Shepherd's Hamburger Pie

"Found this in an old old cook-book of my mom's. Looks like it was clipped from a local newspaper."
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  • Flatten rolls and arrange in bottom of 9x13 inch baking dish.
  • Brown meat, season with salt and pepper.
  • Drain off excess fat.
  • Put in layer over pastry crust.
  • Spread with spaghetti sauce.
  • Arrange cheese over meat layer, then a layer of corn.
  • Spread mashed potatoes on top.
  • Sprinkle with parsley or paprika.
  • Bake in a preheated 375 degree oven for about 25 minutes, or until bottom crust is done.

Questions & Replies

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  1. ohbah53
    What type of cheese does this recipe call for?
  2. Marbodt
    How many pounds of potatoes makes 4 cups?
  3. jajolawson
    Am making dishes to be frozen for friend undergoing heart surgery. Does this dish freeze well with the crescent roll crust?


  1. stevent222
    OMGosh! I've been making this for years didn't know it had a name. Ha! I bake until mashed potatoes are a golden brown in a slow wood burning oven.
  2. newtocookingm&m
    Perfect. I was nervous, spaghetti sauce and mashed potatoes sounded strange but it was great! My husband was so happy and the kids loved the crust! The only change I did was only 1 lbs of hamburger instead of 2 and added onion before browning the hamburger. We will make again such an easy/cheap staple next time we will half the recipe and put in an 8x8 until our kids are out of the preschool age and have a bigger apatite. It was nice that I already had left over spaghetti sauce from making spaghetti 5 days earlier.
  3. DianaEatingRichly
    This was WONDERFUL! I used fire roasted tomato and garlic sauce for the tomato sauce and really liked the flavor.
  4. Boomette
    Wonderful recipe of shepherd's pie. It's great with the crescent dough under. And the addition of spaghetti sauce is great. I used homemade spaghetti sauce. For the cheese, I used cheddar (grated). Thanks CoffeeB :) Made for Zaar Star Game
  5. Lsunset350z
    This was excellent! My wife isn't a big shephard's pie fan but she enjoyed this. It will be added to our recipebook


  1. mtnmel
    Comfort food at it's best! I halved the recipe and substituted ground turkey for hamburger. I thought I had crescent rolls, but didn't so I substituted a boxed corn-bread mix for the crust. All the flavors just blended together perfectly, even youngest who doesn't like "casseroles" had two helpings. Thank you for sharing! Will be making again.
  2. MarthaStewartWanabe
    What a tummy-warming comfort food recipe for a chilly early fall day in Western NY, USA. I made a few adjustments to suit my preferences: I used shredded cheddar cheese instead of sliced cheese, added frozen peas, added onions when browning the beef and added 1/2 cup more of spaghetti sauce for more moisture. I made garlic smashed potatoes for the topping, and the whole lot turned out delicious. Thanks for a tasty, hearty recipe! (Made for AUS/NZ Recipe Swap #32)



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