Healthy Shortcut Shepard's Pie - Slender Kitchen

Healthy Shortcut Shepard's Pie

Weight Watchers® SmartPoints™
(6 PointsPlus®)

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This Healthier Shortcut Shepard's Pie is full of flavor and ready in about 15 minutes. Paired with your favorite mashed veggies and you have a hearty meal everyone will love.

This time of year I am craving hearty, filling meals that stick to your ribs. The only problem, I actually want them to do the opposite of stick to my ribs. Especially with the holidays and all their indulgences, I really try to make sure our meals at home are healthy this time of year. So lightened up versions of classic dishes like Shepard's Pie are the perfect solution to satisfy my cravings and my desire to eat healthy.

Additionally since the holidays can be hectic, I also like to make this shortcut version to speed things up. Instead of making everything and baking it, you make the filling and then serve it with the your favorite veggie mash - potatoes, cauliflower, sweet potatoes, carrots, or butternut squash are all great options. It's also delish over a baked potato. Usually when I am planning on serving this, I make the filling and mash ahead of time since it only gets better after a couple of days in the fridge.

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  • 1 lb 95% lean ground beef
  • 1 cup onion, diced
  • 2 U garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 cups frozen peas and carrots
  • 1/2 cup frozen corn
  • 2 tbsp all-purpose flour
  • 1 tbsp tomato paste
  • 3/4 cup low sodium chicken broth (or beef broth)
  • 1/4 cup skim milk
  • 1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 3/4 tsp dried thyme
  • 1/2 tsp. rosemary
  • Salt and pepper

Nutritional Facts

Serving Size: 
1 cup
Amount Per Serving
Calories 246
Calories from Fat 7
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 7g
Saturated Fat 3g
Monounsaturated Fat 2g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Cholesterol 71mg
Sodium 228mg
Total Carbohydrate 20g
Dietary Fiber 4g
Sugars 4g
Protein 30g


  1. Add the beef, onion, and garlic to a medium hot skillet and brown until no longer pink.
  2. Add the frozen vegetables and cook for 5 minutes or until soft.
  3. Stir in remaining ingredients and bring to a simmer. Let simmer for 5 minutes or until sauce thickens.
  4. Serve with cauliflower mashed potatoes, regular mashed potatoes, mashed butternut squash, or mashed sweet potatoes.
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Note: For a more traditional Shepard’s Pie, pour this mixture into a baking dish and top with cauliflower mashed potatoes. Bake at 400 degrees for 25 minutes or until top begins to brown.

Healthy Shortcut Shepard's Pie
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