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Smoked Sausage Shepherds Pie

Smoked sausage, peppers, onions, and green peppers are covered with a creamy, cheesy sauce, and topped with mashed potatoes. An easy, comforting weeknight meal that you can have on the table in 30 minutes or less.
Course Main
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 6
Author Marye Audet-White


Mashed Potatoes

  • 2 pounds peeled diced potatoes
  • 1 cup hot milk
  • 2 tablespoons butter

Quick Mashed Potato Alternate

  • 4 cups prepared mashed potatoes from the deli heated in the microwave

Sausage Mixture

  • 1 pound Hillshire Farm Smoked Sausage sliced
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 1 cup chopped sweet peppers
  • 1/2 cup chopped celery
  • 2 14- ounce cans green beans drained

Cheese Sauce

  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 3 tablespoons flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon dry mustard
  • 1-1/2 cups milk
  • 4 ounces cream cheese
  • 1-1/2 cups shredded cheddar cheese

Quick Cheese Sauce-Alternate

  • 1 can cream of celery soup
  • 1-1/2 cups shredded cheddar cheese


  • Preheat the oven to 375F.
  • Grease a casserole dish, add the sliced sausage, and set it aside.

Mashed Potatoes

  • Boil the potatoes in salted water until tender
  • Drain.
  • Mash with the 1 cup hot milk and 2 tablespoons butter.

Sausage Mixture

  • Melt 2 tablespoons of butter in a heavy sauce pan.
  • Add the onion, peppers, and celery and saute until soft and caramelized on the edges.
  • Remove the vegetables from the pan and spoon over the sausage.
  • Cover with the green beans.
  • Set aside.

Cheese Sauce

  • Add the remaining butter to the pan and melt it over medium heat.
  • Whisk in the flour, garlic, paprika, and mustard -- stirring for 2 minutes.
  • Pour in the milk, whisking constantly until smooth.
  • Simmer for 2 minutes or until the sauce thickens.
  • Add the cream cheese and cheddar and whisk until smooth.

Quick Cheese Sauce

  • Mix the soup and cheese.
  • Heat until smooth in the microwave.
  • Stir.


  • Pour the cheese sauce over the vegetables and sausage.
  • Top with the mashed potatoes.
  • Sprinkle with a little more grated cheese.
  • Bake for 15 minutes, or until piping hot and lightly browned on the top.