Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Easy, Healthy, Yummy Shepherd's Pie

I'm constantly on the hunt for easy recipes to fix when I get home from work...this is one of my favorites.

It is a variation on a Weight Watchers recipe that I improvised with what I had.

Easy Shepherd's Pie (Makes four servings)

1 lb ground turkey breast - make sure it is turkey breast it is leaner
8-10 oz Jar of turkey gravy - I use Boston Market Brand
12 oz bag of frozen peas, carrots, and corn mixture - the one with green beans works well too
4 servings of instant mashed potatoes - last night we made real mashed potatoes because we needed to use up our potatoes
Grated cheese
Pepper & Salt
Italian Seasoning (optional)

  1. Cook the turkey breast until there is no pink left. Add salt, pepper, and Italian seasoning to taste. I use a lot of pepper because we like it. Drain or spread out on paper towel to remove excess grease. (there isn't much)
  2. Put frozen vegetables and gravy in sauce pan over medium-high heat. Stir frequently.
  3. Mix cooked turkey into gravy mixture. Stir to prevent burning.
  4. Make four servings of mashed potatoes while vegetable mixture is getting warm.
  5. Divide gravy mixture among four plates or bowls. Put a scoop of mashed potatoes on top. Sprinkle with grated cheese and pepper.
  6. Enjoy!
Great recipe for when you are in a hurry and it is great this time of year because it is nice and warm. Also it is healthy.