Cheddar Meat and Potato Casserole

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 30 mins

Being inordinately fond of one dish meals, casseroles and the like, I couldn't resist this one...and lightening it up just made it better!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F.
  2. In a 13 X 9 baking pan, combine the potato flakes, sour cream and the first 1/2 cup of water.
  3. Pat the mixture firmly into the bottom of the pan.
  4. Brown the ground turkey in the oil.
  5. Add to the browned meat, the 2nd 1/2 cup water, dried onion, tomato sauce, kernel corn, salt and oregano.
  6. Spoon this mixture over the potato mixture that you earlier pressed into the baking pan.
  7. Sprinkle the diced cheese over all; bake in the preheated 350°F oven for 25-30 minute.
Most Helpful

This did not turn out so well for me. It was very dry, had very little taste, and I had to throw the whole thing out.

Ruby #2 August 08, 2008

It was really good, but I changed a lot of things. Instead of potato flakes I used 2 containers of Country Crock garlic mashed potatoes. I used 2 cups of cheese, fresh onions, added Worcestershire sauce, omitted the sour cream. I put the meat and veggies on the bottom, the cheese on that, and then the potatoes on that, which I sprinkled with paprika and pepper to be more like a shepards pie. The original recipe was a good place to start, though. I guess it ended up more like a shepard's pie in the end.

Nana Amy March 01, 2007

This is great! All I was looking for was something quick and simple to use up ground beef and I found this recipe. I knew it would be good, but it turned out to be way better than I anticipated.....the whole family agreed. I liked the tomatoey flavor. I increased the recipe to 8 servings. I used fresh chopped onion instead of dried and added a little garlic and worcestershire sauce to the meat mixture. I'm going to use this recipe often....especially when I have leftover mashed potatoes. Thanx for sharing!

*Parsley* October 26, 2006