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Winter Recipe: Mini Shepherd’s Pies

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Every week, we post healthy seasonal recipes on our blog to help you spice up your Meal Days. Our newest winter recipe is for Mini Shepherd’s Pies. They’re healthy, delicious, and most importantly, they’re the perfect choice for your next Meal Day. Try them and let us know what you think!


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310 Calories

Makes five servings


2 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil

1/2 cup chopped onion

12 ounces 93%-lean ground beef

2 tablespoons whole wheat flour

1 tablespoon tomato paste

1 cup reduced-sodium beef broth

6 ounces baby spinach, chopped

3/4 teaspoon salt, divided

1/2 teaspoon garlic powder, divided

2 12-ounce packages frozen winter squash puree, thawed

1/3 cup finely shredded Parmesan cheese


Position rack in upper third of oven; preheat broiler.

Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add onion and cook, stirring, until beginning to soften, about 2 minutes. Reduce heat to medium, stir in beef, flour and tomato paste, and cook, stirring, until the beef is mostly browned, about 3 minutes. Add broth, scraping up any browned bits with a wooden spoon. Bring to a boil and cook, stirring occasionally, until the broth is the consistency of thick gravy, about 4 minutes. Stir in spinach, 1/4 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder; cook until the spinach is just wilted, about 1 minute. Remove from the heat.

Place squash in a fine-mesh sieve and gently press on it to extract excess liquid. Transfer to a bowl. Stir in the remaining 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder. Divide the meat mixture among four 10-ounce broiler-safe ramekins. Top each with about 1/2 cup of the squash. Place the ramekins on a baking sheet.

Broil until heated through and bubbling around the edges, about 10 minutes. Sprinkle with cheese and broil until it is just melted, about 3 minutes more.


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  • Trollski

    not a Shepherd’s pie if you are using beef…

    • yolimarketing

      You can substitute the ground beef with ground lamb (or another ground meat of your choice) if you’d like :)