Easy as Pie – Shepherd’s Pie, That Is

Yes!  Another easy recipe that both my kids will eat, and this one doesn’t feel like a “kiddie” meal.  I made this last night, and they both gobbled it up.  My three year old ate it “as is”; for my 1 1/2 year old I made sure there were no hidden “surprises” in his mashed potatoes and put the meat separate from the veggies, adding ketchup to dip.

Shepherd’s Pie

1 lb. ground beef (I used ground turkey)

2 cups mashed potatoes

1 cup shredded cheddar cheese, divided

1 T. garlic powder

4 cups mixed vegetables (I used canned, but I’ve used frozen too)

1 can cream of mushroom soup


1.  Preheat oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit.  Brown meat in skillet and drain.  (I took this time to boil and get the potatoes mashed as well.)

2.  Mix potatoes with 1/2 of shredded cheese and the garlic powder.

3.  Stir vegetables, soup, and meat together and spoon into a 9 inch square baking pan.

4.  Cover with mashed potato mixture.  Sprinkle remaining cheese on top.

5.  Bake 20 minutes, or until heated through.  (I put a cookie sheet underneath, just in case!)

Makes 6 servings approximately.

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4 Responses

  1. I’ve made this before but it’s been a long time…thanks for reminding me! And thank you so much for participating in my linkup today.
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  2. This looks amazing. I think I’ll give it a try tomorrow!
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    1. Thanks for stopping by! I hope you enjoy the recipe; I was pretty psyched that both my kids ate it.

  3. Hey there! I’m just hopping on over here from BlogFrog. Thanks so much for sharing your blog with me! It’s been fun visiting so many new blogs. I’m glad you shared this recipe. I’m a single girl without much cooking experience and am always on the lookout for good and easy recipes! This definitely fits the bill. I think I just may be able to handle it =)
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