I can’t believe it! What a great day! I’ve been tickled!
Holly over there at 504 Main has chosen me for the amazing honor to kick off her awesome Tickled Pink!
I’m thrilled, I’m touched, I’m quite simply…
Thanks, Holly I love ya girl.
You’ve got to to check out her blog, she rocks!
So this is a recipe that tickles me, you’ve seen it before, but it’s a winner….
If you’ve been following along you know that I am a sucker for a good shepherd’s pie, or cottage pie as my mum (you know she’s a Brit right?) would insist as it’s only a shepherd’s pie if it’s ground lamb, yadda yadda yadda. Anyway, I’m flipping through this magazine that someone left at my house, it had food on the cover so you know I’m gonna read it, and this guy had made an italian sausage version of one of my fave pies. Well his was sort of boring so I took it on, embellished it a bit and came up with this all new amazing dish! You’re going to love it.
Serves: 8 Prep Time: 20 minutes Bake time: 1 hour 20 minutes
1 unbaked store bought pie crust
1 lb bulk italian sausage
1/2 lb ground beef
1 onion, diced
2 garlic cloves, diced
1 8 oz can tomato sauce
1 T worcestshire sauce
2 cups leftover mashed potatoes
1 egg, beaten
1/2 cup cottage cheese
1/2 cup cream cheese
2 T melted butter
1/4 cup sour cream
1 T dried oregano, divided
1/2 t dried parsley
1/2 t dried basil
1/2 cup shredded parmesan cheese
1/2 t garlic powder
1 cup shredded cheddar and mozzarella cheese combined
cherry tomatoes, halved
1/2 cup fresh basil, shredded
Preheat the oven to 450 degrees. Lay the pie crust into a pie plate and cover with heavy duty tin foil. Bake at 450 for 7 minutes. Remove from oven, remove foil and set aside. Reduce the oven to 375 degrees.
In a medium skillet, brown the sausage and beef over medium high heat. When browned, add in your onions, garlic, and 1/2 T oregano. Allow the onions to soften, about 5-7 minutes. Stir in worcestshire sauce, tomato sauce, and season with S&P. Allow to simmer on low while you prepare the potatoes.
In a large bowl combine potato with egg, cream cheese, cottage cheese, melted butter, sour cream, oregano, parsley, basil, garlic powder, and parmesan cheese. Season with S&P.
Transfer the sausage mixture into the bottom of the pie crust. Top with potato mixture. Bake at 375 for 50 minutes. Remove and sprinkle with cheese and return to oven for 10 minutes. Remove from oven. Arrange tomatoes around the sides of the pie and add basil to the middle. Serve with salad. It’s amazing.
I saw a version of this in a magazine and thought, what a great idea. I embellished it a bit and came up with this amazing dish! You’re going to love it!