Easy Ground Beef Casseroles

Ground beef casseroles are always a good choice for busy weeknight family meals. They’re easy, they’re quick and they won’t break the budget.

  • Extra-Easy Lasagna
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    Extra-Easy Lasagna

    Lasagna recipes don’t get any easier than this 5-ingredient version. You don’t even have to cook the noodles before layering them in the baking dish.
  • Beef-and-Pasta Casserole

    Beef-and-Pasta Casserole

    This family-favorite ground beef casserole features cooked rotini pasta combined with canned tomatoes, breadcrumbs, Cheddar cheese and Parmesan and is perfect for a busy weeknight.
  • Beef, Cheese, and Noodle Bake
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    Beef, Cheese, and Noodle Bake

    Turn mac and cheese into a heartier main dish with the addition of ground beef, onion, carrot, and tomato sauce. Even your pickiest eaters will love this dish.
  • Shepherd's Pie
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    Shepherd’s Pie

    This potato-topped shepherd’s pie gets extra flavor from the cheese and carrots that are added to the mashed potato crust. And you can take a shortcut with the crust because the recipe calls for frozen mashed potatoes.
  • Beef Lombardi

    Beef Lombardi

    While it may sound like a fancy dish, Beef Lombardi is simply a mixture of ground beef and chopped tomatoes that’s spooned over a mixture of creamy noodles, topped with cheese, and baked. It’s a great make-ahead dish because you can assemble the casserole and freeze it for up to one month.
  • Pastel de Choclo (Beef and Corn Shepherd's Pie)
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    Pastel de Choclo (Beef and Corn Shepherd's Pie)

    In a traditional shepherd’s pie, the ground lamb or beef mixture is topped with a mixture of mashed potatoes, but in this version, the topping is a pureed corn crust and the beef mixture is flavored with onion, garlic, olives and raisins.
  • Mexican Lasagna

    Mexican Lasagna

    Let your lasagna go Mexican by layering ground beef and sausage with corn tortillas, tomatoes, green chiles, enchilada sauce, and cheese.
  • Vanessa's Make-Ahead Beefy Lasagna
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    Vanessa's Make-Ahead Beefy Lasagna

    A container of refrigerated pesto adds distinctive flavor to this basic beef-and-cheese lasagna, and the unbaked lasagna can be frozen for up to three months.
  • Nacho Grande Casserole
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    Nacho Grande Casserole

    instead of serving a spicy ground beef nacho mixture on a platter over tortilla chips, bake it in a casserole and serve with chips for a hearty main dish or appetizer.
  • English Cottage Pie
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    English Cottage Pie

    This popular British pub-food features a mixture of ground beef and vegetables topped with a crusty mashed potato topping. You can use leftover mashed potatoes or frozen.
  • Cheesy Chili Hash Brown Bake
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    Cheesy Chili Hash Brown Bake

    This 5-ingredient casserole features convenient frozen hash brown potatoes, a can of Sloppy Joe sauce and can of chili. The mixture is baked either in ramekins for individual casseroles or in a 13 x 9-inch baking dish.
  • Spaghetti Casserole
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    Spaghetti Casserole

    This hearty one-dish meal spaghetti casserole is great for serving a crowd. You can assemble it a day or two ahead and bake just before serving.
  • Football Fiesta Casserole

    Football Fiesta Casserole

    Layer a spicy ground beef mixture with kidney beans, olives, cheese and corn chips and bake for a main dish casserole that will satisfy the heartiest of appetites. It’s a great choice for both your game-day crowd and your family dinner crowd.
  • Noodle-and-Spinach Casserole

    Noodle-and-Spinach Casserole

    This lasagna-like ground beef casserole has wide egg noodles instead of lasagna noodles, so there’s no layering required. You simply add a jar of spaghetti sauce to the cooked ground beef, stir in the noodles and a creamy, cheesy spinach mixture, and bake.
  • Baked Linguine with Meat Sauce

    Baked Linguine with Meat Sauce

    Take this casserole version of spaghetti and meat sauce to your next potluck supper and win rave reviews. The layer of sour cream and cream cheese between the pasta and the meat sauce makes the whole dish rich and creamy and hard to resist.
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