So I made my own purée. I used frozen butternut squash, baked it on olive oil and put it through the food processor. Added a bit of water, butter, salt, and garlic powder. I also baked as a whole pie because I didn't wanna buy ramekins. I thought it was okay. My husband liked it. I asked if he would eat it again and he said yes! Another recipe to go into rotation.
Delicious (and healthy) I love this recipe! I add quite a few more veggies to it which makes it a little healthier and stretches the meat farther. I add diced carrots, zucchini, and yellow squash plus some frozen peas. Sometimes will also add bell pepper if I have some on hand. I don't think broccoli or cauliflower would be as good in this but most other veggies that I have added worked well. Hope you enjoy! Pros: Tastes great and good portion control Cons: None
Very tasty I used less squash then the recipe called for; I didn't realize that after squeezing the water out there isn't that much squash left! But it worked out fine. Used Irish Dubliner Cheddar cheese instead of parmesan. The beef was this grass-fed from Australia. It tasted very good! Did have to buy ramekins for this but I loved that this recipe is easily portion controlled. I look forward to making this again!
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.
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! Pros: Great flavor, easy to make...will make again!
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.
I made this, with a couple of substitutions. I used mashed boiled potatoes (nothing else but what recipe called for) and I used a little more onion. I was worried at my husband's response to a "healthier" option, but he really liked it! Good enough to go back for seconds!!!Thanks!!
I made this, with a couple of substitutions. I used mashed boiled potatoes (nothing else but what recipe called for) and I used a little more onion. I was worried at my husband's response to a "healthier" option, but he really liked it! Good enough to go back for seconds!!! Thanks!!