My family are big fans of classic shepherd’s pie, the seasoned ground beef dish topped with a mashed potato crust. It’s the perfect comfort food on a cold Winter night, but making this dish for a regular weeknight dinner, well, it is kind of a fussy one to make.
I still make the classic recipe with the crusty mashed potato top sometimes for a Sunday dinner, but for a weeknight I’ll throw together THIS easy version. It has all the yummy flavors of shepherds pie, without all of the fussy work.
This recipe uses very basic ingredients, is SO easy and is VERY inexpensive to make.
This recipe excludes the butter and cream you would need for the traditional mashed potato topping which saves on calories and fat.
To lighten things up even more, try using your favorite lean turkey meat. Both turn out amazing.
Here is how you make quick and easy Skillet Shepherd’s Pie in a pan or skillet, using only the stove top.
One of our favorite ‘go-to’ weeknight dinners! Would you make this?https://craftweekly.com/easy-skillet-shepherds-pie-recipe/
Posted by Craft Ideas Weekly on Wednesday, January 6, 2016
P.S. How cool is that cutting board? I made one from an oak step and I use it so much, I made another one for my kitchen! (Learn how to make your own cutting board here.)
Easy Skillet Shepherd’s Pie Recipe
6 or 7 fingerling potatoes, cut into 1/2-3/4 inch cubes
One medium onion, chopped (Time-saving tip: On big cooking days, I chop a bunch of onions at a time and freeze them – one onion-worth per baggie.)
1 lb ground beef
1 package or 2c. Frozen mixed vegetables
1 small onion, chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 tbsp tomato paste
2 tsp Worcestershire sauce
Salt and pepper to taste
Boil the potatoes in water until you can easy poke a fork through, but not so long that they start to fall apart. Drain, and set aside.
Heat up a large skillet and spray with cooking spray. Throw in the frozen vegetables and onion first and cook until soft.
Add the ground beef, brown and cook through.
Add the garlic, Worcestershire sauce, salt, and pepper.
Toss in the cooked, drained potatoes and heat through.
If you are looking for the best classic Shepherd’s Pie Recipe, this one from Alton Brown is my favorite!