Do you enjoy making special Halloween dinner recipes for your family each year? This Cheesy Ghost Shepherd’s Pie is easy to make and it’s always a hit for kids and adults!
Halloween is one of our favorite days to celebrate every year. The entire town is in The Village trick or treating, and the kids are all having such a fun time.
I love the imagination and creativity that Halloween brings out in kids. You can see their little eyes light up when they’re picking out their costumes, and the magic only grows as they prance around in their carefully chosen outfit.
We like to make a special Halloween dinner, or sometimes go out to dinner, on Halloween. We all love Shepherd’s Pie, so I thought it would be really fun to turn those mashed potatoes into ghosts.
Everyone thought it was a whole lot of fun! If you’re looking for a special Halloween dinner to prepare for your family this year, give this Halloween Ghost Shepherd’s Pie recipe a try!
Halloween Ghost Shepherd's Pie
- Add about a tablespoon of oil to a large skillet and turn on medium heat. Add the ground beef and onions, and cook until the meat is no longer pink and the onions are translucent. Drain and set aside.
- At the same time, boil your frozen mixed veggies. Drain and set aside.
- Cook the brown gravy by following the directions on package (or prepare your own homemade gravy).
- Layer a glass casserole dish with your mixed veggies.
- Add a layer of ground beef and onion mixture on top of the veggies.
- Pour the prepared gravy over the entire dish, then sprinkle the cheddar cheese over the top of the dish.
- Bake the shepherd’s pie for 20 minutes at 350 degrees F or until the cheese has melted.
- While the shepherd’s pie bakes, make a small batch of mashed potatoes. Once cooked, place potatoes into a piping bag or a ziploc bag with the corner cut off.
- Pipe ghosts on top of the shepherd’s pie. If using a ziploc bag to do this, make sure you don’t cut too much of the corner off.
- Use a straw to punch out eyes from black olives. Place eyes on the ghosts. Enjoy!