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swiss steak and mashed potatoes in a bowl

Swiss Steak Over Mashed Potatoes

Swiss Steak Over Mashed Potatoes is a humble dish, made with common, inexpensive ingredients. Comfort food season is here everyone!
Course Dinner
Cuisine American
Keyword comfort food, mashed potatoes, swiss steak
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 2 hours
Servings 4 servings
Calories 698kcal
Author Lauren's Latest


For the swiss steak-

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 small onion diced
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 lb. stew meat
  • salt & pepper to taste
  • 6 large carrots peeled and cut into ¼ inch coins, about ¾ lb.
  • 4 cups tomato juice or vegetable juice, such as V8
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 3/4 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 1/2 cups frozen peas

for the mashed potatoes-

  • 2 pounds Idaho Potatoes

  • 3 Tablespoons Salted Butter

  • 4 ounces Cream Cheese

  • 1 cup Whole Milk

  • Salt And Pepper to taste


  • In a large pot or skillet with high sides, sauté onions and garlic in olive oil over medium heat for 2 minutes. Stir in stew meat and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Brown meat completely. Stir in carrots, vegetable juice, bay leaves and thyme. Bring to boil, then cover and reduce to simmer for 1-2 hours.
  • Peel potatoes and rinse. Cut into even sized pieces and place into a large pot. Cover with cold water and sprinkle salt. Bring to boil, then reduce to simmer. Cook until fork tender, about 20 minutes.
  • Drain completely and place potatoes back into the hot pot. Mash potatoes with butter, cream cheese, milk, salt and pepper until desired consistency has been reached. Cover to keep warm.
  • Once meat in stew is fork tender, stir in frozen peas. Taste and adjust seasonings. Serve over mashed potatoes


Calories: 698kcal | Carbohydrates: 62g | Protein: 40g | Fat: 33g | Saturated Fat: 15g | Cholesterol: 130mg | Sodium: 370mg | Potassium: 2465mg | Fiber: 12g | Sugar: 21g | Vitamin A: 17540IU | Vitamin C: 100mg | Calcium: 270mg | Iron: 12.2mg