Mar 1, 2010

Sheperd's Pie, Lightened Up




Celebrate St. Patrick's Day with this lightened Sheperd's Pie, filled with lean beef, skinny mashed potatoes and lots of vegetables. You can make this a day ahead and bake it when you are ready to eat. This would also be great with chopped turkey.



Shepard's Pie, Lightened Up
Gina's Weight Watcher Recipes
Servings: 6 • Serving Size: 10.5 oz • Old Points: 6 pts Points+: 7 pts
Calories: 290.5 • Fat: 11.1 g • Protein: 16.8 g • Carb: 31.5 g • Fiber: 4.9 g   

Potatoes:
  • 1-1/2 lbs Yukon Gold potatoes, peeled, diced
  • 3/4 cup fat free chicken broth
  • 2 tbsp fat free sour cream
  • salt and pepper
  • paprika
Filling:
  • 1 lb 95% lean ground beef
  • 1 tsp oil
  • 1 medium onion, diced
  • 1 celery stalk, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, diced
  • 8 oz mushrooms, diced
  • 10 oz frozen mixed vegetables (carrots, corn, peas, green beans, baby lima beans)
  • 2 tbsp flour
  • 1 cup fat free beef broth
  • 2 tsp tomato paste
  • 1 tsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tsp freshly chopped rosemary leaves
  • 1 tsp freshly chopped thyme leaves
  • salt and pepper

Boil potatoes in water until cooked and soft. Drain and mash with chicken broth, sour cream, salt and pepper.

Preheat oven to 400°.

In a large saute pan brown meat. Season with salt and pepper. When cooked, set aside on a plate. Discard any fat in the pan, add oil, onion and garlic and sauté on medium heat about 2 minutes. Add mushrooms and celery and sauté another 3-4 minutes. Add flour, salt and pepper and mix well. Add frozen vegetables, beef broth, tomato paste, Worcestershire sauce, rosemary, thyme, chopped meat and mix well. Simmer on low about 5-10 minutes.

Spread the meat mixture on the bottom of a 11x7 glass baking dish. Top with mashed potatoes, using a fork to scrape the top to make ridges and sprinkle with paprika. Bake 20 minutes or until potatoes turn golden. Remove from oven and let it cool 10-15 minutes before serving.



153 comments :

  1. I bet you could use ground bison and/or ground turkey too! (it might bother the purest folks but hey!)This looks oh so yummy!

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    1. I've made with Turkey, its delish!

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  2. WOW! I was just looking to see if you had a reciepe for this last week! YOU ARE AWESOME!

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  3. That looks delicious. I love Shepard's pie, so I'll have to keep that in mind when I'm craving comfort food.

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  4. Yum, Gina. This looks delish. We're having your enchiladas tonight. This will be later in the week!

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  5. @Regina- Sure, why not! Ground lamb as well. If you buy very lean beef it doesn't effect the points much by switching to turkey, but I'm sure it would taste great with turkey too.

    Had to post something for all my Irish readers!

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  6. Would it work or be more point-efficient to use mashed cauliflower on the top??

    Looks amazing!

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  7. YAWN, another delicious meal...lol I'm just teasin ya! One of these day's I'm just going to show up fro dinner! lol :) OH TWITTER- Im gonna follow...

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  8. All right, I'm bookmarking you right this instant! I'm getting back on WW and I really want to succeed this time. I think your recipes will be a big help. :)

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  9. Quick question could I use russett potatoes for this? Are they less or more point or does it even make a difference?

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  10. Wahoo! I'll be using this on St Pat's day for sure. :D Thanks! Deb

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  11. Yes, you can you russet instead, same points.

    Cauliflower mash is another option, it would lower the points a great deal if you did so and would be a low carb option.

    I'm thinking of making Irish soda bread soon, I love Irish soda bread!! Stay tuned :)

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  12. Company St. Patty's luncheon and I'm dieting. This will be my contribution. I've tried several of your recipes, so I'm not worried that it won't be enjoyed. Thanks for the help.

