Happy January everyone! It’s Julie from White Lights on Wednesday with some new dinner ideas to kick off the new year. December was crazy and I need some easy dinner options. How about you? This Loaded Potato Beef Casserole is the answer!
Shepherd’s Pie is one of our favorite dishes, but my boys are really into peas. I got tired of seeing little piles of green on their plates and the end of a meal, so I twisted things around put together an all-American style shepherd’s pie. And I mean really, who doesn’t love loaded mashed potatoes, beef, and corn. I’d love to hear what your family thinks of this dish.
Loaded Potato Beef Casserole
Prep Time: 10 minutes Cook Time: 20 minutes Total Time: 30 minutes Serves: 6 to 8
1 pound ground beef
1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
1 tablespoon ketchup
1 can (10.5 ounces) cream of mushroom soup
1 1/2 cup corn kernels, drained
5 medium-sized russet potatoes, peeled and cut into 1″ pieces
5 tablespoons unsalted butter
1/4 to 1/2 cup milk
Salt and pepper to taste
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
6 pieces bacon, cooked crispy, drained, and crumbled
- Add potatoes to a large pot of boiling water. Cook until potatoes are fork tender. Drain. Add butter and mash potatoes until smooth. Add 1/4 cup milk to potatoes and mix until potatoes are creamy. Add more milk as needed until you reach the desired texture. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
- While potatoes are cooking, heat a large skillet over medium-high heat, and cook ground beef until browned all the way through. Drain any excess grease.
- In a medium bowl, mix together cream of mushroom soup, Worcestershire sauce, and ketchup in a large bowl. Add soup mixture and corn to ground beef. Mix to combine. Cook over medium-low heat until everything is warmed through.
- Plate beef mixture and top with mashed potatoes. Top potatoes with some cheese, sour cream, and bacon.
*You can make this dish as a casserole by placing the beef mixture in an 11″ x 13″ baking dish and spreading mashed potatoes over the top. Sprinkle cheese on top of potatoes and bake for 20 minutes at 350 degrees F. This works best when making this dish to take to someone’s house or sending food to a friend. Scoop the casserole onto a plate and finish with sour cream and bacon.