Easy Meal: How to Make a Shepherd’s Pie

Shepherd's Pie

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by Dennis Weaver


There are lots of recipes online for various potato casseroles. The most famous of the potato casseroles may be a Shepherd’s Pie. It’s a great way to use those leftover potatoes.

This makes a great after holiday or a Monday after-Sunday-dinner meal!

Here’s how to make a Shepherd’s Pie

  1. Sauté ground meat and onions in a heavy, oven-proof skillet. Season to taste.
  2. Add a can of stewed tomatoes, leftover gravy, or make a new gravy in the pan.
  3. Add some veggies. Green beans or corn are typical.
  4. Cover with mashed potatoes. Top with grated cheese and a sprinkle of paprika.
  5. Bake at 350 degrees F until heated through and the cheese is melted. Times will vary with the pan and size of casserole.

Add a salad and maybe a side dish and you have a meal. I especially like this made with leftover gravy but it’s okay with tomatoes too.

Dennis Weaver is the founder of The Prepared Pantry, a full line kitchen store in Rigby, Idaho. The Prepared Pantry sells kitchen tools, gourmet foods, and baking ingredients including hundreds of hard-to-find ingredients.

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