Chicken Cheeseburger Shepherd's Pie

Enjoy the flavors of a juicy cheeseburger in this delicious food mashup. We used ground chicken, but you could easily swap for ground turkey or beef.

Chicken Cheeseburger Shepherd's Pie in cast iron pot
Photo: Blaine Moats
Prep Time:
30 mins
Bake Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
50 mins
6 cups


  • Nonstick cooking spray

  • 1 ½ pound ground chicken, ground turkey, or ground beef

  • ½ cup chopped red and/or green sweet pepper

  • cup chopped onion

  • 2 teaspoon minced garlic

  • 1 ½ cup frozen whole kernel corn

  • ¾ cup water

  • 1 6 ounce can tomato paste with Italian herbs

  • ½ cup coarsely chopped dill pickles or 1/4 cup dill pickle relish

  • ¼ cup yellow mustard

  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese (4 oz.)

  • 1 24 ounce container refrigerated mashed potatoes

  • Sliced green onions and/or chopped pickles (optional)


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Coat an oven-safe 4- to 5-qt. pot with cooking spray. Cook the next four ingredients (through garlic) in the pot over medium-high heat until meat is browned. Drain off any fat.

  2. Stir the next five ingredients (through mustard) into meat mixture in pot. Bring to boiling; reduce heat. Simmer, uncovered, 5 minutes to blend flavors. Stir in 1/2 cup of the cheese. Spoon mashed potatoes in mounds onto meat mixture. Sprinkle with the remaining 1/2 cup cheese.

  3. Place pot in oven. Bake, uncovered, 20 minutes or until heated through and cheese is melted. If desired, top with green onions and/or pickles.

Mexican Shepard's Pie

Add 1/2 cup salsa with the tomato paste. Omit pickles.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

441 Calories
22g Fat
33g Carbs
30g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 441
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 22g 28%
Saturated Fat 10g 50%
Cholesterol 134mg 45%
Sodium 1042mg 45%
Total Carbohydrate 33g 12%
Total Sugars 8g
Protein 30g
Vitamin C 24.9mg 125%
Calcium 198mg 15%
Iron 2.4mg 13%
Potassium 767mg 16%
Folate, total 30.1mcg
Vitamin B-12 0.8mcg
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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