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End of the Month Casserole Recipe

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This End of the Month Casserole is a delicious comfort food. This is the type of meal that comes together when I’m making my shopping list but haven’t actually went to the store to buy anything quite yet.

And no matter what, this easy recipe is always a hit. The kids love the taste of these ground beef and potatoes and I’m just happy that I always seem to have all these ingredients one hand. Because when you’re at the “end of the month”, you never know what food you’re going to have to make dinner.

once a month recipes

It never fails that this is at the top of my meal planning once a month recipes!

Even though this is a great dinner recipe, you can easily save the leftovers and reheat for a breakfast casserole, too.

Check out the rest of my easy casserole recipes! Also my easy ground beef recipes! Check out my quick beef recipes, too!

End of the Month Casserole

I’m pretty obsessed with the name of this simple dinner recipe. It’s one of those recipes that is relatable to all. If you’re like me, you probably have a food budget that you have to stretch out to make last for the month…and once you’re getting near the end, this is where dishes like this come from!

I’m all about feeding my boy’s hearty meals and this is why this one is a hit. There’s no denying that planning out your month’s meals and having this on the list is always a welcomed treat.

quick cheap easy dinner recipe of hamburger meat and potatoes

Can this be one of your freezer meals?

You bet! If you’re into meal planning and making up freezer meals, this easy casserole should most definitely be added to your list.

Specialty Ingredients:

The following ingredients are affiliate links on Amazon because they may be a bit hard to find in your normal store.  I wanted you to be able to see exactly which things we are using.

The recipe card below calls for either make ahead hamburger meat or ground beef and a muffin or two of seasoning blend.

Reminder, not all ingredients in the Cheap potatoes and ground beef recipe are linked above, just the ones that may be a bit difficult to find or that you might be unsure of what to look for

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Make it a Meal:

Love the idea of meal planning? Check out how simple and easy this hearty dish is one to plan on making. Just split your meals up into sections and start just like the example below!

Vegetable Side: Easy Grilled Vegetable Recipes

Starch Side: Hamburger Meat and Wild Rice Soup Recipe

Refreshing Drink: Coffee Banana Tofu Shake

Don’t forget Dessert: 5-Ingredient Pumpkin Pie Dip Recipe

cheap potatoes and ground beef recipe

Best Casserole Recipes:

Once you make this End of the Month Casserole Recipe, I guarantee you’re going to want more easy and simple dishes. Luckily for you, I’ve gathered up some of the best that you can easily make up for later.

Meatloaf Casserole is one of our family’s favorite meals!

Taco Bake Casserole has a huge amount of flavor and taste!

This Slow Cooker Green Bean Casserole is great to make any time of the year.

Don’t miss out on this amazing Mexican Chicken Corn Casserole!

We love to eat this Cheesy Crockpot Cowboy Casserole.

Chicken Casserole Recipes are a great way to meal plan and have a bunch of delicious dish options.

Chicken Vegetable Casserole is so great to eat and packed full of healthy vegetables.

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What are some varieties of this dish?

You can try all sorts of different things with this dish. Sweet potatoes could add a hint of sweetness as could adding in some other veggies like green beans as well.

Don’t forget to put on a scoop of sour cream to the top once you get done making it. (and a little dash of salt and pepper, too!)

Some people add in rice into this skillet casserole as well, but I tend to think that this makes it more of a rice casserole recipe.

More Ground Beef Recipes:

End of the Month Casserole

End of the Month Casserole Recipe

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes

Check out this delicious End of the Month Casserole Recipe!


  • 1 pound make ahead hamburger meat or 1 pound of hamburger and 1 muffin of seasoning blend
  • 1 can 10.5 ounces Cream of Mushroom
  • 1 can 14.5 ounces Beef Broth
  • 1 Tablespoon of Minced Garlic
  • Dash of Kitchen Bouquet
  • Approx. 3 Slices of Bacon - cooked and crumbled
  • Approx 6 large potatoes.
  • 3 Cups of Shredded Mozzarella divided
  • Dash or Two of Worchestershire Sauce
  • Salt and Pepper to taste


Preheat oven to 400°F.

To prepared hamburger meat, add: cream of mushroom, beef broth, kitchen bouquet, salt & pepper, garlic, and bacon. Bring to a boil and allow it to simmer while doing step #3.

Peel and slice potatoes. Cover with water in large pot. Bring to boil and continue at good rolling boil for about 7 minutes.

Layer 1/2 the potatoes, 1/2 the meat mixture, and 1/2 of the cheese (in that order) in a small dutch oven. I like to spray it with Pam first.

Repeat layers!

Cover with lid and bake for about 15 minutes or until cheese melts.

Remove from the oven, remove the lid, and allow it to sit (to thicken some of the juices) about 10 minutes.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 6 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 939Total Fat: 39gSaturated Fat: 15gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 19gCholesterol: 147mgSodium: 1528mgCarbohydrates: 94gFiber: 7gSugar: 11gProtein: 54g

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What else would you add to this casserole recipe? If anyone tries to make it in their crock pot, let me know! I haven’t tried that yet but it’s on my radar!

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Friday 18th of February 2022

Please clarify "make ahead hamburger" and "muffin of seasoning blend"?

Kelli Miller

Saturday 26th of March 2022

you can find links to both recipes in the "specialty ingredients" area of the blog post itself. :-)

Donna Mayfield

Thursday 1st of March 2012

Hi Kelly This looks yummy and it is good to "see" you again. So sorry to hear that you were having a hard time with and after surgery. That may explain part of my question. Are you aware that some of us (myself and one other girl for sure) did not receive the books you offered through Paperback Swap? PB has marked them lost in the mail and put a hold on your account. Any idea what happened?


Friday 2nd of March 2012

Donna, thank so much and I have not been "missing". There is a contact button on PBS, you could have used it as some of the others have. :-) I put my account on vacation, because I had surgery. The books didn't arrive because I entrusted my husband with them. LMBO! He didn't make it to the post office until the first person didn't get their items. I asked and he confessed. Then, they went. However, they are shipping media mail and that can take several weeks. I keep hoping they show pretty soon. :-(

Thanks! Kelli


Thursday 23rd of February 2012

This is a fabulous idea. I'll have to try it. If you have a crock pot recipe - you should come link up with me at on Thursdays for my Crock Pot Buddies Blog Hop.

I hope to see you link up!


Monday 20th of February 2012

I love it, Kelli. We have a "clean out the freezer" supper every once in awhile at our house. And it usually ends up being "my best work", LOL! This sounds great...potatoes, cheese, cream of can you go wrong!?! Would be delighted for you to link up with us at Mop It Up Mondays:

Have a great week! {HUGS}, kristi

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