Americanized Shepherd's Pie

Total Time
1hr 15mins
Prep 15 mins
Cook 1 hr

After an intesive search for Shepherd's Pie, I finally had to make my own and it was yummy, so I thought I would share. It is a perfect comfort food for cold weather.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Add potatoes to pot with enough salted water to cover.
  3. Bring to a boil and cook for 20 minutes or until soft.
  4. Drain potatoes and add back to warm pan.
  5. Mash potatoes, butter and milk, whip until smooth.
  6. Set aside.
  7. Cook onion over med-high heat in oil for about 5 minutes, add garlic and cook for about 30 seconds.
  8. Add ground beef and cook until no longer pink.
  9. Drain beef.
  10. Add worcestershire and ketchup.
  11. Blend stock and flour until smooth, then add to mixture along with spices and stir.
  12. Add soup and vegetables and stir.
  13. Let mixture simmer on low for about 10 minutes, stirring frequently.
  14. Spray a casserole dish (9 qt or more) with cooking spray and add mixture, then spread potatoes over top evenly.
  15. Bake for 30-40 minutes.
Most Helpful

We loved this recipe. The "gravy" seems to be the hardest thing to get right in these types of recipes, and this sounded close to what I have been searching for. The only thing I did different was use Cream of Potato Soup instead of mushroom, and half the thyme. Thanks for posting.

Carol March 27, 2010

This was awesome! I used and extra clove of garlic,almost the whole can of beef broth,and i replaced gr.beans for the mixed vegetables. Ty so much for this fantastic recipe. Patti

KitchenQueen #2 October 31, 2005