Nutrients per serving

  • Calories  347
  • Protein  21 g
  • Carbohydrates  23 g
  • Fat  19 g
  • Cholesterol  73 mg
  • Sodium  296 mg
  • Potassium  553 mg
  • Phosphorus  254 mg
  • Calcium  96 mg
  • Fiber  2.5 g

Renal and renal diabetic food choices

  • 2 meat
  • 1 starch
  • 1-1/2 vegetable, medium potassium
  • 2 fat

Carbohydrate choices


Helpful hints

  • Double boiling potatoes in a large pot of water reduces potassium content. Peel and cut potatoes into small pieces, cover with water and boil  5 minutes. Replace with fresh water and cook to desired consistency. Discard cooking water.
  • Freeze extra portions for a quick meal later.
  • This lower protein version of Easy Sheperd's Pie has a reduced amount of ground beef compared to the original recipe on The nutrients have been adjusted to reflect this change.

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Easy Shepherd’s Pie
Willfight says:

This was ok or "edible" as my husband said. Even with the gravy, it was dry. I made it exactly as written except for less milk in the potatoes. I was adding a little at a time and they were getting soupy. I grew up eating Shepherds Pie and I've made it myself many times. This is a good rendition for our diet needs but next time, I may separate the ground beef after it browns and make a small casserole for me and one for my husband.

Sep. 25, 2017, 7:14 AM
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lakedog says:

My hubby loved this..the only change I would make is cut back on the butter slightly. I forgot to make the gravy so will have to try to remember next time!

Mar. 08, 2017, 11:54 AM
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12patches says:

I've made this and will again soon. I just have one question; why is this recipe listed twice in the list of recipes? Dietitian comment: One version is lower in protein than the other.

Jan. 02, 2017, 2:01 AM
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Kenziemine says:

Another great recipe. My husband and I both liked it a lot. Simple and tasty. The gravy gives it a special touch. Will definitely make this Easy Shepherd's Pie again.

Nov. 14, 2016, 3:53 PM
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Jen2017 says:

Isn't this kind of high in potassium? Dietitian comment: Not for a one dish meal. A low potassium diet is 2000-3000 mg/day. If you have 3 meals and a snack plan on 600-800 mg potassium per meal and 200 -400 mg for snack.

Jun. 11, 2016, 12:39 PM
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vms00205 says:

This was good & will definitely do it again. My Irish heritage says to drop the tomato sauce & use half the prepared gravy in the meat mixture just before putting in the casserole dish. I would probably pre-cook the carrots & not simmer as long. To each his own I guess.

Jan. 24, 2016, 1:51 PM
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Flotina says:

Excellent recipe! Used ground turkey instead of beef. The gravy really adds a special touch. Will have this often. I baked it in an 11x7 pan. Fit just perfect.

Sep. 27, 2015, 4:00 PM
Easy Shepherd’s Pie

Can u sub evaporated milk for any recipe that uses non dairy creamer? I will be using mashed cauliflower for the potatoes. Thanks Dietitian comment: No the evaporated milk has much more potassium and phosphorus. Try rice milk or almond milk instead.

Mar. 01, 2014, 8:37 PM
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cats says:

I made this for supper, it as delicious. I soaked the potatoes for 6 hrs, changing water twice. I think over cook the potatoes, they were very sticky to work with.

Jun. 05, 2013, 1:16 AM

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