World's Best Shepherd's Pie

READY IN: 1hr 30mins
Recipe by MarkG

There are a number of shepherd's pie recipes out there and this recipe takes the best elements and creates, what I believe to be the World's Best...

Top Review by QueenBee49444

I have tried several Sheperd's Pie recipes - looking for the right one - I don't have to look any further. This is terrific!!! I made a couple of changes, used ground chicken and chicken broth instead of beef. I also cut down on the cayenne pepper and the flavor was fantastic. Thanks for posting. This is going straight to my favorites book!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Peel potatoes and slice into 1" cubes and add to medium sauce pan and cover with water. Bring to boil and simmer until soft.
  3. In large skillet, add onions, garlic and 3 tbsp butter and saute until translucent.
  4. Drain water from potatoes and add 3 tbsp butter, heavy cream, cheddar cheese and salt. Whip until smooth and creamy.
  5. Add ground beef to onions and garlic and brown thoroughly.
  6. Add flour and onion soup mix. Mix well and cook for 2 -3 minutes. Add broth, ketchup, Worcestershire sauce, thyme and cayenne pepper and combine thoroughly.
  7. Add vegetables and bring to a simmer for 5 minutes.
  8. Pour meat and vegetable mixture into casserole dish and top with mashed potato mixture. Place in oven. Cook for 30 minutes or until golden brown.

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