Mini Italian Shepherd’s Pies

Savor these little bites of flaky pastry with a filling of beef topped with a cheesy tater and spinach mix.

  • prep time 30 min
  • total time 60 min
  • ingredients 7
  • servings 36

Ingredients

1
box (9 oz) Green Giant® frozen chopped spinach
1
lb extra lean (at least 90%) ground beef
1/2
cup finely chopped onion
1
cup marinara sauce
1
box Pillsbury® refrigerated pie crusts, softened as directed on box
1
package (24 oz) refrigerated mashed potatoes (about 2 1/2 cups)
2/3
cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 Heat oven to 400°F. Spray 36 mini muffin cups with Crisco® Original No-Stick Cooking Spray. Microwave frozen spinach as directed on box 3 to 4 minutes to thaw. Squeeze dry with paper towels.
  • 2 In 12-inch nonstick skillet, cook ground beef over medium-high heat 4 to 5 minutes or until no longer pink, stirring to break up large pieces. Stir in onion. Cook 3 to 4 minutes or until tender; drain. Stir in marinara sauce and half of the spinach.
  • 3 Meanwhile, unroll pie crusts. Using 2 1/4-inch round cookie cutter, cut 18 rounds from each crust, rerolling dough if necessary. Press each round in bottom and up side of muffin cup. Spoon rounded tablespoon meat mixture in each cup.
  • 4 Microwave mashed potatoes as directed on package 2 to 3 minutes or until warm. In medium bowl, mix potatoes, remaining spinach, cheese, 1/4 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper until well blended. Top each cup with rounded tablespoon potato mixture.
  • 5 Bake 20 to 25 minutes or until potatoes are golden brown. Cool in pans 2 minutes. Run knife around edge of cups to loosen. Serve warm.
  • Nutrition Information

    NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

    Serving Size: 1 Serving
    Calories
    100
    (
    Calories from Fat
    45),
    % Daily Value
    Total Fat
    5g
    5%
    (Saturated Fat
    2 1/2g,
    2 1/2%
    Trans Fat
    0g
    0%
    ),
    Cholesterol
    10mg
    10%;
    Sodium
    180mg
    180%;
    Total Carbohydrate
    9g
    9%
    (Dietary Fiber
    0g
    0%
      Sugars
    0g
    0%
    ),
    Protein
    4g
    4%
    ;
    % Daily Value*:
    Vitamin A
    15%;
    Vitamin C
    0%;
    Calcium
    4%;
    Iron
    2%;
    Exchanges:
    1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    1/2
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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