Simple comfort food. That is what this dish is all about. Mom used to make shepherds pie when we were little and I remember loving it (although I always wished for more cheese melted on the top and now that I’m in charge, I get it!! Haha!) I have been feeling like comfort food lately. Probably due to the fact that I have a brand new (adorably sweet) baby girl that joined our family one month ago! There is something about having a baby that makes me crave food that I grew up with. Most of those recipes are simple and pretty healthy, and often include potatoes. (Mom came from an Irish background!) This is such a basic dinner that I have never posted it on here before – it’s not nearly exciting enough I thought! But as I made it for dinner tonight I figured, since I enjoy it so much, why not share it? It’s easy (especially if you’re using leftover mashed potatoes), you can make it ahead of time, it has simple ingredients, and most kids love it too. So on an evening when you don’t feel like tackling anything crazy and complex, here is a family-pleasing alternative to slaving on a gourmet meal!
Mom’s Shepherds Pie
printable recipe here