Shepherd's Pie

Recipe by Beth A.

I got this recipe off the food network several years ago, and it's a family favorite. Hope you enjoy it as well!

Top Review by mini_1

This was a really good shepherd's pie. I will definately be making this again but adding in some garlic. Just a personal preferance. Thank you for a great post.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Peel potatoes and cut into cubes. Place in cold salted water and bring to a boil, reduce heat to low boil until potatoes are fork tender, about 15 minutes. Drain potatoes and mash with milk and 2 tablespoons of the butter until smooth. Season with salt and pepper to taste and set aside.
  2. Brown ground beef in a large saucepan over medium-high heat. Remove ground beef from pan and drain off excess fat, reserving 3 tablespoons of fat. Put reserved fat in saucepan add onion, carrot, and celery. Saute for 5 minutes until onion becomes translucent. Add mushrooms and frozen peas, saute for 5 more minutes.
  3. Return ground beef to pan along with parsley, thyme, Worcestershire, and nutmeg. Simmer for 1 to 2 minutes. Add brown gravy to pan, and simmer 1 to 2 minutes more. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Remove from heat and let cool.
  4. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Layer bottom of a 3-liter casserole dish with beef mixture, top with mashed potatoes, making uneven peaks with a fork. Cut remaining butter into small cubes and sprinkle over mashed potatoes.
  5. Bake for 30 to 40 minutes, until mashed potatoes have turned golden brown. Remove from oven and let cool 5 minutes.

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