Yummy, Yummy, Yummy I have Jim's Shepard's pie in my tummy. Wife loves Shepherd's pie but it was just to plain for me. So one day I added a few ingredient's and WOW the flavors just explode in your mouth. From the creaminess of the cream cheese to the sausage gravy mix and Italian sausage. On top of all that is the thick layer cheese with the Bob Evans mashed potatoes. Oh wow I have to stop typing cause I'm starting to drool. lol
2Heat large fry pan with oil. When hot add Hamburger and Italian sausage. Add the onion when meat is almost done. Drain and set aside.
3Using the same large fry pan, melt butter over medium-high heat.
4Whisk in the flour.
5Whisking constantly, add the half-and-half (little at a time to prevent lumping) and cook until the mixture is thickened and smooth. (Whisking constantly is important).
Note: If getting to hot, remove from heat, then return to heat.
6Add cream cheese and stir till melted.
7Sprinkle in sausage gravy mix and add the milk (Add more
milk if you need to thin out the mixture).
8Season with the salt and pepper to taste. Reduce heat and cook till thickened.
9Stir in all vegetables and meat mixture.
10Pour mixture into a 9x13 lasagna pan sprayed with Pam.
11Sprinkle 3 cups of the cheese on top of mixture.
12Warm potatoes in microwave as directed on package. Stir. Glob potatoes in piles on top of cheese and spread.
13Sprinkle remaining cheese on top of potatoes.
14Bake at 350 degrees on the middle rack for 30 minutes.