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Skillet Shepherd's Pie Recipe
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Skillet Shepherd's Pie Recipe

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This is the best shepherd's pie I've ever tasted. It's very quick to make, and I usually have most—if not all—of the ingredients already on hand. Serve with fruit, it's a complete meal. —Tirzah Sandt, San Diego, California
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 6 servings


  • 1 pound ground turkey or beef
    With Johnsonville Italian Sausage.

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  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 2 cups frozen corn, thawed
  • 2 cups frozen peas, thawed
  • 2 tablespoons ketchup
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1 teaspoon beef bouillon granules
  • 1/2 cup cold water
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 3-1/2 cups mashed potatoes (prepared with milk and butter)
  • 3/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 each) equals 448 calories, 20 g fat (12 g saturated fat), 80 mg cholesterol, 781 mg sodium, 45 g carbohydrate, 7 g fiber, 24 g protein.


  1. In a large skillet, cook beef and onion over medium heat until meat is no longer pink; drain. Stir in the corn, peas, ketchup, Worcestershire sauce and garlic. Reduce heat; cover and cook for 5 minutes.
  2. Combine the cornstarch, bouillon and water until well blended; stir into beef mixture. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Stir in sour cream and heat through (do not boil).
  3. Spread mashed potatoes over the top; sprinkle with cheese. Cover and cook until potatoes are heated through and cheese is melted. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Skillet Shepherd's Pie in Quick Cooking November/December 2005, p48

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 each) equals 448 calories, 20 g fat (12 g saturated fat), 80 mg cholesterol, 781 mg sodium, 45 g carbohydrate, 7 g fiber, 24 g protein.

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Reviewed Aug. 23, 2014

Excellent and easy!

Reviewed May. 14, 2014

I made this tonight for my Mom. She loved it! Whenever she says "it's a 5-star keeper", I know she loves it. She even asked for seconds, which is most unusual. Because I didn't have any leftover mashed potatoes, I prepared a full bag of Ore-Ida Steam and Mash Russet potatoes. I used 2 packets of low-sodium beef broth because she's on a low-sodium diet. I used a tad less Worcester sauce, and increased the amount of low-sodium ketchup. but the flavor was still GREAT! Oh, BTW, I loved it too! We will definitely have this again.

Reviewed Mar. 27, 2014

Love love love it!!! Very easy, and I had all ingredients for it... Kids ate it up with minimal talking at the dinner table... A sure sign they enjoyed it! Anything with ketchup and Worcestershire sauce is a hit!

Reviewed Mar. 25, 2014

Excellent flavors. I made this in advance, covered with foil, refrigerated until time for dinner. Warmed up at 350 for 15 minutes, uncovered, continued warming for 10 more minutes. I will allow a little longer to warm up next time, but it is still delicious. I think the ketchup gives it just a hint of sweetness. My hubby LOVED it and so did I.

Reviewed Mar. 18, 2014

The best thing is the flavor. The second best thing is how fast it is to make! I like how the minimal cooking allowed the frozen vegetables to keep their integrity and flavor. I used mixed vegetables instead of corn and peas only. I also upped the ketchup, W. sauce, and beef bullion granules by half again as much to give it an extra punch of flavor. A keeper!

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