The Casserole

The Casserole

Lovesmurfs 6

"My mom invented this flexible casserole when my first child was born -- and it's been a standard in our household ever since! The soups and veggies may be easily varied. I tend to used boxed mashed potatoes, and they're great, too. To double the recipe (and freeze one), only use 3 total cans of soup -- it gets really juicy. Yum!"


1 h servings 568 cals
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Original recipe yields 8 servings



  • Calories:
  • 568 kcal
  • 28%
  • Fat:
  • 19.3 g
  • 30%
  • Carbs:
  • 79g
  • 25%
  • Protein:
  • 21 g
  • 42%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 56 mg
  • 19%
  • Sodium:
  • 757 mg
  • 30%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Lightly grease a 9x13 inch baking dish; set aside
  2. Bring a large saucepan of salted water to a boil. Add potatoes and cook until tender but still firm, about 15 minutes. Drain and mash.
  3. Place lean ground beef and onion in a large skillet. Cook and stir over medium high heat until beef is evenly browned and onion is tender. Drain fat and stir in carrots, green beans, cream of mushroom soup and tomato soup.
  4. Pour mixture into the prepared baking dish and top with mashed potatoes. Sprinkle with Cheddar cheese and bake in preheated oven for 30 minutes, or until potatoes are lightly browned.
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  1. 50 Ratings


This is quite good. Some changes: I did up the mashed potatoes as I normally would, with milk and butter, salt and pepper. I beat them with my hand mixer before adding them on top of the meat...

This was a really fabulous recipe. I made a few changes... For one, I left the potatoes cubed, (it seemed too much like shephard's pie with them mashed), and only used four, substituting the oth...

Looking at the recipe, my husband didn't think he would like it, but it ended up being a hit in my family! The cheese, mushroom soup and tomato soup really set it off for a nice filling meal! No...

That my husband and daughter liked this and they hate casseroles makes it a winner! I think it reminds them of the Hamburger Helper I won't buy anymore and they miss. I only substituted cream...

This was pretty good. I only had 3 potatoes so that's all I used but it was still fine. I mixed the cheese into the potatoes as others suggested and was glad I did. Also added milk, butter, s...

While I thought this was really good, my family didn't like it, but they don't like casseroles. I substituted stew meat for the hamburger and it turned our great. Thanks for a great recipe that ...

I've had this a couple of ways. Once with ground beef, onions, potatoes, carrots, tomato soup and cheddar cheese. The second time with hot Italian ground turkey, parsnips, onions, carrots, pot...

VERY good. I replaced the beef with ground turkey and the tomato soup with tomato paste. You can top this with instant potatoes in a pinch, but it's really best with homemade. We've had this at ...

Surprisingly good... Although, I agree that it would be better if the cheese was mixed into the potatoes.