Lean and Tasty shepherd's pie

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 8
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 313.2
  • Total Fat: 9.0 g
  • Cholesterol: 65.0 mg
  • Sodium: 525.2 mg
  • Total Carbs: 31.4 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 3.8 g
  • Protein: 28.6 g

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A healthy take on the classic comfort food. A healthy take on the classic comfort food.
Number of Servings: 8


    Mashed Potatoes:
    2 lbs golden potatoes
    1 cup chicken broth
    1 tsp salt

    1 large onion
    1 bulb garlic, chopped
    2 Tbsp olive oil

    2 lbs lean ground beef (9%) or ground turkey
    1 tsp salt
    1 cup chicken broth
    1.5 Tbsp cornstarch

    12 oz package frozen mixed vegetables (corn, green beans, julienne carrots)


Cube and boil potatoes until soft. Mash until fluffy with 1 cup chicken broth and salt to taste. Add some garlic if you wish.

Preheat oven to 350F

Chop and saute onion and garlic with the olive oil in a large skillet (you can back off on the garlic if it's not your thing, season as you wish, I happen to love the stuff.) Add the meat and cook until browned. Let the whole thing simmer for a few minutes while you mix the cornstarch into 1-1.5 cups of chicken broth. Add the mixture to the meat and onions and stir until thickened like a good gravy.

Cook the frozen vegetables in the microwave for about 5 minutes.

Layer the meat, vegetables and mashed potatoes in a large casserole dish and pop in the oven for about 20 minutes (until the peaks of the potatoes start to get brown)

Eat lots of this, you can get away with it. Makes about 8 good-sized servings. My 5-year old asked for 6 helpings.

Number of Servings: 8

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user IANBEYER.

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  • Very Good
    I liked it, unfortunately my kids didn't but this is still going in my recipe files! - 5/22/13

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  • Very Good
    I used beef broth instead of chicken broth - and I used 2 tablespoons of sour cream and about a half cup of milk in the potatoes - (mashed potatoes without milk just doesn't seem right). The sauce was great and I'll definitely be making this again! - 9/29/10

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  • Very Good
    Easy, yummy, filling, and good enough for company. - 7/26/10

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  • Very Good
    I guess I am a rookie when it comes to thickening sauces, because it just didn't work on my end, for whatever reason. I cheated with the potatoes and bought them premade(Simply Potatoes). I used lean(7%) ground beef, but I felt that the nutritional info provided would be off, so I did my own. - 4/10/10

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  • Incredible!
    This dish was delicious!! The whole family loved it! - 3/4/09

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