February 14, 2024

Mashed potato & hamburger casserole with sauerkraut


Here is a tasty mash-up of flavors in this Mashed Potato & Hamburger with Sauerkraut casserole. It’s a blend of hamburger, mashed potatoes, and tangy sauerkraut for a satisfying meal. The sauerkraut adds a zesty kick and a burst of acidity that perfectly balances the richness of the other ingredients. And the best part? You only need four essential ingredients, making it both delicious and budget-friendly. It’s sure to become a go-to favorite for dinnertime!

Casserole Variations

You can change up this recipe in a few ways to make it even tastier. One option is sprinkling shredded cheese on the mashed potatoes before baking. Adding a cheesy layer overtop is an excellent way to add flavor that is complimentary to the whole dish. Another idea is to swap out the hamburger for sausage. This gives the dish a different flavor with the spices and richness of the sausage. These simple changes let you personalize the casserole to suit your preferences. Feel free to experiment with other toppings or ingredients to make it your own!

Sauerkraut uses in recipes

Sauerkraut is a popular ingredient due to its tangy and slightly sour taste that adds a unique flavor to dishes. It also has a crunchy texture, contrasting nicely with the other ingredients, especially in casserole dishes like this one. Some people think sauerkraut might be good for them because it has probiotics, which are extremely good for digestion and keeping everything balanced.

If you want to make your own sauerkraut, check out my recipe for homemade sauerkraut.


  • 1 lb hamburger
  • 1 cup sauerkraut
  • 4-5 potatoes, cooked and mashed with butter
  • 1 onion, chopped


  • Brown Hamburger and onions, season to taste
  • Drain and cook sauerkraut for 10 minutes
  • Put hamburger in bottom of 2 ½ or 3-quart casserole, put sauerkraut over top
  • Top with mashed potatoes
  • Cover and back at 350F for 45 minutes

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