I did not grow up with shepherd’s pie. My mom used to make a deconstructed version: ground beef with onions, mashed potatoes, and creamed corn. Of course that meant I had to sit at the table until I picked out all the onions. It wasn’t until we moved to Maine that I realized there was such a thing as shepherd’s pie. I often wondered why my mom didn’t put them together. My dad would pile his up on his plate. His theory: mix it together, because it all winds up in the same place.
Tonight I made Ellie Krieger’s version from Comfort Food Fix. She never ceases to amaze me with her healthy versions/portions. This one was six servings out of a 9×13 pan and still under 400 calories. In addition to peas, carrots, and mushrooms, EK manages to hide some cauliflower in the mashed potatoes. Have I mentioned how much I love vegetables? Even that wasn’t enough, I had to add a little spinach on the side.
Eat Well and Savor.