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30 Best Ground Beef Casserole Recipes

From cheeseburgers to nachos, there’s a lot you can do with ground beef, and these tasty ground beef casserole recipes are a great place to start.

Easy, economical, and very nourishing, ground beef is one of those versatile ingredients beloved by thrifty cooks.

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But it can get boring serving the same meatloaf night after night.

Ground Beef Casserole with Cheese and Penne Pasta

So if you’re looking to put some pep in your ground beef game, check out these 30 amazing recipes.

You’ll find all your favorites on this mouthwatering list – enchiladas, ziti, lasagna, and shepherd’s pie – along with some nutritious newcomers.

Personally, I can’t wait to dig into a warm dish of cowboy cornbread, spinach fandango, or spaghetti pie. 

Ground Beef Casserole Recipes You Don’t Want To Miss

Cozy and comforting, there’s nothing as lip-smackingly satisfying as a bubbling bake.

And these hearty casseroles are perfect if you’re looking for new make-ahead meals.

Spend your weekend throwing a few of these together, and you’ll have insanely tasty dinners all week long!

1. Philly Cheesesteak Casserole

This amazing Philly cheesesteak casserole is just like the real deal – minus the bun and the steak.

You won’t miss them, though. You’ll be too busy devouring this gorgeously melted mix of beef, bell peppers, garlic, onions, and lots of cheese.

Eggs are baked right into the casserole, helping it keep its shape and adding even more savory flavor.

This addictive casserole is low carb, too, which makes it perfect for anyone cutting carbs or considering going keto. 

Tater Tot Casserole

2. Tater Tot Casserole

What’s better than crunchy, golden brown tater tots?

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Crunchy, golden brown tater tots stuffed into a casserole with beef, creamy mushroom soup, and cheese!

This economical dish is a winning dinner.

You can use up your pantry ingredients, make it ahead of time, and still be sure that your family’s getting a satisfying and delicious meal.

3. Stacked Beef Enchiladas

These stacked beef enchiladas will propel you into the casserole big leagues.

Also known as Mexican lasagna, this fun fusion recipe features layers of corn tortillas, spicy ground beef, salsa, and cheese.

I love bringing this one to potlucks, it’ll make the party go with a bang and you’ll be the most popular cook in the room!

Taco Meat Casserole with Tomatoes and Cheese

4. Walking Taco Casserole

Need inspiration for Taco Tuesday? Liven things up with this creative casserole.

It’s basically taco salad in a casserole dish – Frito chips, ground beef, cheese, lettuce, tomatoes, and olives.

There’s a lot going on here, with plenty of mouthwatering tastes and textures.

It’s colorful, nutritious, and filling enough to keep the hungriest family happy.

5. Beef and Eggplant Casserole

This family dinner feast is perfect if you’ve picky eaters at the table.

It’s the kind of casserole that lets you sneak in loads of nutritious ingredients while ramping up the deliciousness.

Ground beef, eggplant, onion, garlic, and fresh herbs are simmered in a tangy tomato sauce. 

The rich sauce is lightly spiced with a hint of cinnamon and topped with crunchy toasted pine nuts and melted mozzarella.  

Cheesy Hamburger Casserole with Ground Beef and Pasta

6. Hamburger Casserole

The last time I had hamburger casserole, I was a kid.

But I fully intend to correct that mistake and make this irresistible recipe for dinner

Gooey noodles, juicy meat, tangy tomato sauce, and lots of cheese – there’s no better way to satisfy your inner child.

7. Sloppy Joe Casserole

Easy, filling, and totally addictive, this sloppy joe casserole requires just one pot, one dish, and a handful of ingredients.

Beef, onions, pasta, corn, and tomatoes are simmered on the stove until cooked, then poured into a casserole dish and topped with cheese.

Bake until the cheese browns and dive in!

Mexican Meat Casserole with Cheese and Corn

8. John Wayne Casserole

It’s doubtful that John Wayne ever made or ate this casserole, but he definitely would have approved of its spicy Western flavors.

You’ll need just 15 minutes to prepare this decadent dish, then it’s up to the oven. 

This gooey and gorgeous casserole is made with a biscuit base, topped with layers of beef, green peppers, tomatoes, and sour cream. 

