Cheeseburger Shepherd's Pie


Cheddar mashed potatoes give this ground beef and vegetable casserole cheeseburger-like flavor.

Cheeseburger Shepherd's Pie*
Prep Time:
30 mins
Bake Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
50 mins


  • 1 ½ pound russet potatoes, peeled and cut up

  • ½ cup light sour cream

  • ¼ cup milk

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese (4 ounces)

  • 1 ½ pound lean ground beef

  • 1 medium red sweet pepper, chopped (3/4 cup)

  • 1 medium onion, chopped (1/2 cup)

  • 2 cloves garlic, minced

  • 1 6 ounce can tomato paste

  • 1 cup water

  • ½ 12 ounce package frozen whole kernel yellow corn (1 1/2 cups)

  • ½ cup coarsely chopped dill pickle

  • ¼ cup yellow mustard

  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano, crushed

  • Shredded cheddar cheese

  • Sliced green onions and/or crisp-cooked bacon (optional)


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. In a large saucepan cook potatoes in enough lightly salted boiling water to cover for 15 to 20 minutes or until tender; drain. Mash with a potato masher or beat with an electric mixer on low speed. Gradually add sour cream, milk and salt, mashing or beating to make potato mixture light and fluffy. Stir in 1/2 cup of the cheese.

  2. Meanwhile, in a large skillet cook beef, sweet pepper, onion, and garlic over medium heat until brown, stirring to break up meat as it cooks. Drain off any fat. Stir in tomato paste, water, corn, pickles, mustard, and oregano. Bring to boiling; reduce heat. Simmer, uncovered, for 5 minutes to blend flavors. Stir in remaining 1/2 cup cheese.

  3. Spoon beef mixture into a 2 1/2-quart baking dish. Spoon mashed potatoes in mounds over beef mixture. Sprinkle with additional cheese. Bake about 20 minutes or until heated through and cheese melts. Top with green onions and/or bacon, if desired.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

438 Calories
20g Fat
32g Carbs
34g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 438
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 20g 26%
Saturated Fat 10g 50%
Cholesterol 101mg 34%
Sodium 875mg 38%
Total Carbohydrate 32g 12%
Total Sugars 7g
Protein 34g
Vitamin C 47.1mg 236%
Calcium 246mg 19%
Iron 4.7mg 26%
Potassium 1198mg 25%
Fatty acids, total trans 1g
Folate, total 47.9mcg
Vitamin B-12 2.2mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.7mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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