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Spooky Shepherd's Pie

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Spooky Shepherd's Pie
  • Prep 30 min
  • Total 55 min
  • Ingredients 12
  • Servings 6
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Whip up some ghoulishly good fun with instant mashed potato "ghosts" that top a deliciously rich ground beef and vegetable casserole. This spooky shepherd's pie recipe will be a Halloween hit even with your pickiest eaters. What better way to fit veggies into a meal than with a hearty ghost shepherd's pie?
Updated Oct 19, 2020

Ingredients

  • 1 lb lean (at least 80%) ground beef
  • 1 medium onion, coarsely chopped
  • 1 bag (12 oz) 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

Steps

  • 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

410 Calories, 18g Total Fat, 23g Protein, 38g Total Carbohydrate, 5g Sugars

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
410
Calories from Fat
160
Total Fat
18g
28%
Saturated Fat
7g
35%
Cholesterol
90mg
30%
Sodium
730mg
30%
Total Carbohydrate
38g
13%
Dietary Fiber
4g
16%
Sugars
5g
Protein
23g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
30%
30%
Vitamin C
15%
15%
Calcium
15%
15%
Iron
15%
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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