101 Hearty Recipes from Gooseberry Patch – Bacon Cheeseburger Casserole

101hearty1YUM!  SERIOUSLY GREAT! It passed the Hannah TEST.    She got her preference for having her food separated on her plate from her Dad, but she loved it! And Ben and I enjoyed it just as much.  But like I said before – Bacon, good. Without further ado, here’s your recipe.  ENJOY!


Bacon Cheeseburger Casserole

  • 2 # ground beef
  • 1/2 t salt
  • 1/2 t pepper
  • 1/2 t garlic salt
  • 10 3/4 oz. can of cream of mushroom soup
  • 10 3/4 can Cheddar cheese soup
  • 1/2 # bacon, crisply cooked and crumbled
  • 1/2 onion, thinly sliced
  • 28 oz pkg frozen zesty French fries

In a skillet, brown ground beef with seasoning; drain.  Stir in soups and bacon.  Spread mixture into a 13 x 9 baking pan sprayed with non-stick vegetable spray.  Layer onion and frozen fries over top.  Bake, uncovered, at 350 degrees for 45-60 minutes.  Makes 10 servings.


Now I am pretty sure you know how to enter to win this great new book from Gooseberry Patch but just in you are new here, all you have to do is leave a comment at the end of each post pertaining to this giveaway and Early Bird Review and consider yourself entered.  I will be posting 4 delectable recipes from this book over the next two weeks and then on Monday August 8th I will draw a name from the trusty mason jar and announce the winner.  So counting today’s post which is really an introduction, you have 5 chances to get your name in the drawing!  And of course it would be nice of you to tell your friends if you have facebook or a blog of your own.  Here is a little button for you to use:


One more thing: I will be out of town today (Tuesday) so if your comment isn’t approved right away, don’t fret I will get to them as soon as I get home!

Happy Cooking!

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Anything with bacon sounds good to me.


Looks good! And easy! Thanks for posting.

I like the new twist on an old favorite! And BACON?!?! YES!!! I will be making this. Thanks for sharing! :)

Donna Carraher

I would love to try this recipe and I would love to win the cookbook!

Candice Zeller

I am going to be excited about this book. I love to cook easy and exciting meals. And my family loves the recipes that I make.


Sounds quick and easy!! And good :0)

Melissa Cissell

I’ll have to try this, I think the boys would love it minus the onion. What could I substitute for the cream of mushroom, as my husband hates mushrooms?


Thanks for sharing such delicious recipes!! : )

Sounds awesome, waiting for it to cool down before making it. Just wondering if another soup could be used. Son hates mushrooms!


This looks so yummy my kids said yes to giving it a try!!!!

This casserole looks really yummy and comforting! I can’t wait to make it! And I would LOVE to have a copy of the new cookbook so I can feed the people I love some great food and experience the joy of making them happy thru food!


Sign me up! :)
♥ the recipes!!

Mariea Russell

This receipe is different but sounds great. I will be trying it soon.


You are right, you can’t go wrong with Bacon anything. I will be making this recipe!!!! Thank You for sharing!!!


Sounds yummy and simple!! I love yummy and simple!! I love Gooseberry Patch also and would love to win this book!!

This recipe certainly looks good and very easy. Something I haven’t seen before. Will give it a try!!!

Mariea Russell

Please enter me in the give away. Would love to have this book.

Oh my good gravy, but this looks delish !!! My grandson would LOVE the french fries on top!

Um, yeah, my kids would LOVE this one!


Sounds good! I have sumnpicky eaters though:-( I could try when my husb’s, goina b gone….:-) Would love to add this cookbook to my collection! Thanks for sharing/& giveaways…


sounds yummy and easy!


This sounds like a recipe my crew will approve of, can’t wait to try it!

My husband will love this recipe. He could live on cheeseburgers! Just perfect for my meat and potatoes guy.

Susan H.

This recipe looks so good. Can’t wait to try it.

Colleen Beaudoin

Sounds like something I am definitely going to try on a cool day…yummy. :)

Lou Person

Anything with bacon and cheese goes over BIG with my grandboys.

Patty Glasgow

I’ve made a recipe similar to this but my kids don’t like mushroom soup so I substituted tomato soup and I thought it tasted better-more like ketchup! I also have used pasta and mixed it in with the sauce instead of fries (my attempt to make it a little healthier!)

Linda Hamilton

I am going to try this recipe for sure. It is easy & everyone will love it. Thanks for the recipe.

Jackie Hamilton

this looks like a perfect recipe to have on hand for a chilly day!

Pat B

The casserole looks amazing and so does the cookbook. Sure hope I win!

Jane Tinsley

I love making casseroles & this casserole recipe sounds easy, fast, & tasty. I will definitely try it.

Michelle L.

This is my husbands favorite meal..bacon cheese burgers with fries.I’m sure he would love to try this recipe. I hope I win this cookbook to try other Hearty Recipes.


What did you use as a gf substitute for the cream of mushroom soup?

I didn’t – I just battled through :/

Linda Richardson

Made it ,Loved it ..Love the books ! Thanks


Another great recipe to add to my collection of ….must try!

Mary from Mn

Oh gosh! I can’t wait until it cools off and I am going to make it!! Yum!


Okay….this is going to be a must try!

Patti Keil

What a great looking dish…I think my family will like this one. I’d love to have this cookbook to see what other goodies it contains!