Cheesy Skillet Ground Beef and Potatoes Recipe in a Cast Iron Pan

Beef & Potato Skillet Supper

A hearty, comforting dish that will satisfy the whole family with budget-friendly hamburger meat and potatoes in a creamy, cheesy sauce. Based on a classic one pan meal, but made with fresh ingredients that are also gluten free.
Course Beef, Dinner, Main
Cuisine American
Keyword ground beef and potatoes, skillet meal
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 636kcal
Author Brianne @ Cupcakes & Kale Chips


  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil
  • one medium onion or half of a large onion, chopped
  • 1 pound white potatoes peeled and sliced about 1/4 inch thick
  • 8 oz. mushrooms, sliced (I used baby bellas, but white mushrooms would be fine, also)
  • 1 1/4 - 1 1/2 pound ground beef
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon dry mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 1/2 cups chicken broth
  • 1 cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 2 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese (about 8 oz.)
  • 2 Tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1/4 cup water
  • salt and pepper
  • fresh parsley , optional for garnish


  • In a large skillet, heat the olive oil over medium heat. Add the onions and cook 2-3 minutes, or until starting to soften and turn translucent.
  • Add potatoes and a pinch of salt and pepper, and saute for 4-5 minutes to start to cook and slightly brown the potatoes.
  • Add the mushrooms and cook for another 4-5 minutes, or until mushrooms are softened.
  • Remove the contents of the skillet to a bowl and set aside.
  • Return the skillet to medium heat and add the ground beef and a pinch of salt and pepper.
  • Cook until the ground beef is fully coked through and browned, breaking up the meat as it cooks. Drain any excess grease from the pan.
  • Add the potato mixture back to the skillet with the gorund beef, and add paprika, dry mustard, garlic powder, and chicken broth. Cover and simmer 5-10 minutes, or until the potatoes have softened.
  • Reduce heat to low. Add Greek yogurt and slowly add the cheddar cheese, stirring between each addition until cheese has melted.
  • Slurry the cornstarch in the water and add to the skillet.
  • Bring to a simmer and cook for another minute or two until thickened and heated through.
  • Adjust seasoning with salt and pepper. Garnish with parsley, if desired.



Calories: 636kcal | Carbohydrates: 16g | Protein: 58g | Fat: 37g | Saturated Fat: 17g | Cholesterol: 177mg | Sodium: 612mg | Potassium: 1191mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 563IU | Vitamin C: 14mg | Calcium: 367mg | Iron: 8mg