Cheesy n' Crispy Shepard's Casserole Recipe

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This recipe is a homage to the classic Shepard's Pie. A shower of cheddar cheese compliments the crisp crunchiness of tater tots that replace the traditional mashed potatoes. Crushed sour cream and onion potato chips add the starchy thickness to the filling. This one dish,three course meal goes scandeliciously with a simple green salad!

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Servings: 8


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  1. Preheat oven to 375*
  2. In a medium saucepan, brown ground beef over medium-high heat and carefully drain. Add onions,carrots,garlic,salt, pepper and thyme. Reduce heat to medium and cook for several minutes until onions are translucent.
  3. Once onions are cooked through, add spinach and broth. Cook for about 2 more minutes and remove from heat. Stir in potato chips.
  4. Spread meat mixture evenly into greased 8x11.5x2 or 3 quart casserole dish and top with tater tots.
  5. Bake casserole until tots are golden brown- about 25 min and turn oven to broil. Remove from oven and sprinkle on cheese.
  6. Return to top rack and broil until cheese bubbles. Remove from oven and place on a trivet to rest 5 minutes before serving. Garnish with chopped cilantro.


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Nutrition Facts

Amount Per Serving %DV
Serving Size 287g
Recipe makes 8 servings
Calories 446  
Calories from Fat 289 65%
Total Fat 32.43g 41%
Saturated Fat 15.99g 64%
Trans Fat 1.07g  
Cholesterol 122mg 41%
Sodium 717mg 30%
Potassium 666mg 19%
Total Carbs 7.23g 2%
Dietary Fiber 2.5g 8%
Sugars 3.38g 2%
Protein 31.04g 50%
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  • Smokinhotchef
    this recipe goes over well with kids. Plus, it's a one dish meal so storing and cleanup is a breeze. Tater tots and cheese with ground beef tripliciousness!!!
    I've cooked/tasted this recipe!

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