Slow Cooker Hobo Casserole Recipe


  • 1 pound ground beef or ground sausage, pre-cooked and drained
  • 2 cups diced potatoes
  • 1 diced onion
  • 1 can (10.5 ounces) cream of mushroom soup
  • 2 cups chicken or beef broth
  • 1.5 cups uncooked macaroni noodles
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 2.5 cups cheddar cheese, shredded
  • Salt and pepper, to taste


  1. Brown the Meat: In a saucepan, brown the ground beef or sausage and drain off any excess fat.
  2. Prepare the Slow Cooker: Grease the inside of the slow cooker. Add the cooked meat, diced onion, cream of mushroom soup, and diced potatoes. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Stir the mixture and set the slow cooker on high for 3 hours.
  3. Add Broth and Macaroni: After 3 hours, add the broth and uncooked macaroni noodles. Cover and continue cooking on high for an additional 30 minutes.
  4. Add Cheese and Sour Cream: Stir in 2 cups of shredded cheddar cheese and the sour cream. Sprinkle the remaining 1/2 cup of cheese on top. Cover and cook for another 20 minutes.
  5. Serve this delightful Slow Cooker Hobo Casserole hot and enjoy the comforting flavors and rustic charm it brings to your table. It’s a recipe that’s sure to bring smiles and satisfaction to both family and friends alike. So go ahead, give it a try and relish in the simple pleasures of a hearty, homemade meal! 😋🍲