Shepherd's Pie With Squash and Potato Topping

READY IN: 1hr 40mins
Recipe by MA HIKER

A twist on a classic! The squash adds a bit of color and a nice flavor to the topping. Good old comfort food.

Top Review by Mirj2338

What an interesting dish! We have shepherd's pie all the time, but I love the fact that in this recipe you add green beans to the meat and butternut squash to the potato mixture. The only change I really made, aside from playing around with the spices (I never measure) is that I used soy milk so there wouldn't be any dairy in the dish. Good pie, perfect for our Sunday night supper! Thanks!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. prepare topping: cook squash and potatoes in boiling water until tender about 15 minutes.
  2. drain squash and potatoes; return to pot.
  3. Add milk, salt, 1/4 tsp black pepper, nutmeg and red pepper. Mash with potato masher until fluffy. Set aside to cool slightly.
  4. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  5. Prepare filling: saute onion in oil in large skillet until softened, for about 5 minutes.
  6. Add garlic, saute 1 minute.
  7. Remove to plate.
  8. Crumble beef to skillet; cook until browned about 5 minutes.
  9. Stir in basil, oregano, cumin, salt, thyme, pepper, reserved onion mixture and flour.
  10. Add tomatoes and green beans.
  11. Bring to boiling.
  12. Lower heat; cover and cook 10 minutes.
  13. Spoon into 13 x 9 x 2 inch glass baking dish.
  14. Beat egg into squash and potato mixture. Spread over filling, making decorative swirls.
  15. Sprinkle with paprika if desired.
  16. Bake in 375 degree oven for 40 minutes or until bubbly and top is golden brown.
  17. Transfer baking dish to wire rack and cool for 15 minutes before serving.

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