Shepherd's Pie Recipe

Shepherd’s Pie is the perfect definition of comfort food.

February 2008

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    Prep the potatoes ahead of time or you can use frozen or instant mashed potatoes.
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Yield: 4 to 6 servings

This traditional favorite is a meal in itself, and it's one your family is sure to love.


  • 1 pound lean ground beef
  • 1 jar (12 oz.) home-style beef gravy
  • 1 package (10 oz.) frozen mixed vegetables, thawed
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 3 cups prepared mashed potatoes
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese


  1. In a large skillet over medium heat, cook ground beef until well-browned and thoroughly cooked through. Carefully drain fat and return beef to skillet on stovetop.
  2. Stir in gravy and vegetables; bring to boiling. Reduce heat and simmer for 8 minutes, or until vegetables are tender, stirring occasionally. Season with salt and pepper.
  3. While beef mixture is still in the skillet, spoon on the prepared mashed potatoes, forming 8 mounds. Sprinkle cheese over potatoes.
  4. Continue to simmer mixture until potatoes are hot and cheese is melted. Serve immediately.

This recipe originally aired in the February 2008 issue of Heart of the Home.

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