Ground Beef Potpie Recipe

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A must-try for the meat-and-potato lover in your home, slices of this hearty meal-in-one are sure to satisfy. Best of all, our home economists used a refrigerated pastry crust to make it easy as pie.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 30 min. + standing
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 30 min. + standing
MAKES: 6 servings


  • 1 pound lean ground beef (90% lean)
  • 2 medium onions, chopped
  • 1-1/2 cups finely chopped carrots
  • 2 cups mashed potatoes (without added milk and butter)
  • 1/4 cup beef broth
  • 1 teaspoon rubbed sage
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried marjoram
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 sheet refrigerated pie pastry

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 358 calories, 15g fat (6g saturated fat), 44mg cholesterol, 539mg sodium, 35g carbohydrate (6g sugars, 4g fiber), 18g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 starch, 2 lean meat, 2 fat, 1 vegetable.


  1. In a large nonstick skillet, cook the beef, onions and carrots over medium heat until meat is no longer pink; drain if necessary. Stir in the potatoes, broth and seasonings. Spoon into an ungreased 9-in. pie plate.
  2. Place pastry over filling; crimp edges to seal. Cut slits in top. Bake at 400° for 30-35 minutes or until crust is golden brown. Let stand for 10 minutes before cutting. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Ground Beef Potpie in Light & Tasty February/March 2006, p43

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JMartinelli13 User ID: 92779 249028
Reviewed Jun. 4, 2016

"I had HUGE onions, so I used half a large, I grated the carrots so that they would fly under my husband's radar, and I cheated and used 2 boxes of Boston Market frozen mashed potatoes. "Wicked" good, as we New Englanders like to say! I also cracked an egg and used the white to brush the top of the pastry crust. It was done in 25 mins, and was still steaming hot after resting for almost 15 mins."

JulieS211 User ID: 5434916 242348
Reviewed Jan. 23, 2016

"I really enjoyed this recipe. Having the potatoes in mashed form to take the place of creamy "gravy" around the meat and carrots was an interesting, tasty twist! I'm not a huge fan of sage, so I cut back just a touch on that, but the seasoning combination was a really good one. The only thing I felt was missing from the recipe was more variety of vegetables.

I misread the ingredient list intitially and thought it called for puff pastry, which I had, instead of pie pastry, which I didn't, so I went with that sub and it turned out wonderfully."

dwan User ID: 3757239 58827
Reviewed Feb. 8, 2011

"Turned out great! I used bouillon and water instead of broth and added a bit more salt."

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