Monday, January 30, 2012

Shepherd's Pie {Mini}

I love ramekins. They're just so darn cute! Anything you make in them gets an instant "cute makeover." My latest experiment involved my new 14 oz. ramekins- perfect for individual dinner serving sizes! I used my mom's yummy shepherd's pie recipe, with a few tweaks and served it in these adorable portion-size dishes.

It was perfect! And so fun to have your own dish to scoop delicious casserole from. I will definitely be trying more casseroles or other dishes (lasagna, anyone?) in my new larger ramekins.
Start with seasoned ground turkey, layer with corn and then top generously with mashed potatoes, a pinch of pepper and a sprinkling of grated cheese.

Mmmm....comfort food- in a perfect portion size!

Mommy's Shepherd's Pie
(printable version)
(with my tweaks)
serves 4

1 lb. ground turkey or hamburger, browned
1 recipe taco seasoning (find the recipe here)
3/4 cup water
1 can corn (or frozen corn)
mashed potatoes, prepared according to box directions for 4 servings (or substitute your own homemade potatoes- you'll need at least 2 cups)
freshly ground black pepper
1 cup shredded cheese

Combine turkey, seasoning and water, simmer at least 15 min.
Divide seasoned turkey into 4 large ramekins (or use 1 8x8 pan).
Divide corn evenly among ramekins; top each with 1/2 cup of mashed potatoes.
Sprinkle with pepper, top each with 1/4 cup of cheese.
Bake at 350 for 20-30 min. or until hot through.


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