Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 25 mins

From Rachael Ray. I love this recipe it's so easy and delicious.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Boil potatoes in salted water until tender, about 12 minutes. Drain potatoes and pour them into a bowl. Combine sour cream, egg yolk and cream. Add the cream mixture into potatoes and mash until potatoes are almost smooth.
  2. While potatoes boil, preheat a large skillet over medium high heat. Add oil to hot pan with beef or lamb. Season meat with salt and pepper. Brown and crumble meat for 3 or 4 minutes. If you are using lamb and the pan is fatty, spoon away some of the drippings. Add chopped carrot and onion to the meat. Cook veggies with meat 5 minutes, stirring frequently. In a second small skillet over medium heat cook butter and flour together 2 minutes. Whisk in broth and Worcestershire sauce. Thicken gravy 1 minute. Add gravy to meat and vegetables. Stir in peas.
  3. Preheat broiler to high. Fill a small rectangular casserole with meat and vegetable mixture. Spoon potatoes over meat evenly. Top potatoes with paprika and broil 6 to 8 inches from the heat until potatoes are evenly browned. Top casserole dish with chopped parsley and serve.
Most Helpful

This was really good. Instead of the mashed potatoes listed in the recipe, I topped the pie with leftover Colcannon (Colcannon) (mashed potatoes & cabbage), which I think made it even better. The kids asked for it again - and even my husband, who usually thinks "comfort food" means "bland", thought this tasted great. The worcestershire sauce was a great addition to the flavor.

KTgirl April 28, 2011

This recipe was okay. The first time I've made or had shepherd's pie. I wasn't too impressed - kinda bland and boring. I think I'll try a different recipe next time. And this one would be easier just to use packaged gravy and instant potatoes and frozen veggies. If I did that, it might be worth it. But for all that work I just wasn't too impressed. Thanks anyway, Rachel Ray!

Purplepen May 21, 2007

Not too terribly impressed with this one. It was okay, but I found it to be a bit bland. And although not very complicated to put together it was a bit time consuming between chopping the veggies and then tending to 3 pans cooking simultaneously on the stove. It was okay but just not something I think I will make again. Oh, and one more thing, I think some cheese would really help this dish out!

AprilShowers May 11, 2007