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Best Ground Beef Casseroles

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Have a pound of ground beef in the freezer and nothing to make for dinner? Check out these easy and delicious casseroles with ground beef and whip up a dinner the whole family will love!

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Ground Beef Casserole Recipes

Coming up with fun new dinners every night can be tiring. It’s crazy how the family wants to eat every day, LOL. I have my tried and true favorites that I make on a regular basis, but sometimes I need something new. Something easy. 

And preferably something big enough to leave me some leftovers for lunch the next day.

That’s why I am sharing some easy casserole recipes using ground beef. These make an easy weeknight meal for busy school nights when you need to get everyone to the dinner table in a hurry.

Our favorite ground beef casseroles are the ones that have flavors my family already loves: tacos, cheeseburgers, and spaghetti and meatballs. So I add these to my dinner rotation more often. But when you want something new, I have you covered!

Even for the picky eaters in your house.

​Check out these delicious recipes and comment with which one is your new favorite! Better yet, if you have a recipe that I don’t have here, comment below and let me know. I am always looking for new ideas!

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dump and bake meatball casserole

1. Dump and Bake Meatball Casserole

This Dump and Bake Meatball Casserole requires just 5 ingredients and no boiling the pasta first! Full of hearty meatballs, marinara sauce, Italian seasoning, and tons of mozzarella cheese.

With minimal prep, you will have a hearty and cheese pasta and meatball bake the whole family will love.

philly cheesesteak casserole

2. Philly Cheesesteak Casserole with Tater Tots

Philly Cheesesteak Tater Tot Casserole combines tender, savory ground beef, colorful bell peppers, and melted cheese, all topped with crispy tater tots. Perfect for an easy dinner on a busy weeknight!

spatula covered in cheese and casserole

3. Frozen Burrito Casserole

Frozen Burrito Casserole is perfect when you are craving Mexican food but are short on time! Take advantage of pre-made burritos and dress them up for a meal the whole family will love.

grandma's ground beef casserole

4. Grandma’s Ground Beef Casserole

Grandma’s Ground Beef Casserole is an easy and hearty dinner that the whole family will love. Full of juicy ground beef, tender past noodles, tangy sour cream and cream cheese, in a rich tomato sauce.

All this yumminess is topped in melted cheese!

big boy casserole

5. Frisch’s Big Boy Casserole

Big Boy Casserole is a remake of an iconic restaurant’s star menu item. Layers of tender beef, flaky crescent roll dough, tangy big boy sauce, tangy pickles, and lots of cheese!

crockpot taco casserole

6. Crock Pot Taco Casserole

This Crock Pot Beefy Potato Taco Casserole is an easy recipe that makes Taco Tuesday even more delicious. Full of cheesy potatoes, hearty ground beef, and slow cooked for maximum flavor!

garlic bread and cheese on top in a white dish

7. Garlic Bread Casserole

Looking for the perfect weeknight dinner that the whole family will love? This easy recipe for Garlic Bread Casserole is one to try the next time you need a new recipe.

Perfect for a main dish or just a simple side dish.

scoop of casserole on wood spoon

8. Corned Beef Hash Casserole

With savory corned beef, crispy potatoes, and an extra kick of flavor, you won’t be able to help but think of St. Patrick’s Day when you try this Corned Beef Hash Casserole Recipe.

stuffed bell pepper casserole

9. Stuffed Bell Pepper Casserole

Featuring gooey cheese, mouth watering peppers, and hearty ground beef, this Stuffed Bell Pepper Casserole makes a delicious dish for family dinner nights

It’s also an easy casserole for the next time that you want to make dinner ahead of time.

scoop of cheesy casserole topped with parsley

10. Mexican Trash Casserole

Inspired by Texas Trash Dip with a Mexican food twist, this Mexican Ground Beef Casserole is a yummy recipe to make for Taco Tuesday or even Game Day.

lasagna casserole

11. Lasagna Casserole

Lasagna Casserole is an easy recipe for those busy weeknights when you want to make something that the whole family will love, without having to take a ton of time to make it.

Use egg noodles or penne pasta and switch up the ground beef for Italian sausage.

spoon scooping a cheesy casserole out of a skillet

12. Cornbread Cowboy Casserole

With warm, robust flavors and a fluffy cornbread topping, this Cornbread Cowboy Casserole is the perfect dish for your next potluck or dinner tonight. Your whole family will love it!

hamburger potato casserole

13. Pioneer Women Hamburger Potato Casserole

The next time you’re looking for easy dinner ideas, try making this delicious hamburger potato casserole from the Pioneer Woman.

You’re going to fall in love with the creamy sauce, cheesy goodness, and crunchy topping of this hamburger casserole from your first bite.

french fry casserole

14. French Fry Casserole

In search of simple recipes that everyone in the family will enjoy? This French Fry Casserole has fast become a top pick for my family.

