French Fry Casserole Recipe -
French Fry Casserole   Recipe
  • READY IN 50 mins

French Fry Casserole

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"A friend gave me this recipe a few years ago and it's still a family favorite. Try the recipe as is, or use cream of chicken soup for a different taste."

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Original recipe makes 6 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    10 mins
  • COOK

    40 mins

    50 mins


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C), and grease a 9x13 inch baking dish.
  2. Heat the oil in a skillet, and cook and stir the ground beef, onion, and green pepper over medium heat for about 15 minutes, until the meat is crumbly and no longer pink and the onion is translucent. Season with salt and pepper to taste, and stir in the condensed mushroom soup. Bring the mixture to a simmer over medium-low heat.
  3. Scoop the cheese sauce into a microwaveable bowl, and melt on low power for about 30 seconds.
  4. Place the ground beef mixture into the bottom of the prepared baking dish, and spread an even layer of the melted cheese sauce over the ground beef. Top with frozen shoestring fries. Bake in the preheated oven for about 20 minutes, until the fries are starting to turn golden.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Feb 01, 2011

Satueed the onions, green peppers and a small can of sliced of mushrooms for a few mintues before adding the ground beef and a couple of cloves of minced garlic and continuing to cook until no longer pink. Also, mixed in some frozen corn and the Cheese Whiz and then let it simmer for about 10 mins. Followed the rest of the recipe. I was a little disappointed that the shoestring fries didn't get crunchy. My kids loved it...8 yr. old son with small appetite cleaned his plate and announced that he loved that makes it a keeper! For some reason this kind of reminded me of Hamburger Helper, but that's okay I rely on it sometimes. Next time I might try shredded cheddar cheese like some reviews suggested. I may also try a different type of potato. Thanks for a recipe that we all enjoyed!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Sep 16, 2009

This is ok if you need to clean out the fridge/freezer.

Oct 20, 2009

I am the poster of this recipe and I wanted to put the other version in that we also love. I use cream of chicken soup instead of mushroom, omit the green peppers and use an entire bag of shoestring french fries. I serve with a side salad and/or steamed veggies for a complete meal. I vary between these two versions to keep it fresh with my family, since it's a quick weeknight dinner.

Aug 04, 2009

I changed a few things. Omitted the green pepper, added a cup of celery and one can of french style green beans, used shreaded hash browns instead of f-frys. I think corn would go well in here, i'll add that next time

Jul 27, 2009

This has become my 15 yr old sons favorite with a few minor changes! He LOVES Mexican dishes of all sorts and loves to cook himself! So this was an easy one for him to do on his own! His changes: add 1/4 cup sour creame to meat mixture. also add 1 can of black olives (torn to bits) into the meat mixture with the creame of mushroom soup. Then mix with cheese cover with fries and add another cup of shedded chedder on top at the last 5 min for a lil extra kick!

Apr 06, 2009

Overall, this recipe was very good. In fact it was better the next day as left- overs. I wasn't sure if the fries would be soggy the next day, and they were soft. But as it turned out, the softer texture was better and the flavors all melded together. I may try this next time with shredded potatoes (the hashed brown type in the refridgerated section).

Aug 29, 2012

I did change the recipe slightly because I didn't have cheese sauce or shoestring fry's on hand. I replaced fry's with sweet potato waffle fryes and added a can of carrots for color & an added veggie. Great starter recipe, my husband and 3 year old ate it up!

Jan 14, 2011

Followed recipe to a "T" the first time and didn't care for the flavor of the cheez whiz. Substituted shredded cheese the second time and it went over much better. Quick and easy recipe that fills the kids up and gets me out of the kitchen fast after a long day at work.


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  • Calories
  • 476 kcal
  • 24%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 24.9 g
  • 8%
  • Cholesterol
  • 99 mg
  • 33%
  • Fat
  • 29 g
  • 45%
  • Fiber
  • 1.8 g
  • 7%
  • Protein
  • 28 g
  • 56%
  • Sodium
  • 1214 mg
  • 49%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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