Savory Shepherd's Pie

Brad Nichols


A classic comfort food at our house, it seemed fitting to get this recipe captured given it's Irish heritage and St Patrick's Day upcoming!
Our Kids love Shepherd's Pie - I usually have to double the recipe to make enough for leftovers! It's very easy to make and works equally well with ground beef or turkey.
At our house, we sprinkle a little shredded cheddar on top as we serve it - Yum!


★★★★★ 3 votes

5 Min
40 Min
Stove Top



  • 1 medium
    onion - diced
  • 1 1/2 lb
    ground beef, or turkey
  • 1 bottle
    Heinz homestyle gravy - savory beef flavor
  • 1 can(s)
    french onion soup
  • 1 pkg
    Lipton Recipe Secrets - onion mushroom flavor
  • 8
    mushrooms - chopped
  • 1/2 c
    seasoned bread crumbs
  • 1 Tbsp
    Worcestershire sauce
  • lb
    frozen mixed vegetables
  • 1 Tbsp
    fresh parsley - chopped
  • 1/4 tsp
    garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp
    ground black pepper
  • 1
    bay leaf

  • 4 medium
    potatoes peeled, cut and boiled
  • 1/2 c
  • 2 Tbsp
  • 1 tsp
    vegetable seasoning (optional)
  • Drizzle of
    vegetable oil

How to Make Savory Shepherd's Pie


  1. In a large sauce pan, brown ground meat and onions together, drain off excess fat.
  2. Combine all other ingredients for the filling with the cooked meat, mix and simmer for 30 mins.
  3. Boil potatoes for 10 mins until tender.
  4. Add milk, butter and vegetable seasoning to potatoes and mash to a smooth consistency.
  5. Place the filling into a 2-2.5 QT/L oven ready Pyrex container or equivalent, then spread the mashed potatoes on top of the filling trying not to mix them too much. You want a layer of potatoes as the 'pastry' of your pie.
  6. Drag a fork across the surface of the mashed potatoes creating an uneven series of 'grooves' on the top of the pie.
  7. Drizzle lightly across your grooves with vegetable oil, then broil on High until the surface of your pie becomes golden brown and crispy - about 10 mins.
  8. Serve and Enjoy!!

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