This Mushroom and Ground Beef Skillet recipe is a hearty, comforting and easy weeknight dinner! You only need a handful of ingredients and about 30 minutes to make it. Serve this beef and mushroom skillet with pasta or rice for a complete meal. It’s delicious!
Mushrooms and beef are such a great combination and this easy mushroom and ground beef skillet is a great way to use them together. It’s so savory and hearty especially if you serve it over pasta.
If you’ve been looking for a new way to use that package of ground beef in the fridge this is the recipe to try. It’s one of those dishes that tastes like it simmered for hours – no one will guess you whipped it up in about 30 minutes! Plus, the leftovers keep really well so make double batch and have a few more easy lunches and dinners for the week.
Basically, this is a simple beef skillet with condensed soup and it’s the mushroom soup that makes it so easy! The soup has so much flavor and creates a creamy sauce without tons of work. It’s a really great shortcut. The beef and sauce taste like they were cooked for hours, but it only takes 30 minutes.
Easy Beef and Mushroom Skillet Recipe
You don’t have to use beef in this recipe. If you prefer ground turkey it works just as well if you want it a little leaner. Here’s what you need to make it:
- Lean ground beef (or turkey!)
- Minced garlic
- Olive oil
- Chopped onion
- Condensed cream of mushroom soup
- Fresh mushrooms
- Shredded mozzarella cheese
- Chopped fresh parsley
For this recipe, I’ve used button mushrooms, cremini, and baby bella mushrooms. If the mushrooms are on the bigger side you might want to halve or quarter them first.
Four Easy Steps to Make It!
All you need is one skillet to pull this dish together – it’s so easy!
First, cook the mushrooms in the olive oil over medium heat for three to five minutes. The mushrooms will release some of their moisture while they cook, which is what you want. Once cooked, transfer them to a bowl or plate.
In the same skillet, cook the beef, onion and garlic until the ground beef is cooked through and no longer pink. Use your spatula to break it up while it cooks.
Add the soup, water and the cooked mushrooms. Stir it all together and bring it to a low simmer. Sprinkle the cheese over the top and cover the skillet until the cheese melts. Garnish with the parsley and you’re done!
A Few More Recipe Tips
Once the beef and mushroom skillet is ready it’s delicious spooned over pasta, egg noodles or rice. It’s also great with mashed potatoes or roasted potatoes, too. It’s so hearty and delicious.
Sometimes I add a vegetable on the side like cooked broccoli, cauliflower or asparagus. You could also serve a tossed salad on the side, too.
When we really want some comfort, I serve it with some crusty bread or dinner rolls. It’s a great way to soak up all the creamy sauce!
The leftovers will keep in the refrigerator for three to four days. You can rewarm them on the stove or in the microwave. If the sauce has thickened up a lot you can thin it with a little water before you reheat the dish.
This cozy, hearty mushroom and ground beef skillet definitely deserves a place in your dinner rotation. It’s so delicious it always disappears fast, so you might want to go ahead and double the recipe! Everyone always wants seconds at my house.
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Ground Beef and Mushroom Skillet Recipe
- 1 pound lean ground beef
- 1 clove garlic minced
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1/4 cup onion chopped
- 1 10 1//2 ounce can condensed cream of mushroom soup
- 1 soup can of water
- 8 ounce package of fresh mushrooms
- 1 cup shredded mozzarella
- Chopped fresh parsley
- In a large skillet add olive oil and mushrooms. Cook over medium heat for 3-5 minutes. Set mushrooms aside.
- In the skillet cook beef, onion and garlic on medium heat until the beef is no longer pink. Drain.
- Add soup, water and mushrooms. Stir and cook until hot.
- Top with Cheese. Cover and cook until cheese melts. Sprinkle with parsley.
- Serve with pasta for a heartier dish.
- Use Cheddar cheese for a different taste.
This is a simple beef skillet recipe that comes together in just about 30 minutes, making it perfect for a busy weeknight dinner. Beef and Mushroom Skillet is an amazing comfort dish you’ll want to make over and over again!
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