Shepherd’s Pie: Commissary Bargain Meal of the Week

This week’s bargain meal is shepherd’s pie.

Shepherd’s Pie

  • Ground turkey $1.00 a pound
  • Betty Crocker Mashed Potato Mix $.90
  • Pic Sweet Frozen Corn $.90 for 16 oz bag
  • Kraft Shredded Cheese $1 for 1 cup

Brown the turkey and make the potatoes according to directions. Spray baking dish with nonstick. Spread cooked ground turkey on the bottom of the dish. Sprinkle with corn. Then spread on the potatoes. Cover with foil and bake for about 20 minutes. Uncover and sprinkle with cheese and bake another 5 minutes. This dish freezes very well and can also be made a few days ahead and stored in the fridge until baking.

Total cost 4 Servings  $3.80
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  1. Excellent frugal meal! I have a hard time finding meat that cheap though. I am keeping my eye out though and my freezer is ready…

  2. Our comissary is somewhat far away. I haven’t been there since the price of gas skyrocketed this summer.

    BUT, I should probably go back. Meat for $1 a pound is great!

    Thanks for posting this!

  3. Since your shepherd’s pie was only $3.80, I’d cut up an onion to add to the meat, just for more flavor.

  4. In Alaska I can get a ground turkey chub for about $2 at Wal-Mart’s. I think I would be looking at about $5 to $6 for this meal. Not counting the fruit ( :

    Inexpensive meal. The only thing I do different is add mixed vegetables vs corn and now, well almost, we should be able to buy lettuce at our mini farmers market.

    Thanks for the “food” for thought.

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