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  13. A friend recommended your site - WOO HOO! I just rejoined WW Online and need some new recipes. My husband is so extremely picky. And I LOVE St. Patrick's Day, so I will make this for sure! I will just leave the mushrooms out of half of it so that my husband will not complain. :P (I can make the lines on the potatoes go different ways so I know which is the "me" side and which is the "him" side!)

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  14. Love recipes! My son has Celiacs and needs to be Gluten Free, but most of your recipes are VERY easy to adapt....if they are not already GF!
    Thanks! Joy

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  15. looks wonderful!
    I love the recipes that you share!!!

    ~Andrea

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  16. I wanted to make shepherds pie and was going to look for a recipe then I got your email. Thanks!!!

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  17. @Anonymous- Aww, that's sweet!

    @Julie - What a great idea to change the pattern for the side with no mushrooms, love it!

    @Dave- Thank you! - Leave out the flour to make it Gluten Free.

    @Zayda- Let me know how it comes out!

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  18. Made this last night. It is delicious!!! Thank you so much. Love your ideas.
    ~Jen

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  19. Your cottage pie (b/c it's made with any meat other than lamb) looks amazing!! I can't believe it's healthy.

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  20. I love shepard's pie!

    When I do my topping, I use a head of cauliflower and one potato - that way it lowers the calories but still has more of a potato texture and taste.

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    1. I was wondering if I could substitute the mashed cauliflower instead of potatoes. I'm going to give it a try tonight.

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  21. I just made this for dinner tonight and it was delicious! I used Morning Star crumbs since we're mainly vegetarian. The hubby loved it and the kids thought it was ok. I think next time I make it I'll do half potato/half cauliflower for the top. Thanks for a great recipe.

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  22. I made this recipe and I can't believe how good it is and how low in points! It was a great success!

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  23. I made this for dinner Saturday night and it was a huge hit! Thank you!

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  24. This was wonderful! I don't like mushrooms so i chopped them up super fine & didn't even notice them in there. :-) I also added a 16oz bag of veggies instead of 10oz just cause that's what i had. I used dried instead of fresh herbs too & didn't peel the potatoes (it's just family so why bother!). Thanks for a great dinner (and some great lunches from the leftovers!)

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  25. Glad you all like it!

    @Gwen- More veggies can never hurt! And yes, this makes great leftovers for lunch!

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  26. I am making this tonight but doing regular and sweet potatoes together! I love that you put mushrooms in this!

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  27. @Sarah - It should be great mixed with sweet potatoes!

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  28. Made this last night for dinner (eliminate the mushrooms and increased the veggies) and the family LOVED it! Thanks for the great recipes - keep them comin'!!!

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  29. I was wondering if you thought dried herbs would work with this? I'm mostly a fresh herbs type of girl, but with 2 sick kiddos, I'm not able to get out to the store today and was planning on making this tonight. If so, what ratio?

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  30. @Joy, hope the kiddos get well! Sure, dried rosemary and thyme has a lot of flavor. You may want to use a little less and taste it for flavor. Enjoy!

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  31. I've done it with ground turkey breast and mashed cauliflower. Soooo good.

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  32. This looks delicious!!!

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  33. This was such a hit at dinner tonight. And yes, it is WONDERFUL with lean turkey. Thanks for sharing!!

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  34. In the process of making it! Only ten more mins until it comes out of the oven! It smells and look amazing! Thank you for sharing! I have been looking for a good shepards pie recipe!!

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  35. I have made this before and it is delicious. I tried it a second time and subsituted the mashed potatoes for mashed cauliflower, you hardly notice the difference and it cuts down the carbs if you are watching that.

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  36. I made this last night! I used lean ground turky and added lots more veggies! MMM MMM Good! Couldn't believe it! I gave your website a shout out on my new weight loss blog. You have the most wonderful recipes and can't wait to try others!

