|Nutrition Facts (per serving)|
|Amount per serving|
|% Daily Value*|
|Total Fat 29g||37%|
|Saturated Fat 15g||74%|
|Total Carbohydrate 41g||15%|
|Dietary Fiber 7g||27%|
|*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.|
Casseroles are a great way to get a lot of ingredients into one dish—it's the original one-pot meal. Everyone needs some casseroles in their dinnertime repertoire, and they're especially good for nights when you want to reinvent dinner without reinventing the wheel.
The beauty of this particular dish is that it comes together with leftovers, and this tasty pork and mashed potato casserole is an excellent way to use leftover pork loin roast. Prep is very easy, and everything cooks together while you set the table, relax, and are free to do other things. It also means that cleanup is easier because you're using up ingredients you already have on hand and doing something new and creative with them.
Top this easy pork casserole with shredded cheese if you want.
- 1/4 cup butter
- 1/4 cup finely chopped onion
- 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon poultry seasoning
- 1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper
- 1 (10 1/2-ounce) can condensed chicken broth
- 1/4 cup water
- 1 1/2 cups diced roast pork
- 1 1/2 cups (10-ounce package) frozen peas and carrots, cooked and drained
- 2 cups prepared seasoned mashed potatoes
- 1/2 to 1 cup shredded cheese, optional, for garnish
Heat butter in a skillet over medium-low heat; add onion and sauté until tender, about 2 minutes. Stir in flour until well blended and cooked, about 2 minutes. Add salt, poultry seasoning, and pepper.
Add broth and water, stirring until thickened and bubbly. Add the diced pork and vegetables and heat through.
Pour the pork mixture into a lightly greased 1 1/2-quart casserole dish.
Spoon prepared mashed potatoes evenly over the mixture.
Bake at 350 F for 25 to 35 minutes, topping with cheese for the last 5 minutes, if desired.
For the mashed potatoes in this recipe, you can make them from scratch ahead of time, just before you assemble this casserole, or you can use leftover mashed potatoes. If your plan is the latter, reheat the mashed potatoes so you can spread them easily across the top of the casserole before baking.
How to Store and Freeze Pork Casserole With Mashed Potatoes
This dish will keep in the refrigerator, covered, for up to three days. If you'd like to freeze it, transfer to an airtight container, and freeze for up to three months. You can cook it from frozen or defrost it first, in the refrigerator, before reheating until it's hot all the way through.