Shepherd's Pie With Cheesy Mashed Potatoes

Total Time
Prep 30 mins
Cook 20 mins

Easy to prepare. A great way to use up leftover mashed potatoes (just stir in some cheese). You can also add some thyme and/or rosemary to the meat mixture.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cheesy Mashed Potatoes:.
  2. Fill a large saucepan with cold water; season with salt (1-2 teaspoons). Add potatoes to the water and bring to a boil. Let potatoes cook until soft about 20 minutes.
  3. Drain the potatoes and place them back into the saucepan for mashing. Add butter and cream and begin to mash potatoes into a semi smooth consistency. Once at desired texture, add cheese and mix well. Season with salt and pepper.
  4. Shepherd's Pie:.
  5. (Begin preparing while potatoes are boiling).
  6. Preheat oven at 400 degrees F.
  7. Add butter and oil to a large skillet on medium heat. Saute onions, carrots, celery and garlic until tender for about 7 to 10 minutes. Season with salt and pepper.
  8. Once the vegetables have softened and start to brown a little add the tomato paste and mix evenly.
  9. Add the ground beef and cook until beef is no longer pink about 10 minutes.
  10. Add the Worcestershire sauce and beef stock. Season with salt and pepper, to taste. Cook and simmer for another 10 minutes. Mix in peas.
  11. Transfer mixture to an oven-proof baking dish and spread evenly. Place cheesy mashed potatoes on top of ground beef mixture and spread out evenly, once the top surface has been covered, rake through with a fork so that there are peaks that will brown nicely. Place the dish into the preheated oven and cook until browned about 20 minutes.
Most Helpful

5 5

One recipe made enough to feed my small village....and I frequently wonder why all so often I suddenly feel exhausted. Oh, even my grandchillins loved it.

5 5

I loved this and I haven't gotten a chance to ask my family yet. There are 3 great parts: meat, veges and mashed potatoes. My DH finished this up for me after I went to work tonight, The only ingredient we didn't use was the peas and we didn't have any. Made for PRMR.

5 5

My kids are extremely fussy but they all ate this and told me it was good. So I have to give this the highest of marks. Thank you and I will be adding it to my cookbook.