Simple One Dish Meat and Potato Meal

Now that I have posted my Cream of Mushroom Soup recipe, I will share with you the promised One Dish Meat and Potato Meal recipe.  A friend of mine shared this with me years ago, back when my 14 year old was just a baby.

Let us all pause a moment and reflect on how much taller Asa is since the day I received this recipe.

Have I mentioned that he’s jumped three and a half shoe sizes since last winter?    I guess that answers any questions you may have had about who is eating half the pan of my simple, one dish meat and potato meals.  Good gravy.  (literally)

One Dish Meat and Potato Meal

1 Pound beef or venison stew meat, cubed
4 medium sized potatoes, scrubbed and cubed
1 1/2 cups homemade cream of mushroom soup
2 Tablespoons homemade onion soup mix
2 cups frozen peas

In a 9×13 inch baking dish, stir together meat, potatoes, soup and onion soup mix.  Gently stir in frozen peas.  Bake, uncovered, in a 300° oven for 2 -2 1/2 hours or until potatoes are tender.  If you think of it, give this dish a stir half-way through baking time.  Warning:  Contents in casserole dish will produce an enticing aroma during 2+ hours of baking.  Make plans to distract yourself during this time so that you aren’t tempted to burn your tongue on a raw potato before product has finished baking.

One Dish Meat and Potato Meal

Serve this with a salad, or serve it all by itself since there’s a veggie included.  This recipe serves 4-6 people, unless you’re feeding a 14 year old boy with uncontrollably growing feet.  ;)

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  1. says

    Hi there, love the warning lol and at the end it says: serves 4-6 people…also unless you have a 59 year old ‘growing’ husband that loves to eat. lol

    The dish looks really yummy. I hope I won’t burn my tongue. I will have to give it a try. Thanks for the recipe. Take care, Janet

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    Dione Reply:

    My 18 year old can eat this by himself, lol. Double batch here:)

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  2. says

    You know the saying, “Never go to the store on an empty stomach”? How about “Never visit Laura’s blog on an empty stomach”!

    Looks simple and delicious!!

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  3. Lisa H. says

    Looks great! My daughter just made us a veal stew a couple of nights ago, and unfortunately burned it. (We ate it anyways… aren’t we nice? Though, admittedly, eating with clothespins on our noses wasn’t so nice….. just kidding!)
    So this recipe will work splendidly for her, so she can set a timer, and continue designing her period costumes or finishing up her algebra with no worries about burning dinner.
    Thank you so much!

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  4. says

    have you ever tried freezing this meal?

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    Laura Reply:

    I haven’t tried, but I don’t think it would work very well. I think the potatoes would become mushy.

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    Connie Reply:

    I haven’t tried this receipe but I have a similiar one and it’s made with frozen hashbrowns and it’s not mushy.Also I f you try making this receipe with Yukon Gold potatoes I’m sure it won’t be mushy

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  5. says

    This looks and sounds like it would taste lovely! I have been trying to find different variations of ways to make the standard ‘meat and potatoes’ my husband loves. I’ll have to try this on him next week. And, thanks for sharing your link to homemade cream of mushroom soup. We haven’t had cream of mushroom in a while (I’ve boycotted the cans).

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  6. Allyson says

    That looks so great! I don’t eat beef, though. Do you think this would be good with turkey kielbalsa?

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    Laura Reply:

    Yes, that sounds great!

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  7. gina says

    Sounds yummy. I have been making my own cream of mushroom soup of a couple of years, so I will have to try this recipe, Love your comment about a 14 year old. I have a 2 year old that must have a hollow leg, cause she eats more than I do.

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  8. Karen says

    This looks yummy! I am SO enjoying your site — thankyou! And my oldest son will be 12 in a month and his feet are already bigger than mine (and I wear an 8.5!). I go to the grocery store almost every. single. day. Let’s commiserate! :)

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  9. sarah says

    yummm. do you put the stewmeat or hamburger meat in raw or cooked? thanks!

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    Laura Reply:

    You put it in raw and it cooks with the potatoes.

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  10. Angelina says

    I can’t get frozen peas around here; do you think this would work with fresh peas? It looks delicious!

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    Laura Reply:

    Yes, I think fresh peas would be great!

