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Served hot on a cold day, this is the ideal comfort food for the whole family.  Great tasting and easy to make, this is a wonderful way of getting the family to enjoy vegetables! Omit the chicken if you want this to be a purely vegetarian dish, and add a few extra veggies of your choice.

Shepherd's Pie


Potato Topping:

  • 2 cups boiled and mashed potato
  • 1/2 cup warm milk
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 2 Tablespoons chopped green onions
  • Salt and pepper to taste.


Mix all ingredients and set aside

Vegetable and Poultry base

  1. 2 cups cauliflower florets, cut into small pieces
  2. 1/2 cup diced carrots
  3. 2 Tablespoons finely chopped onions
  4. 1 1/2 cups cooked chicken or turkey breast, diced into small cubes
  5. 1 cup plus 2 Tablespoons milk
  6. 1/4 cup cream
  7. 2 teaspoons cornstarch
  8. 1 Tablespoon olive oil
  9. 1/2 teaspoon minced, fresh garlic
  10. 1/4 teaspoon finely cut green jalapeno pepper (green chilli)


  1. Heat oil, add garlic and green jalapeno pepper
  2. Add chopped onions
  3. Saute till soft, then add the other veggies
  4. Drizzle a little water if needed, cover and cook for 3-5 minutes
  5. Add milk and cream, simmer for a minute or two
  6. Mix cornstarch into the extra milk (2 Tablespoons), and pour into simmering mixture.
  7. Stir till sauce thickens and remove from heat
  8. Place into a 9” baking dish
  9. After mixture has cooled and set a little, spread mashed potato mixture on top, as evenly as possible
  10. Sprinkle grated cheese.
  11. Place in pre heated oven and bake for about 40 minutes or till sides of the potato topping turn golden brown.


Use varied vegetables—broccoli and red and yellow peppers, mushrooms (if they are safe to use), peas and corn, and make your own great tasting combinations. A little fresh basil or a sprinkling of Italian herbs will make it really flavorful.

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