Make Dinner Quick – Make Dinner Simple

Make it quick and simple, but make it tasty too!

My Buffalo Shepherd’s Pie with Faux Mashed Potatoes is quick to prepare making it a perfect midweek dinner.

My plan was a basic Shepherd’s pie with the Faux Mashed Potatoes, (Cauliflower), but when my husband aka the Dude of Bungalow 62 mentioned having celery sticks on the side…

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The creative light bulb went off…celery Sticks go good with Buffalo Chicken…why not create Buffalo Shepherd Pie?

Just to be upfront with you, this was an experimental dish so I don’t have exact amounts for ingredients.

But it came out so tasty I thought it would be fun to share with all of you!

This is how I made my Simply Tasty Buffalo Shepherds Pie.


  • 1 lb of ground beef
  • 1 clove of garlic minced
  • 1/2 onion
  • salt, pepper, cumin and hot sauce to taste.  (Frank’s Hot Sauce was used in this recipe)
  • Cauliflower – about 8 – 10 oz. (I would use more next time around)
  • *Cream Cheese and Milk (about 1 – 2 tablespoons of each) This is for the faux mashed potatoes
  • Corn – 12 or so oz.

What I did.

  1. While the Cauliflower was steaming:
  2. I browned the meat, before it was completely done I added the chopped onion, garlic, salt and pepper, with a little water
  3. When the meat was browned and the onion softened, I took about half the meat out…Just in case it didn’t turn out so well, I didn’t want to waste a whole pound of meat!  (I’ll use the rest of the meat in another recipe)
  4. Next I added the cumin and dumped in the Franks Red Hot Sauce.  Tasted it and added some more.  I honestly have no idea how much I used.
  5. I would recommend just adding a little at a time until your satisfied with the flavor.
  6. Put the meat in a prepared casserole dish.Meat layer
  7. I steamed the cauliflower until it was soft and prepared it like mashed potatoes, adding creams cheese, a bit of milk and some salt.
  8. I added this as my second layer – traditionally it would be on the top.  potatoes layer.png
  9. I don’t cook my corn for shepherd’s pie.  Just rinse and put it in the dish.  Today I put it on the top.
  10. Bake at 350 degrees for about 30 minutes.  More if you made it in the morning and it has cooled completely.

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