Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org

Catholic Recipe: Tuna Shepherd's Pie

    INGREDIENTS

  • 1 Tablespoon instant minced onion
  • 3 Tablespoons cold water
  • 2 eggs, slightly beaten
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 2 cups soft bread crumbs
  • 2 Tablespoons minced parsley
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon dry mustard
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 cans (6-1/2 or 7 ounces each) tuna
  • 1 envelope instant mashed potatoes (or equivalent of real mashed potatoes)
  • 3 slices American cheese (or sliced cheddar cheese)
  • Details

  • Serves: 6
  • Prep Time: 1 1/2 hours
  • Difficulty: • •
  • Cost: $$$$
  • For Ages: 15+
  • Origin:

Here is meatless variation of the traditional shepherd's pie, made with tuna instead of beef.

DIRECTIONS

Combine onion and cold water; let stand until water is absorbed. Combine with eggs, milk, bread crumbs, parsley, and seasonings in large mixing bowl. Beat until blended. Mix in tuna. Turn into 9-inch pie plate. Bake at 350° for 40 minutes. Remove. Increase oven heat to 550°. Prepare mashed potatoes according to package directions; season to taste. Cut cheese slices into 2 triangles each. Pile potatoes on top of tuna mixture; arrange cheese triangles over potatoes. Place under broiler to melt cheese. Makes 6 servings.

Recipe Source: Cook's Blessings, The by Demetria Taylor, Random House, New York, 1965
Subscribe for free
Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org
Shop Amazon

Recent Catholic Commentary

Church Fathers: The Other Greek Apologists April 19
Mysteries, again and again! April 17
Tips for getting comfortable with evangelization April 17
The Shroud of Turin on Display (and an odd canonical case against it) April 16
The Vatican says the LCWR is acting Catholic. And that's news. April 16

Top Catholic News

Most Important Stories of the Last 30 Days
Pope challenges world leaders' silence on persecution of Christians CWN - April 6
Pope outlines plans for the extraordinary jubilee of mercy CWN - April 13
Vatican completes doctrinal assessment of Leadership Conference of Women Religious CWN - April 16