Shepherd's Pie

READY IN: 40mins
Recipe by Impera_Magna

Recipe is from Southern Living and obtained in a search for recipes for shepherd's pie... this one looked the best to me, so I tried it. It is GREAT and a regular request by the kids, especially my SIL. (Yes, yes, I know... shepherd's pie has lamb and cottage pie has beef.. but SL named this recipe, not me).

Top Review by COOKGIRl

This was very easy to make because I used leftover roast beef, instant mashed potatoes (Barbara's brand!), and leftover gravy. The meat was shredded and cooked in a little bit of oil with the onion. I also added a sprinkle of salt-free garlic powder to the meat. Threw in the vegetables, diluted gravy to make 1 cup "broth" and heated through. Topped with the mashed potatoes and sprinkled top of pie with paprika. I believe I had the pie prepped in less than 15 minutes. After removing pie from oven, allow to cool for 10-15 minutes. It is easier to serve that way. Each serving had a dollop of sour cream, too. Thank you, Impera!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. If you're making your own, prepare mashed potatoes; set aside.
  2. Brown beef and onion in lg skillet over med-high heat for 5 to 6 minutes, stirring til beef crumbles and is no longer pink; drain and return to skillet.
  3. Add carrots and peas; stir in flour, 1 t salt, 1/4 t pepper,& tomato paste.
  4. Add broth, and cook, stirring constantly, 3 minutes or until slightly thickened.
  5. Spoon mixture into lightly greased 7x11” baking dish.
  6. Stir together mashed potatoes, egg, and remaining 1 t salt and 1/4 t pepper; spoon over beef mixture.
  7. Bake at 350 degrees for 25 minutes; top w/ grated cheddar and bake for an additional 5 minutes.
  8. NOTE: I use condensed beef broth for a beefier/heartier flavor. ;).

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