Simple Shepherd's Pie (or "Cheese Casserole")

Total Time
1hr 15mins
Prep 45 mins
Cook 30 mins

This is our family's version of Shepherd's Pie. Simple and quick to make, freezes well, and allows me to easily remove the cheese from my portion (and add to a grateful sibling's portion).

Directions

  1. Prepare mashed potatoes as usual (we add milk and butter).
  2. Brown lean ground beef over medium heat, drain excess fat.
  3. Add tomato sauce and seasonings, simmer for 15 minutes.
  4. Preheat oven to 350F (175C).
  5. Layer meat mixture in bottom of 9" x 13" casserole dish.
  6. Spread vegetable evenly over meat mixture.
  7. Spread mashed potatoes evenly over vegetable layer. (Should fill casserole dish to rim.)
  8. Sprinkle cheese over top, and bake until cheese begins to bubble on edges (about 30 minutes).
Most Helpful

This was really good! It was my first time having sheppards pie and I loved it. My boyfriend suggested instead of using corn we use frozen peas and carrots which worked out good!. I cant wait to make this yummy dish again! Thanks Andy!

littlepiglet March 01, 2007

My first try at a Shepherd's Pie, after many years of asking by hubby. It got great reviews! I added some chopped onions to the ground beef as it simmered.

dirigo9 April 07, 2005

Very delious, i didnt use as much of the tomato sauce. It was a great hit in my family.

*Debbie* November 21, 2006