Hash brown hamburger casserole is a hearty breakfast for a crowd

Thrifty Jinxy

In a breakfast rut? Even with so many tasty choices available, such as waffles, pancakes, sweet rolls, and the easy-to-make (and anytime favorite) cereal, you might be feeling a little tired of the same old selections. That’s what Chrysa from Thrifty Jinxy had in mind with her Hashbrown Hamburger Casserole recipe — a dish that breaks the rules.

There’s no denying traditional breakfast foods are yummy. They are so good, they have even made their way into other meals (brunch and breakfast for dinner come to mind immediately.) But, if we can do breakfast for dinner, then why not try switching things around and enjoying some dinner foods for breakfast? This dish makes us want to dig right in and forget about basic breakfast food.

Let’s take a closer look at this cheesy, meaty, comforting meal.


First, who doesn’t love a good, classic casserole recipe? Casseroles are the ultimate comfort food option because you can layer favorite flavors into one complete dish that ticks off all the tasty boxes.

Second, hash brown casseroles for breakfast are not an entirely new concept. Usually, potatoes are combined with traditional breakfast foods such as eggs, bacon, and sausage. So, this hashbrown hamburger casserole recipe is just putting a different savory twist on tried-and-true breakfast fare.

Also, casseroles usually have simple ingredients that come together to make something that’s superior to the individual parts. What may look like a mish-mash of defrosted or refrigerated leftovers at the start transforms into a tempting meal.

And, we have to say we love the idea of having burgers and potatoes for breakfast. It feels so rebellious!

Speaking of rebellion, this hashbrown hamburger casserole is also a little sneaky. Why? It slips some vegetables into the dish. So, if you have picky eaters at home who don’t like veggies, this recipe might convince them to try them out.


To make this hashbrown hamburger casserole, you’ll need the following ingredients.

  • Lean ground beef
  • Onion
  • Frozen mixed vegetables
  • Refrigerated hash brown potatoes
  • Shredded cheddar cheese
  • Olive oil
  • Flour
  • Ketchup
  • Beef broth
  • Worcestershire sauce
  • Butter
  • Salt and pepper

You can get the exact measurements for each ingredient and the full method by visiting the official hashbrown hamburger casserole recipe page on the Thrifty Jinxy blog.

After preparing the meat and vegetable mix, you will have your bottom layer of your casserole complete. Then, you will create a layer of buttery, cheesy potatoes to spread on top of the seasoned meat and veggies.

Some time in the oven will result in a bubbly casserole topped with shredded potatoes that have some browned tips and a delicate crunch. Yes, we are drooling at the thought (and the photo).


In just over one hour, you will have a hearty, delicious meal that you can serve for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. We won’t judge you based on when you decide to eat this. Enjoy!


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