Saucy Shepherd's Pie


Ground beef, onions, and carrots with tomato-basil sauce topped with mashed potatoes are baked for a delicious and easy comfort-food meal.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
45 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 5 mins
4 servings


  • 6 potatoes, peeled and cubed

  • 4 carrots, peeled and sliced

  • ¼ cup milk

  • 6 tablespoons butter, divided

  • Salt and pepper to taste

  • 1 onion, finely chopped

  • 1 ½ pounds ground beef

  • 1 (15 ounce) jar Classico® Tomato and Basil Sauce


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).

  2. Place the potatoes and carrots in a large pot with enough water to cover. Bring to a boil and cook until tender, about 15 minutes; drain. Separate the potatoes and carrots. Place the drained potatoes back into the pot. Add milk and 2 tablespoons butter. Mash the potatoes, adding salt and pepper to taste.

  3. Melt the remaining 4 tablespoons butter in a large frying pan over medium heat. Stir in the onions and saute until softened, about 10 minutes.

  4. Increase heat to medium-high and add the ground beef. Cook and stir until meat is no longer pink and begins to brown; drain excess fat. Stir in the tomato-basil sauce.

  5. Place the carrots in the bottom of an ungreased pie dish. Add the beef mixture evenly over the top of the carrots. Spread the mashed potatoes evenly over the top of the beef mixture.

  6. Bake uncovered until the internal temperature reaches 165 degrees F, about 20 minutes.


This is a versatile recipe that can be easily modified by substituting different vegetables.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

802 Calories
39g Fat
74g Carbs
38g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 802
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 39g 51%
Saturated Fat 19g 97%
Cholesterol 154mg 51%
Sodium 592mg 26%
Total Carbohydrate 74g 27%
Dietary Fiber 11g 39%
Total Sugars 12g
Protein 38g
Vitamin C 69mg 343%
Calcium 100mg 8%
Iron 6mg 31%
Potassium 1953mg 42%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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