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Ground Beef Casseroles

Easy Casserole Recipes for the Whole Family

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Got a pound of ground beef in the fridge? You can turn it into one of these easy ground beef casseroles in practically no time. And the best part is virtually all of these recipes works well as a make-ahead meal. You can even double them, and freeze half for later. Just follow the recipe as directed (putting it in a freezer-safe disposable pan makes it easier), let it cool completely, then wrap tightly in aluminum foil and plastic wrap.

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Baked Spaghetti

Baked Spaghetti
Stephanie Gallagher
This is a wholesome, kid-friendly dish that even has a hidden vegetable in it (pureed butternut squash). It lends just a touch of sweetness and extra nutrition to the recipe. To make this casserole even healthier, use whole wheat spaghetti or half whole wheat and half regular spaghetti.

Cheesy Tater Tot Casserole

Cheesy Tater Tot Casserole
Stephanie Gallagher
The typical tater to casserole is made with cream of mushroom soup. This version calls for golden mushroom soup instead. This recipe also includes frozen peas, carrots and corn, making it a true one-dish meal.

Mexican Beef Casserole

Mexican Beef Casserole
Stephanie Gallagher
Ground beef is mixed with salsa and baked beans, then layered between corn tortillas and topped with shredded Monterey Jack cheese in this kid-friendly Mexican casserole. For variety, try making this recipe with ranch style beans and cheddar cheese instead. A sprinkle of sliced black olives and chopped green onions would make a nice garnish for this casserole.

Shepherds Pie Recipe

Shepherds Pie
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This is truly a one dish meal, complete with vegetables, beef and a starch. Although shepherds pie is traditionally made with ground lamb, this recipe uses ground beef because it's typically easier to find. If you can find ground lamb, by all means, use it.

Crockpot Taco Casserole Recipe

Taco Casserole
Stephanie Gallagher
A cheesy, Mexican-flavored beef mixture cooks slowly in the Crockpot, then is layered between tortilla chips in this easy casserole recipe. This is a good dinner for busy weeknights when the kids have activities in the afternoon.

Baked Beefy Mac and Cheese Recipe

Beefy Mac and Cheese
Chia Chong
Meatballs are mixed with creamy mac and cheese in this easy, six-ingredient recipe. And you probably have everything you need to make this dish in your cupboard and freezer already.

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Hash Brown Potato Casserole with Meatballs

Hash Brown Meatball Casserole
Stephanie Gallagher
If you're a fan of the popular cheesy hash brown casseroles at Cracker Barrel or country inns, you will adore this casserole. The addition of frozen meatballs makes this dish a hearty dinner. And because it is made entirely in the slow cooker, it's super easy. Don't leave out the hot sauce! Slow cooking can mute the flavors of foods and the hot sauce just adds a little zing to this recipe.
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