Classic Buffalo Chicken Dip is reinvented into a comforting family dinner—Buffalo Chicken Shepherd’s Pie with Ranch Mashed Potatoes!
Hi! I’m Sheila from Life, Love, and Good Food, and I’m excited to bring you this delicious and easy recipe for Buffalo Chicken Shepherd’s Pie. This dish may seem complicated, but with a few simple shortcuts it’s a lot easier than you may make think.
First, there were Buffalo Chicken Wings, and then there was Buffalo Chicken Dip. Now, all that spicy, tangy flavor is served up in a tasty dinner casserole, Buffalo Chicken Shepherd’s Pie! This dish starts with the basic concept of traditional shepherd’s pie, but instead has a base of modified Buffalo Chicken Dip and a topping of creamy Ranch mashed potatoes.
Traditional shepherd’s pie can take a long time to prepare (chopping and dicing carrots and onions plus cooking the meat for the filling), but this version comes together very quickly. I use rotisserie chicken from my grocery deli, so the only real prep work required is peeling and cooking the potatoes and chopping a bit of onion.
If you want to save even more time, substitute frozen mashed potatoes and just add in the ranch seasoning and sour cream. No one will be the wiser! Just smile and say “thank you” when the compliments start coming from around the dinner table. :)
There are just three basic steps in making this delicious dinner:
First: Mash the cooked potatoes with sour cream and add the special ingredient, ranch seasoning mix. I swear there’s nothing better than a good potato with Ranch dressing. Am I right or what?!
Next: Sauté onions, and add the rest of the chicken filling ingredients.
Finally: Layer the chicken, potatoes, and a little extra cheese in a casserole dish and bake. How simple is that?!
Once you try this easy recipe, I’m sure it will be making a repeat appearance on your dinner table, so go ahead and save this one to your recipe box now!
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