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Shepherd's Pie Bake Recipe
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Shepherd's Pie Bake Recipe

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For a real meat-and-potatoes meal, try this satisfying layered casserole. It's easy to assemble with lean ground beef and fresh or leftover mashed potatoes. —Carolyn Wolbers of Loveland, Ohio
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. Bake: 40 min.
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. Bake: 40 min.
MAKES: 6 servings

Ingredients

  • 6 medium potatoes
  • 1 pound carrots, cut into 1/4-inch slices
  • 1-1/2 pounds lean ground beef (90% lean)
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 1 jar (12 ounces) fat-free beef gravy
  • 1 teaspoon salt, divided
  • 1/2 teaspoon rubbed sage
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried rosemary, crushed
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/3 cup fat-free milk
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 2 tablespoons shredded Parmesan cheese

Nutritional Facts

1 serving equals 390 calories, 13 g fat (6 g saturated fat), 53 mg cholesterol, 859 mg sodium, 43 g carbohydrate, 6 g fiber, 30 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 2 starch, 2 vegetable, 1/2 fat.

Directions

  1. Peel and cube the potatoes; place in a large saucepan and cover with water. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat; cover and cook for 20 minutes or until tender. Add 1 in. of water to another saucepan; add carrots. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer until crisp-tender, about 7-9 minutes. Drain.
  2. In a large nonstick skillet, cook beef and onion over medium heat until meat is no longer pink; drain. Stir in the carrots, gravy, 1/2 teaspoon salt, sage, thyme, rosemary and pepper. Transfer to a shallow 3-qt. baking dish coated with cooking spray.
  3. Drain the potatoes; mash with milk, butter and remaining salt. Spread over meat mixture. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese. Bake, uncovered, at 375° for 40-45 minutes or until heated through. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Shepherd's Pie in Light & Tasty October/November 2001, p29

Nutritional Facts

1 serving equals 390 calories, 13 g fat (6 g saturated fat), 53 mg cholesterol, 859 mg sodium, 43 g carbohydrate, 6 g fiber, 30 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 2 starch, 2 vegetable, 1/2 fat.

Medium-Bodied Red Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a medium-bodied red wine such as Chianti, Sangiovese, Malbec or Zinfandel.

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Reviewed Jul. 23, 2014

"I didn't have a jar of gravy so I used a packet mix and it turned out fine. I used cheddar cheese on top. Very savory dinner!"

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Reviewed Nov. 4, 2013

"I make this exactly as it is. It's a favorite and kids love it."

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Reviewed Jul. 26, 2011

"I love this recipe! I add cheddar instead of parmesan. It's perfect after a day of hunting or fishing in the cold. Hands down in my top 5 favs."

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Reviewed Feb. 6, 2011

"My husband loved this! added peas and used instant potatoes and it worked great - plus it is easy"

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Reviewed Oct. 21, 2010

"Very good! Love fall comfort food...I used ground chicken and chicken gravy, and a bag of mixed vegetables in place of the pound of carrots."

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