Simple Ground Beef Shepherd's Pie Recipe
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Simple Ground Beef Shepherd's Pie Recipe

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"Our son Charlie loves to help in the kitchen," relates Lera Joe Bayer from Wirtz, Virginia. "When we have leftover mashed potatoes, Charlie fixes this dish. It's a great meal with a green salad."
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 30 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 30 min.
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 2 cans (10-3/4 ounces each) condensed cream of potato soup, undiluted
  • 1-1/2 cups frozen peas, thawed
  • 1-1/2 cups frozen sliced carrots, thawed
  • 4 cups mashed potatoes (with added milk and butter)

Nutritional Facts

1 cup: 522 calories, 22g fat (12g saturated fat), 87mg cholesterol, 1371mg sodium, 56g carbohydrate (8g sugars, 9g fiber), 29g protein.


  1. Preheat oven to 350°. In a large skillet, cook beef over medium heat until no longer pink; drain. Add soup, peas and carrots. Pour into a greased 11x7-in. baking dish. Top with potatoes.
  2. Bake, uncovered, 30-40 minutes or until heated through. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Simple Shepherd's Pie in Quick Cooking January/February 2004, p48

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tigortweet User ID: 6916011 134724
Reviewed Feb. 12, 2014

"I used three cups of frozen mixed veggies and instead of two cans of cream of potato I used one can and a can of cream of mushroom. also added onion when browning the ground beef. very good."

joansie1355 User ID: 7504165 134722
Reviewed Jan. 3, 2014

"Looks great!!"

DJ2Fan User ID: 6713910 131056
Reviewed Dec. 2, 2013

"This was delicious, and a great dish to make with leftover Thanksgiving mashed potatoes! I added corn instead of carrots and it was delicious. Definitely a good comfort food on a chilly night."

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