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Best Classic Shepherd’s Pie

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  • 2 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 cup yellow onion (chopped)
  • 1 lb. lean ground beef
  • ground lamb
  • 2 tsp. parsley leaves (dried)
  • 1 tsp. dried rosemary leaves
  • 1 tsp. dried thyme leaves
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 tsp. ground black pepper
  • 1 Tbsp. Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 garlic cloves (minced)
  • 2 Tbsp. all purpose flour
  • 2 Tbsp. tomato paste
  • 1 cup beef broth
  • 1 cup peas (frozen mixed, & carrots*)
  • 1/2 cup frozen corn kernels
  • 2 lb. russet potatoes
  • 2 large potatoes
  • 8 Tbsp. unsalted butter (1 stick)
  • 1/3 cup half & half
  • 1/2 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/4 tsp. 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.


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    Adrienne 5 months ago
    I’ve made it with ground beef, which is excellent, but also made it with leftover Easter lamb roast and mixed in some of the lamb gravy with the sauce and it was delicious.
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    MD 10 months ago
    Flavorful. One of the best Shepherd’s Pie recipes I’ve made!
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    Loved the meat recipe but the potatoes were too mushy for my liking. Need to firm them up for next time but will definitely use again
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    Eric Vest 2 years ago
    Best cottage pie I’ve ever had. In particular, the recipe for the mashed potatoes is now my go-to
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    Mary Mangion 2 years 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!!
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    Shelly O. 2 years 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
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    Marcela C 2 years ago
    Tasty. Very greasy though.
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    Lisa King 2 years ago
    Have never made Shepherd’s pie. It was delicious!!
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    mark shramek 2 years 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
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    Denise Gomez 3 years 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.
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    Maria Fe 3 years ago
    They love it❤️❤️❤️ wash out in one serving thank you for that excellent recipe
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    Sherrie L 3 years ago
    Love Shepherd's pie! So delicious!
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    Celia Nieto 3 years 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.
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    Noreen 3 years ago
    Simple to make and sooo delicious. This will definitely be added to my meal prep rotation.
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    Brie 3 years ago
    So good! The meat mixture was delicious. I used fresh Rosemary instead. The potatoes were amazing! This will be a family fav.
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    Ruthie Levy 3 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!!
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    Micgelle 3 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!
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    Tim 3 years ago
    I added thin strips of butter to the top of the potatoes. Wife loved it
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    Sarah 3 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!
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    Bob M. 3 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.
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    Robinson 3 years ago
    Awesome! My family enjoyed this dish.
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    Andrea B. 3 years ago
    Yes it was very good