Spooky Shepherd's Pie Recipe
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Spooky Shepherd's Pie Recipe

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Don't worry, these ghosts are the friendly kind. Ready-to-go veggies and gravy make this meal prep fast. —Paula Zsiray, Logan, Utah
Featured In: Ghost Halloween Party
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Bake: 30 min.
MAKES:8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Bake: 30 min.
MAKES: 8 servings


  • 2 pounds ground beef
  • 2 cups frozen peas and carrots
  • 2 cans (12 ounces each) home-style beef gravy
  • 2 cups frozen corn
  • 2 teaspoons dried minced onion
  • 6 cups mashed potatoes

Nutritional Facts

1 serving: 462 calories, 21g fat (7g saturated fat), 73mg cholesterol, 1123mg sodium, 42g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 5g fiber), 29g protein.


  1. Preheat oven to 350°. In a Dutch oven, cook beef over medium heat 10-12 minutes or until no longer pink, breaking into crumbles; drain.
  2. Set aside 16 carrot pieces for eyes; add remaining frozen peas and carrots to pan. Stir in gravy, corn and onion. Spoon into two greased 2-qt. baking dishes or eight greased ovenproof 2-cup baking dishes.
  3. Place mashed potatoes in a large resealable plastic bag; cut a 2-in. hole in corner of bag. Pipe ghost-shaped potatoes onto beef mixture; add carrot pieces for eyes. Bake, uncovered, 30-35 minutes or until heated through. Yield: 8 servings.
Originally published as Spooky Shepherd's Pie in Simple & Delicious October/November 2014

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CarolBrummett User ID: 8847051 256123
Reviewed Oct. 30, 2016

"Canned Gravy? I don't even want to try this recipe. Taste of Home use to be about real cooking by real cooks. This is semi homemade! SAD."

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