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Shepherds Pie Recipe

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Shepherds Pie

Shepherds Pie

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This shepherds pie recipe has comfort food written all over it. Even better: It's really a meal in one dish. Kids love this shepherds pie.

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  • 3 lbs. Russet or Yukon Gold potatoes, peeled and cubed
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • 1 Tbsp. butter
  • kosher salt and black pepper, to taste
  • 2 Tbsp. canola oil
  • 2 large carrots, peeled and diced
  • 1 medium onion, diced
  • 2 stalks celery, diced
  • 1 lb. 90% lean ground beef
  • 1-1/2 cups beef gravy (either leftover gravy or gravy from a jar)
  • 2 Tbsp. ketchup


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Spray a 10-inch pie plate with cooking spray.

  2. Place cubed potatoes into a large saucepan. Cover with water and bring to a boil.

  3. Cook for 10-15 minutes, until fork tender. Drain, and mash with the milk and butter. Season with kosher salt and black pepper. Set aside.

  4. Heat canola oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add carrots, onion and celery. Cook, stirring occasionally, until vegetables are softened, 3-5 minutes. Season with salt and pepper.

  5. Add ground beef to the vegetable mixture. Crumble and brown completely. Stir in gravy and ketchup.

  6. Spoon vegetable-beef mixture into prepared pan. Spread mashed potatoes evenly over the beef mixture.

  7. Bake 25-30 minutes until potatoes are golden brown. Let the pie rest 10 minutes before cutting.
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 5 out of 5
Shepherds Pie recipe, Member Trishokel

Not just for kids...My husband and grown son think this is the best Shepherd's Pie I've made. I agree and I love it because it is simple to make.....just double the recipe because everyone will want more!

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