Photo: Jennifer Causey; Styling: Missie Neville Crawford
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Serves 4 (serving size: 2 cups)

Making the most of supermarket convenience items gets this family favorite on the table in a flash. Precut matchstick carrots are easier to chop into small pieces quickly, and using prepared mashed potatoes for the topping is a good trick for when you don't have leftover mashed potatoes on hand.

How to Make It

Step 1

Preheat oven to 500°.

Step 2

Place beef in a large skillet over high heat; cook 5 minutes or until browned, stirring to crumble. Add carrot, onion, and garlic to pan; cook 2 minutes. Stir in tomato paste; cook 30 seconds. Combine 1/4 cup stock and cornstarch in a small bowl, stirring with a whisk. Add cornstarch mixture, remaining 3/4 cup stock, Worcestershire, pepper, and salt to pan. Stir in peas. Cook 2 minutes or until slightly thickened.

Step 3

Place beef mixture in a 2-quart glass or ceramic baking dish. Top evenly with mashed potatoes. Sprinkle freeze-dried onions and paprika over potatoes. Bake at 500° for 5 minutes.

Ratings & Reviews

Delicious!

LauraD318
September 22, 2015
I made this last night and it was delicious!  I substituted the pre-made mashed potatoes for homemade red potatoes. http://determinedwwmomma.blogspot.com

7 year old rolled his eyes and moaned

JLP
September 29, 2015
It was so good!  I went a little heavy on the peas and Worcestershire.  The onions on top got a little crispy which gave it a delicious crunch.  I was unsure what "freeze dried onion" was, but I used the ones in the attached pic.  I thickened with flour (2 TABLEspoons) or 3 times as much.  Will def. make again and again!

Good solid week night meal

afieldmsd
September 29, 2015
I made this pretty much in line with the recipe.  Added a tad more garlic and some paprika in the meat mixture.  I used cornstarch to thicken per the recipe and 2 tsp. was perfect.  My husband loved it.  Since there are only 2 of us at home I made two smaller casseroles and froze one uncooked.  Glad I did.

Delicious

kefitzpatrick
October 21, 2016
My entire family liked this dish.  Delicious comfort food!  We got 10 servings out of it, loved the leftovers too!

YES. YUM.

Jessica
October 24, 2017
Made this for a cozy evening with friends by the fire and it was perfection. Nothing about it tasted "light" and everyone was impressed. This will definitely end up as a fall staple.  

Weeknight Delight

Naomi
September 28, 2015
My partner makes an amazing shepherds pie that takes 5 hours, uses every dish in the kitchen, and costs $25. This is not that dish, BUT it is fast and tasty and leftovers heat up well. Will go in the rotation the weeks pre-prepared potatoes are on sale.

A Hit

Bathtubjinn
October 25, 2015
Easy and delicious. Everyone requested that I make this one again.

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Bruce
November 18, 2015
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