Congratulations Casserole

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September 11, 2014

Congratulations Casserole - Casserole on a plate.Why the silly name? I put this together with leftovers and pantry items for dinner. My 6 year old who loves cooking and recipes asked me if I followed a new recipe or I made this one up. When I told her it was my own, she quickly responded;"Congratulations, it's very good!" I just thought that was too cute.:)


That being said, it passed the test with 4 kids. Not a single complaint, I have to admit it is really good, comfort food. The best part about it, I used leftover ground beef and potatoes that would have been tossed otherwise.

I find it very helpful personally to keep some basic pantry staples on hand for those times when you want to whip up something quick.

Total Time: About 10 minutes

Yield: Around 8-10


  • 3 1/3 cup ground beef
  • 1 envelope taco or burrito seasoning
  • 3 15 oz. cans drained mixed vegetables
  • 3 10.5 oz cans cream of mushroom soup
  • 3 1/2 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • 4 1/4 cup mashed potatoes
  • dash of basil

My ground beef was originally prepared with an envelope of taco seasoning added. I would suggest adding this to yours as it gives it great flavor!

I imagine this would also turn out quite tasty with leftover chicken if that is what you happen to have. Just use up those leftovers, it's like getting a free meal! :)

*You could easily half this recipe for a smaller casserole*



  1. In a large mixing bowl, combine ground beef, taco or burrito seasoning, mixed vegetables and mushroom soups.
  2. Spread into a 13 by 9 inch casserole dish.
  3. Sprinkle with cheese.
  4. Spread potatoes over all, sprinkle with dried basil. It tastes good and makes it look nicer.
  5. Bake in a 350 degree F oven for 35 minutes.
  6. Remove from oven and enjoy!
  7. Congratulations Casserole - Cooked casserole in a pan.


September 12, 20140 found this helpful

How clever and simple. Thank you. I will have to try it.

September 15, 20140 found this helpful

Now this is what's up, cheap and good! Can't wait to try for dinner this week.

September 15, 20140 found this helpful

Hi - "Congratulations" ! This recipe is on my next meal plan! Thanks for sharing!

September 23, 20141 found this helpful

The recipe calls for "3 5 oz. cans Cream of Mushroom Soup" which doesn't seem correct. Should it read 1 (15 oz.) can or 3 (15 oz.) cans? Or should it be something totally different. Please correct the recipe. It sounds like it would be a delicious entree and I would love to be able to make it correctly. Thank you!


Editor's Note: The recipe has been corrected above to read 3 - 10.5 oz. cans

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