This Shepherd’s Pie is an easy, delicious meal that you can serve to your family in under 30 minutes and know that they will love it.
Some life lessons you need to learn the hard way and once learned, you will never make that same mistake again. Not taking a large enough portion of Shepherd’s Pie the first time around is one of those lessons learned through disappointment and frustration. Hear me out on this one …
My husband LOVES my Shepherd’s Pie .. I don’t mean a casual appreciation for a delicious dish.. I mean L-O-V-E, love!!!! I even tried to step up my game and make him REAL Shepherd’s Pie… all fresh, homemade ingredients, meat stewed for hours in a rich beautiful sauce, fluffy hand whipped potatoes… the REAL DEAL. My reward?…. “Um, this was ‘good’ but please don’t ever mess with my Shepherd’s Pie again.”
And the lesson that I have had to learn the hard way is if I do not gauge my portion needs appropriately, I will be out of luck because once he hits that bubbling hot casserole dish, there is no more Shepherd’s Pie left to be had… none.. gone.. done deal… sorry you are still hungry, you should have planned better…
Now, while my little heart just pitter patters at the joy of knowing I have made his day happy happy happy, my heart might be fluttering by my tummy is grumbling!!! Apparently, all is fair in love and hot Shepherd’s Pie!!
Well, once I realized what game we were playing, I made up my own set of rules. Now I make sure to get to that casserole dish first and I load up!!! .. If I take too much, I can always give him what is left over … otherwise I might was well just go make a PB & J and have it waiting on the sidelines.
Insert unhappy face HERE!
So now I present to you the easiest, yummiest recipe that I know your whole family will love just as much as mine does. It’s not fancy, there’s no hours of prep or stewing involved, there’s no complicated instructions or a long grocery list involved (I use corn but feel free to substitute any veggie you like). This is just an easy, delicious meal that you can serve in under 30 minutes using convenience products from your local grocery store… and who doesn’t love that, especially during that first week the kids go back to school?
Don’t forget… get there first!
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- 2 lb ground beef
- 1 can condensed Cream of Chicken soup
- 1 tsp onion powder
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/4 tsp black pepper
- 1 15 oz can of corn
- 1 24 oz tub pre-made mashed potatoes (Found in the refrigerated section of your market .. I like Simply Potatoes best)
- 8 oz shredded cheddar cheese
Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees
Microwave potatoes following manufacturing instructions and then set aside
Brown your meat / turkey in a large skillet over medium-high heat until no longer pink
Drain grease, return meat to skillet and stir in the Cream of Chicken soup and spices
Transfer meat mixture to a 13x9 casserole dish and spread out evenly
Drain the excess water from the can of corn and then pour the corn over the meat - spread evenly.
Drop large dollops of mashed potatoes over the corn and gently smooth them together with the back of a spoon to create an even layer over the corn
Cover mashed potatoes with the shredded cheese
Bake 20 minutes .. remove from oven and serve immediately