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

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I based this recipe on one that my mother gave me. Frozen veggies make it so fast and simple. —Paula Zsiray, Logan, Utah
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


  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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