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  37. Made this for dinner tonight. I bought 80/20 instead of extra lean (stupid me for just grabbing from the shelf instead of glancing at the package), so I drained it and then rinsed it with it hot water before adding it back to the pan. The points will be higher than listed, but that is ok. Live and learn!

    It was SO good too. Perfect comfort food. I ended up splitting it into two 8x8 pans and putting one in the freezer for another time. Yay for make-ahead meals!

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  38. I love this recipe, I used half potatoes and half cauliflower nobody could taste the difference, until I told them. I also added more fresh vegetables, and used half ground chicken and half very lean ground beef...As stated nobody knew until I told them how healthy they were eating, and they were amazed at the flavour. It was great!! Thanks :)

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  39. I found your site yesterday when I browsed the internet for WW recipes, and I'm so happy I did! Made your Shepard's pie today and we loved it :)
    Best regards, Johanna from Sweden.

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  40. Made this last night and what a hit! No one could tell I did half potatoes and half cauliflower...even me! I'm no veggie lover so I put the veggies in the food processor so my family would leave the chunks of veggies out. Everyone thought it was delicious! Thanks Gina, not a single one of your recipes I've tried has failed!

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  41. I love how everyone changed this recipe. I'll have to try it with half potato half cauliflower next time!

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  42. I use half ruderbager and half potatoes for my topping and it is delicious as well.

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  43. Made it last night and used ground turkey, homemade turkey stock with a little red wine, and added carrots instead of the frozen veggies - it was delicious!

    I really want to try this Cottage Pie with the mashed cauliflower, it sounds delicious!

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  44. I am making this tonight for the first time, but like the previous poster said, every recipe of yours that I've tried has turned out great! The greek meatballs with the greek sauce as a gyro was a huge hit with the guys, they had no idea it was WW! I made my whole weeks menu with your recipes :)

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  45. Great Jennifer, I hope you enjoy it.

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  46. I had this tonight, but topped with mashed cauliflower it was good.

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  47. ddaaaannnnnngggggg gina. this was SO GOOD. i made it tonight to the rave reviews of hubby. i've made close to 12 of your dishes in the past 3 weeks (resolution was to try new recipes... guess i'm achieving that goal!!), and every one turns out so incredibly delicious. WW is gonna be a breeze with food like this. thank you for all you do!!!

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    1. am having guests over so I was wondering whethr I can prepare this ahead of time and have it in the fridge. SAme thing goes with the cust less psinach and fet pie??? thanking u in advance for your reply.

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  49. I cannot believe this is only 7 points!

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  50. Made this last night and it turned out great! I omitted the mushrooms though since my family doesn't like them.
    Tonight I'm making the Minestrone Soup!! I'm so glad that I found this website!

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  51. Made this tonight and was very impressed. Wife enjoyed it. Followed recipe as is. Read so many great reviews it is hard to decide what to make next, but I guess that is the fun part.

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  52. OMG....this is goood! Made it last night. Used ground turkey (it was defrosted) with boxed potatoes. Didn't have rosemary so threw in some herbs de provence. My family gobbled it up! Love your recipes! Thanks!

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  53. Wonderful...again!!! We loved it here in Michigan. Its been full on winter and we needed comfort food. This was a great. It was a healthy, updated version of my mom's shepard's pie. I have been dreaming about this recipe since I saw it weeks ago. It was everything I dreamed. YUMMMM!

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  54. I made this tonight and came up with 5 points on the recipe builder and I even added the frozen vegetables. What did i do wrong?

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  55. We ate this last week! It was so good! Thank you for the incredible recipes. Keep them coming. :)

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  56. I made this recipe for my book club last night. We just read The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society (FABULOUS book) and I wanted to make something that resemebled a "potato pie", so I decided on this. EVERYONE raved about it and NO one new it was a WW friendly dish. Amazing recipe Gina!

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    1. Love that book! Just starting a book club here. Will have to suggest it. Great idea on "potato pie"!

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  57. This was fan-freakin-tastic...

