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Foolproof Savory Shepherd's Pie

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Hearty, filling, shepherd's pie makes a delicious dinner for when you're craving comfort food. The recipe is a Yummly original created by Sara Mellas.


  • nonstick cooking spray
  • 2 pounds yukon gold potatoes
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter (for potatoes)
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 1 teaspoon salt (for potatoes)
  • black pepper (to taste, for potatoes)
  • 1 tablespoon whole milk (plus more as needed)
  • 4 ounces button mushrooms
  • 1/2 yellow onion
  • 1 carrots
  • 1 stalk celery
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter (for mushrooms)
  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 1/2 pounds lean ground beef
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 dash nutmeg
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt (for beef)
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper (for beef)
  • 1 teaspoon worchestershire
  • 1 tablespoon tomato paste
  • 1/3 cup frozen peas
  • 1/3 cup frozen corn
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup beef broth
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    Calories310Calories from Fat140
    Total Fat15g23%
    Saturated Fat7g35%
    Trans Fat
    Calories from Fat140
    Total Carbohydrate20g7%
    Dietary Fiber5g20%
    Vitamin A35%
    Vitamin C25%

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


    Nikolay Makhalin a month ago
    Great recipe! I replace the mushrooms with red bell pepper, and it has become even tastier.
    Joshua North 2 months ago
    It wasn't bad. We had to add quite a bit of seasonings to bring it up to what we're used to. 1 TBPS of worcestershire sauce wasn't enough.
    Tyler Alstott 7 months ago
    Even the picky eaters in the family cleaned their plates. I didnt have any unsalted butter for where the recipe called for it so I just reduced the salt amounts by half where called and it turned out great! A side note: if you're using a standard 9" pie plate this recipe will over produce filling- I think you could get by with 1 lb of hamburger as opposed to the 1.5 called for.
    Madison Bastien 9 months ago
    Added a few extra veggies, and was out of tomato paste so I used Ketchup, but whole family loved it, even my picky little brother
    Andy Swearingen 10 months ago
    awesome recipe! I added a couple of splashes of red wine to the beef as I was cooking it and it adds some awesome flavor to this recipe!
    Angie Dixon a year ago
    easy and tasty recipe
    Robert Kelly a year ago
    Very good. A bit challenging to make I thought. But a successful tasty dish in the end.
    Mike a year ago
    One of the best I've made! A couple small seasoning tweaks to fit our tastes, but great!
    Garrett Plante a year ago
    Fun making it with the kids! Definitely foolproof and delicious. My picky eater was looking for leftovers. We will definitely make it again!
    Vreca a year ago
    great! didn't add mushrooms
    Wanda a year ago
    Great instructions! anyone can do it
    It came out amazing!
    This recipe turned out amazing! Super flavorful! Definitely will be making this again!
    Kristin Rath a year ago
    So much better than I’ve had at a restaurant! It was a hit and will be making it again.
    So EASY! I would make again, I love love love the videos!
    Juan Hernandez a year ago
    Fantastic made two smaller pies will make this again
    Nathan Elliott a year ago
    This recipe does have a long prep time, but the results are worth it!! Plus, all 5 of my kids like it, so that's a huge plus!
    Jaunien a year ago
    This recipe turned out delicious, everybody loved it. But W.O.W., this was a lot of work. My kitchen was a mess!
    Laura a year ago
    This took a long time to make, but it turned out amazing! I doubled the mushrooms (I do that with every recipe that asks for mushrooms), and since I only have salted butter at home, I didn’t add salt to the potatoes. I added extra pepper. I would have done the prep work for the mashed potatoes along with chopping the other veggies before I started cooking, had I looked over the recipe better first. Will definitely make this again!
    Blair Burt a year ago
    perfect lot of prep but worth the effort
    Samantha a year ago
    It was really good! Alot of work, but really tasty!
    Red 2 years ago
    really good! Easy recipe and doesnt take long at all.
    Was a hit! Added a little extra on the spices. Next time will add some cheese to the mashed potatoes too.
    Gloria Carruthers 2 years ago
    Very nice. However shepherds do not tend cows. They tend sheep. This is not a shepherd’s pie, it’s a cottage pie. A shepherd’s pie is made with ground lamb 😃
    Michelle Rew 2 years ago
    it turned out fantastic i found a new way to make mashed potatoes
    James Potter 2 years ago
    This was AMAZING. Super easy and super yummy! My boyfriend and his mother LOVED it. (Along with the cheesecake I made lol) A must have comfort food!!
    Tiana Jahoor 2 years ago
    Turned out great! Needed a little more spice though.
    Jonathan Lee 2 years ago
    I've been trying a lot of new recipes since getting this app. My family says this one is their favorite so far.
    Amber Cuthbert 2 years ago
    great! not dry, i added paprika for more flavor because i didn't have nutmeg
    Jesse Quick 2 years ago
    great. i know its British but it's a little bland. Just pike double all the spices and such for a stronger finish.