The Best Quick & Easy Shepherd’s Pie Recipe Made With Ground Beef – If you’re looking for cheap and easy dinner recipes for the family, this ground beef and potato casserole recipe is always a hit! Even your picky eaters will love this simple meal. It’s also loaded with veggies, so consider it healthy enough to serve often.
The idea behind a classic shepherd’s pie is simply to mix ground beef or lamb with a good hearty tomato-based sauce and mixed vegetables, top with mashed potatoes in a casserole dish (I also like to sprinkle cheese all over the top, because why not!?), and then bake until the potatoes and cheese are well browned.
Simple comfort food the entire family will love!
The only issue with a traditional shepherd’s pie is that they usually require 10+ ingredients and a lot of prep. No, thank you! Because my family enjoys this dinner recipe so much, I came up with a way to make it super swift and easy with just 6 simple ingredients.
- ground beef
- beef stew seasoning mix
- frozen mixed veggies
- tomato soup
- cheddar cheese
- mashed potatoes (any kind- boxed, homemade, leftover, store-bought, etc.)
In a large pan, simply brown the ground beef and drain the excess grease. Add the tomato soup, frozen veggies, seasoning, and about half a cup of water to the pan; simmer for 5-10 minutes.
Evenly spread the beef mixture onto the bottom of a greased 9×13 baking dish.
Spread your mashed potatoes over the top and then sprinkle with 1-2 cups of shredded cheddar cheese.
Bake in a 400-degree oven for about 30 minutes or until the cheese starts to brown.
Even though this shepherd’s pie is incredibly easy to make, it’s not missing any flavor! I was pleasantly surprised at how good this simple recipe was, in fact, my husband thought it was better than the complicated recipes I’ve made in the past.