Mini Shepard's Pies Recipe

Mini Shepard's Pies Recipe
Staff Writer
Mini Shepard's Pie
Taste of Home
Mini Shepard's Pie

These quick and easy shepherd’s pies use potato flakes and refrigerated biscuits, but you can use mashed potatoes and homemade biscuits if you’re not pressed for time.

5
Servings
491
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • pound ground turkey or beef
  • tablespoons chopped onion
  • 1/2  teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1/3  cup chili sauce or ketchup
  • tablespoon cider vinegar
  • 1/2  teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/4  cups water
  • tablespoons butter
  • 1 1/4  cups mashed potato flakes
  • package (3 ounces) cream cheese, cubed
  • tube (12 ounces) refrigerated buttermilk biscuits
  • 1/2  cup crushed potato chips
  • Paprika, optional

Directions

In a large skillet, cook beef and onion over medium heat until meat is no longer pink. Add garlic and cook for 1 minute or until tender; drain. Stir in the chili sauce, vinegar and salt; set aside.

In a small saucepan, bring water and butter to a boil. Pour into a small bowl. Whisk in potato flakes until blended. Beat in cream cheese until smooth.

Press 1 biscuit dough onto the bottom and up the sides of each of 10 greased muffin cups. Fill with beef mixture. Spread potato mixture over beef. Sprinkle with potato chips; press down lightly.

Bake at 375° for 20-25 minutes or until golden brown. Sprinkle with paprika if desired. Serve immediately, or cool before placing in a single layer in a freezer container. Cover and freeze for up to 2 months.

To use frozen pies: Thaw in the refrigerator for 8 hours. Place on a greased baking sheet. Bake at 375° for 15-18 minutes or until heated through. 

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
23g
33%
Sugar
9g
10%
Saturated Fat
7g
29%
Cholesterol
86mg
29%
Carbohydrate, by difference
40g
31%
Protein
29g
63%
Vitamin A, RAE
299µg
43%
Vitamin B-12
3µg
100%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
5mg
7%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
4µg
4%
Calcium, Ca
88mg
9%
Choline, total
11mg
3%
Fiber, total dietary
3g
12%
Folate, total
46µg
12%
Iron, Fe
7mg
39%
Magnesium, Mg
59mg
18%
Manganese, Mn
1mg
56%
Niacin
7mg
50%
Pantothenic acid
1mg
20%
Phosphorus, P
311mg
44%
Selenium, Se
21µg
38%
Sodium, Na
505mg
34%
Water
149g
6%
Zinc, Zn
6mg
75%

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