top of page
  • Lynn

Shepherd's Pie

Shepherd's Pie is the epitome of comfort food, a timeless dish that wraps you in warmth and nostalgia with every savory bite. This hearty and satisfying meal combines layers of rich flavors and creamy textures, making it a beloved staple in many kitchens around the world.

Shepherd's pie in a casserole dish, topped with fresh thyme sprigs.

Shepherd's Pie


For the filling:

- 1 lb ground lamb, beef, or a mix

- 1 onion, finely chopped

- 2 cloves garlic, minced

- 2 carrots, diced

- 1 cup frozen peas

- 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour

- 1 cup beef or vegetable broth

- 2 tablespoons tomato paste

- 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce

- Salt and pepper to taste

- Olive oil for cooking

For the mashed potatoes:

- 4 large potatoes, peeled and cut into chunks

- 1/4 cup milk

- 2 tablespoons buter

- Salt and pepper to taste


  1. Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C).

  2. Start by making the mashed potatoes. Place the potato chunks in a large pot of salted water. Bring the water to a boil and cook the potatoes until they are fork-tender (about 15-20 minutes).

  3. Drain the potatoes return them to the pot. Add the butter and milk to the pot. Mash the potatoes until smooth and creamy. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Set aside.

  4. In a large skillet or frying pan, heat a bit of olive oil over medium heat. Add the chopped onion and carrots and cook for about 5 minutes until they start to soften.

  5. Add the minced garlic and ground meat to the skillet. Cook, breaking up the meat with a spoon, until it's browned and cooked through.

  6. Sprinkle the flour over the meat mixture and stir well to combine. Cook for another 2 minutes to eliminate the raw flour taste.

  7. Stir in the tomato paste, Worcestershire sauce, and frozen peas. Cook for a couple of minutes.

  8. Pour in the beef or vegetable broth and stir continuously until the mixture thickens. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

  9. Transfer the meat and vegetable mixture to a baking dish. Spread the mashed potatoes evenly over the top of the meat mixture using a fork to create a decorative pattern if desired.

  10. Place the baking dish in the preheated oven and bake for about 25-30 minutes or until the top is golden brown, and the filling is bubbling.

  11. Remove from the oven, let it cool for a few minutes, and then serve your delicious Shepherd's Pie!


bottom of page