Delicious Beef and Potato Casserole Recipe

As a nutritionist and food blogger, there’s nothing I love more than creating healthy and delicious recipes that everyone can enjoy. And today, I’m excited to share with you my latest creation – the Beefy Scalloped Potatoes recipe!

This gluten-free and dairy-free recipe is perfect for anyone who loves the comforting taste of scalloped potatoes but wants a healthier version that works for their dietary needs. With its layers of thinly sliced potatoes, seasoned ground beef, mushrooms, and frozen green beans all baked together in a creamy sauce made from unsweetened almond milk and vegetable broth, this dish is sure to satisfy your cravings while giving you the nutrients you need.

And the best part? This recipe is easy to make and doesn’t require any fancy equipment or ingredients. All you need are some basic kitchen tools and readily available ingredients such as yukon gold or russet potatoes, ground beef, onions, and a few spices. So let’s get started on creating a delicious, healthy meal that will impress your family and friends!

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

Beefy Scalloped Potatoes - Gluten Free
Beefy Scalloped Potatoes – Gluten Free

Are you in search of a hearty and healthy meal that will warm up your body and soul? Look no further than these beefy scalloped potatoes! Not only is this recipe free of gluten, but it also excludes dairy, making it an excellent choice for those with dietary restrictions.

But don’t let the lack of gluten and cheese make you think that this dish is lacking in flavor. Thinly sliced Yukon gold and russet potatoes are loaded with ground beef, onions, mushrooms, and frozen green beans. This combination provides a perfect balance of meaty and earthy flavors. Thanks to the addition of heavy cream and garlic, amongst other ingredients, these scalloped potatoes are creamy with just the right touch of savory taste.

Not only does this dish pack in the flavor, but it is also versatile. You can use whatever meat or vegetable variations your heart desires to create a unique spin on the classic potato casserole recipe. It’s an excellent option for those who are tired of serving the same old side dishes.

The best part about this recipe? It’s an easy gluten-free dish that requires minimal time commitment with maximum payoff. Just follow the simple steps included below and enjoy a delicious meal that is sure to please everyone at your table. So why not give this recipe a try? I guarantee that it will quickly become one of your favorite go-to recipes.

Ingredient List

 A cheesy one-pan wonder - Beefy Scalloped Potatoes!
A cheesy one-pan wonder – Beefy Scalloped Potatoes!

Here is a list of ingredients you will need to make this tasty and gluten-free beefy scalloped potato recipe:


  • Yukon Gold potatoes: 2 pounds (peeled, thinly sliced)

Ground beef

  • Ground beef: 1 pound


  • Mushrooms: 8 ounces (sliced)
  • Frozen green beans: 1 cup

Onion and Garlic

  • Onion, small: chopped
  • Garlic, minced: 3 cloves


  • Heavy cream: 2 cups
  • Whole milk: 1 pint
  • Unsalted butter, divided: 3 tbsp + 1 tbsp

Gluten-Free Flour

  • All-purpose gluten-free flour : 3 tbsp


  • Shredded cheddar cheese: 1 cup

These are all the ingredients necessary to prepare this dish, and they are easy to find in your nearest grocery store.

The Recipe How-To

 Get ready to savor the flavors with this gluten-free version.
Get ready to savor the flavors with this gluten-free version.

Now that we have covered the ingredient list in detail, it’s time to jump into the heart of the recipe. Don your apron, grab your chef’s hat (if you wish) and let’s get cooking!

Step 1: Preheat your oven

Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C).

Step 2: Prepare Your Vegetable Mix

In a medium-size pan, heat 3 tbsp of unsalted butter over medium heat. Add a small onion diced and cook it until it is soft and translucent for about 2-3 minutes. Next, add a 16-ounce bag of frozen green beans and sliced mushrooms, sautéing them until they’re softened for approximately 5 minutes.

Step 3: Cook the Beef

In a large pan over medium heat, add 1 pound of ground beef, and cook for about 8-10 minutes or until the meat is fully cooked through. Drain any excess fat that’s left behind from cooking.

Step 4: Cook Potatoes

Take your Yukon Gold potatoes or russet potatoes, peel them thinly, and slice them into rounds. Take a baking dish or skillet and add two layers of thinly sliced potatoes on the bottom.

