Mini Shepherd's Pie

to Prep & to Cook

Yields 4 (4 servings × 1)

This recipe from the American Cancer Society's 'What to Eat During Cancer Treatment.', addresses the common cancer symptoms of diarrhea, sore mouth and unintentional weight loss. However, at 380 calories per pie, they can fit into the diet of other family members as well.


0.33333 cup ketchup

1 tablespoon vegetable oil

1 pound lean ground beef

1 small (or 1/2 large) onion, finely chopped


2 to 4 tablespoons low-fat milk

2 tablespoons butter

1 pound potatoes, peeled and cut into 2-inch pieces (if you're no longer having diarrhea, there's no need to peel the potatoes and lose their nutrients, just scrub well).

1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce

1 cup frozen peas and carrots mixture


Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.

Fill a large saucepan with enough water to cover the potatoes by an inch or more and bring to a boil. Reduce to a simmer and cook until potatoes are tender. Drain and return to the pan. Add the butter and 2 tablespoons of the milk and mash until soft and creamy, adding more milk if necessary. Season with salt.

Meanwhile, in a large skillet over medium-high heat, add the oil. Sauté the ground beef and onion for 6 to 8 minutes, or until meat is cooked through, stirring frequently to break up the meat. Drain if needed. Add the ketchup and Worcestershire sauce and stir well to combine. Add the peas and carrots and stir well to combine.

Recipe by Sue