Try this "Classic Shepherd's Pie with Crispy Cheddar Topping" from The Food Charlatan - beef part of this recipe has onion, carrots and peas, and is seasoned with beef broth, Worcestershire sauce, and Better Than Bouillon paste.
I used 1 box jiffy 1 can creamed corn 1 can green chili 1 egg 1 cup sour cream Ground meat onion garlic chili powder cumin salt pepper. Walmart brand enchilada sauce was the best! Mexican cheese for topping (might try regular cornbread mix next time jiffy is very sweet)
Spinach and 4 cheese Manicotti... Find a whole wheat pasta and substitute Provolone for the Ricotta and use the lower sodium, and lower fat versions of the Cottage Cheese, Mozzarella and Parmesan.. then add a simply dressed dark green side salad and you can lower the 'Naughtiness' of this main dish by leaps and bounds!