Easy John Wayne Casserole Recipe

Easy John Wayne Casserole Recipe | DIY Joy Projects and Crafts Ideas

Image credits: Catherine's Plate via Youtube


John Wayne casseroles will be my forever favorite casserole recipe of all time. The simple yet savory taste of this casserole always hits home. This recipe from Catherine’s Plate on Youtube is one of the best John Wayne casserole recipes out there. It’s super quick and easy – no complications and that’s what we want for a casserole dish! Learn this hearty recipe in the tutorial below.



  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 1 medium yellow onion
  • 1 packet store-bought taco seasoning
  • 1/4 cup beef broth or water
  • 2 1 cans Rotel tomatoes
  • 1 14.5 oz canned corn (drained)

For biscuit layer:

  • 3 cups of Bisquick baking mix
  • 1 cup of water

For the top cheese layer:

  • 1 8 oz pkg cream cheese (softened)
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp onion powder
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese


Step 1

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. In a large skillet over medium-high heat, add 1 lb of ground beef, then break it down. While the ground beef is cooking, add the chopped yellow onion. Cook it until the meat is no longer pink and the onion softened up. After this, push the meat to the side of the pan and drain out some of the greases. Next, add 1 packet of taco seasoning, and 1/4 cup of beef broth (or water). Mix it well. Let it simmer on medium-high heat for 5 minutes. After this, add 2 cans of Rotel tomatoes, and 1 14.5 oz of canned corn. Combine the ingredients by mixing them. Lower the heat and let it sit on the burner.

Breaking down the meat for the john wayne casserole recipe
Image credits: Catherine’s Plate via Youtube


Step 2

In a medium bowl, add 3 cups of Bisquick mix. Next, add 1 cup of water. Mix it until it becomes a dough. After this, spray the bottom of the baking dish. Take the dough and spread it evenly onto the baking dish. Next, place the meat on top of the biscuit mixture nicely.

Step 3

In a medium bowl, add 8 oz of softened cream cheese, 1/2 cup of mayonnaise, 1/4 tsp garlic powder, 1/4 tsp onion powder, and 1/8 tsp salt. Using an electric hand mixer, blend the mixture in the bowl. When the consistency becomes smooth, dollop it over the casserole. Smooth it out carefully. Sprinkle some cheddar cheese over the top. Place the casserole in the preheated oven for about 30-35 minutes. After 35 minutes, pull out the casserole and let it cool down for 5 minutes before serving.

Dolloping the cream cheese mix over the top of the john wayne casserole
Image credits: Catherine’s Plate via Youtube

Easy John Wayne Casserole Recipe

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