Meat and Potato Pie – Not Pretty but Good

Nor is it healthy when topped with all that cheese but it’s very good to eat and GREAT to make when feeding a large crew.  I’ve always seen this cooked in this way but would love to hear your variations if you make something similar.


  • 1 lb ground beef
  • ½ small onion chopped
  • 6 to 8 saltine crackers, crushed
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1 can cream of mushroom soup, divided
  • 1 cup cheddar cheese


Combine the ground beef, onion, egg and about ¾ of the soup in a bowl. Add the crackers to the beef and mix till combined.  Put in a baking dish and form it like a meat loaf. Spread the remaining soup on top.
(It is better to have a casserole with higher sides so that when you top with mashed potatoes there will be room)

Bake @ 350 degrees for approx. 1 hour  While it is baking prepare the mashed potatoes.  When the beef is done top with the mashed potatoes and sprinkle the cheese on top.  Place back in oven till cheese has melted.

The lovely dish is Temp-Tations from QVC.  They offer many beautiful styles, including the one below.  The meal itself isn’t a pretty one but it always helps to serve it up in something pretty!

Meat and Potato Pie Precooked

Meat and Potato Pie

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  1. 1

    Most casserole dishes aren’t overly attractive – but when you get the right mix they can be so yummy and very homey. I make a Shepherd’s Pie that my guys love, but I’m not to crazy about. It is the meat and usually veggies (onions, carrots, peas, etc.) in a little bit of a thick gravy and then topped with the potatoes and cheese.

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    Wendy Huelsman says

    I think the finished product looks yummy with the mashed potatoes and melted cheese. My sister in law is from France and made a dish she called hamburger pie. A layer of browned and seasoned ground beef on the bottome. A can of cream style corn over top of the meat. A layer of mashed potatoes on top. Entire dish baked in a 350 degree oven for about 20 minutes. My kids were crazy about it.

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    Anna says

    I love that dish – so pretty! The food in it sounds pretty good, too. I’m thinking my guys would enjoy it.

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    Lisa says

    I make mine a bit different. I cook the ground meat and seasonings and then put it in the bottom or a 9×13 dish, top it with the mashed potatoes and cheese that way you are eliminating some of the fat from the meat.

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    kelly says

    i have one that is simular to this , hambugar pot pie , i grew up having this , and have fixed it for my kids , they are grown now but still ask for it , i uese hambugar , a can of tomato soup , a can of green beans , a can of corn , wip up some mashed potatoes , and bake it . its yummy .