It’s finished off with a cheesy topping, and that’s a problem because it makes it very hard to resist a second helping.

9. Cheeseburger Casserole

Forget Hamburger Helper, this homemade version blows away any cheeseburger you make from a box.

It’s a comforting blend of macaroni pasta and ground beef, simmered in a rich tomato sauce.

Serve it with extra cheese and some garlic bread for a truly awesome Italian-inspired feast!

Cowboy Cornbread with Ground Beef and Corn

10. Cowboy Cornbread

The southern states know how to do comfort food, and this dense cornbread casserole is no exception.

It’s what happens when a cheeseburger meets shepherd’s pie. The result is meaty ground beef topped with melted cheese and crumbly cornbread.

I’ve no idea if cowboys ever cooked or ate this casserole, but it definitely gives me energy for the trail.

11. Ground Beef Casserole

As the name suggests, this is a simple casserole made with simple ingredients. 

But don’t let that fool you – there’s plenty of tantalizing tastes and textures in this one-dish main.

This is a big meal with big flavor, so if you’re in the mood for unfussy comfort food, you’re in the right place.

12. Nacho Casserole

Good food doesn’t have to be sophisticated. Sometimes, you need to go back to basics for something that really hits the spot.

Like this nacho casserole. It’s full of crunchy tortilla chips, juicy ground beef, tangy salsa, and melted cheese. 

You can customize this versatile recipe to suit your own family’s taste.

Add some jalapenos if you want to spice it up, or stir in some more vegetables if you want to trick the kids into healthier fare.

Homemade Stuffed Bell Peppers

13. Stuffed Peppers

Healthier than your average comfort food, stuffed peppers are a nutritious vegetarian favorite.

These bell peppers are stuffed with ground beef, rice, and tomato sauce for a tasty and filling treat.

14. Amish Country Casserole

This freezer-ready casserole is a brilliant choice for meal preppers and anyone gearing up for winter eats.

You can make it ahead of time and freeze, or make it at the weekend for oven-ready dinners during the week. 

However you decide to make this, you’ll love the savory combo of beef, pasta, tomatoes, and creamy mushroom soup.

15. Beef Tamale Casserole

This tasty tamale is a guaranteed crowd-pleaser. Make it on game day and your guests will be licking their plates clean.

It’s a layered casserole, made with a base of sweet cornbread topped with spiced beef, enchilada sauce, and heapings of cheese.

The beauty of this casserole is that the cornbread crust soaks up all the delicious seasoned meaty juices.

There’s loads of fiery Mexican taste in every bite of this tempting dish.

Homemade Barilla Lasagna

16. Lasagna

This perfect lasagna tastes like it was made by an Italian grandmother but it wasn’t. It was made by you, in your kitchen, in half the time.

Using ready-made marinara sauce, it’s super easy to get this classic pasta casserole on the table, even on busy evenings.

17. Pizza Casserole

Made with penne pasta, this cheesy bake may taste like pizza, but it’s a little fancier than your average takeout.

All the pizza ingredients you know and love are here – pepperoni, tomato sauce, and parmesan – all spread into a baking dish and cooked until golden brown.

The kid will love its pizza-like flavor, and you’ll love how easy it is to throw together. Everyone’s a winner!

18. Ground Beef and Rice Casserole

Supremely satisfying, this is a casserole that’ll keep you buzzing all evening long.

It’s made with seasoned ground beef, long-grain rice, and cream of mushroom soup. 

And, of course, don’t forget the cheese. No comfort food is complete without a melted cheesy topping.

19. Sloppy Joe Frito Pie

Nothing says good times like Sloppy Joes.

So enjoy a bit of savory goodness tonight with this hedonistic mix of juicy meat and tangy sauce.

Ground beef and onions are tossed in homemade sloppy joe sauce and topped with crunchy corn chips and cheddar cheese. It’s fun, funky, and crazy tasty!

20. Beef Burrito Casserole

This awesome casserole is the perfect antidote to a bad day. 

No one in the world can sit down to a meal of rolled-up beef burritos smothered in melted cheese and stay grumpy.

