Saturday, January 21, 2012

Quick Shepherd's Pie

This is a cozy and comfy meal that doesn't have to take all day to cook! It's also one of Brett's favorites...I originally got the recipe from Paula Deen, however I have made a few healthy and time saving tweaks.


  • 1 small onion (or half of a large)
  • 1 1/2 pounds ground lean Turkey Meat (tip if its not 99% fat free then you might as well save $$ and buy ground beef as fat content is almost the same)
  • 2 (8-ounce) cans tomato sauce
  • 1 1/2 cups mixed vegetables or niblet corn, prepared (canned or frozen works just fine)
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 package of garlic/butter instant potatoes (Great time saving tip if you don't have leftover mashed potatoes and you can't tell the difference) 
  • 1 cup of milk
  • 2 cups instant biscuit mix ( I use Bisquick)
  • 3 tablespoons of butter


Preheat oven to 350 degrees F

Ground Turkey Layer: Saute onions in a little olive oil. Add ground turkey. After turkey is browned, add both cans of tomato sauce.  Mix in prepared vegetables . Add salt and pepper, to taste.
Potato Layer: Make Instant potatoes according to package.
Biscuit Layer: Combine biscuit mix and 1 cup milk. The mix should be thinner than normal biscuit mix but not runny.
Spray w/ PAM a 9 by 9 by 2-inch pan, or any similar casserole dish. Layer half way up with the mashed potatoes. Next, spread a layer of vegetable then potatoes. Then add a layer of the meat. Pour biscuit mix over meat. Melt butter and drizzle over top. Bake for approximately 35 to 45 minutes until top is golden brown. Delish!

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