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  11. says

    Crockpot version sounds great! I wanted to ask what cut of beef you use, Laura? Do you use hamburger meat or a cut of roast or something? I made something very similar last week with hamburger and cheese and carrot, it was delicious! Looking forward to trying this too.

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  12. Debbie says

    We served this last night with an addition of carrots and celery and onion (instead of onion soup mix). Everyone LOVED it!

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  13. Diane says

    Lol about the comment about burning our tongue while waiting for the 2+ hour meal to cook. Thanks for posting again what looks like a delicous meal.

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  14. Jessica says

    Costco didn’t have organic frozen peas… would green beans work the same? I’m sure they would, I just need someone else to agree with me. lol

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    LindseyforLaura@HHM Reply:

    I agree!!!

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    Lisa Reply:

    I used fresh green beans and it worked wonderfully :o)

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  15. Audrey says

    Looks good. Do you think I could sub fresh broccoli for the peas?

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    Laura Reply:

    Yes, that should work!

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  16. says

    Super Fast Skillet Version
    I put the potatoes in a covered dish and microwaved for 9 min.
    Meanwhile, I didn’t have cubed beef so I used minced meat and cooked it with fresh chopped onions in a skillet. I added the ingredients for the dried onion soup mix (on this site) minus the onions since I used fresh. My husband doesn’t like peas so I added green beans instead and added the cream soup.
    When the potatoes were done I added them to the skillet and let it all cook together for a few minutes.
    So, a bit different, but not much. Super fast, and it turned out WONDERFUL!!
    Thank you so much.

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    Annie Reply:

    Perfect! It’s 5:00 and dinner didn’t get in the crockpot, so I was hoping someone had posted a faster way to use the same stuff that would have gone in the crockpot…only I have chicken. I feel much more comfortable cooking the chicken on the stove than mixing raw with everything and baking it. Has anyone done the baked variation with raw chicken?

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  17. Micah says

    Oh, YUM!! This is almost ready to come out of the oven but I’ve tasted it several times, just to check the potatoes, of course. It has been torture to smell for the last 2+ hours; I am one hungry mama! I used precooked ground beef, 2 cups of plain cream, and will have to add copious amounts of Tony’s (a supper-yummy cajun seasoning). Being in south Louisiana, Tony’s is a part of every food group but dessert! I highly recommend this recipe! Thank you, Laura

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  18. Sonja says

    My family is unknowingly becoming a fan of your blog thanks to this and other tasty recipes! :)

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  19. Angela says

    Anyone know how well this dish reheats? Thanks!

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    Laura Reply:

    It doesn’t freeze well because the potatoes get mushy, but if you have leftovers, you can rewarm them on the stove or in the oven without any problem!

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  20. Lisa says

    This was absolutely delicious. We used organic kielbasa instead of the beef and my husband and 4 children devoured it. Definitely a keeper. It is the first time I have tried the onion soup mix as well and will definitely be returning to that recipe. Yum! Thank you so much!

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    Lisa Reply:

    And I used fresh green beans instead of peas :o)

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  21. jes says

    This dish did not work out for me. After 2.5 hours of cooking (and stirring it one half way through) some of my meat was still raw and some was bone dry. I used beef stew meat and a glass dish. Any suggestions? Was I supposed to cover it or brown the meat first?

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    LindseyforLaura@HHM Reply:

    Laura does not cover hers, but it sounds like covering it may be a good option for you. I hope it works out better next time!

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  22. Jodee says

    I don’t know what happened, but this tasted terrible. The onion soup mix was very overpowering and then entire dish was bright yellow. I put the whole thing down the garbage disposal. Darn now I don’t know what we are going to eat for dinner.

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  23. Annie says

    Any suggestions for gluten-free and dairy-free alternatives for the cream of mushroom soup? Maybe some coconut milk thickened with chickpea flour????

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    Annie Reply:

    Or coconut milk/cream and fresh mushrooms?

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  24. abbie says

    I’ve made this several times and its a big hit. This time I was out of peas so I added chopped fresh carrots and bell peppers. And use you onion soup mix recipe but for the cream soup I keep a dry mix on hand for even easier. Thank you for the great recipe. Oh and I used ground beef I like to do this in my big cast iron dutch oven then its hot and ready for other veggies and less mess.

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