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Baked Shepherd’s Casserole

Now that all my kids are grown and most are married, they often come home for Sunday dinner, and this tasty casserole is their most requested meal. They love the meat, potatoes and gravy combined. It's definitely our family comfort go-to food. When you get several people in the kitchen chopping, slicing and preparing, it comes together super fast—and you get to catch up on all the family happenings. —Beverly Matthews, Richland, Washington
  • Total Time
    Prep: 30 min. Bake: 1 hour + standing
  • Makes
    8 servings


  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 2 cups sliced fresh mushrooms
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) petite diced tomatoes, drained
  • 1 package (10 ounces) frozen corn
  • 2 cups frozen cut green beans
  • 1 can (10-3/4 ounces) condensed cream of mushroom soup, undiluted
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 1 pound Yukon Gold potatoes, thinly sliced (about 3 cups)
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 3/4 cup french-fried onions, optional
  • 1/2 cup bacon bits, optional


  • Preheat oven to 375°. In a large skillet, cook beef, mushrooms and onion over medium-high heat 6-8 minutes or until beef is no longer pink, breaking beef into crumbles; drain.
  • Stir in seasonings. Add tomatoes, corn and green beans; heat through, stirring occasionally. In a small bowl, mix soup and water.
  • In a greased 13x9-in. baking dish, layer half each of the following: beef mixture, potatoes and soup mixture. Repeat layers. Sprinkle with cheese and, if desired, french-fried onions and bacon bits.
  • Bake, covered, 1 to 1-1/4 hours or until bubbly and potatoes are tender. Let stand 10 minutes before serving.
Nutrition Facts
1-1/4 cups: 298 calories, 14g fat (6g saturated fat), 51mg cholesterol, 638mg sodium, 27g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 4g fiber), 17g protein.

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  • Dellast
    May 31, 2016

    I followed the recipe and this is simple , tasty comfort food. Reminded me of something my mom used to make. I liked it, hubby did too. A nice salad and crusty bread brought back memories. I would make this again it's not fancy it's comfort.