Skillet Shepherd’s Pie For 2

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 20 min.


2 servings

Updated: Oct. 20, 2022
Leftover mashed potatoes? Add them to a few pantry staples and you'll have warm comfort food in no time! —Sharon Tipton, Orlando, Florida
Skillet Shepherd's Pie For 2 Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 3/4 pound ground beef
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 2 tablespoons taco seasoning
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese, divided
  • 1-1/2 cups leftover or refrigerated mashed potatoes, warmed


  1. In an ovenproof skillet, cook beef and onion over medium heat until meat is no longer pink; drain. Add garlic; cook 1 minute longer. Stir in water and taco seasoning; heat through. Stir in 1/2 cup cheese.
  2. Combine potatoes and remaining cheese; spread over beef. Broil 4-6 in. from the heat for 5-6 minutes or until golden brown.

Nutrition Facts

1 each: 783 calories, 45g fat (24g saturated fat), 206mg cholesterol, 1780mg sodium, 40g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 3g fiber), 51g protein.