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One-Pot Meals: Shepherd’s Pie in the Ninja Foodi Recipe

Written by: Emily Smith

This one-pot wonder is my go-to comfort food. It's hearty, packed with veggies and ground beef, all smothered in creamy mashed potatoes. Quick, easy, and oh-so-satisfying, it's a family favorite!

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Ever stumbled upon a dish that warms your heart as much as your belly? Here's mine - One-Pot Wonders. Just picturing that mound of creamy mashed potatoes, just waiting to be plunged into, makes me giddy. As I craft this hearty dish, with tender ground beef, a melody of crunchy veggies, and a pool of flavorful broth, my senses dance. Stick around. This is a dish worth cooking. Get ready to dig in. You're in for a treat.

Ingredients for Delicious One-Pot Meals

  • Ground beef: Essential for hearty base, adds flavor and protein to the dish without overpowering other ingredients.
  • Onion: Adds depth and sweetness to the dish, creating a flavorful foundation for the other ingredients to shine.
  • Garlic: Infuses a rich, aromatic flavor into the dish, enhancing the overall taste and adding a subtle kick.
  • Carrots: Bring a touch of natural sweetness and vibrant color to the dish, balancing out the savory flavors.
  • Frozen peas: Provide a pop of freshness and texture to the dish, adding a burst of color and nutrients.
  • Beef broth: Enhances the meaty flavor profile of the dish, creating a savory and rich base for the other ingredients.
  • Tomato paste: Adds depth and richness to the dish, bringing a touch of umami and a hint of sweetness.
  • Worcestershire sauce: Infuses a savory and tangy flavor into the dish, adding complexity and depth to the overall taste.
  • Mashed potatoes: Serve as a comforting and creamy topping, creating a satisfying and hearty one-pot meal.

Essential Kitchen Tools for One-Pot Cooking

  • Ninja Foodi: Combines sauté and pressure cook functions for a seamless one-pot cooking experience.

Serves: 6 people

Preparation time: 20 minutes

Cooking time: 35 minutes

Total time: 55 minutes


  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 carrots, diced
  • 1 cup frozen peas
  • 1 cup beef broth
  • 2 tbsp tomato paste
  • 2 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 4 cups mashed potatoes
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. Set the Ninja Foodi to sauté mode and brown the ground beef.
  2. Add the onion, garlic, carrots, and cook until softened.
  3. Stir in the frozen peas, beef broth, tomato paste, Worcestershire sauce, salt, and pepper.
  4. Spread the mashed potatoes over the beef mixture.
  5. Close the Ninja Foodi lid and set to pressure cook on high for 10 minutes.
  6. Quick release the pressure and serve hot.

Nutritional value:

Per Serving in Calories: 380 kcal | Carbohydrates: 30 g | Protein: 20 g | Total Fat: 20 g | Saturated Fat: 8 g | Trans Fat: 0 g | Monounsaturated Fat: 8 g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2 g | Cholesterol: 60 mg | Sodium: 600 mg | Dietary Fiber: 5 g | Sugar: 5 g | Calcium: 60 mg | Potassium: 700 mg | Iron: 3 mg | Vitamin A: 200 µg | Vitamin C: 15 mg

Prep and Storage Tips for One-Pot Meals

Make Ahead Instructions

  • Prepare the one-pot wonder as directed but do not bake.
  • Cover the dish tightly with foil or a lid and refrigerate for up to 2 days.
  • When ready to eat, bake as per the recipe instructions.

Freezing Instructions

  • Prepare the one-pot wonder but do not bake.
  • Cover the dish well with plastic wrap and foil.
  • Label with the date and freeze for up to 3 months.
  • To reheat, thaw overnight in the fridge and bake according to the recipe.

In one-pot wonders, you can add a splash of balsamic vinegar to the beef mixture for an extra depth of flavor. It complements the savory elements and adds a subtle tanginess to the dish.

Common Questions About One-Pot Cooking Answered

Can I use ground turkey instead of ground beef in this recipe?
Yes, you can easily substitute ground turkey for ground beef in this recipe for a lighter option.
How long does it take to make this one-pot wonder from start to finish?
It takes about 30-40 minutes to make this dish, making it a quick and easy meal for busy weeknights.
Can I use fresh peas instead of frozen peas?
Yes, you can use fresh peas instead of frozen peas in this recipe. Just adjust the cooking time accordingly.
Can I make this recipe ahead of time and reheat it later?
Yes, you can make this dish ahead of time and reheat it later. It's a great make-ahead meal for meal prep.
Is this recipe suitable for freezing?
Yes, this one-pot wonder is suitable for freezing. Just store it in an airtight container and freeze for up to 3 months.

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