An entree and a side dish all in one pan, this Country Meat, and Mashed Potatoes Casserole will disappear before your eyes! With the juiciest and most flavorful meat on the bottom and a thick layer of skin-on mashed potatoes on top, you may want to double this recipe.

juicy meatloaf on the bottom and mashed potatoes on top!

Country Meat and Mashed Potatoes

One of my favorite parts about this recipe is the skin-on mashed potatoes. This is how mom and her mother before her made them and it brings up such great memories! You can peel your potatoes of course. The recipe will remain the same when the potatoes are peeled.  Get the recipe for Country Mashed Potatoes here.

SO yummy!


Meatloaf has always been a favorite around this household.  We like to make it a few different ways, my magic meatloaf recipe is also a family favorite.  When you think of meatloaf, you should also be thinking about mashed potatoes.  It is a rule.  So, the pairing of these two dishes was a no-brainer!  Our kids love cheese so sometimes we will shake this recipe up and bit and throw piles of shredded cheddar cheese and bacon on top.  Kind of like a loaded baked potato.  Serve it up with some sour cream and, in my case, some ketchup.  I personally don’t agree with the ketchup combo but I have been overruled in that department.

Grandma made it perfect!

Country Mashed Potatoes

So, the mashed potato recipe I used is the ONLY mashed potatoes recipe that is allowed in my house.  You can use whatever makes the most sense.  People get really defensive when you say that your mashed potato recipe is the best.  But it is.  Just saying.  I have seen some people use a cheesy mashed potato or sour cream and chive mashed potato recipe.  I won’t fight you on it.  Mashed potatoes can be amazing any way you like them, just don’t use the box stuff or we will have to have words.

There are never left overs!

How to make Country Meat and Mashed Potatoes

This recipe whips up rather quickly.  Once you have the potatoes done, everything moves pretty quick.  You basically throw everything into a skillet until the ground beef is no longer pink.  Then you spread it out into your baking dish, making an even layer.  Top with the mashed potatoes and pop it into the oven for about 30-40 minutes.   Feel free to leave out the corn.  I know some people are not a fan of that.

I highly recommend trying to Skins On Mashed Potatoes, even if you don’t make the entire casserole. They are simply AMAZING and your opinion of mashed potatoes will forever be changed! But be sure to try this Country Meat and Mashed Potatoes Casserole, sooner than later! 🙂

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Country Meat and Mashed Potatoes

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Juicy and flavorful meatloaf on the bottom and a thick layer of skin-on mashed potatoes on top, you may want to double this recipe!


  • 2 pounds ground beef
  • ½ cup chopped onion
  • 2 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1 can corn, drained
  • cup ketchup
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • ½ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • Country Mashed Potatoes link in post


  • Preheat oven to 350°F and spray a 9×13-inch baking dish with cooking spray.
  • In a skillet over medium heat, brown onions and garlic until aromatic and translucent. Add beef and brown. Drain juices.
  • Add corn, ketchup, salt, and pepper and stir well.
  • Put the meat into the prepared baking pan and press down to spread out and form an even layer.
  • Carefully spread Country Mashed Potatoes over the meat and smooth out.
  • Bake uncovered for about 30 minutes.


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  1. Idahoan instant mashed potatoes made with butter, cream cheese and a dollop of sour cream are so good that everyone eating them thinks it’s fresh ashes potatoes from scratch. I used to say I would never used instant potatoes until a friend who cooked for our church meals gave me the recipe! Now I buy in bulk from Sam’s make and freeze in meal size containers. I only buy fresh potatoes for baked potatoes!
    Never say never until you’ve tried it. (I doubt if restaurants eel potatoes!)

    1. Sorry for the typos. Please read “ashes” as “mashed” , “used” as “use”, add “and” after Sam’s and read “eel” as “peel”. This will teach me to read and edit before posting! 🙂

  2. 4 stars
    I call it Shepherd’s Pie. I make it basically as above, hamburg, onion, corn, mashed potato. I drain the hamburg and stir in a can of au jus gravy, a pinch of rosemary, dash of worcestershire, cracked black pepper, and corn (I like any veg but the mr. will only eat corn). Mashed potatoes on top, plenty of shredded cheddar cheese – what could be better on a cold Sunday evening? Except some mushrooms added, or using part or all sauteed breakfast sausage – heavenly!

  3. Making this now, no ketchup, used beef broth seasoning for the meat and some beef broth, the taste is oh so good!

  4. 5 stars
    This was delicious. I followed the recipe to the T. The whole family ate it all in 2 days. Thank you for the wonderful recipe.

  5. McGuires World Famous Irish Pub & Restaurant’s description of their famous ‘Shepherd’s Pie ~
    A True Irish Country Meal. A Casserole of Ground Steak with fresh Vegetables topped with Smashed Irish Potatoes, Cheddar Cheese and Baked to a Golden Brown’.

  6. I just read this one and I’m definitely gonna be making, made my mouth water reading it. Email me all the recipes you want. Thanks

  7. Made this for my family for the first time and they loved it 🙂 The only thing I did different was made some brown gravy that they could put on top if they wanted. I will be making this again and again!

  8. If you make the country meatloaf and mashed potatoes casserole, do you use the whole recipe for Skins on mashed potatoes? Six pounds sounds like a lot to fit in a 9×13″ casserole.
    Thank you!

  9. This will be perfect❤????
    I have read thru all the comments an yes depending upon which area a person is raised in if you added Worcestershire Sauce an MIxed Vegetables than you would have a Shepards Pie. I do not eat lamb meat. I will say that I have now got to try find a good recipe like what was described above for the Shepards Pie.

    I myself will make a smaller size for while we are in the RV. Thank you so much

  10. We call it “Chinese Pie or Pâté chinois ( French Canadian) Always made it with creamed corn and regular corn. It is the ultimate comfort food.

  11. Gosh…….I have been making this for years only without the ketchup and cream style corn instead of regular…..

  12. My husband made this for me today following your recipe and it was heavenly ????meatloaf potatoes casserole best ever thanks for sharing

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