Sunday, November 8, 2009

Kroger Money-Saving Meal: Faux Shepherd's Pie

Thanks to Lisa for sharing this week's money-saving Kroger meal!

Notes from Lisa:
This recipe can easily be frozen, doubled or tripled, so this week is a great time to “stock up” to make this meal! It can also be prepared in the morning or the night before, then popped into the oven when it's time to eat! I normally make at least 2 and freeze one. It’s also my traditional dish to take to a friend in need of a meal as it is an all in one dish!

Faux Shepherd’s Pie


  • 3/4 lb. ground meat - $1.50
  • 1 (10 3/4-oz.) can Cream of Chicken soup - $0.50
  • 1 cup skim milkFree or low cost w/General Mills Cereal Deal
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1 (9-oz.) pkg Frozen Vegetables
    (whatever your family likes - peas, carrots, beans & corn are our favorites!) - $0.88
  • 2 cups stiff mashed potatoes (3-4 potatoes) - 15 lb. bag is $2.97 - $0.50
    (prepared without margarine and salt)

Estimated cost: $3.38 for 4 servings
This leaves enough money in the budget for warm cookies from Nestle - you can pop them in the oven when clearing the table and they will be ready when the dishes are done! $1.00 for cookies (after coupon) makes it $4.38 for the meal!


  1. In medium nonstick saucepan over medium heat, cook meat 5 minutes or until no longer pink. Stir in soup.
  2. In measuring cup, blend milk and cornstarch until smooth. Stir into meat mixture; cook until mixture begins to boil. Stir in veggies; cook 2 to 3 minutes or until thoroughly heated.
  3. Place mixture in ovenproof casserole dish. Pipe or spoon mashed potatoes over top.
  4. Bake at 400°F. for 15 to 20 minutes or until thoroughly heated.

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