Cheesy Ground Beef and Potato Casserole

Cheesy Ground Beef and Potato Casserole is a dish that brings warmth and comfort to any dinner table. It’s a simple, hearty recipe that combines the rich flavors of ground beef, potatoes, and cheese, making it a perfect meal for family gatherings or cozy nights in. I recently tried this recipe, and it was an absolute delight. The combination of creamy mushroom soup and cheddar cheese created a deliciously rich and savory sauce that complemented the beef and potatoes perfectly. It’s one of those dishes that feels like a hug in a bowl – comforting, satisfying, and full of flavor.


  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 4 cups potatoes, thinly sliced
  • 1 can (10.75 ounces) condensed cream of mushroom soup
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • Fresh parsley for garnish (optional)


  1. Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C).
  2. In a large skillet, brown the ground beef and onion over medium-high heat until the beef is no longer pink. Drain any excess fat.
  3. In a separate bowl, mix the condensed cream of mushroom soup, milk, garlic powder, paprika, salt, and pepper.
  4. Layer half of the sliced potatoes in a greased 9×13-inch baking dish. Follow with half of the ground beef mixture and half of the soup mixture. Repeat the layers.
  5. Cover the baking dish with foil and bake for 1 hour.
  6. Uncover and sprinkle the shredded cheddar cheese over the casserole.
  7. Bake uncovered for an additional 15 minutes or until the cheese is melted and bubbly.
  8. Garnish with fresh parsley if desired.

Nutrition Facts

  • Calories per serving: Approximately 400

Additional Tips

  • For a crisper top, broil the casserole for the last 2-3 minutes.
  • This casserole can be prepared in advance and refrigerated before baking.
  • Leftovers can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.


  1. Can I use a different type of cheese? Yes, feel free to use your favorite cheese, like mozzarella or Colby Jack.
  2. Is it possible to make this casserole vegetarian? You can substitute the ground beef with a plant-based meat alternative.
  3. Can I add vegetables to this casserole? Absolutely! Adding vegetables like carrots, peas, or corn can increase its nutritional value.
  4. Can I make this gluten-free? Yes, use a gluten-free condensed soup or make your own cream sauce.
  5. How can I make the potatoes crispier? Pre-cook the potatoes in the oven for about 10 minutes before layering.