“This is a basic recipe, nothing fancy but kids love it, I do to. No gravy or sauces in this one. I use fresh mashed potatoes (approx. 8-10 potatoes) in mine but for ease I put instant mashed potatoes in the recipe. The seasoning is to your taste, but be careful, the cheese adds a great deal of salt. The recipe is very versatile, however, every time I substitute the peas for something else my children fuss, the peas have a great texture and just the right amount of sweet.”

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 lb lean ground meat, browned and seasoned with salt and pepper to your liking
  • 4 cups instant potato flakes, prepared, no extra seasoning is needed
  • 16 ounces frozen baby peas, cooked and drained and seasoned to your liking
  • salt and pepper
  • butter
  • 10 slices of american cheese slices (approx.)


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In a 9x13 pan you will layer the prepared and drained ingredients as follows.
  3. First layer, ground meat, next peas, then mashed potatoes, and final layer, cheese squares covering the potatoes completely.
  4. Bake for approximately 15 minutes, or until heated through and cheese has melted, not browned.
  5. Enjoy!

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