Craving something comforting and delicious? Look no further! Our Air Fryer Cheeseburger French Fry Casserole is the perfect combination of juicy ground beef, crispy French fries, and melty cheese.

Air Fryer Cheeseburger French Fry Casserole
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This easy-to-make dish is sure to become a family favorite, combining all the flavors of a classic cheeseburger into one convenient casserole. Whether you’re hosting a casual dinner or looking for a fun twist on burger night, this recipe is a must-try. Ready in no time and cooked to perfection in the air fryer, it’s both quick and satisfying. Check out the recipe below and get ready to enjoy a new twist on a beloved classic!

If you love air fryer casserole recipes, try my recipe for olive garden’s eggplant parmesan, air fryer ham casserole, air fryer cowboy casserole, or air fryer chicken parmesan casserole.

Air Fryer Cheeseburger French Fry Casserole

Easy Air Fryer Cheeseburger Casserole 

Transform your dinner routine with this easy Air Fryer Cheeseburger Casserole! This delicious dish combines all the best elements of a cheeseburger—juicy ground beef, gooey cheese, and crispy French fries—into one hearty casserole.

It’s perfect for busy weeknights, taking only a few minutes to prepare and cook. The air fryer ensures everything cooks evenly and quickly, giving you a crispy, golden topping.

Serve this comforting casserole with a side salad or some pickles for a complete meal that will satisfy the whole family.

Ingredients Needed For Air Fryer Cheeseburger French Fry Casserole

Here are the simple ingredients needed to make a ground beef casserole in air fryer.

Air Fryer Cheeseburger French Fry Casserole

Remember the step-by-step directions and detailed ingredient list are below, in the printable recipe card at the bottom of the post, as well as the nutritional information.

  • Ground Beef: Provides the hearty, juicy base of the casserole, delivering that classic cheeseburger flavor.
  • Frozen French Fries: Adds a crispy, golden topping and a satisfying crunch to every bite.
  • Mushroom Soup: Adds a creamy, savory base that blends seamlessly with the ground beef, enhancing the overall flavor and texture of the casserole.
  • Cheddar Soup: Provides a rich, cheesy layer that melts beautifully, delivering a smooth and luscious cheese sauce throughout the dish.
  • Ketchup and Mustard: Classic burger condiments that provide tanginess and a bit of sweetness to the casserole.
  • Pickles (optional): Add a zesty, crunchy element that complements the cheeseburger taste perfectly.

How To Make Cheeseburger Casserole With French Fries

Here are the step-by-step directions to make this yummy cheeseburger casserole in the air fryer.

Air Fryer Cheeseburger French Fry Casserole
  • Cook the Ground Beef:
    • In a large skillet over medium heat, cook the ground beef until the beef is browned and the onion is softened. Drain any excess fat.
Air Fryer Cheeseburger French Fry Casserole
  • Mix in Soups and Seasonings:
    • Add the mushroom soup, cheddar soup, garlic powder, salt, and pepper to the cooked beef mixture. Stir well to combine until the mixture is smooth and creamy.
Air Fryer Cheeseburger French Fry Casserole
  • Assemble the Casserole:
    • Preheat your air fryer to 375 degrees F (190°C). In a greased air fryer-safe casserole dish, spread the beef mixture evenly.
Air Fryer Cheeseburger French Fry Casserole
  • Add French Fries:
    • Arrange the frozen French fries in a single layer over the ground beef Lightly spray the fries with cooking spray for extra crispiness.
  • Air Fry the Casserole:
    • Place the casserole dish in the preheated air fryer. Set cook time for 20-25 minutes, or until the French fries are golden brown and crispy, and the casserole is heated through.
Air Fryer Cheeseburger French Fry Casserole
  • Serve:
    • Remove the casserole from the air fryer and let it cool for a few minutes. Optionally, drizzle with ketchup and mustard and garnish with pickles before serving. Enjoy your delicious cheeseburger casserole with a side salad or your favorite dipping sauce!
Air Fryer Cheeseburger French Fry Casserole

Recipe Variations Cheeseburger French Fry Casserole

  • Bacon Cheeseburger Casserole: Add cooked, crumbled bacon to the beef mixture for an extra smoky, savory flavor.
  • Veggie-Packed Casserole: Incorporate diced bell peppers, mushrooms, or spinach into the beef mixture for added nutrients and flavor.
  • Spicy Cheeseburger Casserole: Mix in diced jalapeños or a dash of hot sauce to the beef mixture for a spicy kick.
  • BBQ Cheeseburger Casserole: Substitute ketchup with BBQ sauce in the beef mixture for a sweet and tangy twist.
  • Low-Carb Version: Replace the French fries with a layer of thinly sliced zucchini or cauliflower for a low-carb alternative.
  • Cheeseburger Tater Tot Casserole: Swap out the French fries for tater tots to create a different texture and crunch.
  • Double Cheese Delight: Add an extra layer of cheese in the middle of the casserole for a super cheesy experience.
Air Fryer Cheeseburger French Fry Casserole

