One-Pot Comfort Shepherd's Pie

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Updated June 27, 2019
EDR One Pot Comfort Shepherds Pie

There are more diabetic-friendly slow cooker dinners out there than you might think. Like our One-Pot Comfort Shepherd's Pie! It's a classic favorite that we've lightened up to fit into a diabetes-diet. Don't worry. We know when it comes to meals like this you want the whole family to enjoy it, so we didn't sacrifice any of the flavor. 

Slow Cooker Time LOW4 hr

What You'll Need

  • Nonstick cooking spray
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1 pound extra-lean ground beef
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1 3/4 cups water, divided
  • 2 tablespoons no-salt added tomato paste
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 1/2 cups frozen mixed vegetables, thawed
  • 2 tablespoons trans-fat-free margarine
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 1/3 cups instant potato flakes
  • 1 cup fat-free milk
  • 1/4 cup shredded reduced-fat sharp Cheddar cheese

What to Do

  1. Coat a 3 1/2- to 4-quart slow cooker with cooking spray.
  2. In a large skillet, over medium-high heat, coat skillet with cooking spray. Cook onions and ground beef 4 to 5 minutes or until beef is browned, stirring occasionally.
  3. Meanwhile, in a small bowl, whisk together cornstarch and 1/2-cup water until the cornstarch is completely dissolved. Stir cornstarch mixture into the beef mixture and bring to a boil. Place beef mixture in slow cooker. Add tomato paste, chili powder, and the Worcestershire sauce; mix well. Top with vegetables. 
  4. In the same skillet, combine remaining 1 1/4-cups water with the margarine and garlic powder and bring to a boil. Remove skillet from heat; stir in potato flakes and milk until blended. Spoon potatoes on top of the vegetables and spread evenly. 
  5. Cover and cook on low 3 to 4 hours or until heated through. Turn off heat and sprinkle with cheese. Let stand 15 minutes, uncovered, until sauce slightly thickens.

Test Kitchen Tip

Nutritional InformationShow More

Servings Per Recipe: 6

  • Amount Per Serving % Daily Value *
  • Calories 236
  • Calories from Fat 61
  • Total Fat 6.8g 10 %
  • Saturated Fat 2.8g 14 %
  • Trans Fat 0.3g 0 %
  • Protein 22g 44 %
  • Amount Per Serving % Daily Value *
  • Cholesterol 50mg 17 %
  • Sodium 193mg 8 %
  • Total Carbohydrates 23g 8 %
  • Dietary Fiber 3.9g 16 %
  • Sugars 3.9g 0 %

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is this recipe corrupted? ingredients are out of whack.

Hi there! Thanks for letting us know about the recipe. We've fixed the issue and updated to reflect properly. Enjoy!

The title is misleading as it actually requires 2 'pots'. I've made almost exactly this, but cooked it in the oven. Takes only 30 minutes at 400.

Mmmmm. I love shepherd's pie, but it's too much work usually. Love how simple this is!

I'm not a big shepherds pie fan, but this was pretty good. I used ground turkey instead. Trying to incorporate more ground turkey into my meal plans for health reasons, so this one is a keeper

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