Cheesy Ground Beef & Potato Casserole Recipe Makes Husband & Wife Happy by Donna John

Cheesy Ground Beef & Potato Casserole Recipe Makes Husband & Wife Happy

Sometimes you need a stick-to-your-ribs, comfort food dinner – and nothing is as good as a meat and potato casserole. This cheesy ground beef and potato casserole recipe surprised the heck out of me. Why? Because I had to fight myself to keep from going back for another helping! My husband is the meat-and-potatoes person, but this easy casserole recipe may make us change roles!

This gluten-free casserole recipe is cheesy, creamy and full of flavor and textures. The different textures come from tender, soft potatoes on the bottom of the dish, and crispy potato-chip like potatoes around the edges. Combine that with creamy beef and cheese, and you've got a winning casserole dinner everyone is going to devour.

To make this hearty, budget-friendly casserole you will need potatoes (I used Yukon gold), butter, garlic powder, onion powder, garlic salt, black pepper, ground beef, an onion, garlic, a can of cream of mushroom soup, Worcestershire sauce, milk and cheddar cheese. After slicing the potatoes they are coated in butter and seasoned before lining the baking pan. While the potatoes cook, make the ground beef mixture. Everything combines into one and is baked a little longer. Creamy casserole perfection!

Serve this ground beef casserole with a fresh vegetable or salad on the side.

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Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Total Time:  50 minutes
Servings: 6


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Recipe Notes

  • Try this recipe with bulk Italian sausage or ground turkey instead of ground beef.
  • You can slice the potatoes using a mandoline food slicer or with a sharp chef knife.
  • I used Yukon gold potatoes, but you could use russet, red or white potatoes.
  • You can season the potatoes with whatever seasonings you like. 
  • I didn't peel my potatoes, but if you prefer remove the peel with a vegetable peeler.
  • I sprinkled the top of the casserole with some parsley flakes for color.
  • This casserole reheats well in the microwave. Store the leftovers in an airtight container.

Here's how to make it: 

  1. Put the potatoes into a large mixing bowl. Drizzle in the melted butter and season with salt, black pepper, garlic powder or garlic salt and onion powder, to taste. Toss to coat the potatoes in the butter.
  2. Line the sides and bottom of a 13x9-inch baking dish with the potatoes. Season with black pepper, garlic salt or garlic powder, and onion powder. Bake in a preheated 400-degree F oven until potatoes are tender, about 20 to 25 minutes (ovens vary).
  3. While the potatoes bake, cook the ground beef and onion in a skillet until browned, about 5 minutes. Add the garlic and cook 30 seconds.
  4. Turn off the heat and add the condensed soup, 3/4 of the cheddar cheese and milk. Season with black pepper, if desired.
  5. Mix well to combine.
  6. Take the potatoes out of the oven.
  7. Top with the ground beef mixture. Put it back into the oven and back for another 15 minutes.
  8. Sprinkle with the remaining cheese and parsley flakes, if desired. Bake a couple minutes more to melt the cheese.
  9. Let the casserole sit for about 5 minutes before serving.

Nutrition Facts Per Serving

Calories: 407

Total Fat: 23.3g

Saturated Fat: 11.7g

Cholesterol: 94mg

Sodium: 459mg

Total Carbohydrate: 22.8g

Dietary Fiber: 3.6g

Total Sugars: 3.4g

Protein: 26.6g

Vitamin D: 3mcg

Calcium: 254mg

Iron: 3mg

Potassium: 793mg

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Donna John
This was a great dinner tonight! Hope ya'll enjoy it, too.
Using cream of anything soup takes this clearly out of the gluten free category.
Liz Juv
Wow super easy. Nice to have every step laid out easy to follow. Comfort food!
Donna John
Comfort food for sure! I cannot wait to make this again. So delicious. Hope you enjoy it as much as we did.
Telisha Conklin
This was an amazing recipe! Leftovers did not last 1 day in my home! Thanks so much Donna! I will be making it again!
Donna John
Woop! So happy to hear that. We loved it, too. Thanks for letting me know! Telisha Conklin

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