When you think of a casserole, what comes to mind? Something hearty, we presume. Cheesy, melty, meaty, warming–a dish that can fill you up after a long day of good work and good cheer. Country Classic Casserole is that casserole–the casserole you picture when you think of casseroles! Filled with layers of ground beef and a savory mushroom sauce, Country Classic Casserole has beefy flavors that will knock your socks off! Add in layers of fluffy potatoes and sharp, creamy cheese, and bam! Everything you could hope for at dinnertime is here on your plate, just waiting for you!

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Ingredients

  • 1 pound lean ground beef
  • 1 cup onions, diced
  • 1 (10.5-ounce) can condensed cream of mushroom soup
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 2 pounds russet potatoes, thinly sliced
  • 2 cups mozzarella and cheddar cheese blend, shredded
  • 1/2 cup green onions, chopped

Directions

Step 1 –Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.

Step 2 –Grease a 9×13-inch baking dish with cooking spray.

Step 3 –Place a large skillet over medium-high heat.

Step 4 –Add the ground beef and the onions to the skillet and cook, crumbling the beef as it cooks, until no pink remains, about 5-7 minutes.

Step 5 –Transfer the skillet from the heat.

Step 6 –In a large mixing bowl, add the cream of mushroom soup, the milk, the sour cream, the salt, the pepper, and the Italian seasoning, whisking well to combine.

Step 7 –Layer 1/2 of the potatoes in the bottom of the prepared baking dish, spreading them out evenly.

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Step 8 –Spread 1/2 of the soup mixture over the potato layer in the baking dish.

Step 9 –Spread 1/2 of the beef mixture over the soup layer in the baking dish.

Step 10 –Sprinkle 1 cup of the cheese over the ground beef in the baking dish.

Step 11 –Repeat the layers, starting with the potatoes and ending with the cheese.

Step 12 –Cover the dish with aluminum foil and bake for 50 minutes.

Step 13 –Remove the foil and bake until the top is golden-brown and bubbly, about 15 minutes.

Step 14 –Allow the casserole to rest for 5 minutes.

Step 15 –Sprinkle the top with the green onions and serve.