Spicy beef, chili beans, and salsa are tightly wrapped in floury tortillas and placed, seam-side down, in a deep baking dish.

They’re then topped with grated cheese and green onion before being baked.

The result is an amazing Mexican feast. Serve with sour cream, guacamole, and lettuce if you really want a party on your plate.

21. Beef Cabbage Roll Casserole

Cabbage rolls are a great low-carb option when you want a delicious beefy wrap, but without the bread.

Not everyone enjoys fussing about with cabbage leaves, however.

So skip the wrapping and go straight to eating with this fuss-free recipe.

All the ingredients are piled into a casserole dish and left to simmer in the Italian-flavored tomato sauce. Simple!

22. Beef Stroganoff Casserole

Silky noodles, salty beef, creamy sauce. I don’t know about you, but I’m drooling over my keyboard.

This traditional Russian dish was created to keep out the cold.

One bite and you’ll understand why. This luxurious dish is a warming bowl of yummy goodness.

23. Meat and Potato Casserole

Sometimes basic is best. And it doesn’t get more deliciously basic than the time-honored combo of meat and potatoes.

This is a great budget-friendly meal for big families.

It’s made with common cupboard staples like cream of celery soup, frozen corn, potatoes, and onions. And of course, plenty of hearty beef for tasty protein.

24. Ground Beef and Broccoli Casserole

Calling all keto dieters, this is the casserole for you if you’re craving cheeseburgers and/or lasagna.

It’s the best of both, with chunky ground beef, cheddar cheese, and zingy tomato sauce.

Cayenne and garlic add spicy, pungent notes while broccoli florets provide your daily ration of green vegetables.

25. Beef and Mushroom Country Casserole

This traditional ‘country’ casserole tastes like something your grandma would make (if your grandma was into delicious, meaty meals).

Made with mushrooms, chopped tomatoes, soft egg noodles, and seasoned beef, this is a dinner that’ll have you drooling. 

And, best of all, there are no canned soups or hidden additives – just real, whole foods. Grandma would definitely approve.

26. Spaghetti Pie

Spaghetti pie might not be authentic Italian cooking, but it gets a pass because it’s so crazy good.

This unfussy pie lets the flavorful ingredients speak for themselves.

It’s made with piquant beef sauce, creamy ricotta, fresh herbs, and a crispy noodle crust.

Bake it until browned, then cut it into slices and serve like a pie. If you’re serving a crowd, it goes beautifully with a simple green salad side.

27. Spinach Fandango Casserole

This nourishing casserole is just as much fun as it sounds. 

A creative twist on a spinach lasagna, it’s a layered bake made with leafy greens, beef, mushrooms, rice, and lots of cheese.

You can easily adapt this one to suit your needs.

Replace the rice with cauliflower to make it keto, or use canned soup for the sauce if you’re short on time.

28. Shepherd’s Pie

Almost any cook can make shepherd’s pie, but not every cook can make an amazing shepherd’s pie.

It’s easy to get complacent about the classics, but you won’t regret giving this recipe a try.

It’s stuffed with juicy beef and plenty of healthy vegetables, all simmered in a rich gravy and topped with cheesy mash.

29. Baked Ziti

Baked ziti is classic Italian party fare. It was traditionally served at weddings because nothing sets a marriage off right like a cheesy pasta bake. 

This recipe is a tasty team-up of pasta, Italian-flavored tomato sauce, and ground beef, topped with mozzarella and baked to gooey perfection. 

30. Sour Cream Ground Beef Noodle Casserole  

Creamy and dreamy, this rich recipe is heaven in a casserole dish.

It’s a smooth blend of soft noodles, thick sour cream, browned beef, and tomato sauce. 

And don’t forget the cheese!

If you’re a cheese fan, you’ll love the heady mix of cottage cheese, Parmesan, and Mexican cheese that’s baked into the dish and spread on top for maximum cheesy flavor.

30 Best Ground Beef Casseroles

Dinner just got easier with these ground beef casserole recipes. From taco to hamburger to Frito pie, you’ll flip for these tasty casseroles.


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Hey there! I'm Kim. I love running, cooking, and curling up with a good book! I share recipes for people who LOVE good food, but want to keep things simple :)

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