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Superhero Shepherd's Pie

Kids Can!

Depending on their skills, show kids how to:

  • Wash and dry potatoes
  • Mash potatoes
  • Grate cheese
Kid friendly


large baking potatoes, peeled and diced
1⁄2 cup
shredded cheddar cheese
1⁄2 cup
non-fat or 1% milk
1⁄2 teaspoon
1⁄4 teaspoon
1 pound
lean ground beef (15% fat)
1 teaspoon
onion powder (optional)
3 Tablespoons
4 cups
frozen mixed vegetables
1 teaspoon
or cube beef boullion
1 cup


  1. Put diced potatoes in saucepan; add enough water to barely cover. Bring to boil. Reduce heat and simmer, covered, until soft (about 15 minutes.).
  2. Drain potatoes and mash. Stir in milk, cheese, salt and pepper; set mixture aside.
  3. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  4. Brown meat in a large skillet. Add onion powder, if using. Stir in flour, and cook for 1 minute, stirring constantly.
  5. Add vegetables, bouillon and water. Cook 5 minutes until bubbly.
  6. Spoon vegetable mixture into 8 inch square baking dish. Spread potato mixture over vegetable/meat mixture.
  7. Bake 25 minutes, until hot and bubbly.
  8. Refrigerate leftovers within 2 hours.
Photo of Superhero Shepherd's Pie
Prep time: 15 minutes
Cooking time: 1 hour
Makes: 10 cups
Nutrition Facts: View Label
Last updated: 06/24/20

3 Comments for "Superhero Shepherd's Pie"

This is a simple and tasty basic recipe that lends itself to what you have on hand and the seasoning you like. I used frozen cauliflower, red bell pepper, corn and chopped kale. I put onions in with the beef as suggested by a previous comment. I added garlic and some red pepper flakes. I also had a sweet potato so mashed it along with yellow potatoes. Yum! We will make this again. I imagine it will be great when the vegetables are garden fresh, too.

All my kids liked this dish which is a small miracle.  I added diced onion when I browned the meat.

Thick and filling main dish. I'm thinking a little garlic powder and chopped onion could go a long way. Definitely am going to give this recipe another try!