Gooseberry Patch Keepsake Cookbook (Oxmoor House, 2010) is an essential piece of the family kitchen. With dozens of comfort food recipes, this Southern-style collection is sure to become a treasured family heirloom. Excerpted from “Fast Family Suppers,” this Shepherd’s Pie Recipe is an easily-prepared, always welcome favorite.
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Shepherd’s Pie Recipe
Thanks to store-bought, pre-prepared ingredients, new cooks can get that “made from scratch” Southern-style taste.
2 (17-ounce) pkgs. fully cooked beef tips with gravy
1 cup frozen corn, thawed
1 cup frozen sweet peas, thawed
24-ounce pkg. refrigerated mashed potatoes
1⁄2 (8-ounce.) pkg. cream cheese, softened
1 tablespoon butter or margarine, softened
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 cup shredded sharp Cheddar cheese
Cook beef according to package directions. Spoon beef into a lightly greased 11″x 7″ baking pan. Top with corn and peas; set aside.
Cook potatoes according to package directions; spoon potatoes into a bowl.
Add cream cheese, butter and garlic powder; beat at medium speed with an electric mixer until smooth.
Spread potato mixture over vegetables; sprinkle with cheese.
Bake, uncovered, at 350 F for 15 minutes or until thoroughly heated. Serves 8.
This excerpt has been reprinted with permission fromedited by Emily Chappell and published by Oxmoor House, 2010 Buy this book from our store: Gooseberry Patch Keepsake Kitchen