Shepherds Pie is a simple dish that has been around for centuries. It’s basically ground beef with veggies baked under a layer of mashed potatoes. The most common version of this dish uses canned soup as a shortcut to create the gravy, but there are many ways to make it from scratch.
Easy Shepherd’s Pie
The classic version of this dish is made with ground beef, carrots and peas. You can also add other vegetables like broccoli or cauliflower if you like!
Shepherd’s pie is also known as cottage pie because it was traditionally made with leftover roast lamb or mutton (sheep). This recipe is easy to customize to your liking – just use whatever vegetables and spices you have on hand!
This is such a simple dish to make and perfect for using up leftover veggies and meat.
3/4 cup milk (or use water)
1 tbsp butter or oil to grease the baking dish (I used coconut oil)
1/2 cup onion, diced (or 1 tbsp dried minced onion)
1 cup carrots, diced (or 2 tbsp dried minced carrots)
1 cup celery, diced (or 2 tbsp dried minced celery)
Easy Shepherd’s Pie
Shepherd’s pie is a comfort food classic that can be made with ground beef or ground lamb. This recipe uses ground turkey and has a delicious, cheesy topping.
1 lb lean ground turkey
1 small onion, chopped (about 1/2 cup)
1/2 cup frozen corn kernels, thawed
3 cups mashed potatoes (or instant mashed potatoes if you don’t have time to make them from scratch)
1/4 cup milk or buttermilk (if using instant mashed potatoes)
1 tsp salt
1/4 tsp pepper
3 tbsp butter or margarine, melted
An Easy Shepherds Pie is a classic comfort food that everyone loves. It’s made with ground beef, veggies and topped with mashed potatoes.
This dish will get you through a blizzard or just a bad day at work. This simple shepherd’s pie recipe makes for an easy weeknight meal. Serve it with a side salad or steamed green beans for a tasty and filling weeknight dinner.
1 pound lean ground beef, browned and drained
1/2 cup chopped onion**
2 tablespoons butter**
1 (10 3/4 ounce) can condensed cream of mushroom soup
This easy shepherd’s pie is made with ground beef and ground turkey, but it’s still packed with flavor.
The shepherds pie is made from leftover mashed potatoes and topped with a layer of meat and gravy. This version gets its hearty texture from the mashed potatoes and pureed vegetables, but hides its healthy ingredients under the topping of browned ground beef. The topping has all the familiar flavors you love in shepherd’s pie: onions, carrots, celery and garlic. The addition of Worcestershire sauce adds depth to the gravy.
You can use any variety of potato for this recipe — red or white — but I like Yukon Gold because they stay creamy even when they’re mashed up. If you want to make this dish vegetarian, just omit the meat and increase the amount of veggies by 1 cup (about 1/2 pound).