This shepherds pie recipe can be made ahead of
time and cooked when dinnertime. You can change this recipe easily
by using ground hamburger, beef cubes, lamb, or even ground turkey.
Planned Kids Cooking Curriculum
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Recipes for Shepherd's Pie
You can also choose your family's
favorite vegetables. If you'd like to use fresh vegetables chop
and boil for 5-7 minutes before stirring in. This will help your
vegetables to come out not so crunchy! Our family's favorite
vegetable in this easy shepherds pie is fresh or frozen green
beans but you can try mixed vegetables, corn or carrots and pea
1 lb. ground beef or beef cubes
1 onion, grated or chopped
1 carrot, grated or diced
1 garlic, minced
1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
salt and pepper
1/4 Cup beef broth
1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
1 Tablespoon tomato paste
1 Tablespoon dry onion soup mix
small bag of frozen vegetables- such as green beans or peas and
In a skillet brown your beef with onion, carrot and garlic. Season
with Italian seasoning and salt and pepper. Add in beef broth,
Worcestershire sauce, tomato paste and onion soup mix and stir
Stir in vegetables and pour into a sprayed pie plate or casserole
Top with mashed potatoes and spread over the top. Sprinkle with
cheddar cheese and bake at 350 degrees for 30-40 minutes.
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Shepherds Pie Recipe
by Trinity Hansen (Ogden, UT)
Makes 2 9-in dishes
1 lb. ground beef
6 medium potatoes
2 cups beef gravy
1 can mushrooms (optional)
sm. onion, chopped
10 ounces frozen veggies
2 cups cheddar cheese, shredded
Cube potatoes and cook till soft. Mash the potatoes, add butter and
milk to make smooth and any seasonings if desired.
Brown the beef, add onions. When beef is cooked, add in gravy,
vegetables, and mushrooms.
Lightly grease two 9-in pie dishes. Divide the beef mixture in half
and put in each dish. Repeat with the potatoes. Sprinkle 1 cup of
cheese on each dish.
Freeze or bake at 400 for 30 minutes.
This dish is very versatile. Use whatever dishes or cheese you have
on hand. You can use the equivalent of instant mashed potatoes if
you don't want to make your own. You can omit the onion or
mushrooms, or you can add in your own favorite veggies.
Editor Added photos:
Great recipe. I love the bright colorful vegetables. The only change
I made was I didn't have beef gravy so I mixed a package of onion
soup mix with 1- 1/2 Cups water. Delicious.
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