Easy Shepherd's Pie

"My wife had lunch over at a friend's house the other day and she served this recipe. My wife is still raving about it. I guess now I have to make it. Supposedly it came from a magazine."
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  • Preheat over to 375°F Brown meat in skillet and drain.
  • Mix potatoes, cream cheese, 1/2 cup of the shredded cheese and the garlic until well blended.
  • Stir vegetables and gravy into meat.
  • Spoon into 9-inch square baking dish.
  • Cover with potato mixture. Don't worry about it being perfectly even, the more rustic it looks, the better.
  • Sprinkle with remain 1/2 cup shredded cheese. Bake for 20 minutes or until heated through.

Questions & Replies

  1. I made this, but i put crescent rolls on the top and it was fabulous with such amazing flavor
  2. Can you freeze for future?
  3. This is not Shepherd Pie. It is Cottage Pie because you are using ground beef instead of lamb


  1. Trying again - wrote a review yesterday that seems to have disappeared into thin air. So, anyway...I increased this recipe to serve 9 since one never know how large a serving actually is. Made gravy using drippings from the cooked meat. For the veggies, I chopped and cooked 1 cup of onion and 1 cup of carrots. Added 1 cup of canned and drained (reserved liquid for gravy) mushrooms, and not quite a cup of defrosted peas. Put in an 11x13 pan. We had never had Shepherd's Pie before but certainly will again. Everyone love it! Thanks, Jim!
  2. This was a very yummy supper. I used instant potatoes and gravy out of a jar because I was feeling lazy. I did cut back on the veggies some...I probably used about 3 cups instead of the 4. This is something that I will probably make again. Delish. The cream cheese and cheddar cheese in the potatoes was a very nice touch. Thanks for posting! Made for Football Tag 2008 :)
  3. A wonderful complete dinner! Thanks! I used instant mashed potatoes, an spiced and already salted Italian veggies mix and two biiiiiig galic cloves! I didn't use the broth as I combined the half frozen veggies to the meat, they released enough juice. The veggies mix included: mushrooms, zucchini, peppers and green beans. I would use this mix again and I wouldn't use a fade neutral mix...or I would add spices! It was very easy to assemble and fast; however the preparation of the ingredients requires more time if you don't have all ready. <br/>Thanks again!
  4. Hadn't made this dish in years. Something I used to make when I was a starving student. I precooked the veggies (carrots and green beans) in the microwave so they would be tender. I added onion to my meat mixture just because I really love onions. Would suggest making extra mashed potatoes for a thicker layer on top because they are delicious with the cream cheese added! I am going to make my mashed potatoes with cream cheese from now on! I bet fresh chives would be great added to them.
  5. Great Shepherd's pie and it's hard to believe, but I've come to the realization that the whole world depends on me...the whole world! For instance, India is on hold with questions regarding recipe #448067, France is on line 2 asking advice about recipe #457242 and somebody from Texas wants to fight because she's fearful I'd snitch her recipe for recipe #482806 and she didn't even have one in hand when she walked in! Well, maybe that someone from India will pacify whatever Texas' beef is. What else? Oh, yeah, made for ZWT#8~Great Britain/Ireland.


  1. I cheated, or “tweaked” the recipe. Used ground meat and golden mushroom soup. Then added a can of corn and can of green beans. Used the cut frozen mashed potatoes, and I did do the cream cheese with it instead of usual milk and butter. Turned out great and the kids loved it!!
  2. Simple, easy, and yummy. I used chicken and Parmesan instead of beef and cheddar cheese. I also added mixed herbs to the meat mixture. It smelled good, looked good, and tasted very good. Thanks for the recipe!
  3. I did add salt and pepper to taste and did add about 3 Tbl. of BBQ sauce instead of gravy to meat as that was what I had on hand with onion and garlic. Came out great!



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