Quick and Easy Shepherd’s Pie is an entrée and side dish all in one. It’s fast enough to make on a weeknight and perfect for the whole family.

Quick and Easy Shepherd’s Pie is an entrée and side dish all in one. It’s fast enough to make on a weeknight and perfect for the whole family.

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of On-Cor. The opinions and text are all mine.

I mentioned when I shared my Ritz Cracker Chicken recipe that we’re dealing with the aftermath of our basement flooding just before the New Year.

It’s basically turned into a full-blown basement renovation.

What I did not mention at the time is that we decided to go ahead and have our family room flooring redone. Yes, at the same time as the basement reno.

So now our entire house is a disaster, all of the family room furniture is shoved into my office, the whole place smells like paint and everything is covered in a fine layer of wood dust.

Quick and Easy Shepherd's Pie is a fast weeknight dinner. Just add a green salad for a full meal!

Oh, and I still need to get all of my work done and make sure Elle gets to school and her various activities on time.

Someone please send me chocolate. And all of the easy dinner recipes, because at this point quick and easy is about all I can handle.

Layer mashed potatoes, salisbury steak, peas and carrots for Quick and Easy Shepherd's Pie

EASY SHEPHERD’S PIE RECIPE

I love a traditional shepherd’s pie, but if we’re being honest, it’s kind of a hassle to make on a weeknight.

Chopping the vegetables, browning the meat, making the gravy, mashing the potatoes, assembling and baking…it’s a lot of steps. Especially on a Tuesday when I am shuttling Elle around to her activities and dealing painters and flooring guys.

Whose genius idea was it to do both renovation projects at the same time?

When I saw On-Cor’s Gravy & 6 Salisbury Steaks entrée in my latest perusal of Walmart’s freezer section, I started to wonder if I could use it as a base for a Quick and Easy Shepherd’s Pie.

Quick and Easy Shepherd's Pie is a super fast weeknight dinner

On-Cor has already done all of the prep work on their frozen entrées, so I know they’re a great option when I need to throw together a delicious weeknight dinner for my family but don’t have a lot of time on my hands.

Enter Quick and Easy Shepherd’s Pie. It’s side dish and entrée all in one with layers of mashed potatoes, On-Cor Gravy & Salisbury Steak, peas and carrots all in one dish. Serve with No-Bake Cookies for an entire meal made in under an hour.

Quick and Easy Shepherd's Pie is made with salisbury steak for super fast weeknight dinner

HOW TO MAKE SHEPHERD’S PIE EASY

I figured the best way to make an easy weeknight version of shepherd’s pie would be to cut down on the majority of the prep work.

You don’t have to do much work before adding the Gravy & 6 Salisbury Steaks to any dish. In fact, most of the time spent to make Quick and Easy Shepherd’s Pie is hands-off while everything cooks.

Mashed potatoes make a perfect based for Quick and Easy Shepherd's Pie

Start by cooking the On-Cor Gravy & 6 Salisbury Steaks in the microwave according to package directions. While the Gravy & 6 Salisbury Steaks cook, grab some frozen peas and carrots and your favorite mashed potatoes.

Just like with Easy Thanksgiving Dinner Casserole, let me just say that there will be zero judgement here if you use store-bought mashed potatoes. Or if you pick up a container from the hot bar in your grocery store.

This meal is supposed to be quick and easy, after all. No shame in using the resources available to you when you’re on a time crunch!

Frozen peas and carrots add some veggies to round out Quick and Easy Shepherd's Pie

Once the Gravy & 6 Salisbury Steaks are cooked, remove the salisbury steaks from the gravy and dice them up into bite-size pieces. Then layer mashed potatoes, the chopped salisbury steaks and a spoonful of gravy, some peas and carrots and another layer of potatoes in individual ramekins.

A topping of mashed potatoes and sprinkle of herbs are all you need to finish off Quick and Easy Shepherd's Pie

Bake the Quick and Easy Shepherd’s Pies until the potatoes begin to lightly brown and serve them up to your hungry family.

Check the freezer section of your local Walmart for On-Cor Gravy & 6 Salisbury Steaks and more convenient, hearty entrées. For more info, visit www.On-Cor.com and www.facebook.com/oncorfrozenfoods.

Quick and Easy Shepherd's Pie is made with salisbury steak for a dinner that comes together incredibly fast
Quick and Easy Shepherd's Pie

Quick and Easy Shepherd's Pie

Yield: 4-6 servings
Prep Time: 25 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 55 minutes
Quick and Easy Shepherd’s Pie is an entrée and side dish all in one. It’s fast enough to make on a weeknight and perfect for the whole family.

Ingredients

  • 1 package On-Cor Gravy & 6 Salisbury Steaks
  • 1 cup frozen peas & carrots, thawed
  • 4 cups mashed potatoes

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375°F. Spray 4-6 mini Dutch Ovens or individual ramekins with nonstick cooking spray.
  2. Cook the On-Cor Gravy & Salisbury Steaks in the microwave according to package directions. Let stand 1 to 2 minutes before removing with oven mitts from microwave.
  3. Remove the Salisbury Steaks from the gravy and cut each steak into bite-size pieces.
  4. Spoon a layer of mashed potatoes into the bottom of a mini Dutch Oven or ramekin. Add one chopped Salisbury Steak on top of the potatoes with ¼ cup gravy and then add a layer of peas and carrots. Spoon or pipe on another layer of mashed potatoes to cover the peas and carrots. Repeat with remaining ramekins. Reserve the remaining gravy for serving.
  5. Bake in preheated oven for 30 minutes or until the potatoes begin to lightly brown.
  6. Serve with reserved gravy and a fresh green salad.

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of On-Cor. The opinions and text are all mine.

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