Cooler nights call for a comforting meal—on those days, try one of these beef casserole recipes. They’re family-friendly, incredibly delicious, and often made with little more than just ground beef, vegetables, and herbs and spices. They’re easy to prepare and can often be made in advance, then reheated just before dinner time. One of the most classic examples of a beef casserole is shepherd’s pie. This warming dish features two layers—the bottom layer is generally made with a combination of sautéed ground beef or lamb, mixed vegetables like peas and onions, and Worcestershire sauce, then topped with creamy mashed potatoes. The casserole is then baked until everything is heated through and the potatoes are golden brown and bubbling. Not a bad way to end the day, right?
Another beef casserole recipe that everyone knows and loves is lasagna. While you may not think of this Italian dish as a casserole, its many layers of lasagna noodles, ricotta-mozzarella mixture, and meat sauce compose one massive casserole that will feed your whole family. We also have a healthy twist on this favorite recipe that uses more nutritious ingredients for those nights when you want a lighter dinner option.
We’re even sharing a breakfast-inspired beef casserole recipe that combines meat with hash browns and cheddar cheese. While you can certainly make it for your morning meal, we love the idea of serving it as a breakfast-for-dinner option. We’ve also got a taco-inspired casserole recipe that layers everything you know and love about tacos—tortilla chips, canned beans, ground beef, jalapeño peppers, plenty of cheese, sour cream, and cilantro—in one convenient dish.
With these delicious beef casserole recipes in your back pocket, your dinner routine just got a whole lot more interesting.