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Easy Shepherd's Pie Recipe
  • READY IN 30 mins

Easy Shepherd's Pie

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"This easy-to-make winning update of a favourite comfort food is a hearty main dish chock-full of colourful vegetables. Your family will want it every night of the week!"

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Original recipe makes 6 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    10 mins

    30 mins


  1. Heat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).
  2. Brown meat in large skillet; drain.
  3. Mix potatoes, cream cheese, 1/2 cup shredded cheese and garlic until well blended.
  4. Combine meat, vegetables and gravy; spoon into 9-inch square baking dish.
  5. Cover with potato mixture and remaining shredded cheese. Bake 20 minutes or until heated through.
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  • Barbecue Shepherd's Pie:
  • Prepare as directed, omitting the garlic and substituting 3/4 cup KRAFT Original BarBQ Sauce mixed with 1/2 tsp. onion powder for the gravy.
  • Creative Leftovers:
  • This recipe is a great way to use leftover mashed potatoes.
  • Variation:
  • Prepare using extra-lean ground beef, PHILADELPHIA Light Brick Cream Cheese Spread and shredded CRACKER BARREL Light Cheddar Cheese.

Reviews More Reviews

Most Helpful Positive Review
May 25, 2011

I have a time saving idea for this recipe- instead of making your own mashed potatos, just grab a tub of the ready made mashed potatos at the market! They have plain or garlic mashed & they are quite good. Not fake tasting like the box. I used the plain mashed in the tub & then followed the recipe, adding the cheese's & garlic. Heated them together in a pan on low & was done in no time & my dinner came out fantastic!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Feb 24, 2013

I loved this recipe but, it took me 2 hours to make it (it might just be that I'm slow). My mom is signed in and I'm only 10. I love to cook I made it all by myself but, my only suggestion is change the name "easy" but, again I'm only 10 so that's how I feel. :) Thanks again! :D

Nov 28, 2011

very tasty and quick to make. substituted canned vegetables for frozen and 2 heaping tablespoons of plain yogurt for cream cheese.

Feb 22, 2011

I made this for my family and my husband loved it. He has been trying to cut back at dinner time but had 2 servings of this dish. Healthy and cheesy.

Mar 17, 2013

LOVE that a 10yo posted this recipe!! Keep cooking, honey - it was great and it will get easier and easier as you go.

Feb 04, 2011

absolutely delish!

Nov 03, 2011

Very easy and delicious! My husband loved this. The only thing I would do is add a little of the potato water to the potatoes when you're mashing them... I thought the mashed potatoes were a little dry. Other than that I will be using this recipe again.

Mar 09, 2012

i have made this recipe several times. this time i had leftover pot roast it was even better. i hade a big roast so i added extra carrots and potatoes to it. i am sure i will make it again with the ground beef because it is rare to have leftovers from pot roast at this house.


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  • Calories
  • 400 kcal
  • 20%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 27.1 g
  • 9%
  • Cholesterol
  • 80 mg
  • 27%
  • Fat
  • 22.1 g
  • 34%
  • Fiber
  • 5.5 g
  • 22%
  • Protein
  • 24.8 g
  • 50%
  • Sodium
  • 628 mg
  • 25%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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