Shepherd’s Pie

Shepherd’s Pie

March 20, 2017—Fearlessly Archived—Still a fun read; price & availability may have changed. 

After a brief (though longer than we would have liked) hiatus, Trader Joe’s Shepherd’s Pie is back and – truly – better than ever. When faced with the fact that we would be out of stock on this perennial favorite for a longish period of time, we took the opportunity to make some minor improvements that we think made a major impact on the quality and flavor of the product. So while we didn’t want it to be out of stock, we do think it was worth the wait.

Be it the English, Scottish, Irish or American version, Shepherd’s Pie always consists of some kind of meat, vegetables and a crust of savory mashed potatoes.  Though it dates back at least 150 years, there is much argument as to the origins of this dish.  There’s no arguing, though, that it’s the ultimate comfort food.  Our version lives up to that standard. Inside, beef, corn, peas, carrots, and green beans are combined with a savory gravy. On top, creamy mashed potatoes (way creamier than the previous incarnation). One of our favorite things about the previous version of this product was its nutritional profile. We’re pleased to report that even with all the improvements we were able to make, Trader Joe’s Shepherd’s Pie still comes in at a mere 170 calories per serving (2 servings per container), with only three grams of fat. When you taste it, you’ll really understand just how impressive this is.

Also impressive? The price. We’re selling each 16 ounce package of Shepherd’s Pie for $4.49. Such a deal! You’ll find it in our freezers.

Ingredients: Shepherd's Pie Filling (beef [beef, beef broth, salt], gravy [water, mushrooms, cornstarch, beef base {roasted beef, beef stock concentrate, salt, yeast extract, maltodextrin, sunflower oil, sugar, dried onion, dried garlic, whey powder, caramel color, celery seed, black pepper], tomatoes {tomatoes, tomato puree, salt, citric acid}, onion, mushroom base {mushroom concentrate, sugar, onion powder, pepper}, garlic, sugar, thyme], vegetable blend [carrots, peas, corn, green beans]), Mashed Potatoes (potato, milk, cornstarch, garlic puree, parsley, pepper, maltodextrin, natural cream flavor).

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