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  58. I made this yesterday (my MIL was in from NJ and I wanted something new for St. Patrick's day). My grocery had fresh diced veggies so I used those instead of frozen. I also used store bought fresh mashed potatoes (I wasn't going to have the time to make them myself) and I used some Kitchen Bouquet (which is an old fashioned ingredient to punch up stews and soups) instead of the Worcestershire (which I didn't have). It was SO good that my MIL had two servings. We have enough for leftovers tonight.

    Another winner!

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  59. I'm going to make this tonight with Boca protein (fake ground meat). If this works, my Irish vegetarian husband is going to fall in love with me 1,000 times over again.

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  60. I made this tonight, and it was great. Very tasty and my husband is really enjoying it (as I type). It is surprisingly a lot of food for the points. I even used 1.25 lbs of ground beef and more veggies, and WW recipe builder calculated it as 7 P+ per serving. I will definitely make this again!

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  61. Another great recipe. I think I will try the half cauliflower, half potato next time.

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  62. This was so delicious!! I made the topping with purreed cauliflower and some butter but otherwise followed the recipe.

    Can't wait to choose the next dish to make :)

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  63. Gina, You are AMAZING!! I made this last night and it was sooo good!!! Thank you so much for posting theses recipes!! You're a rockstar!

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  64. Hi there. This looks well tasty but I really feel like I should point out that a shepherds pie uses lamb... hence the word shepherd in the title. Cottage pie contains beef. Still, it looks great and I love the idea some other posters have mentioned about mashing cauliflower for the topping. I have been inspired for tomorrow nights tea (I have a ton of cauliflower to use up). I won't be using beef though, I use Quorn which is a soya based fake meat mince- high protein and low fat/ low cals. Yum! Thanks for these recipes Gina, I have loved everyone I have looked at so far!

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  65. Shepards pie is made with lamb hence the reference to shepards anything else is cottage pie

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  66. Anonymous and Anonymous - GET OVER IT!!! When you start a blog, you can put LAMB in your "shephard's pie". I can tell you that the rest of us who follow Gina's blog are NOT worried about offending the shephard's who are referenced in the name shephard's pie!! We are just thankful for all of Gina's amazing recipes! And as you can see, many people changed the recipe to suit their own needs and tastes, that is what a recipe is all about!!!! Making this tonight Gina and I for one...can't wait! :)

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    1. Yes it is made with ground lamb. My mother made it with "mince" English name for ground BEEF. Most of my English friends make it with ground beef and so do I and still call it
      Shepherd's pie.

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  67. This recipe looks delicious. I have heard a lot about using cauliflower instead of potatoes but not sure how. I am eager to try this. Can you help???

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  68. I made this and it was delicious....good one..Gina, Thanks....

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  69. Hey Gina, this recipe looks fantastic! Just curious if you have any suggestions on adapting it to be vegetarian? Could I substitute veggie ground round for the ground beef? Or maybe lentils? Thanks for your ideas and inspiration!

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  70. I think veggie ground would be a better replacement.

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  71. Another great hit!!! So easy to follow and good :D

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  72. This was beyond great! I wouldn't change a thing!

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  73. Is the serving size really 10.5 oz and only 7pts??? That seems like a lot of food and not that many points. I have already made this and it is wonderful. I just want to make sure I am calculating my points right!

    I love this blog!!!

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  74. As long is you divide it equally between 6 you should be ok.

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  75. Hi Gina, Made this once already but didn't cover it. The potatoes kinda dreis out but it was delish. Think I'llmake it tomorrow nite and bake it covered for a while them take the foil off and try and get the potatoes brown. Thanks for you website..I appreciate it. Debbie

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  76. Wow, so good, just made for dinner...as usuall, had to add a teaspoon of corn starch to thicken. Florida thins everything, sauce, blood. But extremely good. Bruce had 2 helpings, but he rarely eats during the day. :-)

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  77. this was delicious! I used red bell pepper, spinach, carrots, green beans and onions for my veggie mix. Didn't have Worcestershire or tomato paste but it was good with what I had!

