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Crisscross Shepherd's Pie

Crisscross Shepherd's Pie recipe
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Loaded with cheesy flavor, this easy-to-make Crisscross Shepherd's Pie is a hearty recipe you can make ahead of time for busy weeknights.
30 min
50 min
8 servings, 1-1/4 cups each

What You Need

lb.  Yukon gold potatoes (about 6), peeled, cut into 1-inch chunks
cloves  garlic
lb.  lean ground beef
 onions, chopped
cups  frozen corn
cup  water
pkg.  (1 oz.) onion soup mix
cup  KRAFT Shredded Cheddar Cheese
cup  PHILADELPHIA Cream Cheese Spread

Make It

HEAT oven to 375ºF.

COOK potatoes and garlic in boiling water in large saucepan 15 min. or until potatoes are tender.

MEANWHILE, brown meat with onions in large skillet; drain. Return to skillet. Stir in corn, water and soup mix; cook 3 min. or until water is absorbed, stirring frequently. Spoon into 8 ramekins.

DRAIN potatoes; return to pan. Add cheddar and cream cheese spread; mash until potatoes are smooth and mixture is well blended. Spoon over meat mixture. Make decorative crisscross or crosshatch pattern by lightly dragging fork over potato layer.

BAKE 15 to 20 min. or until heated through.

Kraft Kitchens Tips

Serving Suggestion
Serve with a mixed green salad and your favorite fresh fruit to round out the meal.
Bake four and freeze four. Or, choose how many you want to bake now and freeze the remaining filled ramekins to have on hand for any emergency last-minute meals.
Make Ahead
Assemble recipe as directed; wrap in heavy-duty foil. Freeze up to 1 month. When ready to serve, thaw overnight in refrigerator. Bake, covered, 25 to 30 min. or until heated through, uncovering for the last 10 min.
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