It’s the perfect blend of crispy golden fries and cheesy hamburger, creating the best kind of comfort food.

casserole missing a scoop

15. Big Mac Tater Tot Casserole

My Big Mac Tater Tot Casserole is filled with crispy tater tots, juicy ground beef, melty cheese, sweet pickle relish, and a copycat big mac sauce that seals the deal.

This makes it one of the huge hits at my Super Bowl party every year.

scoop of pasta being pulled out of a dish with a spoon

16. 4 Ingredient Hamburger Casserole

For those busy weeknights when the entire family is running around, satisfy those hungry husbands and kids with a family favorite – a delicious 4 Ingredient Hamburger Casserole recipe!

fork of casserole over a plate with mustard

17. Bierock Runza Casserole

Made with beef, onions, shredded cabbage, cheese and all the good stuff, this Bierock Casserole hits the spot. Especially when you’re looking for something easy yet filling the entire family will love.

scoop of tater tot casserole

18. Cowboy Casserole

Filled with hearty ground beef, lots of veggies, and topped with crispy tater tots, Cowboy Casserole is one the whole family will love. Even the kids!

heaping serving of Salisbury steak casserole

19. Salisbury Steak Casserole

Hearty Salisbury Steak Casserole is an easy way to have your favorite comfort food without a lot of fuss.

Juicy ground beef, simmered in French Onion soup, mixed with earthy veggies, and topped with fluffy mashed potatoes, all in a single dish!

John Wayne casserole with melted cheese and jalapenos

20. John Wayne Casserole

John Wayne Casserole fills some pretty big britches when it comes to casserole recipes. Hearty ground beef, seasoned with Southwest flavors, lots of cheese, on top of a fluffy biscuit layer.

scoop of walking taco bake

21. Walking Taco Casserole

A Walking Taco Casserole takes everything that makes a walking taco great, like quick and easy to make, delicious to eat and puts it in one easy dish.

This hearty ground beef casserole is full of Mexican flavors, black beans, green chiles, diced tomatoes, and tons of cheddar cheese.

spoon scooping out casserole

22. Shipwreck Casserole

Shipwreck Casserole is a combination of tasty layers loaded with ground beef, potatoes, and veggies, all in a rice and tomato soup.

Baked to a perfect mess, the whole family will love it! This is not just any rice casserole, it’s a unique flavor for sure!

casserole with scoop missing

23. Frito Pie Casserole

Rich and hearty beef mixed with tomatoes, green chilies, Ranch beans, and taco seasoning, topped with crunchy Frito corn chips and gooey cheese. This Frito Pie Casserole is a family favorite for sure!

spoonful of egg noodle and beef casserole

24. Ground Beef Casserole

Ground beef casserole is creamy, cheesy, and super easy to make. Comfort food with simple ingredients that the whole family will love!

removing a serving of spaghetti casserole to serve hot

25. Spaghetti Casserole

Baked Spaghetti Casserole is the perfect way to re-invent your classic spaghetti dinner. This recipe hits all the marks so you better double the recipe now.

preparing a casserole for storing in the fridge

How long do they last?

Store any leftovers in an airtight container or cover tightly with plastic wrap for up to 4 days in the refrigerator. Reheat in the oven or microwave until warmed through.

​Can I freeze them?

Most of these casserole recipes you can freeze. The only ones I might be careful with are the ones with pasta like spaghetti or egg noodles. The noodles are small and can lose their texture when you thaw them. Best to undercook the noodles a bit so they cook perfectly when you bake it.

For easier prep, make the ground beef mixture in large batches and freeze in one pound portions. Then pull out and mix with the rest of the ingredients. Bake and enjoy!

Be sure to use a freezer safe baking pan that can go directly to the oven. Or use a disposable pan made from aluminum foil. Then you can just toss the container and not have to wash dishes.

types of white enamel covered casserole dishes in a variety of shapes and sizes

Best Casserole Dish to Use

Most of the recipes use a 9×13 baking dish, that is oven-safe. If you have a smaller household, you can always separate the recipe into two smaller dishes (8x8inch). Bake one to enjoy now and freeze one for an easy dinner when things get hectic. The baking time will need to be adjusted.

Most of these recipes can also be made in a large skillet (10-12 inches) and then baked. Just be sure your skillet is oven-safe.

Best Casserole Tips

  • Use lean ground beef, ground bison, or ground sirloin for best flavor.
  • Substitute ground turkey or ground chicken for a lighter version.
  • For easier prep, make the ground beef mixture in large batches and freeze in one pound portions.
  • If it seems dry, add in a few tablespoons of beef broth.

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collage of ground beef casserole recipes

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