Delicious Shepherd’s Pie Recipe

Shepherd’s Pie is a great way to get even your pickiest kids to eat their veggies! This meal is definitely one of my favorites as a mom to get my kids to eat healthier. My kids love this recipe, because…well…ketchup.

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Let’s make this easy Shepherd’s pie recipe!

Let’s make easy Shepherd’s pie recipe!

I can still remember the first time I had Shepherd’s Pie as a little girl. It was an instant hit with me and my siblings. My family used canned green beans and canned carrots (and you can too), but I’ve opted to use fresh veggies when I have the time for this recipe. You could also use homemade mashed potatoes, but I find instant potatoes to have a better texture for the topping.

The real secret is in the sauce–the ketchup (or as my middle son says “caaatsup”). Don’t like processed foods? Buy the organic stuff.

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Here are the ingredients needed for this amazing Shepherd pie recipe.

Delicious Shepherd’s Pie recipe Ingredients

  • 1 lb ground hamburger
  • 4 cups fresh green beans, ends removed and beans halved (see image)
  • 6 medium carrots, peeled and cut into coins
  • 1 white onion, chopped
  • 2 cups ketchup (give or take)
  • 4 cups prepared instant potatoes
  • 2 teaspoons garlic salt
  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil
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Let’s get cooking!

Directions in making SHepherd Pie recipe

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Prepare the veggies by washing and cutting them.

Step 1

Prepare the carrots and onions by washing and cutting them into small pieces.

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Cut the beans into 1 1/2 inches long.

Cut the beans into 1 1/2 inches long.

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Saute green beans, carrots, and onions just until soft.

Step 2

In a large skillet, heat olive oil over medium heat. Saute green beans, carrots, and onions just until soft.

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Add ground hamburger and brown.

Step 3

Add ground hamburger and brown. Stir in the garlic salt.

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Remove from heat and stir in ketchup.

Step 4

Remove from heat and stir in ketchup.

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Pour into a 9-inch pie plate.

Step 5

Pour into a 9-inch pie plate.

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Top with mashed potatoes.

Step 6

Top the pan with mashed potatoes.

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Bake at 350F for 25-30 minutes or until mashed potatoes begin to turn golden on top.

Step 7

Bake at 350 F for 25-30 minutes or until mashed potatoes begin to turn golden on top.

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Cut into wedges, and enjoy!

Step 8

Cut into wedges as you would any pie. Enjoy!

Yield: 1 9-inch pan

Delicious Shepherd's Pie Recipe

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Help your kiddos love eating veggies with this delicious Shepherd's pie recipe! It's packed with a variety of healthy veggies that kids need! Let's get cooking!

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 lb ground hamburger
  • 4 cups fresh green beans, ends removed and beans halved
  • 6 medium carrots, peeled and cut into coins
  • 1 white onion, chopped
  • 2 cups ketchup
  • 4 cups prepared instant potatoes
  • 2 teaspoons garlic salt
  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil

Instructions

    1. Prepare the veggies by watching and cutting them. The carrots should be cut into coins and the beans are halved into 1 1/2 inches long.
    2. Heat the skillet with oil and saute the veggies with onions until tender.
    3. Add the ground beef and brown it. Add garlic salt.
    4. Turn off the heat and stir the ketchup.
    5. Transfer the mixture to a 9-inch pan.
    6. Top with mashed potatoes.
    7. Bake at 350F for 25-30 minutes or until the mashed potatoes turn golden on top.
    8. Cut into wedges and serve!

Here’s another Pie Recipe for you to try:

  • Chicken Pot Pie is another beloved family favorite meat pie you can make for dinner. YUM!

Have you tried this delicious Shepherd’s Pie recipe? How did your kids like it?