Step 5: Layering Ingredients

Now that we have all the components ready let’s layer them together. On top of the first layer of potatoes in the baking dish, sprinkle half of the cooked beef evenly. Add another layer of thinly sliced potatoes on top of the beef. Pour half the vegetable mix on top of this second layer of potatoes. Sprinkle grated cheese on top of vegetables, then top it with another layer of thinly sliced potatoes.

Repeat with remaining beef mixture, vegetable mix, grilled cheese topping and add one last final layer of thinly sliced potatoes atop.

Step 6: Add Sauce

Pour 1 cup of heavy cream and 1 cup of whole milk over the layers of potatoes, beef, veggies and cheese.

Step 7: Bake

Cover the baking dish with foil and bake for 40 minutes. Remove the cover and bake for another 20 minutes or until the potatoes are soft, and the top is golden brown.

That’s it! You’re ready to serve delicious Beefy Scalloped Potatoes!

Substitutions and Variations

 These potatoes will make you forget about all your worries!
These potatoes will make you forget about all your worries!

Are you looking to switch up this beefy scalloped potato recipe? Fear not – there are plenty of substitutions and variations to keep things interesting.

For a vegetarian or vegan option, simply omit the ground beef and swap out the heavy cream for a plant-based alternative such as almond milk or coconut cream. You could also consider adding some chopped vegetables such as bell peppers or zucchini for added flavor and texture.

If you’re allergic to dairy or simply prefer to avoid it, try substituting the cheese with a dairy-free alternative such as nutritional yeast flakes or vegan cheese shreds. For an extra burst of flavor, stir in some fresh herbs such as parsley, thyme or rosemary.

For a gluten-free version of this recipe, make sure to use a gluten-free all-purpose flour instead of wheat flour, and double check that all other ingredients are certified gluten-free before using them.

If you’d like to add some extra protein, consider swapping out the ground beef for chuck roast which will create a richer, more savory flavor. Alternatively, you could use mini beef meatballs instead of ground beef for a fun twist on this classic dish.

No matter which substitutions or variations you choose to make, this beefy scalloped potato recipe is sure to be a crowd-pleaser. Don’t be afraid to get creative and experiment with different flavors and ingredients until you find the perfect combination for your taste buds!

Serving and Pairing

 Let's tuck into a dish that's hearty and comforting, but also nutritious.
Let’s tuck into a dish that’s hearty and comforting, but also nutritious.

Serving and pairing are essential elements of any recipe. A perfect side dish can elevate the entire meal, making it more delicious and enjoyable. Beefy Scalloped Potatoes is a soulful recipe that is best served as a side dish for dinner with family and friends. The creamy and cheesy texture of these gluten-free scalloped potatoes pairs well with steak or grilled chicken.

To serve, you can sprinkle some fresh herbs on top like thyme or rosemary to add a touch of herbaceousness to the dish. You can also garnish it with some sliced scallions or chives for color contrast, which adds a beautiful touch to your presentation.

These potatoes are creamy and rich, but still light enough to pair well with other flavors. If you’re looking for a lighter meal, try pairing it with grilled vegetables or fresh salad greens tossed in a tangy vinaigrette. The potato casserole’s layers complement both sweet and savory dishes well.

This beef scalloped potato casserole recipe can also be served at your next potluck or family gathering as a hearty crowd-pleaser that will satisfy even the pickiest eater’s appetite.

In summary, Beefy Scalloped Potatoes recipes are a perfect side dish for any meat-centric meals that you might have in mind. Remember, the sky’s the limit when pairing this scrumptious potatoes recipe!

Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating

 These Beefy Scalloped Potatoes are like receiving a hug in a bowl.
These Beefy Scalloped Potatoes are like receiving a hug in a bowl.

These beefy scalloped potatoes are perfect to make ahead and store for a quick and convenient meal. You can easily make this dish the night before or even a few days in advance, as it keeps well in the refrigerator for up to three days.

To make ahead, simply prepare the dish as instructed and cover with plastic wrap. Store in the refrigerator until ready to cook. You can either bake it straight from the fridge, or let it come to room temperature before baking.

When reheating, make sure to cover the dish with foil to prevent it from drying out. Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C). Place the covered dish in the oven and cook for about 20-30 minutes until heated through. If you find that the top is browning too quickly, you can remove the foil during the last 10 minutes of cooking.

If you have any leftovers, these scalloped potatoes can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to three days. To reheat, simply place in microwave-safe dish and microwave on high for 1-2 minutes until hot.