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  78. This is indeed cottage pie, not shepherd's pie. It's not a criticism of Gina, it just seems to be a misunderstanding in America, and to Michelle, it's not about offending shepherds(!) but more like making burgers and calling them hotdogs. Also Ireland is not part of Britain.

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  79. Just one word...YUMMY!!!

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  80. Another hit at our house! This was a nice, comforting dish. The only changes I made was to use the 12 oz. bag of mixed vegetables, and I used chicken broth in the gravy, because I didn't want to open two different cans of broth. Looking forward to leftovers tomorrow.

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  81. I've made this twice since I found the recipe last week and we LOVE it. It's great making the night before and my day is that much better when I know I'll be having this for dinner! The portions are very generous for the points. Thanks Gina!!

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  82. Im curious how mashed cauliflower is done? I'm new to healthy cooking...help please!

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  83. I have a recipe for cauliflower puree.

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  84. Hi Gina! I made this tonight and just like all of your recipes it turned out won-der-ful!! You've been my heroine this year - I've been cooking your recipes and talking about how delicious they are and how exquisite your blog is all the time! Thank you for all the inspiration and joy! I wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!!!

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  85. Do you know what the break down of points would be if you used your cauliflower puree instead of potatoes?

    I am in love with your website!! Thanks!!

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  86. We thought the thyme and rosemary was a bit overwhelming in this recipe. I want to make it again without these seasonings.

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  87. Made this tonight and it was FABULOUS!! I can not wait for the left overs i have packed for lunch tmrw!

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  88. Gina, your site is fantastic! For the past two weeks i've been making your recipes for dinner and we are thrilled with the results!

    I do have a question on this one... I cook for two, just my significant other and I. This makes A LOT. I didn't have an 11x7 so I split it between my 5x9 and 8x8. Do you think I'd be able to cook one now, freeze one and then pull it out in a few weeks to finish cooking?? Thank you so much for the wonderful site!

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  89. I was not a big fan of this one...The mashed potatoes were pretty gross, I even added a bit of Light Butter and Skim milk for more flavor but they just didn't quite taste right. I did enjoy the Rosemary & Thyme it added great flavor to the broth.

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  90. I am going to do this by topping with cauliflower mashed potatoes.....adds more veggies to the dish......

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  91. I made this tonight and thought the flavor was great! I used smoke paprika on the spuds (which I thought were simple and a nice addition to the overall dish), and I think it added a nice note to everything. My veggie-hating hubby didn't love it, but he did go back for seconds, so I see that as a success! Thanks for another yummy dish!!

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  92. i came across this recipe and thought there is no way this could be good because of the simple ingredients. however, i gave it a shot last night and i'm so glad i did. not only was it very flavorful, but it was the prefect comfort food in this cold weather. thank you skinnytaste!!!!!

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  93. Thank you so much for creating this recipe! Major comfort food cravings happening here, and this was a nice healthy way to satisfy them. I ended up drizzling a little bit of ketchup into the mixture (just personal taste), and used smoked paprika instead of regular. Very tasty!

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  94. loved this! i'm a huge shepard's pie fan but i'm trying not to eat it right now when i'm trying to lose weight...this was delicious and so full of flavor! i put spinach in mine as well and did happen to add a bit of cheddar on top...oops! :) i drizzled some ketchup on mine when eating it as well. thanks so much!

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  95. After a friend made this for dinner at her place last week, I knew I had to make it! And it was super easy! I didn't have a big enough pan, so I put it in 3 loaf pans. Two are in the freezer, and one is in the fridge for tomorrow's dinner. Thanks!

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  96. Made this for Friday night's dinner. Delicious. Leftovers were fantastic tonight. Every single recipe I've made from Skinnytaste.com has been fabulous. I mentioned how great this website was at our Weight Watchers meeting. Thank you, Gina.

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  97. OMG THIS WAS YUMMY!!!! The only thing I changed was use turkey meat only because that's all I have (don't normally have red meat). It was perfect! My fiancee is a super picky eater and he loved it too!

