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Classic Shepherd's Pie Recipe

Classic Shepherd’s Pie Recipe

  • Author: Sharon Chen
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 35 minutes
  • Total Time: 45 minutes
  • Yield: 6 servings 1x
  • Category: Main
  • Method: Bake
  • Cuisine: American


A delicious, healthy, and classic Shepherd’s Pie recipe made with beef. It will become a staple in your house if you give it a try!


  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 34 large carrots, finely diced
  • 1 large onion, finely diced
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • salt and ground black pepper to taste
  • 2 teaspoons fresh thyme leaves
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 cup frozen peas
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 1/4 cup red wine
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 cup chicken bone broth or chicken broth
  • 6 cups mashed potatoes (fresh or leftover)
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • grated parmesan cheese or cheddar cheese (optional)


  1. Preheat oven to 400°F.
  2. Heat the olive oil over medium-high heat in a large sauté pan until hot. Sauté carrots in the olive oil until starting to get tender, about 2-3 minutes.
  3. Stir in onions and garlic and sauté for a minute or two, then add ground beef. Season with salt and black pepper, add thyme, and cook until the meat mixture is browned; drain.
  4. Reduce to medium heat; add the butter and peas; stir until the butter is melted.
  5. Sprinkle with flour and stir until well blended.
  6. Add tomato paste, wine, and Worcestershire sauce.
  7. Cook until the beef mixture reduces slightly, then add the chicken bone broth. Allow the filling to thicken and season with more salt and pepper if desired.
  8. Remove from heat. Transfer the filling to a lightly greased casserole dish; spoon or pipe the mashed potatoes over top. Brush the surface with the beaten egg and sprinkle with cheese if using.
  9. Bake for 20 minutes or until the potato is golden brown. Enjoy!


  • To make this recipe gluten-free, substitute 2 tablespoons cornstarch for the flour. Dissolve it in a little cold broth or water, then add the mixture at step 5.


  • Serving Size: 1
  • Calories: 458
  • Sugar: 9.6g
  • Sodium: 877.7mg
  • Fat: 19.2g
  • Saturated Fat: 9g
  • Trans Fat: 0.4g
  • Carbohydrates: 44.4g
  • Fiber: 7.6g
  • Protein: 25.4g
  • Cholesterol: 111.9mg

Keywords: shepherd's pie

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