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.

  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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.
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