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Shepherd’s Pie

Last updated on: 8th February 2022
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5 from 1 vote
Simple, delicious, and sure to please both young and old alike!. Made with ground beef, vegetables, and a creamy mashed potato topping.
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Shepherd’s Pie is a classic dinner recipe. The thing that I like about this shepherd’s pie recipe is that it’s super easy to whip together.

You can make this easy dinner recipe to feed your family, and you can easily, double or triple the ingredients to feed a larger crowd.

Be sure to try out a couple of our other dinner favorites. This Rosemary and Thyme Chicken Pasta Bake and our Old-Fashioned Beef Stew (Goulash) recipe are both delicious and comforting.

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Shepherd’s Pie Ingredients

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  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 12 oz package frozen mixed vegetables, thawed
  • 26oz can cream of chicken soup
  • 3-4 medium potatoes
  • ¼ cup parmesan cheese, grated
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 cup cheddar cheese, shredded

Variations, Substitutions, or Additions

  • Meat: Switch up ground beef for ground lamb.
  • Potatoes: Try Russet potatoes, red potatoes or Yukon Gold potatoes. Or if you are in a hurry try instant mashed potatoes.
  • Vegetables: Switch up the frozen veggie mix that you use or use fresh veggies.

How to Make Shepherd’s Pie

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees

Add the ground beef to a skillet and brown the meat, chopping it as it cooks, then drain off the grease.

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Peel, wash, and cut potatoes into 2-inch cubes.

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Fill a large pot halfway with water, add potatoes and boil until potatoes are tender.

Add the ground beef to a large bowl, then add in the mixed veggies and cream of chicken soup.

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Mix it all together, then pour into a 9×9 inch baking dish.

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Once potatoes are done, mash them (add a little butter and milk if you’d like), then add in parmesan cheese and garlic.

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Stir well, and spoon onto the top of the beef and vegetable mixture in the baking dish.

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Sprinkle cheddar cheese on top.

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Set the baking dish on a baking sheet (just in case anything bubbles over while baking), and bake for 25-30 minutes, or until the cheese is melty and bubbly.

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How to Serve

Serve hot with a side of green beans or broccoli and dinner is done!

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If you are looking for a hearty and comforting dish to make, then Shepherd’s Pie is the perfect meal for you! This dish made with ground beef, vegetables, and a creamy mashed potato topping is sure to please both young and old alike!

Plus, it’s easy to prepare so you can have a delicious home-cooked meal any night of the week. Give this classic dish a try today!

Frequently Asked Questions

What’s the difference between shepherd’s pie and cottage pie?
It’s a common question and one which we find people asking all the time. Shepherd’s pie has been around for hundreds of years and is traditionally made with lamb or mutton. A cottage pie was originally made using beef mince, but nowadays it is more often made with minced (ground) lamb or beef.

Can I use instant mashed potatoes in this recipe?
Yes, instant mashed potatoes will work just as well.

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Shepherd’s Pie

5 from 1 vote
Simple, delicious, and sure to please both young and old alike!. Made with ground beef, vegetables, and a creamy mashed potato topping.
Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 1 hr
Course Family Dinners
Cuisine British
Servings 6
Calories 515 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 12 oz package frozen mixed vegetables thawed
  • 26 oz can cream of chicken soup
  • 3-4 medium potatoes
  • ¼ cup parmesan cheese grated
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 cup cheddar cheese shredded

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees
  • Add the ground beef to a skillet and brown the meat, chopping it as it cooks, then drain the grease.
  • Peel, wash, and cut potatoes into 2 inch cubes.
  • Fill a large pot halfway with water, add potatoes and boil until potatoes are tender.
  • Add the ground beef to a large bowl, then add in the mixed veggies and cream of chicken soup. Mix it all together, then pour into a 9×9 inch baking dish.
  • Once potatoes are done, mash them (add a little butter and milk if you’d like), then add in parmesan cheese and garlic. Stir well, and spoon onto the top of the beef and vegetable mixture in the baking dish.
  • Sprinkle cheddar cheese on top.
  • Set the baking dish on a baking sheet (in case anything bubbles over while baking), and bake for 25-30 minutes, or until the cheese is melty and bubbly.
  • Serve hot!

Nutrition

Calories: 515kcalCarbohydrates: 36gProtein: 26gFat: 30gSaturated Fat: 13gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 86mgSodium: 1130mgFiber: 5g

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, is intended to serve as an estimate only, and is provided for informational purposes. The accuracy of nutritional information is not guaranteed.

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5 from 1 vote
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