Serves 6


  • Nonstick cooking spray
  • 1 1/2 pounds ground chicken, ground turkey or ground beef
  • 1/2 cup chopped red and/or green sweet pepper
  • 1/3 cup chopped onion
  • 2 tsp. minced garlic
  • 1 1/2 cups frozen whole-kernel corn
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 1 (6-ounce) can tomato paste with Italian herbs
  • 1/2 cup coarsely chopped dill pickles, or 1/4 cup dill-pickle relish
  • 1/4 cup yellow mustard
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese (4 ounces)
  • 1 (24-ounce) container refrigerated mashed potatoes
  • Sliced green onions and/or chopped pickles (optional)


    Preheat oven to 350°. Coat an ovensafe 4- to 5-quart pot with cooking spray. Cook the next 4 ingredients (through garlic) in the pot over medium-high heat until meat is browned. Drain off any fat.

    Stir the next 5 ingredients (through mustard) into meat mixture in pot. Bring to boiling; reduce heat. Simmer, uncovered, 5 minutes to blend flavors. Stir in 1/2 cup of the cheese. Spoon mashed potatoes in mounds onto meat mixture. Sprinkle with the remaining 1/2 cup cheese.

    Bake, uncovered, 20 minutes, or until heated through and cheese is melted. If desired, top with green onions and/or pickles.

    Excerpted from Better Homes & Gardens Wonder Pot © 2017 by Meredith Corporation. Reproduced by permission of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. All rights reserved.

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