Tuesday, January 24, 2023

Pot Roast Shepard Pie | Leftovers Makeover Casserole | Frugal Meals

 With the cost of food nowadays, many families are looking for frugal and creative ways to reinvent leftovers.  This budget-friendly Pot Roast Shepard Pie with Dumplings is a tasty way to fit the bill.

Pot Roast Shepard Pie with Dumplings

Creative Leftovers Ideas for using Pot Roast

I recently bought a Foodsaver Vacuum Sealer and have been busy meal prepping and freezing leftovers.

Rather than have the same meal again, I've been trying to get creative and reinvent the leftovers into another life dish.

Pot Roast Shepard Pie with Dumplings

I was inspired by a recipe for Chicken and Dumplings Pot Pie, and turned our Crockpot Pot Roast into a Shepard Pie,  I have a great recipe for New England Shepard Pie, (also called 'Cottage Pie'), or you could use Beef Stew also, and did a work-around the two.  Our family loves dumplings.  I didn't have any mashed potatoes leftover, but had the fixings for dumplings.

I served with homemade Corn Bread.  We love Popovers as well, and the next time I make a Pot Roast, I'll serve with Popovers.

Easy clean up in the kitchen with Handmade Cotton Dish Cloths from Moomettes Crochet shops !

Pot Roast Shepard Pie with Dumplings Recipe

Leftover Pot Roast (about 3 cups)
Leftover Carrots and Onions
Frozen or Canned Peas
Frozen or Canned Corn
Additional Brown Gravy (can use a mix, about 1 cup)

Spray casserole dish with Pam or EVOO.  Layer pot roast mixture on bottom.
Alternate vegetables
Pour additional brown gravy over everything
Top with dollops of Dumpling batter.

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.  Bake for about 20-35 minutes, or until hot.

Dumplings Recipe

Bisquick or store-brand baking mix (or you can make your own mix)

Prepare according to box directions.


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