Shepherd's Pie

A much simplified version of a classic comfort food.


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Nonstick cooking spray
1 pound ground turkey
Salt and pepper
1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
One 7.8-oz box instant scalloped potatoes (don't use seasoning packet)
1 1/2 cups low-fat milk
1 cup frozen peas
1 cup frozen corn
1 1/2 cups pre-grated reduced-fat cheddar
16-oz jar light alfredo sauce
Dash paprika


Prep time: 15 minutes
Cooking time: 35 minutes

1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Coat large skillet with spray; place on medium heat. Brown meat for 5 minutes, or until no longer pink, stirring often. Add salt, pepper, and thyme, and stir.

2. Line the bottom of a 9 x 13-inch casserole with a single layer of potatoes. Pour milk over. Top with peas and corn, then meat, then half the cheese, then sauce. Top with remaining cheese and dash of paprika. Bake on middle rack for 30 minutes, or until golden brown.

How kids can help: Measure and layer ingredients.

Created date

February 2005

Nutritional Information

Calories (1/8 recipe): 265
Fat 14.3 g
Satfat 8 g
Sodium 563 mg
Cholesterol 74 mg