Hamburger Potato Casserole
Hachis Parmentier Recipe
There are probably infinite variations on this hamburger potato casserole recipe, known in French as hachis Parmentier
. Here I've used spinach and bacon along with the traditional ground beef and layers of mashed potatoes.
Hamburger Casserole Recipe Notes
In the interest of making things easy, this hamburger potato casserole calls for frozen spinach. Of course cooking spinach is not difficult and you can
substitute blanched fresh spinach in this recipe if you choose. Use an equal weight (before blanching) of fresh, uncooked spinach and be sure to squeeze out the excess water after blanching.
If you want to make things even easier, you can substitute instant mashed potatoes in this hamburger potato casserole. Look for a quality product that should contain just dehydrated potatoes and not much else. If you decide to go ahead and make your own, but are feeling a bit hesitant, see here for a few tips: garlic mashed potato recipe.