14 Beef Casserole Recipes for When You Need an Easy Dinner
From classic ground beef casseroles to a new take on pizza, this list of easy recipes will become your weeknight go-to.
Few things are more comforting throughout the cold weather months than a hearty beef casserole dish. Many of these dinner ideas are made, baked, and served right in the same pan for easy weeknight cooking. From classic ground beef casseroles to a fun twist on burritos, check out this list of casserole ideas, and add one to your dinner rotation this week!
Bean and Beef Enchilada Casserole
The only thing better than a bean and beef enchilada, is a this casserole dish filled with layered bean and beef enchiladas. No rolling or folding required. This recipe gives the option of building on the earthy flavors with either yellow or white corn tortillas. Either way, it’s comforting, hearty, and absolutely delicious.
Beef Stroganoff Casserole
This take on a traditional Russian dish is made with sautéed beef, hearty pasta, and a savory sour cream sauce. It's a beef noodle casserole recipe you can serve to the whole family, whether it’s a busy winter weeknight or a holiday celebration around the table.
Stacked Sweet Corn, Bean, and Beef Casserole
Think 7-layer dip, but its casserole cousin! This casserole is stacked, quite literally, with flavor and texture. Mexican flavors are built with savory ground beef, corn, smoky chorizo, and pinto beans. Classic spices like chili powder and cumin add a punch aromatic flavor. With a dollop of sour cream on top, this ground beef casserole will be hard to resist!
Trisha Yearwood's Baked Bean Casserole
This beef casserole recipe takes hearty baked beans and gives them a main dish upgrade with over a pound of ground beef. Smoky bacon adds a hickory flavor to this dish. Crumble it on top during the last 10 minutes of baking.
Two-Bean Enchilada Casserole
In this beef enchilada casserole recipe, black beans and pinto beans make an appearance along with traditional Mexican flavors and layers of crunchy tortilla chips. You can prepare this ahead of time to allow the flavors to marry and then place your casserole right into the oven when it’s time for dinner!
Beef and Vegetable Biscuit Bake
The inclusion of ingredients like Brussels sprouts, carrots, onion, and lean ground beef lighten up this take on a classic beef casserole. But don’t be mistaken. It’s hearty, filling, and satisfying! Choose refrigerated biscuits for a speedy weeknight shortcut.
Deep Dish Cheeseburger Pizza Casserole
This casserole is like a 3-in-1 comfort meal. It includes all the things to love most about cheeseburgers, deep-dish pizza, and and of course, casseroles! Cut into the crisp top layer to discover cheesy, gooey goodness!
Savory Tot Breakfast Casserole
This mouth watering breakfast casserole deserves the main spot on your dining table. Lean ground beef brings it into dinnertime territory while tots, eggs, and cheese feel like the ultimate diner omelet. This is a one-dish breakfast-for-dinner experience.
Moroccan Beef and Pumpkin Bake
Ground beef, vegetables, and tender couscous are covered with a sweet corn bread topping to create this unique casserole. The ground beef is seasoned with Moroccan spices including cumin, coriander, cinnamon, and ginger. Similar to chicken pot pie, a flaky corn bread pastry dough forms the golden crust.
Beef Taco Pie
This Mexican casserole serves up all the amazing flavors of ground beef tacos, but in one comforting dish. The lightness of the tortillas allows all of the flavors to marry while baking, and every single forkful of this delicious casserole will melt in your mouth. You can prepare, cook, and serve this in your favorite pie dish as the perfect weeknight or date night meal.
Forget 7-layer dips. Try this 8-layer ground beef casserole! This Mexican-inspired meal is like a huge dish of tacos, but is prepared, cooked, and served all in one dish. Layer classic taco ingredients between layers of flour tortillas, stick it in the oven, and in no time you’ll have a meal for the entire family.
Mexicali Hamburger Casserole
Ground beef, spicy salsa, and sweet corn are layered with corn bread to create this easy casserole recipe. The dish is quick to prepare and bakes for only 30 minutes. In less than one hour, you can enjoy your favorite Mexican flavors in every single bite!
Upside Down Pizza-Skillet Casserole
Upgrade your pizza plans this weekend! This casserole is unique in that it cooks in a skillet before moving to the oven. It has all the flavors of a deep-dish pizza, with layers of cheese, sauce, sausage, and mushrooms.
Cheeseburger Shepherd's Pie
This beef and potato casserole is perfect for kids and kids at heart! A burger-inspired filling of ground beef, onion, pickles and mustard is topped with mashed potatoes and melted cheddar cheese. Garnish the finished dish with more chopped pickles.