Ground Beef Casserole With Potatoes and Cheese

Ground Beef Casserole with Potato Topping
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Prep: 20 mins
Cook: 75 mins
Total: 95 mins
Servings: 6 servings
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
608 Calories
34g Fat
43g Carbs
36g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 6
Amount per serving
Calories 608
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 34g 44%
Saturated Fat 15g 74%
Cholesterol 125mg 42%
Sodium 1186mg 52%
Total Carbohydrate 43g 15%
Dietary Fiber 6g 20%
Total Sugars 6g
Protein 36g
Vitamin C 32mg 160%
Calcium 326mg 25%
Iron 4mg 23%
Potassium 1093mg 23%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

This ground beef casserole is packed with so much goodness it can be served as a whole meal. It's comprised of two delicious layers: a ground beef and tomato combination serves as the base that's then topped with a cheesy, green pepper, potato and corn mixture. The casserole is similar to a cottage pie or this crockpot Chinese pie.

This hearty, crowd-pleasing dish is ideal for a potluck as it's convenient to transport and share. It can also be made ahead of time—just be sure to bring the casserole to room temperature upon removing from the fridge or freezer before baking.

Not a fan of green peppers? Swap them for 1 cup of frozen peas.


  • 1 pound extra-lean ground beef

  • 1 cup coarsely chopped onion

  • 1 (14 1/2 ounce) can diced tomatoes

  • 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce

  • 2 teaspoons salt

  • 1 1/2 cups corn kernels

  • 16 ounces diced frozen hash brown potatoes, thawed, or about 3 to 4 cups mashed potato or cooked diced potato

  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour

  • 1 medium green bell pepper, coarsely chopped

  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted

  • 2 cups sharp or mild shredded Cheddar cheese

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather all ingredients.

  2. Combine beef, onion, tomatoes, Worcestershire sauce, and salt. In a separate bowl, combine corn, potatoes, flour, melted butter, and chopped green bell pepper.

  3. Pat the beef mixture into a 13x9x2-inch baking pan; top with the corn and potato mixture.

  4. Bake uncovered in the center of the oven at 375 F for 45 minutes; sprinkle with the cheese and bake ground beef casserole 15 to 20 minutes longer, or until browned and potatoes are tender. If you like the cheese to form a bubbly, brown crust, broil the casserole on high for an additional 2 minutes.

Glass Bakeware Warning

For premade casseroles or leftovers that are in a glass baking dish and have been refrigerated, do not place directly into a hot oven as the glass can shatter. Instead, place any cold glass bakeware into a cold oven to warm up while it preheats. Or, allow the bakeware to rest outside of the fridge for 30 minutes to reach room temperature while the oven preheats.

*If the ground beef is not extra lean, you might want to brown it first. Brown the beef with the onions in a large skillet over medium heat until no longer pink. Drain well and then mix it with the tomatoes, Worcestershire sauce, and salt. Proceed with the recipe.