Single Serving Leftover Mash Potato Shepherd’s Pies are the perfect way to use up your Thanksgiving or Christmas leftover mash potatoes! Using individual ramekins allows you to serve the perfect portion to your family or friends. This recipe is easy to make so it’s perfect any day of the week!
Hold the freaking phone you guys, I just made us a mouthwatering recipe that’s sure to please the entire family. Single Serving Leftover Mash Potato Shepherd’s Pie might be a mouthful to say out loud, but they’re also a delicious mouthful to devour! I’m not sure if that last part made sense, but work with me people! It sounded funny in my head so I thought, screw it, and went with it.
Kieran’s all-time favorite meals are lasagna and shepherd’s pie. The boy sure knows how to pick’em, doesn’t he? Turns out I have a knack for turning his favorite meals into single servings. Check it out.
I know all of us bloggers sound like a broken record but none of us can believe Thanksgiving is tomorrow already! I feel like I’m going to blink and it’s 2018 already. Blink twice and it’s 2025! Time sure does run away from us. Thankfully, tomorrow you can sit down and savor the moment with your family and friends.
Kieran and I moved to Portland almost 3 years ago. We love it but the most challenging aspect is being away from our families and Chicago friends. This is the first time we don’t have Thanksgiving plans with anyone. Don’t be sad for us, despite missing our families we have a fun day planned tomorrow. Kieran, Homie, and I are piling in the car and heading out for a hike in the Gorge. The Oregon side of the Gorge is still out of commission due to the wildfire, but we found a hike on the Washington side with rave reviews. Rain or shine we’re hitting the trail to view the waterfall at Fall Creek Falls.
The hike is approx 6 miles round trip. We plan on leaving early in the morning and eating a picnic lunch at the falls. We’re bringing our jetboil, leftover turkey from our Friendsgiving party, ramen noodles, some fruit, and a few beers. Yes, beers. No, we’re not bringing enough beer to get drunk or make the hike back to the car dangerous, but it’s Thanksgiving damn it! The trails will be virtually empty so we can take our time, sip on a beer or two, enjoy the scenery, and each other’s company.
The only foreseeable issue that may prevent us from hiking is the fact both Kieran and I feel like we’re coming down with colds. We have enough gear to stay dry and warm in the rain, but if we’re both sick before the hike, we may opt not to go. Fingers crossed that doesn’t happen like last time. The last time we wanted to hike over a major holiday both Kieran and I turned into large heaping bags of sick, it was hot.
Single Serving Leftover Mash Potato Shepherd’s Pie is easy to make so it’s the perfect meal for the busy holiday season. And you guys, I’m not kidding this recipe is bonkers good. That’s right, bonkers good. And let’s be honest, you are most likely going to have a ton of leftovers from Thanksgiving or even Christmas dinner. You might as well repurpose those tasty taters into an amazing shepherd’s pie!
The meat mixture of this recipe is to die for. It’s packed with deliciousness such as ground beef, garlic, vegetables, and Sriracha. You’ll notice I added jalapeno and Sriracha to this recipe. The mash potatoes and cheddar cheese tone down the heat of the jalapeno and Sriracha, so I didn’t feel like the recipe was the least bit spicy. I love using Sriracha because it lends the faintest hint of sweetness and spice to the recipe. However, if you’re highly sensitive to spice you can omit the jalapeno and swap ketchup for the Sriracha instead.
And now let’s talk about the cheddar cheese and mash potato topping. Holy scrumptious batman! I used the leftover Garlic Herb Crockpot Mash Potatoes for this recipe. Those taters were full of garlic, herbs, and buttery goodness. The mash potatoes coupled with the cheddar cheese brought this recipe to another mouthwatering level. Gah, the topping was so creamy and comforting I almost couldn’t even.
I love making dishes like shepherd’s pie and lasagna into single serving dishes so I don’t overeat. I used regular ramekins from Target and they provide you with the perfect portion. Of course, if one ramekin of shepherd’s pie isn’t enough for you, you can always eat two!
Whelp, that’s a wrap on Single Serving Leftover Mash Potato Shepherd’s Pie! I wish you and yours a Thanksgiving to remember tomorrow. I hope you eat well, drink lots, and laugh a ton. Kieran and I wish you all a happy Thanksgiving! See you after the holiday!
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