Shepherd’s Pie for 2

Easy dinner for just a couple of people.  It only takes 1/2 pound of ground beef.  This is perfect for left over vegetables or mixed frozen vegetables.  Add a salad or a dish of applesauce to complete the meal.  Cooking a hardy meal can be done even for just one or two people.

Shepherd's Pie for Two

  • Servings: 2 servings
  • Difficulty: easy
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Ingredients for meat filling:

  • 1/2 pound ground beef
  • 1/4 cup chopped onion
  • 1/2 cup chopped celery
  • 1 1/2 cups frozen mixed vegetables
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 3 tablespoons flour
  • 1/4 cup water
  • salt and pepper to taste


Brown ground meat with onion and celery.  Add vegetables and water.  Simmer for 10 minutes. Mix flour with water enough to make a gravy past.  Add to vegetables cook until thickened.  Add water if needed.  Season with salt and pepper to taste.  Pour into a small casserole and top with mashed potatoes.

Mashed potato topping:

  • 2 medium potato peeled and cut in pieces
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 3 tablespoon milk
  • salt to taste

Boil potatoes for about 15 minutes in enough water to cover them until tender.  Drain then add butter, milk and salt.  Spread on top of beef and vegetable mixture in the casserole.  Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes until bubbly and little brown on top.

15 Comments Add yours

  1. zippyquilts says:

    Sounds yummy, and since I cook for 2 it is handy as well 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

    1. trkingmomoe says:

      I like these small family recipes too. Thanks for your comment.

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  2. Karen says:

    I’m wondering about your leaf and acorn, they are so cute.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. trkingmomoe says:

      It is a baking pan that I have had for at least a decade. Nordic ware has an updated version this year. I know I must of bought mine after fall season was over with a deep discount because I did that to add to my collection of baking molds.. That was corn meal muffin mix I used for that. Here is a link to the current version.

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      1. Karen says:

        Thank you so very much!

        Liked by 1 person

  3. Sheryl says:

    I like how easy this dish is to make. It looks delicious.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. trkingmomoe says:

      Thank you. It is a nice way to use up left overs also. The vegetables that were in this where left overs.


  4. In my book, Shepherd’s pie is one of the all-time greatest foods, especially with a mashed potato crust! I make it with ground turkey, and sometimes completely vegetarian with sautéed mushrooms and onions. I love the little cornmeal acorn and leaf as well!!!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. trkingmomoe says:

      Thanks for stopping and commenting.


  5. Tatjana says:

    Loooove all comforting pies, especially the shepherd’s pie, along with chicken pot pie and beef pot pie.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. trkingmomoe says:

      Thanks for taking time and commenting.


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