One Skillet Shepherd's Pie

A take on an Irish dish tradition, the easy way! A delicious blend of potatoes and cauliflower make this dish unique and will have the whole table asking for one more serving. 

Shepherd's Pie

  • 1 lb. ground beef
  • 1 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp. dried thyme
  • to taste salt and pepper
  • 2 c. frozen mixed vegetables
  • 1 c. low-sodium beef broth
  • 1 Tbsp. all-purpose flour
  • 3 Tbsp. tomato paste

Mashed Cauli-Potatoes

  • 1 (4.7 oz.) pouch pouch mashed potatoes, prepared
  • 1 box frozen, mashed cauliflower, thawed
  • 1 c. cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 1/2 c. fresh parsley, chopped (optional)
One Skillet Shepherd's Pie
Total Time: 30 min.


Servings: 6

299 calories; 10.9 g fat; 6.3 g saturated fat; 66 mg cholesterol; 36 g carbohydrate; 2.2 g fiber; 4.1 g sugar; 24.7 g protein


1. In a large skillet, cook ground beef over medium-high heat until beef is cooked through, about 5 minutes.

2. Drain any rendered fat, if necessary.

3. Add garlic powder, thyme, salt, pepper and frozen vegetables. 

4. Combine broth and flour, whisking until smooth. Add broth mixture to skillet.

5. Heat to boiling, then reduce heat to a simmer.

6. Add tomato paste. Cook for 8–10 minutes over medium-heat, stirring occasionally, until mixture has thickened. 

7. Prepare mashed potatoes according to package directions. Stir in mashed cauliflower, cheese and 2 tablespoons of parsley, if using. 

8. Top ground beef with mashed potato mixture and serve.

9. If making ahead, add ground beef mixture to a 9" x 13" baking dish and top with potatoes.

10. Bake at 400°F for 20–25 minutes.