👉 VeggieRiceCasserole



Cheesy Beef and Veggie Rice Casserole


  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 1 small pack of Birdseye mixed vegetables
  • 1 cup uncooked rice
  • 1 can (14 oz) chicken broth
  • 1 can (10.5 oz) cream of mushroom soup
  • Shredded cheese (your choice of type and quantity)


  1. Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C).
  2. In a large skillet, brown the ground beef over medium heat until fully cooked. Drain any excess fat and set aside.
  3. While the ground beef is cooking, prepare the rice by cooking it in the chicken broth according to the package instructions.
  4. Meanwhile, microwave the mixed vegetables for half of the suggested time on the package to partially cook them.
  5. When there are about 5 minutes left on the rice cooking time, add the cooked ground beef, cream of mushroom soup, and partially cooked mixed vegetables to the rice. Mix well to combine.
  6. Allow the mixture to simmer on low heat for the remaining 5 minutes to allow flavors to meld.
  7. Transfer the mixture to a greased casserole dish, spreading it out evenly.
  8. Sprinkle shredded cheese over the top of the mixture to your desired thickness.
  9. Place the casserole dish in the preheated oven and bake for 20 minutes, or until the cheese is melted and bubbly.
  10. Once done, remove the casserole from the oven and let it cool slightly before serving.
  11. Serve the cheesy beef and veggie rice casserole hot, and enjoy with your family!

Here are some tips to make your Cheesy Beef and Veggie Rice Casserole even better:

  1. Seasoning: Don’t be afraid to season the ground beef while browning it. You can add salt, pepper, garlic powder, or any other favorite seasoning blend to enhance the flavor.
  2. Vegetable Variation: Feel free to use fresh or frozen vegetables instead of canned ones for a fresher taste. You can also mix and match different veggies according to your preference.
  3. Rice Options: Experiment with different types of rice for varied texture and flavor. Brown rice or wild rice can add nuttiness and chewiness to the casserole.
  4. Homemade Cream of Mushroom Soup: If you prefer, you can make your own cream of mushroom soup from scratch for a fresher taste. It’s relatively easy and allows you to control the ingredients.
  5. Cheese Selection: Choose your favorite type of cheese or a combination of cheeses to top the casserole. Cheddar, mozzarella, or a blend of both work well. You can also add a sprinkle of Parmesan cheese for extra flavor.
  6. Additional Ingredients: Customize the casserole by adding extras like diced onions, minced garlic, diced bell peppers, or chopped herbs for added depth of flavor.
  7. Layering: For a visually appealing presentation, consider layering the ingredients in the casserole dish. Start with a layer of rice mixture, followed by a layer of cheese, and repeat until all ingredients are used, ending with a layer of cheese on top.
  8. Covering: If you prefer a softer texture, cover the casserole dish with aluminum foil while baking to trap steam and moisture, resulting in a more tender casserole.
  9. Garnish: Before serving, garnish the casserole with chopped fresh parsley or green onions for a pop of color and freshness.
  10. Make-Ahead: You can assemble the casserole ahead of time and refrigerate it until you’re ready to bake. This makes it a convenient option for busy weeknights or when entertaining guests. Simply increase the baking time slightly if baking from cold.


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