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Easy 5 Ingredient Shepherd’s Pie

This easy Shepherd's pie is made with ground beef in a savory gravy, layered with tender vegetables, creamy mashed potatoes and topped off with cheddar cheese.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: casserole, dinner
Servings: 4 people

Ingredients

  • 1 lb lean ground beef
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • 10 oz frozen mixed vegetables thawed
  • 8 oz shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • 3 cups prepared mashed potatoes
  • 1 cup brown gravy
  • salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 425 and spray a 9x13 casserole-inch glass baking dish with nonstick cooking spray.
  • Add ground beef to a medium sized skillet and cook on medium-high heat, breaking up the meat with a spatula as you cook it. Season the meat with salt, pepper, onion powder and garlic powder.
  • After it is browned and cooked through, drain any excess grease from the skillet, if there is any.
  • Make your mashed potatoes and gravy according to directions.
  • Add the gravy to the ground beef and transfer ground beef mixture into a casserole dish.
  • Spread the vegetables evenly over the top of the ground beef.
  • Add the mashed potatoes on top of the vegetables. Use a spatula to smooth mashed potatoes evenly over the vegetables.
  • Top the casserole with the shredded cheese.
  • Bake, uncovered, for 15 mintues until it is bubbly and the cheese is lightly browned.

Notes

I used instant mashed potatoes and a gravy packet to make it a quicker meal.