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Italian Meat and Potatoes Recipe

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“My mom used to call this Potato Pizza, and it was always a treat to be served this hearty dish”, writes Kaci Koltz of Cassville, Wisconsin. “It’s still one of my favorites on a cold winter day.”
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 1-1/2 hours
MAKES:10-12 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 1-1/2 hours
MAKES: 10-12 servings


  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 pound bulk pork sausage
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1 can (10-3/4 ounces) condensed cheddar cheese soup, undiluted
  • 1-1/4 cups milk
  • 1 can (8 ounces) tomato sauce
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon sugar
  • 6 medium potatoes, peeled and thinly sliced
  • 2 cups (8 ounces) shredded Galbani® Part Skim Mozzarella Cheese


  1. In a large skillet, cook the beef, sausage, onion, pepper and salt over medium heat until meat is no longer pink. Meanwhile, in a small saucepan, combine the soup, milk, tomato sauce, garlic powder, oregano and sugar. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 5 minutes or until heated through.
  2. Drain meat mixture; spoon half into a greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish. Layer half of the potatoes. Repeat layers. Top with soup mixture.
  3. Cover and bake at 350° for 1-1/4 hours or until potatoes are tender. Uncover; sprinkle with cheese. Bake 15 minutes longer or until cheese is melted. Yield: 10-12 servings.
Originally published as Italian Meat and Potatoes in Simple & Delicious November/December 2007, p15

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Enjoy this recipe with a full-bodied red wine such as Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot or Syrah.

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Reviewed Jan. 4, 2015

"I made this casserole tonight and it was indeed one of those casseroles that you just get up out of your chair for seconds mmm! In fact I had to stop the kids from getting thirds.

I did change a few things tho. I sliced the potatoes just a little thicker and boiled for 6-8 min., drained well, and layered all ingredients like a lasagna (meat, potatoes, sauce, and cheese, repeat) yes the cheese. I went on ahead and added it. Cover for 35 min. and uncover for 15 min, perfect!!"

Reviewed Nov. 25, 2012

"Just read all the yummy ingredients in this dish. OMGosh. Look forward to making this mouth watering casserole, SOON!!"

Reviewed Nov. 18, 2012

"Family enjoyed this. Reheated well. Easy to make."

Reviewed Oct. 5, 2011

"I have made this soooo many times exactly as written and as my husband says "Top Ten"!"

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