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Best Classic Shepherd’s Pie

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  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 cup yellow onion (chopped)
  • 1 pound lean ground beef
  • ground lamb
  • 2 teaspoons parsley leaves (dried)
  • 1 teaspoon dried rosemary leaves
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme leaves
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 garlic cloves (minced)
  • 2 tablespoons all purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 1 cup beef broth
  • 1 cup peas (frozen mixed, & carrots*)
  • 1/2 cup frozen corn kernels
  • 2 pounds russet potatoes
  • 2 large potatoes
  • 8 tablespoons unsalted butter (1 stick)
  • 1/3 cup half & half
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese
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    Calories590Calories from Fat230
    Total Fat26g40%
    Saturated Fat13g65%
    Trans Fat
    Calories from Fat230
    Total Carbohydrate61g20%
    Dietary Fiber6g24%
    Vitamin A20%
    Vitamin C80%

    * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.


    Eric Vest 6 months ago
    Best cottage pie I’ve ever had. In particular, the recipe for the mashed potatoes is now my go-to
    Mary Mangion 6 months ago
    This recipe is a keeper! I am not new to making or eating Shepherd’s Pie but my husband and I agree THIS IS THE BEST I’ve ever made!! I made a few changes. Was short on ground lamb so topped it up with ground veal as well. Found it balanced well. Used rosemary I had dried from my garden, added some extra Worcestershire sauce ( love WS).Left out the Parmesan from the potatoes, love park on my pasta but not with lamb! Great savoury warm meal on a chilly Canadian December night!!
    Shelly O. a year ago
    Best Shepherd's Pie recipe I have tried so far. I used a hack and used Idaho instant potatoes using half and half for the milk to speed up prep time. I also used ground lamb for the meat. It gives the dish a nice flavor
    Marcela C a year ago
    Tasty. Very greasy though.
    Lisa King a year ago
    Have never made Shepherd’s pie. It was delicious!!
    mark shramek a year ago
    Family loved this one. Needs a little more than 15 minutes Cooling time when it comes out of the oven, otherwise the potatoes are not firm. however, it was great regardless
    Denise Gomez a year ago
    First time making a Shepard’s Pie and it was phenomenal. My family loved it. Used 1/2 beef and 1/2 lamb, next time using more lamb.
    Maria Fe a year ago
    They love it❤️❤️❤️ wash out in one serving thank you for that excellent recipe
    Sherrie L a year ago
    Love Shepherd's pie! So delicious!
    Celia Nieto a year ago
    Yummy, I also sautéed some pearl onions in butter and put a layer on top of the filling before covering it with the mashed potatoes & grated cheese.
    Noreen a year ago
    Simple to make and sooo delicious. This will definitely be added to my meal prep rotation.
    Brie a year ago
    So good! The meat mixture was delicious. I used fresh Rosemary instead. The potatoes were amazing! This will be a family fav.
    Ruthie Levy 2 years ago
    Delicious! Everyone loved it. Took longer to make than I anticipated - I'm not the fastest in the kitchen, but I don't think that 1 hr 10 min is realistic. But oh so worth it!!
    Micgelle 2 years ago
    This had great flavor and was easy to make. I used can veggies instead of frozen and added doubled the flour, tomato paste, broth and Worcestershire sauce. It was great!
    Tim 2 years ago
    I added thin strips of butter to the top of the potatoes. Wife loved it
    Sarah 2 years ago
    Absolutely delicious! The combination of herbs adds so much flavour to the ground beef. My only modification, I tipped the mash potatoes with cheddar #yum I will definitely make this again!
    Bob M. 2 years ago
    VERY good...comfort food at its finest! The rosemary is pretty dominant, will probably 1/2 it next time. Other than that...very tasty. The entire family enjoyed it.
    Robinson 2 years ago
    Awesome! My family enjoyed this dish.
    Andrea B. 2 years ago
    Yes it was very good