Friday, March 18, 2011

Quick-n-Easy Shepherd's Pie

Don't let the green mashed potatoes freak you out - I made this for our St. Patrick's Day dinner last night. :) Obviously, you can make this with regular white mashed potatoes on top for everyday.

This was quick-n-easy, delicious & filling. YUM!!

Quick-n-Easy Shepherd's Pie
Serves 4 adapted from recipe found in Real Simple Magazine

1 lb ground turkey (or beef, if you prefer)
1/3 cup ketchup
1 tsp Worcestershire sauce
8 ozs frozen mixed vegetables, thawed (I used a peas/corn/carrots/green beans mix)
1/4 cup (1 oz) shredded Cheddar cheese
3 cups prepared mashed potatoes OR 1 16-oz pkg refrigerated or frozen & thawed mashed potatoes

  • Preheat oven to 400*F
  • Place meat in large skillet & cook over medium-high heat until no trace of pink remains, about 5 minutes. Spoon off/discard any fat.
  • Stir in ketchup & Worcestershire thoroughly. Add vegetables. Cook, stirring, for 1 minute.
  • Spoon meat/veg mixture into a 2 quart baking dish. Sprinkle cheese over meat/veg mixture. Spread mashed potatoes over the top.
  • Bake 10-15 minutes, or until heated through.

You can also serve this in individual baking dishes.

For St. Patrick's Day, I added 5 drops each green & yellow food coloring to the water before preparing my instant mashed potatoes. To keep the green theme going, we paired this with "Leprechaun" Lemonade (tinted green w/food coloring) and a green salad.


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