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Loaded Shepherd's Pie

This is my take on the classic Shepherd’s Pie.  Loaded mashed potatoes and a surprise seasoning make the difference.
Prep Time20 minutes
Cook Time30 minutes
Total Time50 minutes
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: American
Keyword: loaded potato, shepherd's pie
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 454kcal


  • 1 lb lean ground beef
  • 1 cup sliced mushrooms
  • 1/4 cup onion chopped
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1.5 tbsp brown gravy mix 0.87 oz packet

Loaded Potato Topping:

  • 2 lbs potatoes pared and diced
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 4 green onions chopped
  • 1/2 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese*
  • 4 strips cooked bacon crisply cooked and diced


  • Brown ground beef, onions and mushrooms over medium heat in a large skillet. Drain fat and season with salt, garlic powder and brown gravy mix. (I use brown gravy mix as a seasoning in this, and the juices will make some gravy. If you want more gravy, add about 1/2 cup of water-I have not tested this!). Stir well and set aside.
  • Place diced potatoes in an appropriate size saucepan–2 quart size should be fine. Cover with water and add about 1-2 tsp salt.
  • Boil potatoes until tender. Drain very well.
  • Mash potatoes with sour cream, until potatoes are not lumpy. Add green onion and bacon–you can reserve a small amount for a garnish, if desired. Stir in cheese–you can reserve about 2 tbs of this for garnish if desired.
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Place reserved ground beef mixture in a 9-inch deep dish pie pan. Distribute evenly across the bottom.
  • Top with mashed potatoes, covering meat entirely.
  • Bake at 350 degrees F for about 30 minutes or until potatoes begin to get brown around the edges and peaks.
  • Remove from oven and garnish with reserved onion, bacon & cheese if you desired to do so.


*You can use more cheese and any variety you like


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 454kcal | Carbohydrates: 33g | Protein: 38g | Fat: 19g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 108mg | Sodium: 962mg | Potassium: 1548mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 440IU | Vitamin C: 30mg | Calcium: 220mg | Iron: 11mg