Skillet Shepherd's Pie For 2 Recipe
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Skillet Shepherd's Pie For 2 Recipe

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Leftover mashed potatoes? Add them to a few pantry staples and you'll have warm comfort food in no time! —Sharon Tipton, Orlando, Florida
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES:2 servings
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TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES: 2 servings


  • 3/4 pound ground beef
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 2 tablespoons taco seasoning
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese, divided
  • 1-1/2 cups leftover or refrigerated mashed potatoes, warmed

Nutritional Facts

1 serving equals 783 calories, 45 g fat (24 g saturated fat), 206 mg cholesterol, 1780 mg sodium, 40 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 51 g protein.


  1. In an ovenproof skillet, cook beef and onion over medium heat until meat is no longer pink; drain. Add garlic; cook 1 minute longer. Stir in water and taco seasoning; heat through. Stir in 1/2 cup cheese.
  2. Combine potatoes and remaining cheese; spread over beef. Broil 4-6 in. from the heat for 5-6 minutes or until golden brown. Yield: 2 servings.
Originally published as Skillet Shepherd's Pie For 2 in Taste of Home

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Reviewed Jan. 13, 2013

"I really enjoyed this recipe. I had a little hamburger left over from taco's the night before so this worked out perfect. I did add some green peppers so that it had some more vegetables in it, but you could always make a vegetable dish for the side too."

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