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Shepherd's Pie Recipe

Shepherd's Pie Recipe

This Classic Shepherd's Pie Recipe is the ultimate comfort food. Hearty ground beef is mixed with all sorts of goodies and topped with a rich garlic potato topping. It can keep you warm on even the coldest days!
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword shepherds pie
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 331 kcal


Ingredients for the Meat Layer

  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 small onion diced
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • ½ teaspoon dried parsley
  • ½ teaspoon dried thyme
  • ½ teaspoon dried rosemary
  • 1 cup frozen corn
  • 1 cup frozen peas and carrots
  • 1 cup beef broth
  • 1 tablespoon corn starch

Ingredients for the Potato Topping

  • 4 large potatoes peeled and cubed
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon pepper
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • ¼ cup parmesan cheese


  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees and prepare a 9x13 baking dish by spraying with nonstick cooking spray.
  2. Fill a large pot with water and bring to a boil. Add the diced potatoes and cook until tender. Remove from water and set aside.
  3. While the potatoes are cooking, brown the ground beef in a large skillet with the diced onion and minced garlic. Season with salt, pepper, parsley, thyme, and rosemary.
  4. Stir in the frozen corn, peas, and carrots.
    Shepherd's pie includes corn, peas and ground beef
  5. In a small bowl or measuring cup, whisk together the beef broth and corn starch until well combined. Pour over the beef mixture and simmer over medium low heat until thickened.
  6. Pour the meat mixture in the prepared baking dish and set aside.
  7. Prepare the potato topping by seasoning the cooked potatoes with salt, pepper and garlic.
  8. Stir in the butter, milk, and parmesan cheese. Use a potato masher to mash the potatoes until smooth.
  9. Spread the potato mixture over the top of the meat mixture.
  10. Place the baking dish in the preheated oven and bake for 45 to 50 minutes, until the potatoes have begun to brown and the sauce is bubbling.
  11. Remove from oven and allow to rest for five to 10 minutes before serving.
Nutrition Facts
Shepherd's Pie Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 331
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.