One-Pot Comfort Shepherd's Pie

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EDR One Pot Comfort Shepherds Pie

When you're looking for a meal that's full of comfort, try this recipe for One-Pot Comfort Shepherd's Pie, which comes from "The Diabetes Fast-Fix Slow-Cooker Cookbook." This is the kind of dinner dish that keeps you warm from the inside out.

What You'll Need

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

What to Do

  1. Coat a 3 1/2- to 4-quart slow cooker with cooking spray.
  2. Heat a large skillet coated with cooking spray over medium-high heat. Add onions, cook 2 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add ground beef, cook 4 minutes or until browned, stirring occasionally.
  3. Meanwhile, in a small bowl, whisk together the cornstarch and water until cornstarch is completely dissolved. Stir the cornstarch mixture into the beef mixture and bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Place mixture in slow cooker with the tomato paste, chili powder, Worcestershire sauce, and 1/2 teaspoon salt. Top with the mixed vegetables.
  4. In the same skillet, prepare topping. Combine remaining 1 1/3 cups water with the margarine and 1/4 teaspoon salt in the skillet and bring to a boil over medium-high heat.
  5. Remove skillet from heat; stir in the potato flakes and milk until blended. Spoon the potatoes on top of the vegetables, spread evenly over all. Cover and cook on low only for 3 hours.
  6. Turn off heat and sprinkle with cheese. Let stand 15 minutes, uncovered, to absorb liquid and thicken slightly.


Exchanges/Food Choices: 1 1/2 Starch | 2 Vegetable | 3 Lean Meat | 1 Fat


Nutritional Information: Calories 340 | Calories from Fat 80 | Total Fat 9g | Saturated Fat 3.5g | Trans Fat 0.5g | Monosaturated Fat 3g | Cholesterol 65mg | Sodium 730mg | Potassium 427mg | Total Carbohydrate 34g | Dietary Fiber 4g | Sugars 11g | Protein 30g


Copyright © 2014 American Diabetes Association. From The Diabetes Fast-Fix Slow-Cooker Cookbook. Reprinted with permission from The American Diabetes Association. To order this book call 1-800-232-6733 or order online at

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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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