Slow Cooker Hobo Casserole is a hearty and comforting dish that’s perfect for a hassle-free meal. Combining the savory flavors of ground beef or sausage with potatoes, creamy mushroom soup, and cheese, this casserole is cooked slowly to perfection. It’s an ideal recipe for busy days when you want a delicious, home-cooked meal with minimal effort.
- 1 pound ground beef or ground sausage, pre-cooked and drained
- 2 cups diced potatoes
- 1 diced onion
- 1 can (10.5 ounces) cream of mushroom soup
- 2 cups chicken or beef broth
- 1.5 cups uncooked macaroni noodles
- 1/2 cup sour cream
- 2.5 cups cheddar cheese, shredded
- Salt and pepper, to taste
Step 1: Prepare the Ingredients
Ensure the ground beef or sausage is cooked and drained of excess fat. Dice the potatoes and onion into bite-sized pieces.
Step 2: Layer the Ingredients in the Slow Cooker
In the slow cooker, layer the cooked ground beef or sausage, followed by the diced potatoes and onion.
Pour the can of cream of mushroom soup over the layers.
Add the uncooked macaroni noodles.
Pour the chicken or beef broth over all the ingredients, ensuring the noodles are covered.
Season with salt and pepper to taste.
Step 3: Cook the Casserole
Cover and cook on low for 6-7 hours, or on high for 3-4 hours, until the potatoes and noodles are tender.
Step 4: Add Cheese and Sour Cream
Once the cooking time is complete, stir in the sour cream and 2 cups of shredded cheddar cheese until well mixed and the cheese is melted.
Step 5: Serve the Casserole
Sprinkle the remaining 1/2 cup of cheddar cheese over the top of the casserole.
Cover the slow cooker and let it sit for a few minutes until the cheese on top melts.
Enjoy the Slow Cooker Hobo Casserole on its own as a complete meal or serve it with a side of green salad or steamed vegetables for added nutrition.
- Variations: Feel free to add vegetables like carrots, peas, or bell peppers for extra flavor and nutrition.
- Cheese Options: You can use different types of cheese such as mozzarella or Colby Jack for a different taste.
- Leftovers: Store any leftovers in the refrigerator and reheat in the microwave or oven.
- Preparation Time: Approximately 15 minutes
- Cooking Time: 6-7 hours on low or 3-4 hours on high
- Total Time: About 6 hours and 15 minutes to 7 hours and 15 minutes
- Calories: Approximately 400-500 per serving (varies based on the size of the serving and specific ingredients used)
- Protein: 20-25g per serving
- Sodium: Varies based on the broth and cheese used
Slow Cooker Hobo Casserole is a delicious and easy-to-make dish that’s perfect for those days when you need a comforting and filling meal with minimal effort. Packed with savory flavors and cheesy goodness, it’s a family-friendly recipe that’s sure to become a favorite. Enjoy the convenience and delightful taste of this slow-cooked casserole!