Homemade Shepherd’s Pie

shepherds pie scoop

This simple Shepherd’s Pie recipe is made with saucy hamburger base, veggies and also velvety mashed potatoes. It’s a hearty make in advance dish for active weeknights or Sunday dinner!

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Hey! It’s Ashley right here from The Recipe Rebel, sharing one my favored convenience food suppers. Sometimes covered dishes like Shepherd’s Pie obtain a poor associate, yet this Shepherd’s Pie recipe is packed with taste (I like my beef good and also saucy!), and also covered with the creamiest mashed potatoes– you’ll ignore every various other dull covered dish you have actually had

If you enjoy an excellent comfy covered dish, look into The Best Breakfast Casserole, Turkey Mediterranean Casserole, or this Cheesy Broccoli Casserole

Shepherd’s Pie

Shepherd’s Pie is among those recipes that has actually handled a great deal of kinds over the previous numerous years, and also what you place in it possibly relies on where you live.

Originally, Shepherd’s Pie was made with ground lamb, yet the Americanized variation typically swaps the lamb for hamburger (although if you truly desire, can utilize lamb rather!).

Some Shepherd’s Pie recipes have even more of a tomato based sauce (such as this one!), some have sauce, and also some are completely dry.

And after that there are those individuals that state one is made with split potatoes and also one is made with mashed potatoes.

This right here is the method we like it: a great, abundant sampling sauce with hamburger and also lots of veggies, covered with velvety, buttery mashed potatoes. I understand you’ll enjoy it, also!

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How to make Shepherd’s Pie:

  1. Start with your potatoes: peel off, slice, and also boil till tender. Russets, gold, and even red potatoes are great right here! (If you have a solid choice, select that). Mash them with butter and also milk, and also period them well.
  2. Cook your dental filling: saute your onions, carrots and also celery till softened, after that include and also brownish your hamburger. If you have a great deal of remaining fat, you might intend to drain it.
  3. Add your sauce active ingredients, and also cook till enlarged and also the tastes integrated.
  4. Stir in your icy veggies.
  5. Layer your mashed potatoes in addition to your beef filling up and also cook simply till bubbly at the sides and also the top of the potatoes is gently browned.

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Tips for making Shepherd’s Pie in advance:

  • You can make the whole covered dish beforehand, and also just cover and also cool prior to cooking. Store in the refrigerator as much as 3-4 days prior to cooking and also offering.
  • You can prep your hamburger, and also maintain 1 extra pound sections in the freezer for fast suppers in the future.
  • You can prep your beef and also veggie dental filling, after that cool for simple preparation later on in the week, and even ice up private sections to cover with potatoes in the future.
  • Shepherd’s Pie can be iced up, yet you require to remember that potatoes are never ever rather the very same in structure after being iced up.

More make in advance covered dishes you’ll enjoy:

shepherds pie scoop


Shepherd’s Pie

This simple Shepherd’s Pie recipe is made with saucy hamburger base, veggies and also velvety mashed potatoes. It’s a hearty make in advance dish for active weeknights or Sunday dinner!
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword guards pie
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 50 mins
Total Time 1 hr 5 mins
Servings 6 portions
Calories 385 kcal
Author Ashley Fehr


  • 1 tbsp oil
  • 2 huge carrots peeled off and also diced
  • 2 ribs celery carefully sliced
  • 1 tool onion carefully sliced
  • 1 pound lean hamburger
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp minced garlic
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 1 1/2 mug reduced salt beef brew
  • 1 tbsp corn starch
  • 3 tbsps tomato paste
  • 2 tbsps Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/4 mug tomato catsup ( optional)
  • 1 mug icy peas
  • 1 mug icy corn

Mashed Potatoes

  • 1.5 pounds russet or gold potatoes peeled off and also reduced right into 1/2″ items
  • 1/4 -1/ 2 mug milk
  • 1/4 mug butter separated
  • 1/2 tsp dried out parsley
  • salt and also pepper to preference


  • In a huge, deep, stove risk-free frying pan, warmth oil over tool high warmth and also cook carrots, celery and also onion till softened.
  • Add in beef and also cook, mixing usually, till browned.
  • Stir in salt, garlic and also pepper and also cook 1 min.
  • Whisk with each other beef brew and also corn starch. Add to frying pan, together with tomato paste, Worcestershire sauce, and also catsup if wanted (it includes a little bit of sweet taste to the sauce– you can leave out if you choose).
  • Stir in peas and also corn. Cook till sauce has actually enlarged a little and also reserved.

Mashed Potatoes

  • Add cubed potatoes to a huge pot and also loaded with salted, cool water.
  • Place over high warmth and also offer a boil. Reduce warmth to simply preserve a moving boil, and also cook for 8-10 mins till tender.
  • Drain Add in milk (beginning with 1/4 mug, enhancing if essential), 2 tbsps of butter, parsley and also salt and also pepper. Mash and also change flavoring to preference.
  • Spread in addition to beef combination in frying pan and also dot with staying 2 tbsps butter.
  • Refrigerate to cook later on, or cook exposed at 375 levels F for 25-30 mins till bubbly at the sides and also potatoes are starting to brownish.


Calories: 385 kcal|Carbohydrates: 42 g|Protein: 23 g|Fat: 15 g|Saturated Fat: 7 g|Cholesterol: 68 mg|Sodium: 863 mg|Potassium: 1292 mg|Fiber: 5 g|Sugar: 8 g|Vitamin A: 4068 IU|Vitamin C: 24 mg|Calcium: 67 mg|Iron: 4 mg

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