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  98. Made this tonight but haven't eaten it yet. Did anyone else notice that the potatoes just barely covered the whole pan? Not quite as pictured. I weighed the potatoes before peeling, could that affect the 2 pound ratio?

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  99. It's in the oven right now! I just want to eat it right now but I know, I have to wait! I tasted the mix before putting in the baking dish and it was excellent, so it must be 10 times better with the potatoes! I took the lazy way out and am using a low ww point instant potato mix for the topping. Oh, and I had to use a much larger baking dish and it's still fills the whole thing! Thanks for another amazing recipe!
    Kristen

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  100. I make this every year around St. Paddy's - I love it!!!

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  101. Can this be made a day ahead? Does it freeze well? I've never done it that way, but I just thought I'd ask. Thanks!

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  102. I made this recipe tonight and it was AMAZING. Thank you so much.

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  103. Gina - I just want to say, you are awesome! I made two of your recipes today alone, and both were fantastic. The cream of asparagus soup was so delicious, I couldn't get over it. Unfortunately I only had 1 lb of asparagus and had to half the recipe! The shepherds pie was so good. My 2 year old who eats barely any veggies ate it up! Thank you so much!

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  104. We just made this tonight. It is definitely a keeper! Thank you so much!! :)

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  105. just finished making it..it's great..i used half yukon gold potatoes and half sweet potatoes and used 16oz veggies mix instead of 10 oz..the thyme was a bit too much for me...but everything else was great..followed directions exactly

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  106. THANK YOU so much for this incredibly tasty recipe. My entire family devoured it including 3 picky teenagers! I cannot believe how flavorful and true to the classic dish this tasted. Again another winner. I am a HUGE fan of all your recipes...have tried many recently and every single one was a winner.

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  107. I made this last night it was really good! Super yummy! and a big portion!

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  108. Thank you so much for all that you share. It's hard being on a diet/diabetic and still keeping the skinny minny hubby happy. I have to watch carbs while watching my budget not an easy thing to accomplish. Thanks for making it easier.

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  109. Do you know if this freezes well? I love all of your recipes and like to make them in large quantities and freeze in individual portion containers for lunches / dinners throughout the week. I wasn't sure if this would freeze well with the potatoes or not. Thank you!!

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  110. This was delicious!!

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  111. I am also wondering if this is freezer friendly??

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  112. I'm visiting my Dd and DSIL in Ecuador and just found you. Almost can't wait to get home and try a lot of your recipes as I am starting Weight Watchers when I get back. Hope to try some of your recipes while I'm here, but not everything is easily available, so will just do my best. Thanks Gina for a great website.

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  113. I made this tonight and plan on freezing half of it. I'll let y'all know how that turns out. ;)

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  114. I made this last night, and it was fantastic!!!
    It freezes well, and the whole family loved it!! You wouldnt know it was a lightened version of Sheppards pie. It reminded me of tater tot casserole, with mashed potatoes instead of tater tots!! This is a keeper and I will make it many times more!!

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  115. Hi
    I can't wait ot try this but what if i didn't use the frozen veggies and just used a can of corn instead, would that effect the points since corn has points and veggies don't, any idea for a point value on that
    thanks

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  116. I made this recipe last night and it was delicious. Thank you! I didn't have any beef broth on hand, so I used vegetable stock instead. I substituted mushrooms with a green pepper and white turnips and subbed sour cream with greek yogurt because that's what I had on hand.

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  117. My step dad always makes Shepards Pie in the Fall/Winter. I just recently moved to another state and can't wait to make this and remind me a tad bit of home! :)

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  118. When I make Shepherd's Pie, instead of mashed potatoes, I top it with mashed cauliflower. Tastes, looks, and feels remarkably similar, but waaaay less calories!

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  119. this is one of my all time faves! I am a vegetarian now, so I sub 1 lb red kidney and garbanzo beans for the meat. I usually double the recipe so that is 1 can each. I freeze one whole pie to eat reheat another night. soooo good!

