Layered Beef and Potato Casserole

If you want an easy to cook recipe that allows you to give your family a bit from all the food groups, this is it. It is the perfect bite size for little toddlers too!

Layered Beef and Potato Casserole
 
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Ingredients
  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 2 cups frozen mixed vegetables
  • 1 jar (12 oz) beef gravy
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1 bag frozen potatoes O'Brien with peppers and onions, thawed
  • 2 cups shredded Swiss cheese
Instructions
  1. Heat oven to 350 degrees. Spray a 12x8 inch (2 qt) baking dish with nonstick cooking spray.
  2. Brown ground beef and drain. Stir in mixed vegetables, gravy, and salt. Cook until vegetables are thawed and mixture is thoroughly heated.
  3. In the baking dish, layer 3 cups of the potatoes and 1 cup of the cheese. Spoon the ground beef mixture over the cheese. Top with the remaining potatoes.
  4. Cover with foil and bake 55 - 60 minutes or until bubbly. Remove foil and sprinkle remaining cheese. Bake uncovered 5 minutes or until cheese is melted. Sprinkle with paprika before serving.

Pizza Breadstick Casserole

 

 

Pizza Breadstick Casserole
 
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Ingredients
  • 1 lb ground beef
  • ½ cup diced pepperoni
  • 5 tbsps of diced onions (I personally use less since I am not a huge onion fan)
  • 1 jar chunky tomato pasta sauce
  • 1 box (10.6 oz) Pillsbury refrigerated Parmesan breadsticks with garlic
  • 2 cups shredded Colby-Monterey Jack cheese blend
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Spray a 12x8 (2 qt) glass baking dish with cooking spray.
  2. Brown ground beef and drain. Stir in pepperoni, onions, and pasta sauce. Cook until boiling.
  3. Unroll dough into 1 large rectangle. Spread garlic mixture from the box evenly over the dough. Separate dough into 10 breadsticks. Cut each breadstick into 3 crosswise pieces.
  4. Pour ground beef mixture into baking dish. Spread dough pieces evenly over hot ground beef mixture.
  5. Bake 15 - 18 minutes or until topping is golden brown and no longer doughy. Sprinkle with cheese and bake 10 minutes longer or until cheese is melted.

The Beast’s Goulash

That really isn’t the name of this recipe. However, when I told Madison I was making Goulash she told me that The Beast from Maggie and Ferocious Beast (it’s a show on Noggin for those of you who don’t have kids) LOVES goulash. Hence, we came up with this name, and I don’t remember what its really called anymore. As you can hopefully see from the picture on the left (if not, Will has it all over his face and hair), this easy to make recipe is a huge hit with everyone here!

 

 

The Beast's Goulash
 
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Ingredients
  • 2⅔ cups uncooked rotini pasta
  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 1½ cups chopped celery (about 3 stalks)
  • 1 cup chopped onion (about 2 medium onions)
  • 2 cans diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 1 can condensed tomato soup
  • 1 tsp dried basil leaves
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp pepper
Instructions
  1. Cook pasta as directed on the package and drain.
  2. Cook ground beef, celery, and onions until beef is thoroughly cooked and drain.
  3. Stir in cooked pasta and the remaining ingredients. Heat to boiling. Reduce heat and simmer uncovered for about 10 minutes.