Good-for-You Meat and Potatoes Casserole
This stick-to-your-ribs dinner is actually pretty light and good for you!
Servings Prep Time
6 15minutes
Cook Time
45minutes
Servings Prep Time
6 15minutes
Cook Time
45minutes
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Spray a 9 x 13″ baking dish with cooking spray.
  2. Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add ground meat, onion, oregano, salt, and pepper. Cook, stirring often and crumbling the meat, until onions are tender and meat is mostly cooked through. Stir in garlic and vegetables, and continue cooking until vegetables are heated.
  3. Meanwhile, in a smaller skillet, heat butter over medium heat. Whisk flour into melted butter until smooth. Stir in milk a small amount at a time, whisking constantly to keep mixture smooth. Bring sauce to a simmer. Turn off heat, and stir in cheese, a pinch of salt, and pepper to taste.
  4. Stir sour cream into meat mixture, and spread meat and vegetables into the prepared baking dish. Arrange an even layer of frozen potatoes over the meat, and then pour the cream sauce evenly over the potatoes. Gently jiggle the pan back and forth a few times to allow the sauce to sink into the meat a bit.
  5. Bake in preheated oven for 45-60 minutes, until potatoes are browned to your liking.
Recipe Notes

If you want to use fresh potatoes, just dice them, and soak them in water for about 5 minutes. Then, drain them and dry them on a kitchen towel. That step helps to wash some of the starch off the potatoes, and they will crisp up better in the oven.