Kittencal's Cheesy Shepherd's Pie

Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 25 mins

This recipe is a regular in our house and is one of my family's favourite dinners --- I have listed some additions on bottom of the recipe that may be added to the ground beef mixture but that is only optional ---prep time does not include cooking the potatoes

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Set oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. Grease a 9 x 9-inch or an 11 x 7-inch square baking dish.
  3. For potato topping; combine half a can of cheddar cheese soup with hot mashed potatoes; set aside.
  4. In a fry pan brown ground beef with oregano, chopped onion and garlic; drain off fat, then stir in Worcestershire sauce, mushrooms, shredded cheddar cheese and Parmesan cheese.
  5. Meanwhile cook mixed veggies according to package directions; drain well then add to beef mixture along with the remaining half of cheese soup.
  6. Add in your choice of additions, then season with salt and pepper to taste; mix to combine and simmer uncovered for about 20-30 minutes over medium-low heat stirring occasionally.
  7. Spoon meat mixture into greased pan; spread the hot mashed potato mixture evenly over top.
  8. Bake for 25-30 minutes or until topping is light golden brown.
  9. Sprinkle 1/3 cup shredded cheddar cheese on top then allow to melt.
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  11. ADDITIONS, use one or all of 3/4 cups good quality beef broth mix/wisked with 2 tablespoons flour (for a thicker ground beef mixture) -- one can cream style corn/ one tablespoon Dijon mustard -- 1/3 cup Heinz chili sauce or ketchup -- 1/2 package of dry onion soup mix -- 2 tbsp Kitchen Bouquet browning sauce OR 1-2 small packages beef bouillon powder.
Most Helpful

I make this a few times a year. I've adapted it for the crock pot when a heatwave comes in during summer. My SO likes it more when cooked in the crock pot. I'm delighted to have found a new favorite. Thanks so much for posting this recipe. This is true comfort food at its' best.

Elegance June 27, 2011

Very tasty. I subbed a homemade cream sauce for the canned soup, but otherwise I followed the recipe. I used red potatoes and ground turkey. I also added canned green beans and corn instead of frozen vegetables. It was a hit with everyone! Thanks so much for sharing!

Allie 1123 August 17, 2010

Verrrry good recipe. It's now one of my husband's most requested meals. I only changed one thing. I only added about 3 tbs of the cheese soup to the mashed potatoes. It was more than enough. Thank you for sharing!!

Jill L. "Margaritta Lover" December 20, 2013