This hearty cheesy crockpot cowboy casserole will knock your boots off! Loaded with beef, beans, potatoes and cheese this gluten free dinner is easy to prep and dinner will be done for all your cowgirls and cowboys when they come home.
Making this easy crockpot casserole only takes a few steps and then you can leave it all day to cook! Whenever we have a busy week with lots of activities after school I make sure to put this on the menu. It’s so filling you don’t even need a side dish. Everything is included in the one-pot dinner and I love that. Another family favorite one pot dinner is my Cheesy Beefy Taco Casserole!
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Plus, it is great to keep on warm and if you have people eating at different times they can just come in and serve themselves when they get home. If you don’t have a Crock Pot that has a timer with a warm setting I highly recommend it. I always use this Crock Pot Cook and Carry.
Quick Family Dinner
This budget friendly dinner is a quick dinner you can throw together in the morning. While you brown the meat you just need to chop up the potatoes and onions. I just use a mandolin to chop the potatoes faster and this onion chopper for my onions. Once I’m done chopping, my meat is browned and all the work is done. The rest of the ingredients you just open the cans and pour them in.
But if you want it to be even easier and faster you use frozen diced potatoes and frozen chopped onions. The casserole wouldn’t need to cook for quite as long if you use frozen potatoes so you may want to adjust the cooking time in half so the potatoes don’t become too mushy.
Ingredients for Cheesy Crockpot Cowboy Casserole
- ground beef- browned and fat drained
- diced onion
- can of cream of mushroom soup
- 2 pounds sliced or diced potatoes
- diced tomatoes with liquid
- canned corn- drained
- kidney beans- drained
- shredded cheddar cheese
- Italian seasoning
- salt and pepper
Gluten Free Substitutions
All of my recipes are gluten free because my husband has celiac disease. That means he is allergic to gluten which is found in lots of products like bread, soy sauce, canned soups, seasonings and more. The cream of mushroom soup in this recipe can contain gluten if you don’t buy a gluten free version. I always use Pacific Food Cream of Mushroom Soup. Other than that all the rest of the ingredients are gluten free!
Customize Cheesy Crockpot Cowboy Casserole
What I love about this dish is all the ways you can swap it up for what you have available or what is on sale at your grocery store. Here’s a list of great things to add or swap out to your crockpot cowboy casserole.
- Canned green chilis
- Black beans, pinto beans, chili beans
- Ground sausage
- Ground turkey
- Chopped Bell Peppers
- Hot Sauce
How to Make Cheesy Crockpot Cowboy Casserole
Step 1. Brown beef and drain fat.
Step 2. Add beef, potatoes, onions, cream of mushroom soup, diced tomatoes, canned corn, kidney beans, Italian seasoning, salt and pepper.
Step 3. Mix all ingredients together well.
Step 4. Cook on low for 8 hours or high for 5-6 hours.
Step 5. Once finished cooking top with shredded cheese. Cover and melt cheese for 10 minutes.
Cheesy Crockpot Cowboy Casserole
- 1 pound ground beef browned and fat drained
- 2 pounds russest potatoes peeled and cut
- 1 Cream of Mushroom Soup gluten free
- 1 yellow onion diced
- 15.5 oz kidney beans canned
- 15.5 oz corn canned
- 14.5 oz diced tomatoes do not drain
- 3 cloves garlic minced
- 2 tbsp Italian seasoning
- 1 1/2 cup cheddar cheese shredded
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Brown beef and drain fat.
- Add beef, potatoes, onions, cream of mushroom soup, diced tomatoes, canned corn, kidney beans, Italian seasoning, salt and pepper.
- Mix all ingredients together well.
- Cook on low for 8 hours or high for 5-6 hours.
- Once finished cooking top with shredded cheese.Cover and melt cheese for 10 minutes.