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This spooky ghost shepherd's pie is the perfect Halloween dinner! It is surprisingly easy to make and will have the whole family "dying" in laughter!
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Spooky Ghost Shepherd’s Pie

This ghost shepherd's pie is so easy to make for the family and everyone will love it on Halloween!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: gluten free shepherd's pie, halloween dinner, shepherd's pie recipe
Servings: 12 servings
Calories: 291kcal
Author: Chandice Probst


  • 1 lb. ground beef I love using cooked leftover beef from taco night
  • 2 cans green beans drained
  • 2 cans tomato sauce
  • 1/4 tsp. onion salt
  • 1/4 tsp. garlic salt
  • 1/2 tsp. Real Salt
  • 1/2 tsp. black pepper
  • 6 large yukon gold potatoes
  • 4 T butter
  • 1/2 C heavy whipping cream
  • 1 1/2 tsp. Real Salt
  • 1/2 tsp. black pepper
  • 1 C cheddar cheese shredded (optional)
  • Chives or black sesame seeds for ghost eyes


  • Preheat the oven to 375 degrees
  • In a frying pan, crumble and cook the ground beef with onion and garlic salts plus 1/2 tsp. black pepper until no longer pink but not crispy
  • In a 9x13 pan, combine the drained green beans and tomato sauce with 1/2 tsp. Real Salt
  • Add the cooked beef to the green bean mixture and stir well
  • Sprinkle with cheddar cheese (optional)
  • Bake at 375 degrees for 15 minutes or until hot throughout and cheese is melted
  • Meanwhile, cut the potatoes into 1" cubes
  • Boil in a pot of water until fork tender
  • Once the potatoes are cooked, drain them
  • Mash first with the butter until melted, then slowly add in the cream, 1 1/2 tsp. Real Salt and 1/2 tsp. black pepper until well whipped
  • Place the mashed potatoes in a piping bag or plastic baggie with the corner cut off and pipe them into ghosts on the baked shepherd's pie
  • Serve hot, Happy Halloween!


Feel free to use instant mashed potatoes and leftover ground beef for an even easier meal.


Calories: 291kcal | Carbohydrates: 20g | Protein: 13g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 60mg | Sodium: 780mg | Potassium: 815mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 890IU | Vitamin C: 21.2mg | Calcium: 140mg | Iron: 5.3mg