Easy Shepherd’s Pie Recipe
It’s time to ring that dinner bell, friends. Round up the family, and serve up this delicious Easy Shepherd’s Pie for dinner this week. Meanwhile, keep in mind that it won’t last long (wink-wink).
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Of course, in order to serve up this Shepherd’s Pie, that means spending a little extra time in one of my favorite places, the kitchen. With our open floor plan, it’s easy to spend time in the kitchen too. Whether I’m making a meal, grabbing a snack, or brewing a cup of coffee — the kitchen is at the center of our activities. Consequently, I’m not sure if that’s a good thing or a bad thing (yikes).
The kitchen is the
heart of the home.
How often have you hesitated to try a recipe because it looked and sounded complicated? This was one of those recipes for me when I got married almost 12 years ago.
Meanwhile, the recipe really isn’t that hard. Weeknight dinners should be quick and easy for any busy family. And this dish fits the bill. Serve with a tossed salad and a dinner roll. Enjoy.
MAKING THIS EASY SHEPHERD’S PIE:
Start by preparing the instant potatoes (according to package directions). After that, stir in parsley flakes and set aside. Brown the meat with the chopped onion. Then mix the meat along with vegetables and gravy in a large bowl. Pour the meat mixture into a greased casserole dish. Lastly, spread the potatoes over the meat mixture and bake uncovered approximately 30 minutes.
- You could certainly add some grated cheese to the top of your easy Shepherd’s Pie creates a layer of melted cheese and adds additional flavor too.
- This is a semi-homemade casserole using instant potatoes. Therefore, using homemade mashed potatoes is an alternative. The measurements would remain the same.
Easy Shepherd’s Pie
- 8 servings Potato Buds
- 2 Tablespoons parsley flakes
- 1 lb. ground turkey or ground beef
- 1/4 cup chopped onion
- 12 oz. bag of mixed vegetables, cooked
- 12 oz jar gravy, beef or turkey
- Heat oven to 350.
- Prepare Potato Buds for 8 servings as directed on package. Stir in parsley flakes; set aside.
- Brown meat along with the chopped onion.
- Cook the vegetables according to package instructions.
- In a large bowl (or meat pan), stir together the meat, vegetables, and gravy.
- Pour into a greased 2-1/2 or 3-quart casserole dish.
- Spread the potatoes over the meat mixture.
- Bake uncovered 30 minutes or until potatoes brown slightly.
Hugs and Blessings!
*This post was originally published April 22, 2014. Subsequently, I updated some of the photographs and text in May 2020.