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Solar Cooker Shepards Casserole

This is an easy Solar Cooker Shepards Casserole and the ingredients are readily available and quick to assemble in a short time.

Of course the more solar cookers one has at their disposal the quicker it will be to prepare the ingredients, but if you have only one cooker you can still make this recipe without too much time consumption.

I used my parabolic cookers as well as two of my Sun Ovens to make our double batch of Solar Cooker Shepard's Casserole.

Browning the meat

SolSource browning meat

* this recipe can be cut in half if need be


  • Potatoes (15 regular size, peeled)
  • Green Beans (two cans)
  • Cut Corn (one can, or frozen equivalent)
  • Tomato paste (two cans) or Four cans tomato sauce
  • Ground meat 2 lbs.
  • Onion medium, chopped (or dehydrated chopped onions)
  • Grated Cheddar Cheese 2 cups
  • salt 2 tsp. (or to taste)
  • Garlic powder 2 tsp
  • Black Ground Pepper 1 tsp

solar cooker boiling potatoes


  • Peel, cut and boil potatoes on parabolic cooker (can be cooked in a solar oven as well, it will just take longer than on a parabolic cooker)
  • Brown the ground meat in a large frying pan on your parabolic cooker along with a chopped onion if you are using a fresh onion. (can also be cooked in the solar oven if you have no parabolic cooker)
  • While the potatoes and meat are cooking combine In a separate bowl the beans, corn and tomato paste  and mix together well.(do not drain the vegetables, use the liquid)
  • Add the dry flake/chopped onion to the mixture if using the dehydrated form, and add the salt and garlic powder and black pepper. (if you need to thin this mixture of tomato paste you can add an extra 1/2 cup of water, or more if you desire)
  • Place the mixture into the bottom of  a casserole dish or a dark enamel roaster
  • Mash your cooked potatoes as you normally would and with whatever ingredients you normally use (such as milk, sour cream, seasonings etc.)
  • Evenly Place spoonfuls of mashed potatoes over your tomato/vegetable mixture until completely covered.
  • Add grated cheddar cheese as topping (if you don't like your cheese too brown or overcooked you might add the cheese at the cooking midway point)

Place the Solar Cooker Shepards Casserole into your preheated solar oven and allow to cook until casserole is bubbling.

You can use a covered or uncovered pan to cook the casserole in. I prefer covered because the cheese does not turn white and it gives a nice toasted color to the cheese as well as helps to cook a bit quicker due to more retained heat with a lid on the roaster.

solar cooker shepards casserole

Solar cooker Shepards Casserole almost ready to put in the oven

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