I'm normally not a huge Shepherd's Pie fan. It takes forever to make, I don't really like having to essentially cook two meals, then put them together. I get a recipe newsletter from Prevention every week and a lighter version of Shepherd's Pie happened to be included. It didn't really catch me because it was light, but because it was easy and fast. It only took me a few minutes and everything was very quick and easy.
The recipe calls for ground beef, but ground chicken was on sale at the store this week so I decided to experiment with that. Overall, the taste was a little different than what I expected, but it seemed to work out fine. There is a lot of corn in this recipe, so if you're not a corn fan you may want to stay away. Not only is there a can of mexican corn, there's also creamed corn. The recipe also calls for premade mashed potatoes. I'd never bought premashed potatoes before, so they looked a little weird and were very clumpy, but they thinned out once I baked them. I also added on some mexican cheese to the top and broiled everything for about five minutes.
Overall it was a big batch of cheesy, crusty, poatoey, corny goodness!