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Spooky Shepherd's Pie

spooky shepherd's pie Entree
Spooky Shepherd's Pie
  • Prep 30 min
  • Total 55 min
  • Ingredients 12
  • Servings 6

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 October 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 Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
410
Calories from Fat
160
% Daily Value
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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