Veggie Burger Potato Cheese Casserole

Veggie Burger Potato Cheese Casserole served with broccoli.

Well worth the time it takes to prepare, this Veggie Burger Potato Cheese Casserole will become a family favourite. Layers of potato and veggie burger baked in a creamy cheese sauce makes a tasty, dinner your family will gobble up and ask for more.

Oh my, I can't begin to tell you how delicious this casserole tastes. I can't believe I'd never heard of it or invented this myself.  I saw this recipe on facebook a few weeks ago and it looked good enough to remake into a vegetarian dish.  It was easy enough to swap out the hamburger meat for veggie burger but I found the casserole a bit dry so I increased the amount of cheese sauce. I also made a few other minor changes that did not change the integrity of the dish.  I made it again yesterday, with the changes I made, and Don and I gobbled it up in two meals.  (We had rather large servings.) Yum, yum, yum!

I'll be making this again and again.  Oooh, and what a nice potluck dish this will make!


Printable recipe at end of post.
Veggie Burger Potato Cheese Casserole
  • 5 large russet potatoes, peeled and sliced about 1/4-1/2 inch thick, about 1 kilogram or 2 pounds
  • ½ cup chopped onions
  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • 1 package original Yves Ground Round or other veggie burger to equal 
  • ½ teaspoon steak or hamburger seasoning
Cheese sauce
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 4 tablespoons flour
  • ¼ teaspoon salt, or to taste
  • ¼ teaspoon pepper, or to taste
  • 3 cups milk
  • 2 ½ cups shredded cheddar cheese, divided (or a mixture of your favourite cheeses)
Grease or pan spray a 2½ litre/quart covered casserole dish. Preheat oven to 350 degrees before baking.

Bring a large pot of water to boil and cook the sliced potatoes for 5 minutes.  Drain and lay aside.

Fry the onion in the oil until translucent.  Add the veggie burger and seasoning and stir together until heated through.  Lay aside.

Make the cheese sauce: Melt 3 tablespoons butter in saucepan over medium-high heat. Whisk in  4 tablespoons flour, and the salt and pepper. Add 3 cups milk, stirring constantly with a whisk until the flour mixture has been incorporated. Reduce heat, stir till thickened and bubbly. Remove from heat and let cool a few minutes, then add 2 cups of the shredded cheese. Stir until cheese melts. Taste and adjust seasonings.

To assemble the casserole:  Spread about ½ cup cheese sauce on bottom of casserole dish. Place a layer of sliced potatoes in casserole dish, top with half of veggie burger/onion mixture and top with about one-third of remaining sauce.  Repeat the layering of potato, and veggie burger mixture and cheese sauce until you have three layers of potatoes, 2 layers of veggie burger and 4 layers of cheese sauce counting the layer on the bottom of the casserole dish. The top layer should be the cheese sauce.

Sprinkle the top with remaining ½ cup shredded cheese. Cover and place in oven. Bake for about 45 to 60 minutes, removing cover the last 20 minutes, till potatoes are tender and top is browned.  Let sit at least 5 minutes before serving.

Makes about 6 servings.

Bring a large pot of water to boil and cook the sliced potatoes for 5 minutes.  Drain and lay aside.

Fry the onion in the oil until translucent.  Add the veggie burger and seasoning and stir together until heated through.  Lay aside.

Make the cheese sauce: Melt 3 tablespoons butter in saucepan over medium-high heat. Whisk in  4 tablespoons flour, and the salt and pepper. Add 3 cups milk, stirring constantly with a whisk until the flour mixture has been incorporated. Reduce heat, stir till thickened and bubbly. Remove from heat and let cool a few minutes, then add 2 cups of the shredded cheese. Stir until cheese melts.

To assemble the casserole:  Spread about ½ cup cheese sauce on bottom of casserole dish. Place a layer of sliced potatoes in casserole dish, top with half of veggie burger/onion mixture and top with about one-third of remaining sauce.  Repeat the layering of potato, and veggie burger mixture and cheese sauce until you have three layers of potatoes, 2 layers of veggie burger and 4 layers of cheese sauce counting the layer on the bottom of the casserole dish. The top layer should be the cheese sauce. Sprinkle the top with remaining ½ cup shredded cheese. Cover and place in oven.

Bake for about 45 to 60 minutes, removing cover the last 20 minutes, till potatoes are tender and top is browned.  Let sit at least 5 minutes before serving.

Veggie Burger Potato Cheese Casserole
 Let sit a few minutes before serving.  

Veggie Burger Potato Cheese Casserole served with broccoli.
This delicious Veggie Burger Potato Cheese Casserole will become a family favourite.  

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