Spinach in shepherd's pie? Yes, indeed! It adds beautiful color to the mashed potato topping, and it's delish, too—double win!
What You Need
Original recipe yields 6 servings
1-1/4 lb. red potato es (about 4), peeled, cut into chunks
2 cans (14.5 oz. each) diced tomatoes, undrained, divided
1 lb. extra-lean ground beef
1 onion, chopped
1 stalk celery, chopped
2 Tbsp. tomato paste
1/2 cup (1/2 of 8-oz. tub) PHILADELPHIA Chive & Onion Cream Cheese Spread
1 pkg. (10 oz.) frozen chopped spinach, thawed, well drained
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Let's Make It
Heat oven to 375°F.
Cook potatoes in boiling water in large saucepan 20 min. or until tender.
Meanwhile, drain 1 can tomatoes; discard drained liquid. Brown meat with onions and celery in large skillet on medium-high heat; drain. Return meat mixture to skillet; stir in tomato paste. Add both cans tomatoes; mix well. Cook on medium-low heat 15 min. or until sauce is thickened, stirring occasionally. Spoon into 8-inch square dish sprayed with cooking spray.
Drain potatoes; return to pan. Add cream cheese spread; mash until cream cheese is melted and potatoes are desired consistency. Stir in spinach. Spoon over meat mixture in dish.
Bake 15 to 20 min. or until heated through.
How to Drain Thawed Frozen Spinach
When recipes call for thawed spinach to be "well drained," this means the excess liquid must be pressed or squeezed out. Use clean hands to squeeze out portions of the spinach, or place the spinach in a sieve and press on it with the back of a large spoon.
Thawing Ground Beef Safely
To thaw ground beef safely, keep the meat wrapped and thaw it in the refrigerator -- not on the countertop. Store on the bottom shelf of the refrigerator to prevent any drippings from cross-contaminating other foods. Use thawed meat within 2 days.
Calories From Fat
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 9g
Saturated Fat 4.5g
Trans Fat 0g
Total Carbohydrates 28g
Dietary Fibers 5g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
6 servings, 1 cup each
* Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients used.