Shepherd's Pie

Shepherd's Pie

A flavorful beef and vegetable mixture, topped with mashed potatoes and cheddar cheese, baked until hot


6-8 servings


1 pound ground beef
1 large onion, chopped
1 green bell pepper, chopped
1 clove garlic, minced
1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper
1 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon black pepper
3 cups mixed vegetables, either frozen, canned, or leftover*
4 cups (approximately) mashed potatoes (made from about 8 potatoes)
8 ounces (2 cups) shredded cheddar cheese
1/2 cup whole milk


1. Brown ground beef with onion, pepper, and garlic. Drain grease.

2. In a large bowl, combine the meat, crushed red pepper, salt, pepper, and mixed vegetables.

3. Grease a (deep) 10-inch glass pie plate. (You could also use an 8-inch square glass dish.) Spread the meat and vegetable mixture in the dish. Top with a layer of the mashed potatoes, sealing to the edges. Sprinkle cheddar cheese on top.

4. Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees. Just before baking, pour milk over cheese. Bake for 35-45 minutes, until pie is hot and cheese is lightly browned.

Shepherd's Pie
Additional Notes: 

*I like to use a mixture of corn, cut green beans, green peas, and chopped (cooked) carrots

Preparation Time: 

45 minutes (if using all fresh ingredients) or 10 minutes (if using leftover ingredients)

Cooking Time: 

35-45 minutes

Tammy's Review: 

This is a delicious Shepherd's Pie recipe! I got the original recipe from my friend Sheri T. It's very yummy, and also extremely easy to make when using leftover ingredients. I like to freeze my leftover mashed potatoes (or make extras) or mixed veggies, and then when I happen to have all of the ingredients somewhat "handy", put it together for a meal. My rating: 10/10.


This is a very tastey meal that can be made from leftovers. How much better can it get? We like to make it for Sunday afternoons so it can bake while we're at church.


This is very easy and simple to make. Delicious too!


I made this last night but used chopped up leftover pot roast instead of ground beef. It was so good and flavorful - and no one complained about leftovers!


Pretty easy to prepare and too cook. The mashed potatoes made it a bit bland, though. I'll probably add something to them for flavor next time. Also, as a cheese lover, I'll probably use more cheese as I found 2 cups to not be enough.


My kids LOVED it and as teenagers go its offten hard to find somthing they like! I did use more salt / seasoning, more cheese and when I make my mashed taters I always make them so you can eat them without gravy,so they have lots of flavor- nothing bland about it!


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