oregano until no longer pink.  Dice onions and add to the chicken for a few minutes.  Then put the chicken and onions into a large bowl.  Peel and dice the potatoes into 1/2-inch cubes and add to the chicken/onion mixture Add the broccoli, soup, sour cream, dry mustard, pepper, chicken broth & cheese to the bowl with the chicken, potatoes and onions, then stir until thoroughly combined.

Pour into a 9X13 baking pan that has been sprayed with non-stick spray.   Add bread crumbs to the melted butter and spread across the top of the broccoli-chicken mixture.  Cover with aluminum foil and bake at 350 F for 35 minutes.  After 35 minutes, uncover and allow to bake for another 20 minutes.  Serve and enjoy!

This filling casserole dish can be eaten on its own, or is delicious served with garlic toast (which is what we did).

My Tips:

  • Get the potatoes and chicken done first!
  • You can peel & boil the potatoes instead of baking if desired
  • We’re going to try using cream of chicken instead of cream of broccoli next time

WE ARE… enjoying a lazy Sunday.