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Beef & Pumpkin Shepherd's Pie

Beef & Pumpkin Shepherd's PieTraditional shepherd's pie gets a pumpkin makeover! This beloved recipe has added the delicious taste and nutritional value of pumpkin, making it a hearty and nourishing dinner that's perfect for weeknights in.

Recipe Ingredients:

1 large russet potato (about 3/4 pound), peeled and cut into 1-inch chunks
1 (15-ounce) can LIBBY'S® 100% Pure Pumpkin - divided use
1/2 cup freshly grated or shredded Parmesan cheese - divided use
1/2 teaspoon salt - divided use
1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper - divided use
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
1 large onion, chopped
2 large carrots, peeled and chopped
3/4 pound extra-lean ground beef or ground turkey
1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 cup reduced-sodium fat-free beef broth
1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce (optional)

Cooking Directions:

  1. Place potato chunks in medium saucepan. Cover with water; bring to a boil. Cook over medium-high heat for 10 to 15 minutes or until tender; drain. Return potatoes to saucepan; add 1 cup pumpkin, 1/4 cup cheese, 1/4 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper. Beat with hand-held mixer until smooth. Cover.
  2. Meanwhile, heat oil in large skillet over medium-high heat. Add onion and carrots; cook, stirring occasionally, for 5 minutes or until carrots begin to soften. Stir in beef, flour, garlic powder and remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt and remaining 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper. Cook, stirring occasionally, for 3 to 4 minutes or until beef is no longer pink. Stir in broth, remaining pumpkin and Worcestershire sauce; bring to a boil. Cook, stirring occasionally, for 2 to 3 minutes or until mixture has thickened slightly.
  3. Preheat broiler.
  4. Spoon beef mixture into ungreased 9-inch deep-dish pie dish or other broiler-proof casserole dish (1 1/2 to 2-quart). Spoon pumpkin-potato mixture evenly over beef filling, spreading gently. Sprinkle with remaining 1/4 cup cheese.
  5. Broil for 5 minutes or until cheese is lightly browned.

Makes 8 servings.

Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/8 of recipe): Calories: 170 Calories from Fat: 45 Total Fat: 5 g Saturated Fat: 1.5 g Cholesterol: 25 mg Sodium: 320 mg Carbohydrates: 19 g Dietary Fiber: 4 g Sugars: 5 g Protein: 13 g.

Recipe and photograph are the property of Nestlé® and Meals.com, used with permission.