Mini Shephard’s Pie *Shephards Babies* A fun twist on a classic recipe

Mini Shepard’s Pie

* Shepard’s Babies *

 A creative and fun spin on Shepard’s Pie. Simple, quick, and of course- baked mini size in a muffin pan. 

 

Prep & Cook Time: 35 minutes, Cost $20

Bakeware Needed: 2 Muffin/Cupcake Pans, Cupcake Liners, Over, Covered Pan, Stovetop

Ingredients Needed for 20 Shepard’s Babies:

 

 

  • One packet of Frozen Vegetables (publix brand used- Steam in Bag, 12oz, Mixed Vegetables) 
  • One packet of Shredded Cheese (publix brand used- Colby Jack Shredded Cheese, 8 oz)
  • 2 Cans of Butter-me-not Biscuits (publix brand used- Butter-me-not Biscuits, 10 count)
  • Cream of Mushroom with Roasted Garlic Concentrated Soup (Campbell’s brand used)
  • Garlic Mashed Potatoes (Simply Potatoes brand used- refrigerated section at Publix)
  • Ground Turkey (Plainville Farms- purchased from Publix, 16oz)

 

How to make Shepard’s Babies: 

 Cut open meat and drop into pan- temperature on medium. Turn over on to 350 degrees.

Put bag of vegetables in microwave for 5 minutes and mix meat over heat with fork.

 

After five minutes of cooking in pan, drain the excess cooking juice from the meat. 

Be careful as to not spill the meat into the sink like I did. 

After draining, return meat to the stove on LOW temperature. Scoop 3 spoonfuls (half can) of the cream of mushroom into the pan and mix with meat. Let vegetables sit in microwave while you mix.

 

Remove from heat burner- mix in 3/4 the bag of vegetables. Save the other 1/4 to the side for later.

Cover the pan and take it off the hot burner. 

 
 Line the muffin tins with paper liners. Open the can of biscuits and line each paper cup liner with a biscuit. Use your fingers (or the bottom of a small small shaker or shot glass) and spread the biscuits apart so they fully cover the liner.

 
 
 

Scoop a spoonful of the meat and vegetable mixture into each biscuit lined cup. Scoop it almost full and then sprinkle a little bit of cheese on top of each one of your Shephard babies.

 
 Place tray of Shepard Babies into the oven, bake for 12 minutes.While you bake the Shepard’s Babies, heat up the mashed potatoes for 2 minutes in the microwave so they’re soft. After 12 minutes, remove the Babies from the oven and scoop a spoonful of mashed potatoes onto the top of each pie.  

Sprinkle a little bit of cheese onto the top of each Shepard’s Baby and then bake in the oven for 5-8 more minutes. After that, remove from oven and let the babies cool off. 

 

Mission Complete! Enjoy your Mini Shepard’s Pie – aka- Shepard’s Babies!

 

Bonus Feature

Wondering what to do with the 2 leftover biscuits and leftover mashed potatoes, cheese & veggies?

Simply bake the remaining 2 biscuits, and mix the remaining cheese and vegetables into the mashed potato container with the remaining mashed potatoes.

 

Cover and refrigerate for lunch the next day!

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