Shepherd's Pie Recipe

On-The-Fly Shepherd’s Pie

Shepherd’s Pie Recipe

This is the perfect recipe to make with leftover mashed potatoes.  Also, if you’re cooking ground beef for a recipe earlier in the week, brown a pound extra and store to use for this recipe so tonight’s dinner will be a snap.

On-The-Fly Shepherd's Pie

On-The-Fly Shepherd's Pie


  • ground beef- 1 lb
  • green onions- 1 bundle, diced
  • peas & diced carrots- 1 15oz. can
  • brown gravy (chicken, turkey or beef) - 1 jar
  • prepared mashed potatoes- 4 cups (perfect recipe to make with leftover mashed potatoes)
  • fresh thyme (or dried)- 1 teaspoon fresh or 1/2 teaspoon dried
  • • dried parsley- 1 teaspoon


  1. Heat oven to 375 degrees F
  2. Brown ground beef in skillet
  3. Add green onions, peas & carrots, gravy and thyme; mix well
  4. Transfer mixture to a casserole baking dish
  5. Loosely layer mashed potatoes on top (use the back of a rubber spoon to gently smooth over the mixture)
  6. Garnish with dried parsley
  7. Bake until gravy is bubbling hot through the sides of the mashed potatoes, approximately 35 minutes


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