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Updated Shepherds Pie Recipe
  • READY IN 55 mins

Updated Shepherds Pie

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"An easy shepherd's pie made with lean ground beef has a light but flavorful layer of creamy mashed potatoes on top."

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Original recipe makes 6 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    40 mins

    55 mins


  1. Cook potatoes and garlic in boiling water in large saucepan 20 min. or until potatoes are tender. Meanwhile, brown meat in large nonstick skillet. Stir in flour; cook 1 min. Add mixed vegetables, broth and ketchup; cook 5 min., stirring frequently.
  2. Heat oven to 375 degrees F. Drain potatoes; return to pan. Add sour cream; mash until potatoes are smooth and mixture is well blended. Stir in 1/4 cup cheese.
  3. Spoon meat mixture into 8-inch square baking dish; cover with potatoes.
  4. BAKE 18 min. Top with remaining cheese; bake 2 min. or until melted.
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  • Nutritional info per serving: Calories 310 Total fat 10 g Saturated fat 5 g Cholesterol 65 mg Sodium 300 mg Carbohydrate 34 g Dietary fiber 5 g Sugars 7 g Protein 25 g Vitamin A 100 %DV Vitamin C 15 %DV Calcium 25 %DV Iron 20 %DV

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Most Helpful Positive Review
Sep 29, 2012

this was really good !! as it was cooking i had my doubts. i added salt and pepper, and substituted PLAIN YOGURT for sour cream (much healthier) - the result was yummy.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Oct 15, 2012

I made this tonight and found it to be quite bland. Won't be making this again.

Sep 23, 2012

I have made this several times and my family loves it! It's so easy and instead of making the mashed potatoes, I use Bob Evans Original mashed potatoes and it tastes delicious!

Mar 15, 2013

I love Shepherd's Pie, and this version was pretty good. Consistency was perfect; however, I must agree with other reviewers who commented that it was lacking in flavor. No salt or pepper in the ingredient list? I found that odd, especially considering that low-sodium broth is recommended (I used regular) and ketchup is quite sweet. I tasted the ground meat after it was cooked (I used lean ground pork), and I added both salt and pepper, as well as some Worcestershire, but the dish still ended up quite plain. I will make this again, as I am a huge fan of this "comfort food," but I will definitely add onions and garlic when cooking the ground meat, substitute tomato paste for the ketchup and add salt and pepper to taste.

Sep 09, 2013

This was terrific, but I made a few changes since I'm on a low carb diet. Instead of potatoes, I boiled the garlic cloves with 3 large parsnips and 1/2 head of cauliflower. I also added a little ground black pepper on the finished product before sprinkling cheese on top. For veggies, I used approx. 1 cup of frozen peas and 1 cup of chopped fresh carrots.

Nov 09, 2013

It was easy and tasty. My family loved it. I sauteed galic and onion with the ground meat and added salt and pepper as well. I used the low fat sour cream and some 2% milk and 1/2 cup of finely shredded cheddar to the potatoes and mashed them together.

Nov 12, 2014

Definitely quick and easy. I did season the meat with salt and pepper for some more flavoring.

Oct 28, 2014

I don't have a review, but a question. I'm considering making this dish, but since I'm out of ketchup, I'd like to use Mexican restaurant-style tomato salsa. Has anyone ever done this, and would you recommend I do the same? I suppose it would give it more of a Latin flavor, to which I am not opposed. Thanks for your suggestions!


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