Cheesy Meat and Potato Casserole

Plan ahead to make extra pork chops (see associated recipe, below) for this easy, cheesy casserole.

Prep Time:
25 mins
Additional Time:
35 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs
6 servings


  • Nonstick cooking spray

  • 1 pound red or Yukon Gold potatoes, cut into 1/2-inch thick wedges

  • 5 green onions, thinly sliced

  • 2 cloves garlic, minced

  • ½ (8 ounce) package reduced-fat cream cheese (Neufchâtel), cut up

  • 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard

  • 1 teaspoon snipped fresh sage or 1/2 teaspoon dried sage, crushed

  • ¾ cup fat-free milk

  • Reserved pork chops from Sage-Scented Pork Chops (see associated recipe), cubed

  • 1 cup jarred roasted red sweet peppers, drained and thinly sliced

  • 3 ounces Gruyère or Swiss cheese, shredded (3/4 cup)


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Coat a 2-quart square baking dish with nonstick spray; set aside. In a large saucepan, cook potatoes, covered, in enough lightly salted boiling water to cover for 10 to 12 minutes or just until tender. Drain and set aside.

  2. For sauce, coat a medium saucepan with nonstick spray; heat over medium heat. Add 4 of the green onions and the garlic to saucepan. Cook for 3 to 5 minutes or until onion is tender, stirring frequently. Remove from heat. Add cream cheese, mustard, and sage to onion mixture. Stir until cheese is melted and smooth. Gradually add milk, stirring until smooth.

  3. Layer half the potato wedges in prepared baking dish. Top with half the pork chops, half the red peppers, half the sauce, and half the Gruyere cheese. Repeat layers once except do not top with remaining Gruyere cheese.

  4. Bake, covered with foil, for 20 minutes. Uncover and top with remaining Gruyere cheese. Bake 5 to 10 minutes more or until heated through and cheese is starting to brown. Let stand 10 minutes. Sprinkle with remaining sliced green onion before serving.

Associated Recipes

Sage-Scented Pork Chops

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

362 Calories
19g Fat
17g Carbs
29g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 362
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 17g 6%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Total Sugars 3g
Protein 29g 59%
Total Fat 19g 24%
Saturated Fat 8g 41%
Cholesterol 98mg 33%
Vitamin A 517IU 10%
Vitamin C 78mg 87%
Folate 32mcg 8%
Sodium 400mg 17%
Calcium 249mg 19%
Iron 2mg 13%
Magnesium 53mg 13%
Potassium 888mg 19%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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