Hungry Hubby's Meat & Potato Pie

Hungry Hubby's Meat & Potato Pie

Meat and potatoes are the core of many meals, and for good reason. Delicious and filling, there's nothing better for dinner than a great meat and potato dish like this Hungry Hubby's Meat & Potato Pie. Layers of mashed potatoes, ground beef, cheese and mushrooms makes this one of the tastiest casserole recipes we've found. If you're in the mood for something hearty and comforting, turn to this awesome potato and beef bake that wows every time.

Cooking Time55 min

Cooking MethodCasserole


  • 4 large russet potatoes, peeled and diced
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • salt, to taste
  • black pepper, to taste
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 8 ounces sharp cheddar cheese, grated
  • 12 ounces cottage cheese
  • 1 medium onion, finely chopped
  • 2 medium carrot, finely chopped
  • 1 1/2 pound ground beef
  • 1 pound mushroom, sliced
  • 1/4 cup dry sherry
  • paprika, to taste


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Spray a 3-quart baking dish with a non-stick vegetable coating.
  2. Boil the potatoes until they can be easily pierced with a fork. Drain thoroughly and return to the pot.
  3. Add 2 1/2 tablespoons of butter, salt, pepper, milk, and 1 cup of the grated cheese; mash thoroughly.
  4. Blend in the cottage cheese and again mix well; set aside.
  5. In a heavy skillet, cook onion and carrots in the remaining 1/2 tablespoons butter over low heat, until onion is soft and translucent, about 15 minutes. Stir occasionally and add a little water if necessary to prevent scorching.
  6. Add the meat, salt and pepper, and cook until meat is no longer pink. Spoon meat mixture into a colander lined with paper towels to absorb any grease from the meat.
  7. Put skillet back on the stove and add mushrooms and sherry. Cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until mushrooms are soft and all of the sherry is absorbed.
  8. To assemble pie, spread 2 cups of the mashed potato mixture in the bottom of the prepared pan. Spread drained meat mixture evenly over the potatoes. Top with 3/4 cup of grated cheese. Add mushrooms, then the remaining mashed potato mixture.
  9. Sprinkle the remaining 1/4 cup cheese evenly over the top and lightly dust with paprika.
  10. Bake until the top is nicely browned, about 40 minutes. Let stand 10 to 15 minutes before serving.


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I have made numerous requests for substituting a different beverage for liquid such as sherry, bourbon, beer, etc. I have yet to ever see it shown. Is there a good reason for this omission?


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