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Make-Ahead Shepherd’s Pie

make-ahead shepherd’s pie Entree
Make-Ahead Shepherd’s Pie
  • Prep 25 min
  • Total 55 min
  • Servings 4

A make-ahead hack makes it even easier to enjoy this hearty classic any day of the week. The base of the pie can be made ahead and frozen in an easy-to-store container. To finish the dish, simply thaw, top with Betty Crocker™ creamy butter mashed potatoes, bake and serve! MORE+ LESS-

July 24, 2018
Progresso Broth
Make with
Progresso Broth

Ingredients

1
lb lean (at least 80%) ground beef
1
medium onion, chopped (1 cup)
2
medium carrots, peeled, chopped (1 cup)
2
tablespoons Gold Medal™ all-purpose flour
1 1/2
teaspoons finely chopped fresh thyme leaves
1/2
teaspoon salt
1/4
teaspoon pepper
1
cup Progresso™ chicken broth (from 32-oz carton)
1/2
cup Cascadian Farm™ organic frozen peas (from 10-oz bag)
1/2
cup Cascadian Farm™ organic frozen corn (from 10-oz bag)
1
pouch (4.7 oz) Betty Crocker™ creamy butter mashed potatoes
Water, milk and butter called for on potatoes pouch

Steps

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  • 1
    Heat oven to 400°F. Spray 8-inch square (2-quart) glass baking dish with cooking spray.
  • 2
    In 12-inch nonstick skillet, cook beef over medium-high heat 4 minutes, stirring frequently. Add onion and carrots; cook 4 to 6 minutes, stirring occasionally, until beef is browned and onion and carrots are softened. Add flour, thyme, salt and pepper; cook 1 minute, stirring frequently.
  • 3
    Gradually stir in broth; heat to boiling over medium-high heat. Cook until thickened, stirring frequently. Remove from heat; stir in frozen peas and corn; transfer mixture to baking dish.
  • 4
    Make mashed potatoes as directed on pouch. Spread potatoes evenly over mixture in baking dish. Bake 20 to 25 minutes or until heated through (165°F in center) and top is lightly browned. Let stand 10 minutes before serving.
  • 5
    To freeze: Cook beef filling as directed in recipe, but do not add frozen peas and corn. Cover and refrigerate 30 to 40 minutes. Transfer to 1-quart freezer container; freeze up to 2 months. To bake: Heat oven to 400°F. Spray microwavable 8-inch square (2-quart) glass baking dish with cooking spray. Place frozen beef filling container in large bowl filled with hot water about 5 minutes or until filling can be slid out of container into 8-inch square dish. Cover with plastic wrap; microwave on High 5 minutes; stir well. Cover and microwave 3 minutes longer; stir well. Continue heating another 3 to 4 minutes (checking and stirring every minute) until heated through. Stir in frozen peas and corn. Continue as directed in recipe.

Expert Tips

  • Serve this hearty dish with a crisp green salad and crusty bread.
  • If desired, garnish top of baked casserole with chopped fresh parsley.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
480
Calories from Fat
200
% Daily Value
Total Fat
23g
35%
Saturated Fat
9g
46%
Trans Fat
1g
Cholesterol
90mg
29%
Sodium
1240mg
52%
Potassium
870mg
25%
Total Carbohydrate
42g
14%
Dietary Fiber
4g
17%
Sugars
7g
Protein
25g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
120%
120%
Vitamin C
6%
6%
Calcium
10%
10%
Iron
15%
15%
Exchanges:
1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 1 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
3
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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