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Cheesy Beef Shepherd’s Pie

cheesy beef shepherd’s pie Entree
Cheesy Beef Shepherd’s Pie
  • Prep 35 min
  • Total 1 hr 5 min
  • Servings 6

This cheesy, beefy take on the classic English dish is scientifically engineered to be the coziest of all comfort foods. Topped with buttery mashed potatoes (and even more cheese), this warm and bubbly casserole was made for chilly nights. MORE+ LESS-

April 20, 2018

Ingredients

1
lb lean (at least 80%) ground beef
1
cup chopped onions
2
medium carrots, peeled, chopped (1 cup)
2
cloves garlic, finely chopped
2
tablespoons Gold Medal™ all-purpose flour
1/2
teaspoon salt
1/4
teaspoon pepper
1
cup milk
1 1/2
cups shredded sharp Cheddar cheese (6 oz)
1/2
cup Cascadian Farm™ organic frozen peas
1
pouch (4.7 oz) Betty Crocker™ creamy butter mashed potatoes
Water, milk and butter called for on potatoes pouch

Steps

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  • 1
    Heat oven to 400°F. Spray 8-inch square (2-quart) glass baking dish with cooking spray.
  • 2
    In 12-inch skillet, cook beef over medium-high heat 7 to 9 minutes, stirring occasionally, until beef is browned. Add onions, carrots and garlic; cook 4 to 6 minutes, stirring frequently, until softened. Add flour, salt and pepper; cook 1 minute, stirring frequently.
  • 3
    Stir in milk; heat to boiling over medium-high heat. Cook until thickened, stirring frequently. Remove from heat; stir in 1 cup of the cheese. When cheese has melted, stir in frozen peas; transfer mixture to baking dish.
  • 4
    Make mashed potatoes as directed on pouch. Drop potatoes by large spoonfuls over mixture in baking dish. Top with remaining 1/2 cup cheese. Bake 20 to 25 minutes or until bubbly and lightly browned. Let stand 10 minutes before serving.

Expert Tips

  • For an even beefier flavor, substitute 1/2 cup of the milk with 1/2 cup Progresso™ beef flavored broth.
  • A mixed green salad makes a nice side to this hearty main dish.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
450
Calories from Fat
230
% Daily Value
Total Fat
25g
39%
Saturated Fat
13g
66%
Trans Fat
1g
Cholesterol
95mg
32%
Sodium
930mg
39%
Potassium
670mg
19%
Total Carbohydrate
29g
10%
Dietary Fiber
2g
10%
Sugars
6g
Protein
25g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
90%
90%
Vitamin C
4%
4%
Calcium
30%
30%
Iron
10%
10%
Exchanges:
1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 1 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 1 High-Fat Meat; 1 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

More About This Recipe

  • Shepherd’s pie is also commonly called “cottage pie,” but there actually is a key difference between the two. Cottage pie traditionally contains beef while shepherd’s pie is usually filled with lamb. Regardless of what you call it, if you’re in search of a brilliant way to use up those uneaten leftovers, then you’ve found what you’re looking for in this shepherd’s pie recipe. The holidays are particularly convenient time to throw in whatever meat and vegetables you’ve got lingering in the fridge into a shepherd’s pie recipe recipe that’s all your own. Warm, savory and oh-so-comforting, this cheesy beef shepherd’s pie is everything you love about a hearty beef dinner and then some.
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