Amazing Asparagus Shepherd's Pie

Go a different direction with this dish and find a new way to use up stalks of a veggie that's so prolific this time of year!  

Some of the links on this site are affiliate links. This means if you click on a link and purchase something, I'll receive a small affiliate commission at no cost to you. Thanks so much for supporting my efforts with this blog!

We get on food kicks around here, so after making this sweet potato dish a few weeks ago, I was craving more of that comforting goodness and since G returned from the hunt (otherwise known as grocery shopping) with a bag of regular potatoes and twelve bunches of asparagus, I decided to whip up another version of shepherd's pie!

What You Need

1 pound ground beef (I sometimes substitute tempeh or lentils and they're great, too)

1 bunch asparagus, thick tips snapped off & then chopped into smallish (1/2", maybe?) pieces

1 diced onion

3 minced garlic cloves (although I used a full handful)

1/4 teaspoon pepper

cream-of-something soup (one can of your preferred flavor or see how easy it is to make your own here!)

About 3 pounds of potatoes, mashed along with the usual butter and milk.

A bit (1/2 cup? 1 cup? Depends on your love of the stuff) of cheese -- cheddar and Swiss both go great with this dish

What You Do

1.  Cook your onion and garlic in a bit of oil until soft and then add in your asparagus and cook until it starts to glow bright green. (That's how we like it, but basically cook it until you get it as soft as you'd like.) Add in the beef and continue to cook until no longer pink.

2. Stir in the soup and pepper and pour into a large glass baking dish. Top with the mashed potatoes and bake, uncovered, for 20 minutes at 350 degrees.

3. Broil the whole thing for just a minute or two at the end to get a nice, crispy crust and then top with a bit of cheese, if you'd like.

Have you ever tried shepherd's pie with asparagus? I'd love to hear!  Either leave a comment below or email me at lisahealy (at) outlook (dot) com.

Also, if you don't want to miss a single minute of great tips like this and all the fun around here, be sure to sign up for free updates and then look forward to having each post delivered right to your inbox.

Linked up with: Favorite ThingsOver the MoonShare the Wealth SundayDishing it & Digging itWhat's for Dinner?Family Joy Blog Link-Up,  Literacy Musings MondayPractical MondaysHomeschool Nook Link UpHappiness is HomemadeMerry MondayMotivation MondayWhat'd You Do This WeekendMeet Up MondayTotally Terrific TuesdayTogether on TuesdaysShow Me Yours LinkyTasty TuesdaysLittle Learning Link UpTwo Uses TuesdayHip Homeschool HopLou Lou Girls Fabulous Party  Tuesday Talk, Wonderful WednesdayA Little Bird Told MeEverything Early Childhood, Creative MusterParty in Your PJs,What to Read,I Am Pinnable, Christian Bloggers Link UpThis Is How We Roll, Creative WaysHearts for HomeCreative Exchange 100 Happy DaysTry It Like It, No Rules Weekend Blog PartyTune in Thursdays,  Booknificent ThursdaysThursday Favorite ThingsI'm Lovin' It, Inspiration SpotlightHome MattersPretty Pintastic PartyWeekend PotluckAwesome Life FridayCreative CollectionThe Beautifully Creative Inspired Bloggers Pit StopWeekend Traffic JamPin Me Party,  From the ArchivesFamily Fun FridayFriday FrivolityBloggers SpotlightMake My Saturday SweetWeekend Wind-Down Party,Friday Features LinkyFuntastic Friday Best of the WeekendSweet Inspiration Link PartySmall Victories SundayYou're Invited Love to Learn Tuesdays