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Italian Meat and Potatoes

“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


  • 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 whole 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 shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese


  • 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.
  • Drain meat mixture; spoon half into a greased 13x9-in. baking dish. Layer half of the potatoes. Repeat layers. Top with soup mixture.
  • 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.

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  • Christee311
    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!!

  • Joscy
    Nov 25, 2012

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

  • lawhipp
    Nov 18, 2012

    Family enjoyed this. Reheated well. Easy to make.

  • vpg1954
    Oct 5, 2011

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