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Spicy Shepherd's Pie

 Spicy Shepherd's Pie
Taco seasoning adds zip to this hearty main dish. It's easy to top with instant mashed potatoes, which I stir up while browning the beef.—Mary Malchow, Neenah, Wisconsin
4-6 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 30 min.


  • 1 package (6.6 ounces) instant mashed potatoes
  • 1 pound ground turkey or beef
    With Johnsonville Italian Sausage.

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  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 1 can (11 ounces) Mexicorn, drained
  • 1 can (2-1/4 ounces) sliced ripe olives, drained
  • 1 envelope taco seasoning
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese, divided


  • Prepare mashed potatoes according to package directions. Meanwhile,
  • in a large skillet, cook beef and onion over medium heat until meat
  • is no longer pink; drain. Add the tomatoes, corn, olives, taco
  • seasoning, chili powder, salt and garlic powder. Bring to a boil;
  • cook and stir for 1-2 minutes.
  • Transfer to a greased 2-1/2-qt. baking dish. Top with 3/4 cup cheese.
  • Spread mashed potatoes over the top; sprinkle with remaining cheese.
  • Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 12-15 minutes or until cheese is
  • melted. Yield: 4-6 servings.