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Quick Shepherd’s Pie

Shepherd’s Pie is great with leftover homemade mashed potatoes, but it’s tasty with ready-made mashed potatoes from the grocery store, too —Jennifer Early, East Lansing, Michigan
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
  • Makes
    6 servings


  • 1 tub (24 ounces) refrigerated cheddar mashed potatoes
  • 1 pound lean ground beef (90% lean)
  • 1 envelope mushroom gravy mix
  • 1-1/2 cups frozen mixed vegetables
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper


  • Heat potatoes according to package directions.
  • Meanwhile, in a large skillet, cook beef over medium heat for 6-8 minutes or until no longer pink, breaking into crumbles; drain. Stir in gravy mix. Add vegetables and water; bring to boil. Reduce heat; simmer until heated through, stirring occasionally. Transfer to a 9-in. square baking pan.
  • Spread potatoes over top; sprinkle with pepper. Broil 4-6 in. from the heat for 10-15 minutes or until golden brown.

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  • Tana
    May 26, 2020

    I totally messed up this recipe bu making the gravy packet, and adding 1 cup of water. My bad, I had to correct it by adding cornstarch to thicken it up. So until I make it again, it gets no rating.

  • Angel182009
    Feb 10, 2018

    I will definitely be making this again. So quick and easy. I used hickory smoked bacon and cheddar instant potatoes in place of the prepared mashed potatoes. This gave it so much flavor.

  • rena 55
    Jan 13, 2018

    A very delicious and quick Shepherd's Pie recipe. I used my own frozen corn and peas and added fresh carrots, diced. Will make this recipe again.

  • gunslinger
    Dec 14, 2016

    Made this for a potluck with a few adjustments and they loved it! I used instant potatoes instead of the refrigerated ones and sprinkled top with shredded cheddar cheese. I also cooked the vegetables instead of just heating them.

  • kellbell2001
    Jan 23, 2013

    No comment left

  • jmurn99
    Nov 27, 2012

    I made it with ground turkey because I didn't have any ground beef and my family still loved it!