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Shepherd's Pie

This traditional dish is homemade made easy thanks to the canned ingredients in your pantry, like canned peas, carrots, white potatoes and tomatoes. Canned foods mean less prep and year-round availability, making healthy and hearty meals like this, a reality more often.

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 6

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Shepherd's Pie


1 tablespoon vegetable oil
1 large onion, diced
1 large garlic clove, minced
1 pound ground beef
1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
1 (14.5-ounce) can stewed tomatoes
1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
1 (15-ounce) can peas and carrots, drained**
1 (15-ounce) can sliced white potatoes, drained
1 tablespoon butter, melted


In 12-inch skillet over medium heat, in hot oil, cook onion and garlic 5 minutes or until softened, stirring occasionally. Remove to plate.

In same skillet over medium-high, cook ground beef until well browned on all sides, stirring frequently. Add flour; cook 1 minute. Add stewed tomatoes and thyme. Over high heat, heat to boiling; reduce heat to low. Simmer uncovered 10 minutes to blend flavors, stirring occasionally. Stir in peas and carrots.

Preheat oven to 450°F. Spoon mixture into greased deep-dish pie plate or baking dish. Toss sliced potatoes with butter. Arrange potatoes in center of casserole, overlapping slightly. Bake 10 to 15 minutes or until potatoes are lightly golden.

Nutrition Information Per Serving:

Calories 560; Total Fat 31 g (Sat 17 g, Trans 1 g); Cholesterol 165 mg; Sodium 280 mg; Total Carbohydrates 62 g; Dietary Fiber 2 g; Sugars 6 g; Protein 11 g, Vitamin A 1101 IU; Vitamin C 2.84 mg; Calcium 238 mg; Iron 1.03 mg; Vitamin D 36 IU; Folate 26 mcg

% Daily Value*: Vitamin A 20%; Vitamin C 4%; Calcium 25%; Iron 6%

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 Calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
**Nutrition analysis calculated using un-enriched all-purpose flour sweet, using enriched white flour; serving; nutrition analysis calculated using pitted cherries canned in heavy syrup and drained; nutrition analysis calculated using, whole, dry, roasted, unsalted almonds