How to Make Shepherd’s Pie Healthy

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  1. How to Make Shepherd’s Pie Healthy

    My picky husband who doesn’t usually like casseroles or anything that might constitute “soggy bread” REALLY liked this recipe and so I share it with YOU!


    Healthy Shepherd’s Pie Recipe

    Adding a sweet potato to the traditional mashed potato topping turns up the volume in this classic English dish, which features lean ground beef, beef stew sauce mix, dried thyme and tomato paste.

    * Active Time: 15 minutes
    * Total Time: 45 minutes

    Recipe Ingredients

    • 4 servings of instant mashed potato flakes
    • 1 medium sweet potato (10 to 12 oz.), peeled and diced
    • 1⁄4 tsp. pepper
    • 1 1⁄4 lb. lean ground beef
    • one medium onion, chopped
    • 1 tsp. dried thyme leaves
    • one envelope (1.25 oz.) Beef Stew sauce mix (we used McCormick)
    • 3 Tbsp. tomato paste
    • 1 1⁄2 cups water
    • 1 bag (16 to 20 oz.) frozen mixed vegetables (4 cups)

    Recipe Preparation

    1. To start, heat oven to 400ºF. Prepare instant potatoes for 4 servings as package directs, adding diced sweet potatoes to water. Following, bring to a boil and simmer, covered, 5 minutes or until sweet potatoes are soft and then remove from heat (do not drain). Afterward, mash sweet potatoes in saucepan, then continue as package directs. Stir in pepper.

    2. Meanwhile, cook ground beef and onion in a large skillet over medium-high heat, stirring, 5 minutes or until beef is no longer pink.

    3. Next, stir in thyme, sauce mix, tomato paste and water until well mixed. Then bring to a boil, stir in frozen vegetables and remove skillet from heat.

    4. Lastly, Spoon meat and vegetable mixture into a 2-qt shallow baking dish. Then spread mashed potatoes on top to within 1” from edges of dish.

    5. Finally, bake, uncovered, 20 minutes or until mixture is bubbly and heated through. If desired, place the casserole under broiler until the potatoes are slightly browned.

    Nutrition Facts:                     Yield 8 servings
    Amount Per Serving

    Calories 267

    Total Fat 7g
    Saturated Fat 3g
    Cholesterol 46mg
    Sodium 305mg
    Total Carbohydrates 30g
    Dietary Fiber 4g
    Protein 18g

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  2. One response to “How to Make Shepherd’s Pie Healthy”

    1. BettsZ says:

      I’m not a cook in fact I don’t like to cook. This Shepherd’s Pie was really easy to make and ever so good. Thank you for sharing.

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