Speedy Shepherd's Pie
Making the most of supermarket convenience items gets this family favorite on the table in a flash. Precut matchstick carrots are easier to chop into small pieces quickly, and using prepared mashed potatoes for the topping is a good trick for when you don't have leftover mashed potatoes on hand.
Classic Lasagna with Meat Sauce
Extra-lean ground beef (which sometimes cooks up dry) works well here because it's combined with marinara to keep it moist. For a quick and easy variation, feel free to use 9 whole lasagna noodles instead of 6 broken noodles, using 3 noodles per layer. You also can sub fresh basil leaves for the parsley sprinkled on at the end.
Ground Beef and Pasta CasseroleThis casserole is perfect for your busy week when getting in and out of the kitchen needs to be a snap. With very simple prep work, it will become a weeknight staple in your household.
Baked Italian-Style Cauliflower
Tomato 'n' Beef Casserole With Polenta Crust
Beef-and-Pasta CasseroleThis 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 BakeTurn 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.
Beef LombardiWhile 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.
Shepherd’s PieThis 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.
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 LasagnaLet 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 LasagnaA 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 Casseroleinstead 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.
Cheesy Chili Hash Brown BakeThis 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.
Extra-Easy LasagnaLasagna 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.
Spaghetti CasseroleThis 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 CasseroleLayer 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 CasseroleThis 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 SauceTake 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.
Easy Ground Beef Casseroles