Looking for a New Recipe to Enjoy? Check Out a Delicious Lightened-up Version of Shepherd’s Pie.

Read on for our featured recipe – a healthier version of traditional Shepherd’s Pie including lean beef and lots of veggies!

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 1 hour, 30 minutes

Total Time: 1 hour, 40 minutes

Serves: 6



  • 1 ½ pounds Yukon Gold potatoes, peeled and chopped
  • ¾ cup low-sodium chicken broth
  • 2 tablespoons light or fat-free sour cream
  • Salt and black pepper
  • Paprika


  • 1 pound lean ground beef
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 1 celery stalk, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 8 ounces mushrooms, diced
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 10 ounces frozen mixed vegetables
  • 1 cup low-sodium beef broth
  • 2 teaspoons tomato paste
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon fresh rosemary leaves, chopped (or ¼ teaspoon dried rosemary)
  • 1 teaspoon fresh thyme leaves, chopped (or ¼ teaspoon dried thyme)
  • Salt and black pepper to taste


  1. In a medium pot, boil the potatoes until cooked and soft.
  2. Drain the water from the potatoes and add the chicken broth, sour cream, 1/2 teaspoon salt and pepper. Mash the ingredients together and set aside.
  3. Preheat the oven to 400 F.
  4. In a large skillet, cook the beef over medium-high heat, breaking the meat up as it cooks. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Set aside the beef on a plate once it’s thoroughly cooked.
  5. In the skillet, add the oil, onion, celery, garlic and mushrooms and sauté on medium heat about six to eight minutes, until the vegetables are tender.
  6. Add the flour, frozen vegetables, beef broth, tomato paste, Worcestershire sauce, rosemary, thyme and cooked meat and mix well. Simmer on low about eight to 10 minutes.
  7. Spread the meat on the bottom of a casserole dish. Top with the mashed potatoes and sprinkle it with paprika.
  8. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes, then place under the broiler for one to two minutes until the potatoes turn golden.
  9. Remove the dish from the oven and let it cool for five minutes before serving.

Recipe adapted from: skinnytaste.com/shepards-pie-lightened-up/