Simple Shepherds Pie for Two

Barbara Oseland


I took something I have been cooking for years and cut the portion size down for two people with a bit of leftovers. This recipe would fit into a bread loaf pan and should feed 3 hungry people.

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10 Min


20 Min


1 1/2 c
prepared instant mashed potatoes or 3/4 lb potatoes prepared with 3 tbsp butter and 1/2c milk
salt and pepper
1/2 lb
hamburger or 1/4 hamburger, 1/4 ground turkey
1/2 Tbsp
1 clove
garlic, minced or grated
1/2 medium
onion, roughly chopped
1 pkg
brown gravy (dry mix)
1/2 c
stalk celery, chopped
1 small
carrot, shredded
1/2 c
frozen peas (thawed, any excess water disgard)
1/4 c
canned kernal corn, or frozen corn thawed
1 c
shredded cheese (mozzarella, cheddar, parmesan, colby)
1 1/2 tsp
dried parsley (about 3 good shakes)
cooking spray

Directions Step-By-Step

Preheat to 350° F.
Prepare instant potatoes according to directions to create about 1 1/2 c prepared potatoes. Add 1/2 minced garlic and set aside.
In a medium pan, add oil and brown meat. Add onions and the remaining 1/2 garlic and cook until translucent, but do not burn garlic. Add dry gravy packet and 1/2 c. water into a separate bowl and whisk together. Add mixture to meat, stirring until heated through and thickens.
Spray loaf pan with non-stick spray. Add beef, onions and gravy to the bottom of a lightly sprayed bread loaf pan. On top of meat, sprinkle on mixture of peas, bell pepper, celery, carrot and corn. Top this with prepared potatoes either with a pastry bag or dollop potatoes on top and smooth out. Sprinkle cheese on top of potatoes and add a few shakes of dried parsley flakes. I do not season with any additional salt as the gravy packet has salt, but I do add pepper.
Cook in the oven for 20 minutes or until cheese is melted.

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