Easy Shepherd’s Pie with Garlic Mashed Potato Top

Yield: Serves 4

Recipe by Laura Lushington


6 medium potatoes

2 cloves garlic, minced

1 medium onion

1 Tbs (15 mL) oil

1 1/2 tsp salt

1/2 tsp pepper

500g ground beef

¼ cup butter

1 can tomato soup


  1. Peel potatoes and place in water immediately. Rinse, then cut into quarters and place in pot of cold water. Bring potatoes and garlic to a boil and simmer for 15-20 minutes or until potatoes are tender.
  2. Dice onion and then sauté in oil for three minutes. Add ground beef and continue to sauté until thoroughly cooked. Halfway through cooking, add ½ tsp salt and ¼ tsp pepper to meat.
  3. While beef is cooking, drain potatoes and mash with butter, 1 tsp salt and ¼ tsp pepper.
  4. After beef is cooked, stir one can of tomato soup into pan and mix thoroughly.
  5. Spread beef into casserole dish and layer mashed potatoes on top.
  6. Bake uncovered for 30 minutes at 350º F.

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