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Spooky Shepherd's Pie

Whip up some ghoulishly good fun with instant mashed 'ghost' potatoes that top a deliciously rich ground beef and vegetable casserole.

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  • prep time 30 min
  • total time 55 min
  • ingredients 12
  • servings 6
 

Ingredients

1
lb lean (at least 80%) ground beef
1
medium onion, coarsely chopped
1
bag (12 oz) Green Giant™ Steamers™ frozen mixed vegetables
1
can (14.5 oz) Muir Glen® organic diced tomatoes with Italian herbs, undrained
1
jar (12 oz) beef gravy
1 3/4
cups water
2
tablespoons margarine or butter
1/4
teaspoon garlic powder
1/2
cup milk
2 1/4
cups instant mashed potatoes
1/4
cup grated Parmesan cheese
1
egg, slightly beaten

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  • 1 Heat oven to 375°F. Spray 10-inch skillet with cooking spray; heat over medium-high heat. Add beef and onion; cook until beef is thoroughly cooked, stirring frequently. Drain.
  • 2 Set aside 12 peas for garnish. Add remaining frozen vegetables, tomatoes and gravy; mix well. Heat to boiling. Reduce heat to medium-low; cover and cook 8 to 10 minutes or until vegetables are crisp-tender, stirring occasionally.
  • 3 Meanwhile, in medium saucepan, heat water, margarine and garlic powder to boiling. Remove from heat; add milk. Stir in potato flakes and cheese. Add egg; blend well.
  • 4 Into ungreased 8-inch square (2-quart) or oval (2 1/2-quart) glass baking dish, spoon beef mixture. With large spoon, make 6 mounds of potato mixture on top of beef mixture to resemble ghosts. Place 2 reserved peas on each mound to resemble eyes.
  • 5 Bake at 375°F. for 20 to 25 minutes or until potatoes are set and mixture is thoroughly heated.
  • 1 Heat oven to 375°F. Spray 10-inch skillet with cooking spray; heat over medium-high heat. Add beef and onion; cook until beef is thoroughly cooked, stirring frequently. Drain.
  • 2 Set aside 12 peas for garnish. Add remaining frozen vegetables, tomatoes and gravy; mix well. Heat to boiling. Reduce heat to medium-low; cover and cook 8 to 10 minutes or until vegetables are crisp-tender, stirring occasionally.
  • 3 Meanwhile, in medium saucepan, heat water, margarine and garlic powder to boiling. Remove from heat; add milk. Stir in potato flakes and cheese. Add egg; blend well.
  • 4 Into ungreased 8-inch square (2-quart) or oval (2 1/2-quart) glass baking dish, spoon beef mixture. With large spoon, make 6 mounds of potato mixture on top of beef mixture to resemble ghosts. Place 2 reserved peas on each mound to resemble eyes.
  • 5 Bake at 375°F. for 20 to 25 minutes or until potatoes are set and mixture is thoroughly heated.

Nutritional information

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Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
410
(
Calories from Fat
160),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
18g
18%
(Saturated Fat
7g,
7%
),
Cholesterol
90mg
90%;
Sodium
730mg
730%;
Total Carbohydrate
38g
38%
(Dietary Fiber
4g
4%
  Sugars
5g
5%
),
Protein
23g
23%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
30%;
Vitamin C
15%;
Calcium
15%;
Iron
15%;
Exchanges:
2 Starch; 1 Vegetable; 1 1/2 Fat;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.