An Almost Sheppard’s Pie

If you’re anything like me then you love, wait no love isn’t strong enough, you are obsessed with rich southern food. There is nothing like the smell of flaky biscuits in the morning and the taste of fresh grape jam. Unfortunately, I can’t carry my mom and grandma around in my pocket to cook for me whenever I want. Therefore, it was important that I learned the art of southern cooking. I would say that I cook plenty of southern dishes with close to butter perfection. However, with only 24 hours in the day and 25 hours of things to do, I wanted to find a solution to creating traditional southern dishes under 30 minutes.

The purpose of my blog is to show how to make delicious meals in the least amount of time with minimal ingredients. That is why I have taken elements of southern staples and made them EASY. These meals are so easy that a broke college student studying ten weeks of college material in one night could re-create it. For the first time, I am introducing the almost Sheppard’s Pie! Yes, you heard right. Some would say deconstructed I would say “almost” because I didn’t have the time to bake all ingredients, but it tastes just as delicious.


1 packet of instant butter mashed potatoes

1 jar of brown gravy

1 small can of sweet yellow corn

1 lb. of ground turkey

½ cup of diced yellow onions

Seasoning: garlic salt, pepper, oregano


  1. Add garlic salt, pepper, and a pinch of oregano to turkey
  2. Cook ground turkey in a deep pan until brown. Remove from heat and cover
  3. Follow instructions to make instant mashed potatoes
  4. Sauté onions with butter in a small frying pan
  5. Add gravy to onions and let simmer for 5 minutes
  6. Microwave corn
  7. Add butter and salt to mashed potatoes
  8. Serve meal starting from the bottom up: mashed potatoes, ground turkey, corn, and gravy


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