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For many of us, cooking from what we have in our pantries right now is essential! One of my boys’ favorite things that I make very often on rotation is this Easy Shepherd’s Pie. This recipe couldn’t be easier to prepare and you can use whatever veggies that you have on hand. It really is such a versatile recipe. You can even use a Onion Soup packet to give it more flavor and change up the cheeses for a different taste!
We even make a BBQ Chicken version of this that you can find HERE.
Easy Shepherd’s Pie
1 1/2 lbs. ground beef or ground turkey
2 Tbsp. minced garlic
1 can of corn, drained (you can use whatever veggies your family prefers)
1 can of green beans, drained
1/4 cup shredded mozarella cheese
1 container of Refrigerated Mashed Potatoes (you can also use instant if that is what you have on hand, but these are BOGO this week at Publix) I suggest that you cook these in the microwave for around 3 minutes.
Seasoned Salt/Pepper for Taste
Several pats of butter
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
In a skillet sautee the onion and garlic together just until soft.
Add in the ground beef and cook through.
Toss in the drained canned vegetables and toss together with the hamburger mixture.
Add seasoned salt and pepper to taste.
In a square baking/casserole dish add the hamburger/veggie mixture.
Top with 1/4 cup shredded mozarella cheese.
Place the microwaved mashed potatoes on top.
I like to take a fork to “rake” out the potatoes on top of the dish.
Add 5-6 pats of butter on top of the dish. I also like to sprinkle on some seasoned salt and pepper on the top.
Cook in a preheated 350 degree oven for around 20-25 minutes.
For the last 5 minutes of baking, I like to turn the broiler on in the oven and let it brown the potatoes slightly.
Serve and Enjoy! Be sure to let me know if you make this!