Monday, September 27, 2010

Shepherd's Pie

This is one of the great dinners that you can make from leftovers in your fridge. In our family, we usually end  up making this dish after a holiday when we have tons of mashed potatoes, relish trays, and vegetables leftover from our big meal. Or, I just get a craving for it and it's still easy to make even when there are no leftovers to use in making it.

It starts by browning one pound of hamburger in a skillet. When that is cooked and crumbled, add one chopped carrot and one chopped onion. When those are cooked add one cup of frozen peas.

Then stir in a can of cream of celery and transfer to a deep round casserole dish or pie plate.

Then top with prepared mashed potatoes. The mashed potatoes can be freshly made, instant potaotes, already prepared out of a package, or leftover.

Then top with shredded cheddar cheese.....

....and bake until bubbly, brown and delicious!

Then serve it up and eat! We enjoyed ours with some buttered cresent rolls.

Hope you enjoy this as much as we do! And if you do make this using holiday leftovers such as the mashed potatoes, carrots, peas, etc., no one would ever guess!

Shepherd's Pie

1 lb ground beef
1 carrot, chopped
1 onion, chopped
1 cup peas, frozen or thawed
1- 10 3/4 ounce can cream of celery
2 to 3 cups mashed potatoes
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
salt and pepper
olive oil

Brown and crumble ground beef in skillet with sprinkle of salt and pepper. Drain beef and add carrot and onion with drizzle of olive oil, spinkle with salt pepper. When carrot and onion have softened, add in peas and cream of celery. Transfer to a deep casserole dish or pie plate. Top with mashed potatoes and spread them around till top is covered. Sprinkle with cheddar cheese and place in a preheated 350 degree oven for 20 to 25 minutes.


  1. I want to know how you make your mashed potatoes.. What do you put in them? Then i wanna try this one!

  2. For this, I had a bag of frozen "Steam and Mash" potatoes. They are by the frozen french fries. You steam them in the bag in the microwave then I added butter, milk, salt and pepper and mashed them. But Yoder mashed potatoes are REALLY good. They come in a bag and are already to go. You can usually find them near the meats at the store.