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Potato-Topped Casserole

My family enjoy this basic, comforting casserole because it always satisfies. I sometimes stir in sliced black olives.—Cheryl Buker, Eagle, Colorado
  • Total Time
    Prep: 10 min. Bake: 35 min.
  • Makes
    8-10 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 pounds ground beef
  • 2 cans (8 ounces each) tomato sauce
  • 1 cup sliced fresh mushrooms, optional
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 4 cups hot mashed potatoes (prepared with milk and butter)
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese

Directions

  • In a large skillet, cook beef over medium heat until no longer pink; drain. Stir in the tomato sauce, mushrooms if desired, garlic, salt and pepper.
  • Transfer to a greased 13x9-in. baking dish. Top with potatoes; sprinkle with cheese. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 35-40 minutes or until heated through and cheese is melted.
Nutrition Facts
1 cup: 353 calories, 21g fat (12g saturated fat), 94mg cholesterol, 531mg sodium, 16g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 2g fiber), 25g protein.

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