Shepherds Pie Recipe

This shepherds pie recipe can be made ahead of time and cooked when dinnertime. You can change this recipe easily by using ground hamburger, beef cubes, lamb, or even ground turkey.
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Recipes for Shepherd's Pie

You can also choose your family's favorite vegetables. If you'd like to use fresh vegetables chop and boil for 5-7 minutes before stirring in. This will help your vegetables to come out not so crunchy! Our family's favorite vegetable in this easy shepherds pie is fresh or frozen green beans but you can try mixed vegetables, corn or carrots and pea mix.

  • 1 lb. ground beef or beef cubes
  • 1 onion, grated or chopped
  • 1 carrot, grated or diced
  • 1 garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • salt and pepper
  • 1/4 Cup beef broth
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 Tablespoon tomato paste
  • 1 Tablespoon dry onion soup mix
  • small bag of frozen vegetables- such as green beans or peas and carrot mix 
  • mashed potatoes
  • cheddar cheese
In a skillet brown your beef with onion, carrot and garlic. Season with Italian seasoning and salt and pepper. Add in beef broth, Worcestershire sauce, tomato paste and onion soup mix and stir until blended.

Stir in vegetables and pour into a sprayed pie plate or casserole dish.

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Top with mashed potatoes and spread over the top. Sprinkle with cheddar cheese and bake at 350 degrees for 30-40 minutes.

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Shepherds Pie Recipe

by Trinity Hansen (Ogden, UT)
shepherd pie Makes 2 9-in dishes

  • 1 lb. ground beef
  • 6 medium potatoes
  • 2 cups beef gravy
  • 1 can mushrooms (optional)
  • small onion, chopped
  • 10 ounces frozen veggies
  • 2 cups cheddar cheese, shredded
Cube potatoes and cook till soft. Mash the potatoes, add butter and milk to make smooth and any seasonings if desired.
Brown the beef, add onions. When beef is cooked, add in gravy, vegetables, and mushrooms.

Lightly grease two 9-in pie dishes. Divide the beef mixture in half and put in each dish. Repeat with the potatoes. Sprinkle 1 cup of cheese on each dish.

Freeze or bake at 400 for 30 minutes.

This dish is very versatile. Use whatever dishes or cheese you have on hand. You can use the equivalent of instant mashed potatoes if you don't want to make your own. You can omit the onion or mushrooms, or you can add in your own favorite veggies.

Editor Added photos:
Great recipe. I love the bright colorful vegetables. The only change I made was I didn't have beef gravy so I mixed a package of onion soup mix with 1- 1/2 Cups water. Delicious.

Easy Shepherds Pie

mashed potato pie Ingredients:
  • One pound of ground turkey
  • Any brand of mashed potato mix
  • One 16 ounce bag of frozen corn
  • One cup of shredded cheese
Spray baking dish with nonstick spray. Brown the turkey and make the potatoes. Spread the cooked ground turkey on the bottom of the dish, sprinkle with corn and then spread over the potatoes.

Cover with foil and bake for about 20 minutes. Uncover and sprinkle with cheese and bake another five minutes.

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