Easy Shepherd’s Pie Recipe


This is one of our comfort food dishes. I make it with ground turkey, which isn’t traditional, but it’s lower in fat. You can easily use ground lamb, and skip the cheese in this recipe for something a little more traditional.

This recipe was developed for Babble.com.

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Yield: Serves 4

Easy Shepherd’s Pie Recipe

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4 large russet potatoes
1/2 stick butter
1/2 cup or more milk or half and half
salt and pepper

2 lbs ground beef or turkey or lamb
1 large onion, chopped
1 clove garlic, chopped
1 cup chopped carrots
1 cup kernel corn
1 cup green peas
2 tablespoons flour
2 cups beef stock
1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
1 tablespoon steak or grill seasoning

1 cup shredded mild cheddar cheese


1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Wash potatoes and quarter. Add to a large pot and cover with water. Ad d salt and bring to a boil. Cook until very tender. Cooking time will vary depending on the size of your potato chucks.

2. Brown meat along with onion and carrots in a large skillet. After meat has browned, add flour and cook for 2 – 3 minutes. Add stock and bring to a boil. Reduce to a simmer and add peas and corn.

4. Drain potatoes and add back to the pot. Mash them up and add butter, milk and salt and pepper.

5. Layer beef and vegetable mixture in a 9 x 13 baking dish. Cover with mashed potatoes. Sprinkle with shredded cheese.

6. Bake at 350 degrees until cheese is bubbly.

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