Air Fryer Cheeseburger Casserole Recipe Tips

  • Use an Air Fryer-Safe Dish: Make sure your casserole dish fits in your air fryer and is rated for high temperatures.
  • Don’t Overcrowd the Air Fryer: For the best results, ensure there is enough space around the dish for air to circulate, promoting even cooking.
  • Crispier Fries: Lightly spray the French fries with cooking spray before air frying to enhance their crispiness.
  • Cheese Layers: Adding cheese in layers rather than just on top ensures a more evenly cheesy casserole throughout.
  • Drain Excess Grease: After browning the ground beef, drain any excess grease to prevent the casserole from becoming too oily.
  • Customize Seasonings: Feel free to adjust the seasoning to your taste. Adding a bit of smoked paprika or chili powder can enhance the flavor.
  • Check for Doneness: Different air fryers cook at different rates. Check the casserole at the minimum cooking time and adjust as needed to ensure it’s heated through and the fries are crispy.
  • Garnish for Extra Flavor: Top with fresh herbs like parsley or green onions for added color and flavor before serving.
  • Rest Before Serving: Let the casserole rest for a few minutes after cooking to allow the flavors to meld and the cheese to set slightly.
Air Fryer Cheeseburger French Fry Casserole

FAQs: Ground Beef Casserole in Air Fryer

Can I cook a ground beef casserole in any air fryer? Yes, but ensure your air fryer is large enough to fit an air fryer-safe dish. Some smaller air fryers may not accommodate larger casserole dishes.

Do I need to pre-cook the ground beef before making the casserole? Yes, it’s best to brown the ground beef and drain any excess fat before assembling the casserole. This ensures the meat is fully cooked and prevents the dish from becoming too greasy.

How do I prevent the casserole from drying out in the air fryer? Cover the casserole with foil for the first part of cooking to retain moisture. Remove the foil towards the end to allow the top to crisp up.

What type of dish should I use for an air fryer casserole? Use an air fryer-safe dish such as ceramic, metal, or silicone. Ensure it fits comfortably in your air fryer basket without touching the sides.

How long should I cook a ground beef casserole in the air fryer? Cooking times vary, but generally, a ground beef casserole will take about 20-25 minutes at 375°F (175°C). Check for doneness by ensuring the internal temperature reaches 165°F (74°C).

Can I add vegetables to my ground beef casserole in the air fryer? Yes, adding vegetables like bell peppers, onions, or mushrooms can enhance flavor and nutrition. Cut them into small, uniform pieces for even cooking.

Should I stir the casserole during cooking? It’s not necessary to stir, but you can check and stir halfway through to ensure even cooking and to prevent sticking.

How do I get a crispy top on my casserole? For a crispy top, remove any cover in the last 5-10 minutes of cooking. You can also sprinkle cheese or breadcrumbs on top before the final cooking stage.

Can I prepare the casserole ahead of time? Yes, you can assemble the casserole ahead of time and store it in the refrigerator. When ready to cook, add a few extra minutes to the cooking time if starting from cold.

How do I store and reheat leftovers? Store leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. Reheat in the air fryer at 350°F (175°C) for 5-7 minutes or until heated through.

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Air Fryer Cheeseburger French Fry Casserole

5 from 1 vote
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
Servings: 8 Servings

Description

Craving something comforting and delicious? Look no further! Our Air Fryer Cheeseburger French Fry Casserole is the perfect combination of juicy ground beef, crispy French fries, and melty cheese.

Ingredients 

  • 2 pounds lean ground beef
  • 10 3/4 ounces mushroom soup,
  • 10 3/4 ounces cheddar soup
  • 20 ounces French Fries, frozen
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon Kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper

Toppings: Ketchup, Mustard or Sliced Pickles

    Instructions

    • In a large skillet over medium heat, cook the ground beef until the beef is browned and the onion is softened. Drain any excess fat.
    • Add the mushroom soup, cheddar soup, garlic powder, salt, and pepper to the cooked beef mixture. Stir well to combine until the mixture is smooth and creamy.
    • Preheat your air fryer to 375 degrees F (190°C). In a greased air fryer-safe casserole dish, spread the beef mixture evenly.
    • Arrange the frozen French fries in a single layer over the ground beef Lightly spray the fries with cooking spray for extra crispiness.
    • Place the casserole dish in the preheated air fryer. Set cook time for 20-25 minutes, or until the French fries are golden brown and crispy, and the casserole is heated through.
    • Remove the casserole from the air fryer and let it cool for a few minutes. Optionally, drizzle with ketchup and mustard and garnish with pickles before serving. Enjoy your delicious cheeseburger casserole with a side salad or your favorite dipping sauce!

    Equipment

    • Air Fryer, or Air Fryer Oven
    • Cooking Spray
    • Baking Pan, Must be oven-safe and smaller than your air fryer basket

    Nutrition

    Serving: 1ServingCalories: 396kcalCarbohydrates: 27gProtein: 29gFat: 19gSaturated Fat: 7gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gMonounsaturated Fat: 9gTrans Fat: 0.4gCholesterol: 74mgSodium: 1037mgPotassium: 925mgFiber: 4gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 155IUVitamin C: 4mgCalcium: 32mgIron: 4mg

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