Speedy Ground Beef and Mushroom Potato Skillet Recipe 🥔🍲



  • 1 pound ground beef
  • Preferred seasoning (e.g., salt, pepper, garlic powder)
  • 1 can Golden Mushroom soup
  • 1 can sliced potatoes
  • Half can of water (use the potato can for measuring)


  1. Season and Brown Ground Beef:
    • In a large skillet over medium-high heat, brown the ground beef, breaking it apart with a spoon as it cooks. Season with your preferred seasoning. Cook until the beef is thoroughly browned.
  2. Drain Excess Fat:
    • Once the ground beef is cooked, drain any excess fat from the skillet.
  3. Add Golden Mushroom Soup:
    • Pour the can of Golden Mushroom soup over the browned ground beef in the skillet. Stir well to combine and coat the beef with the flavorful soup.
  4. Incorporate Sliced Potatoes:
    • Drain the can of sliced potatoes and add them to the skillet with the ground beef and soup mixture.
  5. Add Water:
    • Using the empty potato can, measure half a can of water, and add it to the skillet. Stir the ingredients together to ensure the potatoes are well coated in the soup mixture.
  6. Simmer:
    • Reduce the heat to low, cover the skillet, and let the mixture simmer for about 10-15 minutes. This allows the flavors to meld, and the potatoes to absorb the delicious soup.
  7. Serve and Enjoy! 🥔🍲
    • Once the potatoes are tender, and the flavors have come together, your Speedy Ground Beef and Mushroom Potato Skillet is ready to be served. Scoop it onto plates and enjoy this quick, easy, and budget-friendly meal!

Optional Enhancements:

  • Add a handful of frozen peas or corn during the simmering process for extra color and texture.
  • Sprinkle some grated Parmesan or shredded cheddar cheese on top before serving for a cheesy kick.
  • Garnish with fresh parsley or chives for a burst of freshness.
  1. Can I use fresh potatoes instead of canned?
    • Yes, you can use fresh potatoes. Simply peel and slice them into thin rounds. Adjust the cooking time as needed to ensure the potatoes are tender.
  2. What can I substitute for Golden Mushroom soup?
    • Cream of mushroom soup or any other cream-based mushroom soup can be used as a substitute.
  3. Is there a low-sodium option for the soup?
    • Look for low-sodium or reduced-sodium versions of mushroom soup for a healthier alternative.
  4. Can I use ground turkey or chicken instead of beef?
    • Absolutely! Ground turkey or chicken can be a leaner alternative to ground beef.
  5. How do I store leftovers?
    • Store leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3-4 days. Reheat on the stove or in the microwave.
  6. Can I freeze this dish?
    • While it’s possible to freeze, the texture of the potatoes may change slightly upon thawing. If freezing, let it cool completely before transferring to a freezer-safe container.
  7. What other vegetables can I add to the skillet?
    • Customize the recipe by adding vegetables like bell peppers, onions, or green beans for extra flavor and nutrition.
  8. How can I make it spicier?
    • Add a pinch of red pepper flakes or your favorite hot sauce to the ground beef during cooking for a spicy kick.
  9. Can I use fresh mushrooms instead of canned soup?
    • Certainly! Sauté fresh mushrooms with the ground beef before adding the soup for a more robust mushroom flavor.
  10. What size skillet should I use?
    • Use a large skillet to ensure there’s enough space for all the ingredients. A 12-inch skillet works well.
  11. Can I make this recipe vegetarian?
    • Yes, replace the ground beef with a plant-based alternative, and use a vegetarian or vegan mushroom soup.
  12. How do I adjust the seasoning to my taste?
    • Taste the dish before simmering and adjust the seasoning accordingly. You can add more salt, pepper, or other preferred spices as needed.
  13. Can I use fresh herbs?
    • Absolutely! Fresh herbs like parsley or thyme can be added during the simmering process or used as a garnish.
  14. What sides go well with this skillet dish?
    • Serve with a side salad, crusty bread, or steamed vegetables for a well-rounded meal.