Easy Shepherd's Pie

Total Time
Prep 30 mins
Cook 20 mins

This recipe is so easy, yet so delicious. You can change up the type of meat (I have used a combo of beef, chicken and/or sausage) and use whatever veges you choose. It always comes out a winner! Whenever I bring it to a carry-in, I am inevitably asked for the recipe! I highly recommend you use Certified Angus Beef when preparing this dish ... you will taste the difference!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Saute beef, onion, celery and garlic in a large pan until well done.
  2. Strain off fat, leaving meat in the strainer and reserving pan for later use.
  3. Boil potatoes until fork tender, about 20 minutes.
  4. Drain and mash with butter.
  5. Blanch carrots (or microwave until al dente) and add to beef mixture.
  6. Whisk broth with flour to thicken, and add to the pan. When gravy comes to a boil, add beef and carrot mixture.
  7. Reduce heat and simmer for 5 minutes.
  8. Spoon meat mixture into a 2-quart casserole. Spoon potatoes on top.
  9. Bake for 20 minutes at 350 degrees.
  10. Top with cheese and let sit until cheese melts from the radiated heat; approximately 5 minutes.


Most Helpful

Delicious! This was my first Shepherds Pie and my husband and I loved it!

Jennifer B. February 09, 2017

I've never had Shepherd's Pie before but DH has been asking for it. Mine took on a 'south of the border' flair since I added a poblano pepper, corn and topped with instant southwest mashed potatoes. Very tasty, thanks for sharing!

Galley Wench October 01, 2008

I don't really like Shepherd's Pie we do in Quebec (beef, corn and mashed potatoes). But this version is so good. I love it and I'll do it again. I love all the veggies in it. I added green bell pepper. I love the sauce with the beef base (I used no-sodium). I heated the sauce in the microwave. I cooked the carrots in the microwave also. When the cheese was a little bit melted, I decided to put the oven at Broil to broil the cheese. Yummy! Thanks Cooks4_6 for a yummy meal :) Made for 123 hit wonders.

Boomette March 24, 2008

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