Beef & Pumpkin Shepherd's Pie
In this Beef & Pumpkin Shepherd's Pie, the traditional dish gets a pumpkin make-over! This beloved recipe has added the delicious taste and nutritional value of pumpkin, making it a hearty and nourishing dinner that's perfect for weeknights in.
- 1 large russet potato (about 3/4 lb.), peeled and cut into 1-inch chunks
- 1 can (15 oz.) LIBBY'S® 100% Pure Pumpkin, divided
- 1/2 cup grated or shredded Parmesan cheese, divided
- 1/2 teaspoon salt, divided
- 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper, divided
- 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
- 1 large onion, chopped
- 2 large carrots, peeled and chopped
- 3/4 lb. extra-lean ground beef or ground turkey
- 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1 cup reduced-sodium fat-free beef broth
- 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce (optional)
Directions, Reviews, Nutrition
MEANWHILE, HEAT oil in large skillet over medium-high heat. Add onion and carrots; cook, stirring occasionally, for 5 minutes or until carrots begin to soften. Stir in beef, flour, garlic powder and remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt and remaining 1/4 teaspoon pepper. Cook, stirring occasionally, for 3 to 4 minutes or until beef is no longer pink. Stir in broth, remaining pumpkin and Worcestershire sauce; bring to a boil. Cook, stirring occasionally, for 2 to 3 minutes or until mixture has thickened slightly.
SPOON beef mixture into ungreased 9-inch deep-dish pie dish or other broiler-proof casserole dish (1 1/2- to 2-quart). Spoon pumpkin-potato mixture evenly over beef filling, spreading gently. Sprinkle with remaining 1/4 cup cheese.
BROIL for 5 minutes or until cheese is lightly browned.
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Great winter meal!
I use sweet potatoes in place of russet - compliments the pumpkin. We used turkey meat and add a little more black pepper to give it a kick. This is definitely one of those meals that "is better the next day". We make it on Sunday's and warm it for lunches the following week. Great way to incorporate pumpkin and sweet potatoes!
Beef & Pumpkin Shepherd's Pie
This one is great to take to work and heat up in the microwave. Non beef eaters can use ground turkey instead of beef. There also is no end to the veggies you can add if you feel so inclined.
Beef & Pumpkin Shepherd;s pie
I have been doing this for years. Mixing fresh cooked pumpkin or buttercup squash with leftover mashed potatoes. I use ground turkey. Then add a bag of frozen mixed vegetables, instead of just carrots. A simple one dish meal and favorite at our home
Should rightly receive SIX STARS
Absolutely delicious, my family scraped every last bit from the dish. I'll make this often!
I have a recipe from my mom for Shepherd's Pie but this one tops that. The only thing I changed was to add a dash of milk when I mashed the potatoes and pumpkin. The flavor was so good and I felt good knowing it was low fat and full of nutrients.
Serving Size: 1/8 of Recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 8
- Amount Per Serving
- Calories: 200
- Calories from Fat: 50
- Total Fat: 6g (9% of DV)
- Saturated Fat: 2g (10% of DV)
- Cholesterol: 30mg (10% of DV)
- Sodium: 370mg (15% of DV)
- Carbohydrates: 22g (7% of DV)
- Dietary Fiber: 4g (16% of DV)
- Sugars: 5g
- Protein: 14g
- Vitamin A: 170% of DV
- Vitamin C: 15% of DV
- Calcium: 10% of DV
- Iron: 8% of DV
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.