The creamy chicken filling is spiked with sherry and the potatoes are mashed with olive oil in this healthy shepherd's pie recipe. To make individual pies, use six 10-ounce ramekins. Serve with a green salad with balsamic vinaigrette and crusty bread.

David Bonom
Source: EatingWell Magazine, September/October 2016
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Ingredients

Topping
Filling

Directions

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  • To prepare topping: Place potatoes in a large saucepan and add cold water to cover by 2 inches. Bring to a boil and cook until tender, 12 to 14 minutes. Drain and return the potatoes to the pan. Add milk, 2 tablespoons oil and 1/2 teaspoon salt; mash.

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  • Preheat oven to 400degrees F. Coat an 8-inch-square pan or similar 2-quart baking dish with cooking spray.

  • To prepare filling: Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add mushrooms, onion, thyme and 1/4 teaspoon salt; cook, stirring frequently, until the mushrooms are starting to brown, 7 to 9 minutes. Pour in sherry and cook, stirring, until almost evaporated, 1 to 2 minutes. Whisk broth (or stock) and flour in a bowl. Add to the pan and cook, stirring, until thickened, 1 to 2 minutes. Stir in chicken, peas and carrots, the remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt and pepper; cook, stirring, for 1 minute. Transfer to the prepared baking dish. Spread the mashed potatoes on top.

  • Place the baking dish on a baking sheet. Bake until the potatoes are browned in spots and the filling is bubbling, 30 to 35 minutes.

Tips

Make Ahead Tip: Prepare filling (Step 3) and refrigerate for up to 1 day. Reheat before topping and baking.

Use dry sherry instead of “cooking sherry” in recipes calling for sherry. It adds depth of flavor to sauces, soups and stews without adding extra salt that's in cooking sherry. Look for it near other fortified wines.

Nutrition Facts

353.3 calories; protein 22.1g 44% DV; carbohydrates 37.7g 12% DV; exchange other carbs 2.5; dietary fiber 4.3g 17% DV; sugars 4.3g; fat 11.9g 18% DV; saturated fat 2.1g 11% DV; cholesterol 41.2mg 14% DV; vitamin a iu 2285.5IU 46% DV; vitamin c 16.6mg 28% DV; folate 71.5mcg 18% DV; calcium 75.7mg 8% DV; iron 2.7mg 15% DV; magnesium 64.2mg 23% DV; potassium 1130.4mg 32% DV; sodium 485.1mg 19% DV; thiamin 0.2mg 24% DV.

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Rating: 5 stars
07/08/2020
Okay...if this isn't a hog heaven for any man, I don't know what is! Even I loved it, and I am not a huge mashed potato fan. Luckily, I didn't have to substitute anything. I even had good drinking sherry in the house and that half cup is just lovely! Looking forward to leftovers. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
01/19/2018
Very tasty! I did make a few substitutions...dry Marsala instead of sherry omitted the onion and used 2 cloves of minced garlic used Tuscan Chicken Broth and finally added 1 cup of pearl onions. Read More