Mashed Potato Casserole

"Simple easy, do ahead casserole. Not bad on the pocket book either.If you like a little more zing to it add 1 teaspoon of your favorite hot sauce or 1 tsp chili flakes I took some shortcuts today when I made this casserole - I used precooked hamburger, a can of French cut beans, leftover celeric Mashed potatoes & bottled chopped garlic. It was In the oven in 5 minutes. It definitely needs some chili flakes or other spicy condiment"
photo by Bergy photo by Bergy
photo by Bergy
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  • Spray a casserole dish with oil and heat oven to 350°F.
  • Fry the hamburger, onions & garlic until the meat is just cooked.
  • Put the hamburger in the bottom of the casserole.
  • Top with the steamed french green beans.
  • Next the mashed potatoes.
  • Cover and bake for 30 minutes.
  • Remove cover top with cheese and bake a further 10 minutes or until the cheese is bubbly and browned.

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  1. This is a good unusual version of shepard's pie.And it got my kids to eat their veggies.That makes this a keeper in my book.
  2. Made this for dinner tonight. Quick and easy to prepare. Followed your recipe exactly except I placed everything in the casserole dish then baked it a few hours later - great for making ahead and then just baking when ready. We all liked it very much - but everyone said it seemed to be missing something - just added some salt, pepper and a small amount of diced tomato - just the little spark my family needed. Thanks for posting this easy recipe - will definately make it again.
  3. Made this for supper last night. I assembled it in the morning and just popped it in the oven at supper time. I added green onions to the mashed potatoes. We thought this was a good quick and easy dish. I used alot of fresh green beans from our garden and it was great!
  4. This was pretty good but like someone said before, it lacked something. Maybe if I threw in some cream of mushroom with the meat, it would have been a little better. I added the green onions to the mashed potatoes and that was a nice extra touch.
  5. This became an instant comfort food for our family the first time I made it! Used leftover mashed potatoes, and seasoned the ground beef quite a bit with assorted dried seasonings that my family likes. Very filling!


  1. I loved this! This was super easy to make. Although, I did make some changes because we had a black out and I did not have this printed. I used choped cooked chicken instead of beef, also used a can of cream of brocoli, and a can of peas, also lactose free shredded cheese. It came out pretty darn good for something that I whiped up in a jiff. Next time I'll have to follow it to a tee because it sounds yummy. Thanks for another keeper.


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