French Canadian Shepherd’s Pork Pie With Variations

Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 35 mins

This is the traditional French Canadian version of the familiar shepherd’s pie, a nourishing one dish meal.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. In a saucepan, cook potatoes and mash them. Season the potatoes to taste with salt and pepper.
  3. Grind your leftover cooked pork and add chopped fried onion. Season with your favorite spices. Such as rosemary, thyme, marjoram, parsley, pepper, savory or garlic.
  4. In a small saucepan, heat creamed corn.
  5. In an oven proof dish, alternate layers of mashed potatoes, creamed corn, and ground pork, finishing with a layer of mashed potatoes.
  6. Dot with butter and bake in oven for 20 to 30 minutes or until potatoes are crusty and golden brown.
  7. VARIATIONS: Replace creamed corn with 2 cups applesauce. Garnish with thin slices of apple sautéed in butter.
  8. Replace creamed corn with 19 oz. can asparagus coarsely chopped. Serves 4.
  9. What’s Cooking.


Most Helpful

Don't listen to Madam Applebee's there (good gawd, how could anyone take advice on food from anyone whose favorite restaurant is freakin' Applebee's?!?). This is pretty good. I'm definitely going to try the apple variation, though. I mean, c'mon -- pork chops and applesauce! (And you've gotta say it in that Peter Brady/bad Humphrey Bogart voice.)

Cluich August 19, 2009

Cooked this today using premade pie crust for bottom. It had excellent taste however ther one I am looking for was thicker and could be sliced like a pie. Phyllis

Chef SasiLady July 16, 2008

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