Yes, you can have your pie and eat it too. This meal is very easy to make and my recipe is healthier. Also, you can eat a smaller portion than what is traditionally served. You just need to use Yukon potatoes, 98% lean ground chicken and veggies.
This is how easy: Make a large batch of mashed potatoes and sauté ground chicken. Use a rectangular 13x9 baking dish and cover the bottom with a thick layer of mashed potatoes. Next, add a layer of the sauté ground chicken with the veggies on top, and cover with another layer of mashed potatoes. Sprinkle with cheese and bake. It is as easy as 1-2-3. Try it. It is so cheap and so good!!!!!
Total prep and cooking time: 30 minutes
Approximate cost of Shepherd’s Pie: Under $12.00 (or $1.20/serving)
Additional cost for my rice and salad: $3. The total cost now is: $1.50 per serving)
Serve: 10 plus
1 ½ lb. 98% lean ground chicken ($4.75)
2 ½ lbs. Yukon Potatoes ($2.50)
2 cups of Chicken Stock or broth ($1.00)
½ cup of chopped cilantro (.25)
½ bag of frozen sweet peas and corn (.98)
1 cup of Shredded Cheddar Cheese ($1.00)
Angie’s seasoning (or any seasoning you may have in your pantry)
1 onion (chopped)
5 cloves of garlic (Chopped)
¼ cup Olive oil
Wash, peel and boil the potatoes until tender. Add salt and pepper to taste and turn off.
In a sauté pan add a tbsp. of olive oil, sauté the onion, garlic, ground chicken and add the veggies.
Mash your potatoes by adding most of the olive oil, some of your chicken stock. Season with Angie’s dry seasoning or any seasoning that you have in your pantry. Make sure that the texture is not as creamy as your regular mashed potatoes but rather on the lumpy.
Divide the mashed potatoes in two portions.
Spray a rectangular 13x9 baking dish with oil spray and cover the bottom with one thick layer of mashed potatoes, spread well.
Add the sauté ground chicken with the veggies on top on the potatoes. Add the chopped cilantro.
Cover with your second and last thick layer of mashed potatoes.
Sprinkle with cheddar cheese and bake at 350 degrees until the cheese melts nicely. (10 minutes)
REMEMBER, ALL THE INGREDIENTS ARE ALREADY COOKED.
Serve with a salad or with both, a salad and small portion of rice.
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