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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Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
40 mins
total:
55 mins
Servings:
6
Yield:
6 servings
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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

  • Spoon meat mixture into 8-inch square baking dish; cover with potatoes.

  • BAKE 18 min. Top with remaining cheese; bake 2 min. or until melted.

Tips

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

Nutrition Facts

327 calories; protein 26g; carbohydrates 36g; fat 9.6g; cholesterol 68.5mg; sodium 284.7mg. Full Nutrition
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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
09/30/2012
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. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
03/15/2013
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. Read More
(24)
118 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 64
  • 4 star values: 36
  • 3 star values: 8
  • 2 star values: 7
  • 1 star values: 3
Rating: 5 stars
09/29/2012
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. Read More
(30)
Rating: 3 stars
03/15/2013
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. Read More
(24)
Rating: 1 stars
10/15/2012
I made this tonight and found it to be quite bland. Won't be making this again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/23/2012
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! Read More
(12)
Rating: 5 stars
09/09/2013
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. Read More
(11)
Rating: 4 stars
10/13/2014
Very easy dish to make. The recipe hardly called for any seasoning. To avoid the dish being bland I recommend seasoning to taste while cooking all parts. I also added a little A1 bold and spicy for a little smoke and a little kick. Read More
(5)
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Rating: 3 stars
09/23/2013
This is a very basic recipe so I added my own touch. I used salt and pepper 1 1/2 tsp dry mustard 1 tsp garlic salt 1/2 tsp coriander and 1/2 tsp fine herbs. I also sautéed the meat with 3/4 cup diced onins. To make life easier I also made instant potatoes in the microwave (adding more flakes than called for). I used low fat plain yogurt and 1 Tbsp low fat cream cheese in the potatoes. I'm sure if your making this recipe for a family you might keep it bland but my husband and I enjoyed the additions I made. Read More
(5)
Rating: 5 stars
11/09/2013
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. Read More
(4)
Rating: 5 stars
10/28/2014
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! Read More
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