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


  • 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 cup: 264 calories, 10g fat (0g saturated fat), 26mg cholesterol, 436mg sodium, 29g carbohydrate (0g sugars, 3g fiber), 20g protein Diabetic Exchanges:1-1/2 starch, 2 lean meat 1 vegetable 1/2 fat


  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

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Reviewed Jul. 18, 2015

"Really good! Will definitely make this again. Maybe add some broccoli, too. I forgot to cut the asparagus up and just laid it across the beef mixture but it turned out fine. I might add just a smidgen more of the seasonings for added flavor."

Reviewed Apr. 27, 2014

"Delicious. I used cream of celery as well; I'm sure any would work. I actually forgot about cutting the asparagus in pieces and just laid them down in a line over the beef. Yum!"

Reviewed Jan. 4, 2014

"My family loves this recipe!"

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."

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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