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  120. This is a almost a completely different variation but figured I would share what I did tonight...
    I did a southwest version, so its probably not even shepherds pie anymore but oh well,
    I used sweet potatoes instead of regular and used chipotle peppers in adobo sauce to give them a heartier taste then used a variation of veggies such as onion, mushroom, green and red peppers, corn and poblano peppers. Obviously changed the spices as well and used taco seasoning.
    My husband loved it but hes also a fan of spicy food with a southwest flare.

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  121. Can you double the entire recipe in the same dish? If so, will it affect the cooking time?

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  122. I made this last night, my first recipe from this site. It tasted very good, and I will make it again. I love how there are a variety of veggies in the dish, making it more healthy than traditional shepherd's pie. The only thing I changed was I used chicken broth instead of beef broth because that's what I had on hand. Next time, I might try it with sweet potatoes to add even more vitamins. I am looking forward to trying out more recipes from the site, thanks!

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  123. Gina Farmer12/4/12, 7:56 PM

    I made this tonight. I'm originally from the UK - so I've had this all my life with lamb. However it was really great with beef! This was a huge hit with my two teenage step-children and my husband! Will be putting this one in the meal rotation. Thanks for all your great recipes!!!

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  124. This was ok -- enjoy your other recipes on here more. The potatoes were bland, so I added red pepper, LOTS more paprika than called for, lots of black pepper, small amount of grated humboldt cheese. I seasoned the vegetables with veggie seasoning, too. Meat was pretty good. My favorite recipe of yours is definitely the chicken in white wine/vinegar recipe (poulet au vinagrei?), that's just phenomenal.

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  125. Made this for the family including three teenaged boys last week. They chowed down :) I grated a little low fat pepper jack cheese in the potatoes and on top and it was a nice addition. Made the top a little crusty and gave it a little kick. Thanks Gina!

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  126. Instead of the potatos I crush up cauliflower and it is just as tasty!!! Love your site!

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  127. This is my favorite dish of yours! I use white sweet potatoes and my husbnad never knows the difference!

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  128. What to do to replace onions and mushrooms if it matters if I add or not? Hubby dislikes these 2 ingredients.

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  129. This was amazing! Made it with 1/4 potatoes, and 3/4 cauliflower, and lean ground turkey. Also reheated excellent, for lunch and leftover dinner during the week. Love all your recipes!

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  130. Made this yesterday for St.Patty's Day. It was good comfort food. All the recipes I have made from your blog have turned out great.

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  131. I made this tonight and it was a huge hit with my hubby, two toddlers, and me! I had made it in the past and used bouillon for both the chicken broth and beef broth...big mistake. Using real broth like I did tonight makes a huge difference when it is such an important flavor. Fresh herbs were a nice touch too...well worth the cost. Thank you for making such delicious meals and doing all the hard work of calculating calories so easy on the rest of us!!

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  132. This would be way good if you made cauliflower mashed 'potatoes', instead of using regular potatoes.

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  133. Do you use fresh mushrooms or canned?

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  134. What is the WW points if Ground Turkey is used instead of the ground beef??

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  135. I made this tonight exactly as the recipe is listed except I used pre-made potatoes from a bag and added the chicken broth and sour cream. It was delicious. The whole family loved it! Thanks!

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    1. I did use canned organic mushrooms and it turned out great.

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  136. I"m making this and your chicken, broccoli noodle casserole while I'm home with the kids for an ice day. Bam! Dinner for the week will be done. Love all of your recipes!

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  137. Have you considered/tried making this with cauliflower on top vs the potatoes?

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  138. I am going to make this for my husband tonight and am wondering if you have a simple side dish that you would recommend to go with this dish?

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  139. Really good! I made this with half mashed potatoes and half cauliflower. It's so helpful having a site that offers WW point recipes. Thanks!

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  140. Gina, can I use shredded chicken? I don't like ground meat

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