Couple's Favorite Shepherd's Pie


Couple's Favorite Shepherd's Pie

If you love the taste of shepherd's pie but hate having tons of leftovers every time you serve it, try this recipe for Couple's Favorite Shepherd's Pie, a recipe made especially for two to three people. With all the same ingredients and great flavor as your favorite classic shepherd's pie recipe, this savory pie will more than satisfy your cravings for that traditional hearty dish. Make this easy recipe for two for you and your sweetie and you'll both leave the table with happy stomachs.

Cooking Time30 min

Cooking MethodCasserole


  • 7 red potatoes
  • 1/2 pound ground beef
  • 1/4 head cabbage, shredded
  • 1/2 pound mushrooms, sliced
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 large carrot, grated
  • 1/4 cup sunflower seeds, or more if desired
  • 1/2 cup raisins
  • 2 tablespoons butter or margarine
  • 1/2 cup nonfat yogurt
  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • pepper, to taste
  • splash of white wine


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Brown the ground beef in a skillet. 
  3. Cook the potatoes in their skins.
  4. Heat the oil in a skillet over medium heat. Saute the garlic, then onion, until soft.
  5. Add the mushrooms, sautee until they shrink a bit; add the cabbage, then a splash or two of white wine. Continue stirring until the cabbage softens a bit.
  6. Add the carrots, sunflower seeds and raisins. Stir and set aside.
  7. Mash the potatoes with a hand masher. They should not be too smooth; the chunks of skin should still be noticable.
  8. Add the butter and yogurt to the potatoes, then season with pepper.
  9. Spread the ground beef in a 9" x 9" pyrex baking dish. Layer the mushroom/cabbage mixture with all juices on top of beef. Cover with the potato mixture and smooth it out.
  10. Bake for 30 minutes; let cool for about 5 minutes and serve.




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