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Asparagus Shepherd's Pie Recipe
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Asparagus Shepherd's Pie Recipe

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Shepherd's Pie takes a testy twist with this version. Between the fluffy mashed potato topping and the savory ground beef base is a bed of tender, green asparagus. Even my kids ask for big helpings. —Steve Rowland, Fredericksburg, Virginia
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 20 min.
MAKES:6-8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 20 min.
MAKES: 6-8 servings

Ingredients

  • 6 medium potatoes, peeled and quartered
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 can (10-3/4 ounces) condensed cream of asparagus soup, undiluted
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 pound fresh asparagus, trimmed and cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup butter, cubed
  • 1 teaspoon rubbed sage
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
  • Paprika

Nutritional Facts

1/8 recipe (prepared with lean ground beef, skim milk, reduced-fat margarine and reduced-fat mozzarella; calculated w/o added salt) equals 264 calories, 10 g fat (0 saturated fat), 26 mg cholesterol, 436 mg sodium, 29 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 20 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 lean meat, 1-1/2 starch, 1 vegetable, 1/2 fat.

Directions

  1. In a saucepan, cover potatoes with water; cook until very tender. Meanwhile, in a skillet, cook beef, onion and garlic over medium heat until meat is no longer pink; drain. Stir in soup and pepper; pour into a greased 2-qt. baking dish.
  2. Cook asparagus in a small amount of water until crisp-tender, about 3-4 minutes; drain and place over beef mixture.
  3. Drain potatoes; mash with milk, butter, sage and salt. Spread over the asparagus. Sprinkle with cheese and paprika. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 20 minutes. Yield: 6-8 servings.
Originally published as Asparagus Shepherd's Pie in Taste of Home April/May 1997, p29

Nutritional Facts

1/8 recipe (prepared with lean ground beef, skim milk, reduced-fat margarine and reduced-fat mozzarella; calculated w/o added salt) equals 264 calories, 10 g fat (0 saturated fat), 26 mg cholesterol, 436 mg sodium, 29 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 20 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 lean meat, 1-1/2 starch, 1 vegetable, 1/2 fat.

Reviews for Asparagus Shepherd's Pie(11)

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Reviewed Jan. 4, 2014

My family loves this recipe!

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Reviewed Aug. 18, 2013

Really great tasting recipe.

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Reviewed Feb. 16, 2012

Made this tonight, subbed cream of celery instead of cream of asparagus soup and used instant potatoes. YUMMO!! Will be a regular in our house.

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Reviewed Jan. 15, 2012

This was a great dish. I could not find the cream of asparaagus soup so I used low fat cream of celery soup. I also used instant mashed potatoes to speed things up.

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Reviewed May. 18, 2011

This was wonderful, my whole family had seconds or thirds...I made it with cream of chicken soup as that is what I had on hand and added a little bit of broccoli as I didn't have enough asparagus and it was amazing, I will definately make it again!

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