Cheesy Cheddar Beef Casserole Recipe

A simple casserole does the job when you want an easy-fix for dinner. This casserole combines two classical American favorites beef and cheese. You’ll love how this cheddar beef casserole recipe hits the spot with its wholesome favors and meaty deliciousness.

Cheesy Cheddar Beef Casserole Recipe

How To Make Cheesy Cheddar Beef Casserole

Meaty ground beef cooked in a herbed-spiced tomato sauce and spinach before topped with 2 kinds of cheese for a cheesy texture and bite.

Prep: 10 mins
Cook: 40 mins
Total: 50 mins


  • 1 lb ground beef, fresh
  • 16 oz tomato sauce
  • ½ cup red wine
  • ¼ cup red onion, chopped
  • 1 tsp dried thyme
  • ½ tsp dried oregano
  • 1 tsp dried marjoram
  • 10 oz spinach, preferably frozen, blanched (if using fresh) or thawed (if using frozen), drained, and chopped
  • 2 cups mascarpone cheese
  • 16 oz cheddar cheese, shredded
  • salt and ground black pepper, to taste

To serve:

  • ¼ tsp parsley, chopped
  • baguette, sliced, toasted


  1. Preheat your oven to 380 degrees F.

  2. Heat up a skillet over medium heat. Add beef and saute until caramelized. Drain off any excess fat.

  3. Using the same skillet, add onions and saute briefly.

  4. Add marjoram, oregano, and thyme and saute briefly.

  5. Deglaze with red wine and reduce briefly.

  6. Add tomato sauce and bring this to a simmer. Continue simmering for about 10 minutes, while occasionally stirring.

  7. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Adjust accordingly, then set aside.

  8. In a mixing bowl, combine spinach and mascarpone or cottage cheese until evenly incorporated.

  9. Season with salt and pepper and adjust accordingly.

  10. Spread your cheese mixture around the sides of your baking casserole, leaving the center empty.

  11. Pour beef mixture into the center of your baking dish and sprinkle cheddar cheese to cover the entire casserole.

  12. Load your casserole dish into the oven and bake for 20 minutes.

  13. Garnish with parsley and serve with toasted baguettes.


  • Sugar: 5g
  • :
  • Calcium: 533mg
  • Calories: 448kcal
  • Carbohydrates: 9g
  • Cholesterol: 102mg
  • Fat: 31g
  • Fiber: 2g
  • Iron: 4mg
  • Potassium: 850mg
  • Protein: 34g
  • Saturated Fat: 17g
  • Sodium: 1202mg
  • Vitamin A: 7497IU
  • Vitamin C: 24mg
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