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Shepherds Pie Casserole

A healthy take on shepherd's pie!  So tasty with yams instead of potatoes!
Course Dinner
Cuisine Irish
Keyword shepherd's pie casserole
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 8 slices
Calories 347kcal


  • 1 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 onion chopped
  • 1 pound ground beef grass-fed
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 2 teaspoons oregano
  • 2 teaspoons garlic paste or 2 garlic cloves crushed
  • 1 cup beef broth
  • 1 cup corn fresh or frozen
  • 1 cup kale a few handfuls
  • 2 baked yams cut into thin slices, lengthwise
  • 1/4 cup sharp cheddar cheese shredded


Make it!

  • Preheat oven to 375 F
  • Heat up your sauté pan on medium heat and once that heats up, add oil
  • Add onions and sauté for 5 minutes
  • Add beef, salt, cumin, oregano and garlic paste and sauté for 5 more minutes
  • Add broth and let it come to a simmer, add corn and cook for 2 minutes
  • Pour meat mixture in baking dish
  • Spread kale over meat mixture
  • Place yam slices over kale covering it completely and sprinkle cheddar over the yams.
  • Bake for 25 minutes
  • Let rest for 5 minutes before cutting into the shepherd's pie
  • Plate with a veggie
  • Eat
  • Sigh
  • Enjoy


The yams take 45 minutes to bake.  I won't add the time.  You can slice into the yam with a sharp knife at least 6 times and cover with foil.  Bake at 375 for 45 minutes.  You can bake the yams a few hours before you make the shepherd's pie.


Serving: 3inch square | Calories: 347kcal | Carbohydrates: 36g | Protein: 13g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 43mg | Sodium: 331mg | Potassium: 1145mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 1075IU | Vitamin C: 30.4mg | Calcium: 84mg | Iron: 2.3mg