Tater Tot Shepherd’s Pi Pie

It’s Pi Day!  I always like to celebrate with pie on pi day, usually pie in the savory form and this year is no different.

Since it is (yet another) blizzard outside, I took quite a few liberties with the Shepard’s pie, using what I had on hand.

What I had on hand meant sausage for the meat and tater tots for the topping!

I’m so glad I had these particular ingredients on hand, because it made for an amazing dish and it was a total crowd pleaser!  Happy Pi Day!

Tater Tot Shepherd’s Pie

1 pound country sausage
1 carrots, peeled and diced
1 small onion, diced
1 green bell pepper, diced
1 cup fresh spinach
1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
½ teaspoon smoked paprika              
Leaves from 2 spring fresh thyme
2 tablespoons flour
Salt & pepper
2 cups frozen potato crowns

Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F.

Place the sausage, onions, carrots, and bell pepper in a large skillet over medium heat.  Cook until the sausage is browned and vegetables are soft. 

Stir in the spinach, Worcestershire, paprika, thyme, salt and pepper.  Cook until the spinach is wilted.

Sprinkle the flour over the mixture and cook for 1-2 minutes.

Pour the mixture into a pie plate and top with potato crowns.

Bake in the preheated oven for 20-25 minutes or until potatoes are crisp.