In honor of St. Patrick’s day, I decided to throw together my own take on a Shepherds Pie and give it a bit of an Irish flair.
Now I can honestly say that I have never had or made a traditional Shepherds Pie, but this is a recipe that I often make for my family and it uses many ingredients that you may already have on hand or can be bought inexpensively. It is a very versatile recipe and easily adjusted to suit your own family’s tastes. I have used frozen mixed veggies, frozen corn, and frozen peas and I think that I have even used the can variety a time or two. I even once tried to use a brown gravy as the “sauce” but it just did not have the zing that the Manwich gives it.
This is actually a recipe that I threw together one day, several years ago, and it really worked for our family…well depending on the type of veggies that I throw in! LOL! Lil man does not like veggies and the hubby is a bit picky about the ones he likes! We will often times either make biscuits of some sort or have bread and butter with it…but we are a family that eats a ton of bread and butter!
I made this dinner for St. Patrick’s day, I decided to add green food coloring to the mashed potatoes to add a bit of flair to the dinner. Sadly, my three color blind men just thought that the potatoes looked a bit funky, but lil miss thought that they looked cool! LOL! I also kind of think that the cheese looks a bit like gold sprinkles…don’t you think?