Cheesy Crockpot Cowboy Casserole


There were NO leftovers of this casserole…. darn-it!

Cheesy Crockpot Cowboy Casserole - Family Fresh Meals



Hold onto your hats cowboys and cowgirls! This Cheesy Crockpot Cowboy Casserole is going to blow your mind. It’s hearty, full of flavor and takes only minutes to prepare.


It’s loaded with potatoes, beef (or vegetarian soy crumbles), beans and cheese. How the heck can you go wrong?! Make sure to PIN THIS recipe for your fall menu. Your family will thank you :)


Cheesy Crockpot Cowboy Casserole


1/4 cup diced onion
1/2 tsp pepper
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp Mrs. Dash
1 lbs small red potatoess, sliced thin (about 4-5 small red potatoes),
1 can of cream of mushroom soup
1 lb ground beef browned and drained
1 can of diced tomatoes with liquid
1 cup canned corn, drained
1 can dark red kidney beans, drained

1 cup of shredded cheddar cheese



Cheesy Crockpot Cowboy Casserole _

1. Place  all of the ingredients except the cheese in a 4- 6 quart crockpot and stir well.



2. Cover and cook on high for 4 hours or on low for 7-8  hours. Uncover crock-pot and sprinkle shredded cheese over top and recover and let cook an additional 30 minutes.


Recipe adapted from Crock-Pot Ladies






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Corey, Darryl, Big D & Little D









4.8 from 33 reviews
Cheesy Crockpot Cowboy Casserole
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Serves: 4-6
  • ¼ cup diced onion
  • ½ tsp pepper
  • 1 tsp salt
  • ½ tsp Mrs. Dash
  • 1 lbs small red potatoess, sliced thin (about 4-5 small red potatoes),
  • 1 can of cream of mushroom soup
  • 1 lb ground beef browned and drained
  • 1 can of diced tomatoes with liquid
  • 1 cup canned corn, drained
  • 1 can dark red kidney beans, drained
  • 1 cup of shredded cheddar cheese
  1. Place all of the ingredients except the cheese in a 4- 6 quart crockpot and stir well.
  2. Cover and cook on high for 4 hours or on low for 7-8 hours. Uncover crock-pot and sprinkle shredded cheese over top and recover and let cook an additional 30 minutes.


Here is what I used for this Cheesy Crockpot Cowboy Casserole



  1. THIS looks SO good, Corey!

  2. Just pinned this!! It looks delicious! =)

  3. The directions say to add everything except the cheese but I don’t see cheese listed in the ingredient list. Am I missing something? Also, we don’t have Mrs. Dash. Is there a substitute? Thanks

    • Sorry Nicole, the 1 cup of cheese got cut off of the recipe card. It is on there now :) Do you have any other sort of an all seasoning?

      • Katharine in Brussels says:

        Hi Corey, I can’t find Mrs Dash easily out here in Belgium but I am loading up my crock pot now with a smidgen of veg bouillon but not putting in salt. Even DH, my pickiest eater, is interested in this so fingers are crossed!

  4. Looks good!!! DEFINITELY pinning!!!

  5. Looks so delicious :)

  6. Must try this…it looks delicious!

  7. Love it. Thank you.

  8. Michelle says:

    I was just wondering do the corn and beans keep their juice or are they drained?

  9. This looks wonderful for when temperatures will start to drop and comfy meals will be in order.

  10. Hey Corey…… Guess what’s cooking in my crockpot right now? One guess! Hmmm hmmm hmmmm. It already smells soooo good! Can’t wait till dinner. Just hope that my hubby doesn’t decide to put on his cowboy boots and hat! :)

  11. Hi,

    How do you think this would be with Bush’s baked beans instead of kidney beans? Do you think it would give it that sweet glaze and flavor?

    Thanks, Bailey

  12. Hi, what is mrs dash seasoning do you know whats in it so I can try and find similar?

  13. I like this recipe a lot. I need to make a large quantity for a group. How would it work in foil pans in the oven slow cooked?

  14. Colleen Shamburg says:

    This looks really good! Gonna try it tonight for dinner :)

  15. Bonnie Colvert says:

    Pinnned! Will definitely try in the fall!

  16. Hi, is it just normal cream of soup or the condensed type? Many thanks

    • Condensed :) Hope you enjoy!

      • Katharine+in+Brussels says:

        Thanks because I will add my can of condensed cream of mushroom soup now then :) My grocer sells those mega cans that are about 150% of a typical soup can, so just guessing the regular soup can size is the one you suggest. It should start getting fragrant in another hour or so, will add more then if needed.

  17. I am cooking this in my crockpot right now, my husband and three boys love mince in anything – I think this may be one of their favourites! It’s quite cool here in Scotland so this will warm us up! btw I used Knorr Aromat for the spice!

  18. Thank you so much for sharing this. I use to make something very similar to this and LOST the recipe. I can’t wait to make this for supper this week. My husband has been asking for it, only difference is we call it ship wreck stew.

    • Hahaha, I love your name for it :)

      • Our family (from south Jersey) also makes a ship wreck stew, though it’s not that similar. But from what I’ve been told, it was the stew thrown together from what was on hand for those that were on the wrecked ship, so there are tons of variations!

