Different but good, it is fast and easy and my family liked it. Maybe not a five star dish but it is satisfying and quick. I was really tempted to stray from the recipe and use cream of mushroom soup instead of the golden, but I made as written and the hamburger had a nice taste. I agree with other reviewers that if yours is bland you didn't season the meat enough. I didn't think it was necessary to cook the fries first, however, my fries were still not golden after 30 minutes, so I broiled them for a little bit (watched carefully) before putting the cheese on. Fries were nice and crispy. Definitely will make again. Serving with ketchup is a must :) Update: I have learned a few things after making this a couple of times. First is that no extra salt is needed, there is enough salt in the condensed soups and the cheese (and also the fries if they are pre-seasoned). Second, smaller fries like shoestring work the best. I've tried regular and crinkle cut and it takes too long for them to cook and the thicker cut takes away from the flavor of the casserole. Third, pre-seasoned fries seem to go over better, and lastly, I would eat this the same day it is made, keep in mind you don't usually eat fries as leftovers so the same goes for the casserole, they tend to dry out after a day.
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Different but good, it is fast and easy and my family liked it. Maybe not a five star dish...