Slacker’s Shepherd Pie

Sometimes, you want something good to eat but can’t muster the energy to do much of anything (much less photograph it for a blog entry).

Hence, Slacker’s Shepherd Pie. Assemble, bake, and eat while laying on the couch, watching a stupid movie.

Shepherd Pie (from Real Simple magazine)

1 1/2 pounds ground turkey
1 1.2-ounce package chicken gravy mix (such as Knorr)
1 10-ounce package frozen peas, thawed
1 20-ounce package mashed potatoes (such as Simply Potatoes)
1/4 to 1/2 cup grated Pecorino Romano

Preheat oven to 350-degrees F. In a large nonstick skillet, cook the turkey until it is no longer pink. Add the gravy mix and 1 cup water. Stir frequently until the sauce comes to a boil; cook 1 minute. Lightly coat a 9-inch square baking dish with vegetable cooking spray and spoon in the turkey. Top with the peas, followed by the mashed potatoes. Sprinkle with the Pecorino Romano. Bake 20 minutes or until heated through and the top is golden. Makes 4 servings.

Grade: B+
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Categories: Entrees, Grade Range: B- to B+, Turkey

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3 Comments on “Slacker’s Shepherd Pie”

  1. July 14, 2006 at 6:01 pm #

    Wow–that happens in New York too? Just like my old neighbor out here in L.A. who saw the Virgin Mary in a tortilla. Also, the Ripley’s Museum down the hill has a grilled cheese sandwich with the same divine image.

  2. July 15, 2006 at 6:44 am #

    I’ve made many “shortcut” dinners but I’ve never seen any divine phenomenon in mine. *sigh* You need to call that casino right away.. you’ll be a millionaire!

  3. July 16, 2006 at 7:40 pm #

    I have made a similar version of this before and it is really a delicious shortcut meal – my kids love it … of course anything with mashed potatoes on top is bound to be a hit w/kids!

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