23 Comforting Shepherd's Pie Recipes

For a hearty, filling main dish, look no further than shepherd’s pie! With recipes varying from vegetarian to Italian to the traditional Irish style, we’ve got you covered.

Traditional Irish Shepherd's Pie

”My english boyfriend went nuts over the cottage pie version of this. Enough said!”


Shortcut Shepherd's Pie

" I made a vegetarian version using veggie "ground round", and vegetable bouillon. Fabulous, a big hit. Easily lives up to the meat version!"


Mini Shepherd's Pies

"What a great recipe. The meat filling is outstanding. I took these to a pot luck, and they were the first thing eaten!”


30-Minute Shepherd's Pie

"This was really good. Instead of the mashed potatoes listed in the recipe, I topped the pie with leftover Colcannon. The kids asked for it again!”


Vegetarian Shepherd's Pie

"This is a great recipe! To make it even more authentic according to my English husband, I added one diced carrot, and about a third cup of frozen peas. It really worked well!

-Aunt Eia

Tex-Mex Shepherd's Pie

"This was yummy! Simple and good. My grandson asked for this to be repeated often."


Quebec-style Shepherd's Pie

"This is such an amazing little recipe! Not only does it allow me to now make shepherd's pie more than I've made it in the past, but it also allows you to jazz it up with scraps of things you have left over!”


Low-Carb Shepherd's Pie

"The first time having a cauliflower mash! This dish has lots of possibilities for various flavorings in the beef!”

-Jen T

Skillet Shepherd's Pie

“This reminded me of a pasty without the crust. It was easy to make, and very filling. I used a 30 ounce bag of potatoes which worked perfect.”

-Charlotte J

Shepherd's Pie With Cheesy Mashed Potatoes

“Easy to prepare. A great way to use up leftover mashed potatoes. You can also add some thyme and/or rosemary to the meat mixture!”


Easy Shepherd's Pie

"Delicious! This was my first Shepherds Pie and my husband and I loved it!"

-Jennifer B.

Shepherd's Pie with Garlic-Potato Topping

“A delicious version of Shepherd's Pie. I added mushrooms and substituted peas for the corn because its what I had on hand. We loved it!"


Kittencal's Cheesy Shepherd's Pie

"I make this a few times a year. I'm delighted to have found a new favorite. This is true comfort food at its best."


Mexican Shepherd's Pie

“We all loved this. Five empty plates is about as good as it gets!"


Turkey Shepherd's Pie

"This recipe lives up to every star. We loved it. It was great, and I will make it again."

-Chef Mi Mi

Spicy Shepherd's Pie

“So delicious, and such a nice change from the original. I loved the spicy element of this dish; it was perfect!”

-Abbs It3

Corny Shepherd's Pie

"Yummy! Made just the way the recipes calls. Very flavorful, and simple at the same time!"


Gordon Ramsay's Shepherd's Pie

"I used this recipe to make a cottage pie with beef instead of lamb. It was the best one I've ever had."

-Debbie R.

Italian Shepherd's Pie (Italian Pate Chinois)

“This was so good. I am not a fan of normal Shepherds Pie, but this is special. I loved the combination of veal and hot sausages!”

-Baby Kato

Veggie Shepherd's Pie

"Delicious cold weather comfort in a dish. I made the full recipe and got 4 dinner servings."


Southwest Shepherd's Pie

"Fancy Shepherd's Pie! And with a Mexican flair at that! I skipped the jalepeno and used chopped green chilies instead as that's what I had on hand. Love the combo of spices in this!"

-Sam 3

Turkey Sweet Potato Shepherd's Pie

“A twist on the shepherds pie. Sweet comfort food! This is made with sweet potatoes and ground turkey, and a good hint of curry! Good to make with your leftover Thanksgiving sweet potatoes and turkey!”


Classic Shepherd's Pie

“How yummy was this! Comfort food at it's best! I made it just as written and it was great.”