Skillet Shepherd's Pie

READY IN: 30mins
Recipe by PanNan

This is a quick and easy version of a classic, and the guys in my family raved about it. I'm posting here for safe keeping. It's a recipe from America's Test Kitchen.

Top Review by Queen Roachie

I liked this quite a bit. It did take a bit longer in my oven on broil, but not a problem. Had to sub corn for the carrots based on what I had. I agree with the reviewer who said this was a bit like a pasty without the crust. Think I'll add some garlic next time and mess with the seasonings a bit, but still a quick tasty weeknight dinner. Thanks for sharing.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Move oven rack to the upper-middle position and heat the broiler.
  2. Place the frozen hash browns in a large microwavable bowl and separate the shreds. (I pound them lightly with the back of a wooden spoon and they fall apart.) Toss them with 2 tbsp of the melted butter, 1 tsp salt and 1/4 tsp pepper. Microwave the potatoes, covered, until tender - 7 - 10 minutes on high.
  3. Cook beef and onion in a large oven safe skillet until beef is cooked, about 5 minutes. Drain fat off.
  4. Stir thyme and flour into beef/onion mixture and cook about 1 minute. Add broth and Worcestershire sauce and cook about 6 - 8 minutes until thickened.
  5. Add peas and carrots to beef mixture and simmer until heated, about a minute, and season with salt and pepper.
  6. Scatter the cooked hash browns over the top of the beef mixture and brush with the rest of the butter.
  7. Place the skillet unter the broiler and broil 3 - 5 minutes or until the potatoes have golden brown tips.
  8. Remove from oven and serve.

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