Nice flavor. Using the dressing mix simplified the spicing so even a beginner can get it right. I also used instant mashed potatoes (makes it that much simpler and quicker!).
Good recipe! As someone else mentioned, since there isn't cooking instructions for the potatoes MAKE SURE you boil/mash them, or use instant potatoes, as I did. (i know this may seem obvious but the previous reviewer said their hubby tried to do it with RAW potatoes... lol) Anyway, since I am vegetarian, I actually used the veggie "ground round" beef substitute. It worked just as well as ground beef would have and my friends (even carnivores!) loved it! The ranch flavouring really makes this nice. :) I topped the casserole with cheese for the last 10 mins of cooking to get a nice, cheesy topping. FANTASTIC!
My DH, who is learning to cook, made this dish since it seemed simple enough. It almost turned into a disaster when I caught him trying to whip raw potatoes. He pointed out that there wasn't instructions for cooking the potatoes first. Otherwise, the pie was great.
We loved this! Very simple and full of flavor. The only thing I did differently was to top it with some cheddar cheese for the last 10 minutes or so of baking. We'll be having the leftovers for lunch. Yum! Thanks for posting!
Not a fan of shepard's pie at all, but this was really tasty! The ranch gave it so much flavor! Thanks for sharing such a wonderful recipe.
Great recipe. Made it last night. I used instant cheddard mashed potatoes and added the ranch mix while I was making them up. Shepard's pie is one of my favorites and this is a keeper. Thanks
This was sooooo goooood! Great change from the usual shepard's pie. Loved the idea of using the ranch dressing mix. I will be making this again! Thanks jesse!