Loaded Ground Beef and Potatoes Skillet

Mike tried this recipe on July 11, 2021

This is a a simple “comfort food” style dish of seasoned ground beef, potatoes, and cheese topped with crispy bacon crumbles. I don’t use a cast iron skillet very often, but this time it was worth it for the ease of making this meal.

Adapted from Kinda Healthy Recipes

Loaded Ground Beef and Potatoes Skillet

Difficulty: Beginner Prep Time 10 mins Cook Time 40 mins Rest Time 5 mins Total Time 55 mins
Servings: 6
Best Season: Suitable throughout the year


A simple "comfort food" dish with seasoned ground beef, potatoes, and cheese, topped with crispy bacon crumbles.

Adapted from Kinda Healthy Recipies



  1. Preheat oven to 400 F.

  2. On the stovetop, heat a 12-inch cast iron or oven-proof skillet over medium-high heat. Add the bacon and cook until crispy. Remove bacon to drain on paper towels. Drain excess grease from the skillet, leaving some in the bottom for seasoning.

  3. Add ground beef to the skillet and cook until no longer pink, breaking the meat into crumbles as it cooks. Near the end of cooking add mustard, paprika, garlic powder, salt, pepper, and Worcestershire sauce. Mix well and remove from heat.

  4. Push the meat mixture to one side of the skillet. Line the open half of the skillet with a layer of sliced potatoes. Push the meat onto the potatoes and line the other half, then spread the meat evenly across the potatoes. Cover meat with another layer of potatoes. Add milk, then top with shredded cheese.

  5. Place skillet in the oven and bake 40-50 minutes or until very little liquid remains and the cheese bubbles and begins to brown around the edges. Remove and let the skillet set for 5 minutes to cool slightly. Top with crumbled bacon and serve, adding green onions for garnish if desired.

Nutrition Facts

Servings 6

Amount Per Serving
Calories 274kcal
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 8g13%
Saturated Fat 3g15%
Cholesterol 56mg19%
Sodium 766mg32%
Potassium 454mg13%
Total Carbohydrate 22g8%
Dietary Fiber 3g12%
Sugars 7g
Protein 27g54%

Calcium 15 mg
Iron 16 mg
Vitamin D 2 IU

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.


  • The original recipe source indicated this made 8 servings. It did not appear to have that many adult servings in it after cooking, so I adjusted the yield and nutritional information to 6 servings.
  • While the calorie count per serving is quite low, to reduce fat even lower, substitute using skim milk and lowfat Cheddar cheese
Keywords: ground beef, potatoes, cheese, comfort food, bacon
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