Cheesy Beef and Potato Casserole


  • 1 to 2 pounds ground beef
  • 1/2 large onion, finely chopped
  • 1 can (10.5 oz) cream of mushroom soup
  • 1 can (10.5 oz) cream of cheese soup
  • 4 cups cubed potatoes (fresh or frozen)
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 can (15 oz) canned peas, drained
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Optional: 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • Optional: Chopped fresh parsley for garnish


  1. Preheat the Oven:
    • Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C).
  2. Brown Beef and Onions:
    • In a large skillet, brown the ground beef over medium heat. Add the chopped onions and cook until the onions are softened and the beef is browned. Season with salt and pepper. Drain excess fat if necessary.
  3. Prepare Casserole Mixture:
    • In a large mixing bowl, combine the browned beef and onions with cream of mushroom soup, cream of cheese soup, cubed potatoes, shredded cheddar cheese, and canned peas. If desired, add garlic powder for extra flavor. Mix everything together until well combined.
  4. Season to Taste:
    • Taste the mixture and adjust the seasoning with salt and pepper according to your preference.
  5. Transfer to Casserole Dish:
    • Transfer the mixture to a greased 9×13-inch baking dish, spreading it evenly.
  6. Bake Covered:
    • Cover the baking dish with aluminum foil and bake in the preheated oven for 30 minutes. This helps the potatoes cook through.
  7. Bake Uncovered:
    • After 30 minutes, remove the foil and continue baking for an additional 30 minutes or until the top is golden brown, and the potatoes are tender.
  8. Serve:
    • Remove from the oven and let it rest for a few minutes before serving. Garnish with chopped fresh parsley for a pop of color and freshness.
  9. Enjoy:
    • Scoop out generous portions of this delicious beef and potato casserole, and enjoy the cheesy, comforting goodness!

Feel free to customize the recipe further based on your family’s preferences or the ingredients you have on hand. It’s a versatile dish that can easily adapt to different taste


Here are some frequently asked questions (FAQ) about Cheesy Beef and Potato Casserole:

Q: Can I use ground turkey or chicken instead of ground beef? A: Yes, you can substitute ground turkey or chicken for ground beef. Keep in mind that the flavor and texture may vary slightly, but it’s a great way to customize the dish to your preferences.

Q: Can I use different types of cheese in the casserole? A: Absolutely! Feel free to experiment with different cheeses based on your preferences. Try mozzarella, Monterey Jack, or a cheese blend for a unique flavor profile.

Q: Can I add more vegetables to the casserole? A: Certainly! You can add a variety of vegetables such as diced bell peppers, mushrooms, or spinach to enhance the nutritional content and flavor of the casserole.

Q: Is it necessary to thaw frozen cubed potatoes before using them? A: If you’re using frozen cubed potatoes, it’s generally not necessary to thaw them before incorporating them into the casserole. The cooking time in the oven should be sufficient to cook the potatoes through.

Q: Can I make this casserole ahead of time? A: Yes, you can assemble the casserole ahead of time and refrigerate it until you’re ready to bake. Just be sure to adjust the baking time accordingly, as a cold casserole may take a bit longer to cook through.

Q: How do I store leftovers? A: Store any leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3-4 days. You can reheat individual servings in the microwave or warm the entire casserole in the oven.

Q: Can I freeze the Cheesy Beef and Potato Casserole? A: Yes, you can freeze the casserole for longer storage. Ensure it is tightly wrapped or stored in a freezer-safe container. Thaw in the refrigerator before reheating in the oven.

Q: What side dishes pair well with this casserole? A: This casserole is quite hearty, but you can pair it with a simple green salad, steamed vegetables, or a side of crusty bread to complete the meal.

Q: How can I make the casserole spicier? A: To add a bit of heat, consider incorporating diced jalapeños, a pinch of cayenne pepper, or your favorite hot sauce to the ground beef and onion mixture.

Q: Can I make this casserole in a slow cooker? A: Yes, you can adapt this recipe for a slow cooker. Brown the beef and onions separately, then combine all the ingredients in the slow cooker. Cook on low for 6-8 hours or until the potatoes are tender.

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