Comfort food! I also made a few adjustments - increased the veggies and almost doubled the mushrooms (love them) and didn't bother with a base. It was wonderfully warming and something I will make again when the weather turns cold. Thanks for posting.
I also omitted the mushrooms as per the tastes of my family. Im used to "open face" shepards pie, (sans the bottom crust) but this was a very nice change. Id like to also try it with some beef and beef gravey in place of the chicken. I served some chicken gravey on the side and also threw alittle bit into the chicken/veggie mixture, because i think it was missing the moisture from the butter sauce the mushrooms would have added. The dish was very well recived by the family. Made for Aussie Swap.
I omitted the mushroom because of the mushroom haters in my family. It was very good and well received.
Chef floWer this warmed me through to my core for dinner the other night. There is nothing I like more than a good pie with plenty of mash and this was simple and delicious. Everyone commented that it should become a regular at our house.