Wednesday, March 28, 2007

What's For Dinner Wednesday - Super Simple Turkey Shepherds Pie

ETA: Thanks to Bobbie and Linda P for letting me know that I was missing my potatoes -- hehehe! FIXED!

I learned from a friend that in shepherds pie, you are supposed to use lamb. Makes sense, but my mom always used ground beef. I modified my shepherds pie and I use ground turkey. It is really simple, but tastes yummy and M always eats LOTS of it!

Super Simple Turkey Shepherds Pie


1 lb ground turkey (or more if you prefer)
1 large can of green beans (you can buy the french cut ones or regular)
1-2 cans of cream of mushroom soup (dependent on how much meat you use)
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 stick of butter
shredded cheddar cheese
5-6 potatoes (enough to cover the top of the whole dish -- spread out -- if you like more, use more -- we love the potatoes so we always do lots)


Cook turkey in frying pan (scrambled) until it is no longer pink. Mix in soup and blend well. Pour into 9x13 inch pan. Drain and pour can of green beans over the meat mix. Meanwhile, boil potatoes, drain and mash. When you mash them, add a tsp of baking powder and 1/2 stick of butter and mix well. Pour potatoes over green beans in pan. Flatten out to cover the top. Sprinkle cheese on top. Place in oven at 400 F until cheese is browned and bubbly! Enjoy!

We usually have this on Thursday night in honor of Dr. Derek Shepherd (*snickers*) so since I got this up so late, you might end up doing the same. Let me know how it goes. I like to sprinkle a bit of salt and pepper on top. Total comfort food -- YUM!


becky said...

Sounds Yummy! I will definitely try this! Thanks so much!

Mommy said...

hehehee I have a question... why would a shepherd eat his lamb?

Ara said...

MMMmmm, I'm trying this recipe tonight....i'll let you know how my family likes it. I found your blog through SCS! Thanks for sharing!

Ara said...

K, we totally love it!!! I'm so thankful I found this recipe, it's going to be my new shepards pie recipe!!! I had to fight my daughter for the leftovers today!!!

Amanda Sewell said...

I am so glad you liked it Ara. My hubby likes to eat leftovers sometimes the next day as his breakfast. He is totally addicted to it! Thanks for posting :)

Anonymous said...

Your friend is right, Shepherd's Pie has minced lamb, if you make it with minced (ground) beef is is called Cottage Pie. Perhaps you should call this Pilgrim Pie or Thankful Pie :)