  19. This was just delicious! I had to use russet potatoes since that’s all I had, but no problem. It’s just my husband and I so This will be lunch tomorrow as well. Thank you for posting it and we’ll definitely be adding this to the rotation :D

  20. Just made this for dinner, except I put it in the oven. Turned out super good! AND everyone, even my “I don’t like beans” daughter, LOVED it. Thanks so much!

  21. Jannelle Knapp says:

    My family loved this recipe! It’s super easy too! Definitely keeping this recipe handy for the fall and winter months!

  22. My husband can’t eat tomatoes, do you think it would still be good if I just left them out?

  23. What size can of tomatoes did you use?

  24. I don’t think there would be any leftovers at our house too!

  25. This looks delicious! Could you substitute the beans with something else, like carrots, mushrooms or onions? Perhaps later in the cooking process? Neither my boyfriend nor I like beans, but I would love to make this with more veggies!

    • I like all of your substitute ideas. I think they would all be fine to add at the beginning. YUM! Let me know how it turns out :)

  26. Colleen Martel says:

    Great dish to sneak some shelled edamame in during the last 20 minutes of cooking?!?

  27. This looks good. I’m going to try it tonight

  28. i Have This In The crock Pot Right Now! I’m A Big Corn And Onion Fan So i Just Threw In The Whole Can Of Corn And A Whole Small Onion, Smells Super yummy! Every One Of Your Recipes I’ve Made Have Been Delicious, Thank You!!!

  29. Also I Like Things With A Little Kick So I Used Rotel Style Tomatoes, Yummm (I Hope)!

  30. u are saying 1 can of each beans and tomatoes but u are not saying what size of can

  31. I was wondering how long I could cook this in the oven?

  32. Love this !!!

  33. Think I can use russet potatoes??? Have too many of those:)

  34. I made this for dinner tonight, and it was a big hit! Mine came out a little “thinner” than yours looks though, but I think that’s my fault, all I had on hand was stewed tomatoes. Still, I love the flavor they gave it over just plain tomatoes, it was slightly sweet and wonderful! Thanks again!

  35. Do you think a can of cheddar cheese soup would work instead of the cream of mushroom?

  36. Do you think I could do this as a freezer meal? Maybe just put everything (minus the cheese) in ziploc? Having a baby next month and trying to stock up the freezer with yummy & easy meals. Thanks!

    • Katharine+in+Brussels says:

      Angela, this is a great idea, I will try this in another two months when the third trimester rolls around. I have read that people put in shredded cheese in a seperate ziploc, even though dairy can get grainy after freezing, but it’s going ot melt over everything and it probably won’t be noticeable. With a newborn, at least, I won’t care and the rest of the family will be happy to have a hot meal on the table. So thanks and this is going on my Google Doc baby on the way freezer meal list :)

  37. Your recipes always turn out delicious, but you need to do one of two things: either stop making your food look so stinkin’ pretty or come to my house and plate everything for me. ;) You definitely have an artistic eye and a great palate! Looking forward to trying this recipe this week!

  38. Do you think I can eliminate the 1 can of cream of mushroom soup? I try to avoid using processed food as much I can. What are you suggestions for alternatives please? This looks so yummy and I want to try it out! Thank you kindly and in advance :)

  39. I tried this tonight and instead of using ms. dash we used a steakhouse onion burger seasoning and added a fourth of cup of green peppers. It was delicious if you have not tried this recipe you must try it. Thanks for the recipe :D Delicious

  40. just put this together, I think the family is going to be in for a treat tonight!

  41. Both my boyfriend and I do not like tomatoes. I can do sauces and pastes (I think (I’ve never tried!)) but I absolutely hate tomato chunks! What are your suggestions?

  42. I saw this recipe today on Pinterest and had to try it. I didnt have corn so I subbed a can of green chilis. I also used pinto beans. I didnt have an onion so I chopped up some of the whites of some green onions. It looks and smells amazing. I cant wait to try it!!

  43. Just put this together in the crockpot. Can’t wait to try it!

  44. Do you brown the hamburger meat first?

  45. Jackie Welcel says:

    I made this for dinner today. precooked the burger last night so it was easier to throw together in the morning. My husband got home before me so he put the cheese on and cooked a frozen load of bread to go with it. I was freezing when I walked in and it was soo nice to sit down to this warm, hearty, delicious meal! Thanks for the recipe :)

  46. Thanks for this awesome, delicious recipe! We loved it! Even my toddler was crazy about it. She usually doesn’t eat potatoes… Well today she did!

  47. When you say 1 can cream of mushroom soup, is that all or do you also add the 1 can of milk?

  48. I accidentally picked up Cream of Chicken and Mushroom soup instead of Cream of Mushroom soup. Do you think this will work?

  49. Tammy Croker says:

    I doubled the recipe because I have 3 grown men and myself. We didn’t have much left over cause they keep going back for more. I will be making this again! Thanks Corey!

  50. Hey – I seem to have trouble with potatoes cooking in my crock pot recipes. Any suggestions? This sounds great but I hate to try it if I am going to end up with uncooked potatoes.

    • Made it today for the second time. The first time my potatoes were not quite done. This time I sliced them VERY thinly, then also cut the slices in half (smaller bites for my kiddos), and the potatoes were perfect. I think it’s about the liquid amount and how thinly they are sliced so the liquid can touch as much surface area as possible. Oh, and I used russet potatoes and the cooker on high for four hours both times.

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