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Mini Shepherd's Pies

January/February 2008

Your rating: None Average: 3.9 (141 votes)

In EatingWell's take on Shepherd's Pie, we replace the potato topping with convenient, delicious frozen squash puree. And they're baked in individual ramekins to guarantee perfectly sized servings and help you get it on the table fast.



READER'S COMMENT:
"Has anyone tried this with a meat subsitute? I often make a Shepherd's Pie as an alternative for vegetarian family members on Thanksgiving, but those I have tried are very time-consuming for a busy cooking day. "
Mini Shepherd's Pies

20 Reviews for Mini Shepherd's Pies

12/29/2011
Love this recipie

Made this with sliced sweet potatoes on top and put Parmesan cheese under and over the sweet potato layer. I also added lots more dried garlic, and some dried shallots to the meat, as well as 2 cloves of garlic and some paprika to the spinach. It was for a large group so I doubled the recipe and putting the while thing in a 13 x9 glass pan. Everybody loved it so much I didn't have any leftovers.

very tasty
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11/01/2011
Anonymous
substitute

I use the ground soy a lot in place of ground beef and have not had a problem with any recipes. All you do is heat the ground soy you don't need to cook it. Tastes just like ground beef.

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6 comments

Anonymous wrote 3 years 17 weeks ago

I haven't tried this recipe

I haven't tried this recipe yet, but use soy crumbles (such as Morningstar brand) often, my family is vegetarian, they work very well as a substitute for any ground beef recipe.

09/16/2011
Great with substitutes

I used ground turkey and a 3-part combination of the pureed squash, sweet potato and carrot. And I like the top layer to be more mash then puree so I don't over-blend. It reminds me more of original shepherd's pie with a thicker layer on top. Other than that I stuck to the recipe. We loved it.

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03/06/2011
Best home Shepherd's Pie yet!

I changed this dish just a bit : added about 1/2 cup of julienned carrots, 1/2 cup of corn, boiled and mashed 2 large sweet potatoes for the spread and added an extra tablespoon of tomato paste to the meat mixture....oh, and broiled in a glass pie dish. SO YUMMY!!!! I think next time I'll add some peas as well. I will MOST DEFINATELY be making this again....the whole family loved it!

Great flavor, easy to make...will make again!
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10/02/2010

Has anyone tried this with a meat subsitute? I often make a Shepherd's Pie as an alternative for vegetarian family members on Thanksgiving, but those I have tried are very time-consuming for a busy cooking day.

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6 comments

Anonymous wrote 51 weeks 4 days ago

I know this is an old comment

I know this is an old comment but I hope my suggestion helps. I like to use lentils in place of meat- have lots of protein and doesn't change the overall flavor of the dish considerably! I've used lentils in this recipe and other shepherd pie recipes and they work out well!

Anonymous wrote 3 years 5 weeks ago

I often add reconstituted TVP

I often add reconstituted TVP granules to ground meat dishes to extend the meat and lower the cholesterol. If I were going to use all TVP I would make sure to reconstitute it in a well-flavored vegetable broth and would add some finely diced celery and carrot when sauteeing the onion.

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