Easy Meat and Potato Casserole (VIDEO)

This Easy Meat and Potato Casserole is going to become your go-to casserole dish for busy evenings. Potatoes topped with ground meat, tomatoes and cheese is the perfect combination.

Enjoy this casserole with a Spring Salad and Russian Bread. Dinner ready with minimal prep time.

Easy meat and potato casserole in a casserole dish.

Easy meat and potato casserole for busy evenings!

I know how busy most of you mamas are and I just have to share this easy potato casserole with ground meat, tomatoes and cheese recipe with you. This easy meat and potato casserole might not be the recipe to impress your guests, but, for a busy night with the family, this easy potato casserole is absolutely fantastic. The prep time is so minimal, it is the perfect casserole to make for busy evenings!

What seasoning should I use?

You can use Lawry’s seasoning, Mrs. Dash or even Vegeta All works great.

Step by step pictures for easy meat and potato casserole recipe.

What kind of cheese can I use?

I love how tender the potatoes become once baked in this dish. You take a bite and you get potatoes, ground meat with cheese and tomatoes – all in one bite. I absolutely love cheese in this cheesy potato casserole. It adds all the more flavor. A recipe cannot get better than this. If you’re a cheese lover, add more cheese than the indicated amount and it will be even cheesier.

Mozzarella cheese may be used. Colby Jack will also work fine!

Can I substitute ground pork?

Yes, you may definitely substitute for ground chicken or turkey!

What herbs should I use?

You can use your favorite herbs. Cilantro, parsley or dill are all great options.

Recipe for easy meat and potato casserole.

How do I cut potatoes for a potato casserole?

The potato in this potato casserole recipe needs to be sliced really thin so they are evenly baked. I use a Mandoline Slicer to ensure all the slices are the same in size. If you don’t have a mandoline slicer, slice by hand then half or quarter the slicer. If the slices are too thick, the meat with dry out and the potatoes will be undercooked.

Easy meat and potato casserole recipe with fresh herbs.

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Also, I love reading your feedback in the comments below. Share your thoughts on this recipe. 🙂 It helps me know what to make next.

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Meat and Potato Casserole

Easy recipe for a quick casserole. Sliced potatoes, ground meat with tomatoes and shredded cheese. The casserole is so easy to make and is so delicious.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time40 mins
Total Time55 mins
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Potato Casserole
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 427kcal
Author: Valentina's Corner


  • 6 potatoes
  • 1 tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp pepper
  • 1 lb ground pork
  • 1 ½ tsp oil
  • ¾ tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp pepper
  • 3 Tbsp half and half
  • ½ Lawry’s seasoning, or your favorite seasoning
  • 1 small onion, chopped fine
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 4 Tbsp butter, sliced
  • 2-3 Tbsp favorite herbs, chopped
  • 5-6 campari tomatoes, sliced
  • 1 ½ - 2 cups Mozzarella cheese, grated


  • Preheat oven to 400°F.
  • Peel the potatoes. Slice thin with a slicer. Cover potatoes with cold water.
  • In a large skillet, heat oil; add the onion and sautee. Add ground pork. Saute until meat is browned, breaking up the meat as you mix (about 4-5).
  • Add the ¾ tsp salt, ¼ tsp pepper, ½ Lawry’s seasoning (you can use Vegeta, Mrs. Dash or whatever your favorite seasoning is) and garlic. Mix well.
  • Drain the water from the potatoes. Pat dry, add to a 9"x13" casserole dish. Season with the 1 tsp salt and ¼ tsp pepper (or to taste) add half & half. Toss and spread evenly.
  • Spread the ground meat over the potatoes.
  • Add the sliced butter over the meat. Add your favorite herb(s). Top with the tomatoes and shredded cheese.
  • Cover casserole with foil. Bake 35-40 minutes, check for readiness; with a sharp knife pierce the potatoes, if soft, they’re ready. Bake another 3-5 minutes without foil so cheese starts to become golden. Serve immediately.
Nutrition Facts
Meat and Potato Casserole
Amount Per Serving
Calories 427 Calories from Fat 225
% Daily Value*
Fat 25g38%
Saturated Fat 10g63%
Cholesterol 74mg25%
Sodium 815mg35%
Potassium 1366mg39%
Carbohydrates 32g11%
Fiber 6g25%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 19g38%
Vitamin A 1090IU22%
Vitamin C 40.3mg49%
Calcium 91mg9%
Iron 7.9mg44%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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  • Inna 11/19/2019, 12:25 pm Link Reply

    I’ve Made this before, and making it again for dinner. I love recipes I can make ahead of time and then just pop in the oven. I need more of these in my life 😁

    • Valentina's Corner 11/19/2019, 8:04 pm Link Reply

      Thanks for trying our recipe, Innochka. I must admit, there are my favorite kind of dinner and we have a ton of them planned in the upcoming year. 🙂

  • Alena 06/01/2018, 12:01 pm Link Reply

    Do the cheese and tomatoes go on right away or after removing the foil? Thanks! Love coming to your site for dinner ideas.

    • admin 06/01/2018, 12:16 pm Link Reply

      Oh no, I missed that. Yes, you add the tomatoes and cheese before baking. Thanks for visiting our site, Alena, we’re so happy to have you as a part of our online family. 🙂

  • Lee Benally 05/23/2016, 5:33 pm Link Reply

    Hi Valentina, I just discovered your site and can’t wait to try out your recipes. One question before I begin, what herbs do you use? I would like to make them just exactly as you do. Thanks, Lee

    • admin 05/23/2016, 7:37 pm Link Reply

      Lee! Huge Welcome from our whole family..:) We hope you’ll stick around. You can use any of favorite herbs.. Cilantro or parsley will work:)… Happy cooking.

  • Inna 04/14/2016, 5:14 pm Link Reply

    Just put this casserole in the oven..I love casseroles like this one! With 4 little ones I prep them in the morning and an hour before hubby comes home from work I just pop them in the oven ..meanwhile make a salad and dinner is ready! ? Thank you Valentina for all your amazing recipes!! ?

    • admin 04/15/2016, 1:18 am Link Reply

      Innochka, I totally agree with you and am the exact same way. Prep as much as possible in morning and be free☺.. Thank you for your kind words, much appreciated.. Hope your family enjoyed this casserole, we make it often.. ??

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