Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Recipe Review: Lighter Shepherd's Pie

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!


  1. save me some of that corn for later

  2. Thanks for sharing the recipe! I'm all about eating "light" lately, but avoiding anything light that is light on taste :) Sounds like this is one I should try!

  3. wow that is looking absolutely wonderful!