These beefy scalloped potatoes are perfect for meal prep or a quick weeknight dinner. Whether you’re making them ahead or reheating leftovers, you’re sure to enjoy their creamy texture and savory flavors.

Tips for Perfect Results

 Satisfy your cravings for something meaty yet cheesy in a gluten-free way.
Satisfy your cravings for something meaty yet cheesy in a gluten-free way.

To achieve the perfect result for Beefy Scalloped Potatoes, it is essential to pay attention to every small detail. I have compiled some useful tips that will help you make the perfect dish without any hassle.

1. Choosing the Right Potatoes:

It’s important to select the right potatoes for making scalloped potatoes. Yukon Gold or Russet potatoes work best because they are starchy and hold their shape well. Make sure to peel them thinly before slicing, as thick potato skins can ruin the texture of the dish.

2. Thickness Matters:

For even cooking, ensure that you slice the potatoes thinly and evenly. Otherwise, some potatoes may cook faster than others, leading to uneven Doneness.

3. Fresh Ingredients:

Always use fresh ingredients when preparing this recipe. Frozen green beans or mushrooms can affect the texture and overall flavor of the dish.

4. Bake at the Right Temperature:

Bake your beefy scalloped potatoes at 375°F for approximately one hour until the cheese is melted and bubbly, and the potatoes are tender enough to be easily pierced with a fork.

5. Add Cream Gradually:

To achieve a creamy and smooth texture, add heavy cream gradually while preparing your dish. Using too much cream can lead to a runny texture that takes away from the overall consistency of the dish.

6. Let it Rest:

Once out of the oven, let your beefy scalloped potatoes rest for about ten minutes before serving. This allows time for the flavors to settle together and makes it easier to cut.

By following these tips attentively, you will undoubtedly land up with a delicious gluten-free Beefy Scalloped Potatoes recipe that will steal hearts and leave everyone satisfied!

Bottom Line

In conclusion, this beefy scalloped potatoes recipe is a must-try if you’re looking for a hearty and gluten-free dish that’s easy to make. With its creamy and cheesy potatoes loaded with tender beef, mushrooms, and onions, it makes for a perfect comfort food that will satisfy your cravings. Plus, it’s versatile enough to be served as a main course or side dish for any occasion.

By using gluten-free ingredients like potato starch or cornstarch instead of traditional flour and replacing dairy products with non-dairy alternatives like nut milk or coconut cream, this recipe becomes suitable for those with gluten-free, dairy-free, or vegan lifestyles without sacrificing taste or texture.

So next time you’re in the mood for some delicious and healthy comfort food, give this beefy scalloped potatoes recipe a try! You won’t regret it.

Beefy Scalloped Potatoes - Gluten Free

Beefy Scalloped Potatoes - Gluten Free Recipe

Gluten Free Casserole posted on behalf of Yahoo Group SillyYaks.
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Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Gluten-free
Calories 794.7 kcal


  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 1 (16 ounce) bag frozen green beans or (16 ounce) bag mixed vegetables
  • 1 (4 ounce) can mushrooms, drained (size is approx)
  • 8 -10 potatoes, peeled and sliced
  • 1 (14 ounce) can cream of mushroom soup, Progresso brand (size is approx)
  • 1 -2 cup shredded cheese


  • Boil sliced potatoes until tender. Drain.
  • Brown ground beef and drain. Spread in 9 X 13 glass dish.
  • Sprinkle with chopped onion. Sprinkle half of shredded cheese over.
  • meat. Spread frozen green beans or mixed vegetables over meat and.
  • onion. Sprinkle mushrooms over vegetables.
  • Spread cooked sliced potatoes over vegetables. Spread the rest of the.
  • shredded cheese and then pour mushroom soup over the entire casserole.
  • (You could also make your own cheesy white sauce with butter, milk, and.
  • corn starch or GF flour and cheese such as Velveeta.).
  • Bake in 375-400 oven uncovered for about 30 minutes.

Add Your Own Notes


Serving: 826gCalories: 794.7kcalCarbohydrates: 93.3gProtein: 39.6gFat: 30.4gSaturated Fat: 12.5gCholesterol: 95.2mgSodium: 1073.1mgFiber: 13.4gSugar: 7.5g
Keyword < 60 Mins, Free Of..., Low Cholesterol, One-Dish Meal, Potato, Vegetable
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