Lighter Shepherd's Pie Recipe by The Deen Bros.

Level: Easy

Time: 55 MINUTES

2 ratings


  • 2 large, about 1 1/2 pounds sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 2 canned chipotles en adobo, chopped, plus 1 tablespoon adobo sauce
  • 1 tablespoon butter, softened
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt, plus 3/4 teaspoon
  • 1 lb ground lean beef, 5% or less
  • 2 teaspoons canola oil
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 zucchini, diced
  • 1 yellow squash, diced
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 (15 1/2 oz) can diced tomatoes
  • 3/4 cup reduced-sodium chicken broth
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 cup reduced-fat cheddar cheese, shredded


To make the potato topping, place the potatoes in a large pot with enough cold water to cover; bring to a boil. Cook until the potatoes are fork-tender, about 15 minutes. Drain and return to the pot. Add the chipotles, adobo sauce, butter, and 1/2 teaspoon salt; mash with a potato masher until the potatoes are smooth and creamy. Set aside.

Preheat oven to 375°F. Spray a 2-quart baking dish with nonstick spray.

Spray a large nonstick skillet with nonstick spray and set over medium-high heat. Add the beef, breaking the beef apart with a spoon, and cook until browned, about 5 minutes. Transfer to a bowl.

Add the oil to same skillet and heat over medium-high heat. Add the onion, zucchini, squash and garlic; cook, stirring, until vegetables are tender, about 8 minutes. Return the beef to skillet along with the tomatoes, broth, chipotles, cumin and remaining 3/4 teaspoon salt; bring to boil. Spoon the filling into prepared baking dish. Sprinkle the filling evenly with the cheese.

Spread the potato topping over the beef mixture. Bake until potato topping is lightly browned and the filling is bubbly along edges, 25 to €“30 minutes. Let stand 5 minutes before serving.

The Deen Bros. Lighter Shepherd's Pie


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2 Reviews

Kimberlee 9/27/2015
Yum Yum soooo go

Yum Yum soooo good . It is just me here made this for supper and had left overs put it up in freezer for 3 to 5 days took it out and warm it up mmm still soo good.. : - )

Kimberlee 1/30/2015
this is so eas

this is so easy and so GoooooD I love this one

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