Spooky Shepherd’s Pie

Total Time

Prep: 10 min. Bake: 30 min.


8 servings

Updated: Dec. 19, 2023
Don't worry, these ghosts are the friendly kind. Ready-to-go veggies and gravy make this meal prep fast. —Paula Zsiray, Logan, Utah
Spooky Shepherd's Pie Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 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.

Nutrition Facts

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