Diabetic Shepherd’s Pie

Diabetic Shepherd’s Pie is an easy recipe for a hearty and healthier version of the old time classic “Shepherd’s Pie” which uses lamb instead of beef. Ingredients Include: Red potatoes, extra-lean ground beef, frozen vegetables, beef broth, sour cream and Cheddar cheese. This is a low fat, low calories, low sodium, low sugars, low carbohydrates, diabetic-friendly and Weight Watchers (8 PointsPlus), (9 SmartPoints) recipe. Makes: (6) servings. Serving Size: (1-1/2) cups. Diabetic Shepherd’s pie will be loved by all of your family, friends and guests.

Prep Time: 20 Minutes.diabetic-shepherds-pie
Cooking Time: 46 Minutes.


(1-1/4 lb) red potatoes (about 4), cut into chunks
3 large garlic cloves, minced
1 lb extra-lean ground beef
2 Tbsp flour
4 cups frozen mixed vegetables (carrots, corn, green beans, peas), thawed
3/4 cup fat-free reduced-sodium beef broth
2 Tbsp ketchup
3/4 cup light sour cream
1/2 cup shredded 2% sharp Cheddar cheese, divided


1. Cook potatoes and garlic in boiling water in a large saucepan 20 minutes or until potatoes are tender. Meanwhile, brown meat in a large nonstick skillet. Stir in flour; cook 1 minutes Add mixed vegetables, broth and ketchup; cook 5 minutes, stirring frequently.

2. Preheat oven to 375° F. Drain potatoes; return to pan. Add sour cream; mash until potatoes are smooth and mixture is well blended. Stir in 1/4 cup cheese.

3. Spoon meat mixture into an 8″ square baking dish; cover with potatoes.

4. Bake 18 minutes. Top with remaining cheese; bake 2 minutes or until melted.

YIELD: 6 Servings.
Serving Size: 1-1/2 cups per serving.

Weight Watchers (8 PointsPlus), (9 SmartPoints)
Carb Choices: 2

Diet Exchange:
1-1/2 Starch + 2 Vegetable + 3 Meat (L)

Calories: 310, Total Fat: 10g, Saturated Fat: 5g, Cholesterol: 65mg, Sodium: 310mg, Sugars: 7g, Carbohydrates: 34g, Fiber: 5g, Protein: 25g, Vitamin A: 100 %DV, Vitamin C: 15 %DV, Calcium: 25 %DV, Iron: 20 %DV

Original recipe and image from Kraft Foods. http://www.kraftrecipes.com/recipes/updated-shepherds-pie-69212.aspx

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