• 3 potatoes (peeled and cubed)
  • cream cheese
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1 large egg
  • ground black pepper
  • salt
  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 3/4 pounds ground beef
  • 1 carrot (peeled, quartered and sliced)
  • onion (1 med., chopped)
  • garlic clove (1 lg., minced)
  • 4 mushrooms (chopped)
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup beef stock (or broth)
  • 2 teaspoons worcestershire
  • 1/2 cup frozen peas
  • 1 teaspoon sweet paprika
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 2 tablespoons fresh parsley leaves (chopped)
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NutritionView more



Calories840Calories from Fat490
Total Fat54g83%
Saturated Fat25g125%
Trans Fat2g
Calories from Fat490
Total Carbohydrate38g13%
Dietary Fiber5g20%
Vitamin A
Vitamin C

* 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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Jon Stephan 19 days ago
Turned out really well. It was a bit more complicated than i expected, but not too bad.
Very good recipe, used sour cream instead of cream cheese and added some heavy cream to the potatoes as well.
Rob Clark 31 Jul
fantastic and easy dish
Whole family loved it
Alexis 19 Apr
I used sour cream and the only thing I changed was no peas and used 1/2 can creamed corn and 1/2 can corn. I also used almost 2 tsps of paprika and salt/pepper on potatoes too. AMAZING dish and worth the prep time.
Sooo good! Will make again
really good. My husband loved it.
Jean F. 20 Mar
Pretty good but I used homemade beef stock which probably didn't have as much flavor. Next time I will try it with beef boullion.
It was great! So fresh and simply yum😍
Rosie 20 Mar
Very easy with few ingredients, and tasty too. We made a larger portion, and put potatoes on top and bottom. We added things to ours such as green onions. We also added seasonings to the potatoes not just the meat for flavor all the way through.
Jill Y. 19 Mar
I added celery to the veggies. Best Shepard's pie.
Warus 19 Mar
Delicious! I added more veggies to the recipe too.
this is not shepards pie it is cottage pie shepards pie is always made with lamb. good cottage pie tho
Shannon 18 Mar
This turned out great! Definitely delicious and full of flavor.
Carrie C. 18 Mar
hearty and yummy...will make again
Kevin 17 Mar
This is an all American delicious recipe great for saint patty’s day!!!
Kish 17 Mar
Turned out good. Will make again
Tep 15 Mar
Traditionally Shepard's Pie is made from lamb/mutton. When a sheep was needed for the pantry the Farmer would give the flaps of the lamb/mutton to the Shepard, hence the Shepard's Pie. If it was made from beef then it was called a Cottage Pie. Just saying.
Bruce R H. 14 Mar
This is Cottage Pie. Shepherd's Pie is made with lamb.
Shepherds pie is made with lamb and a cottage pie is made with beef. This is the first time I have seen a beef shepherds pie 😳😂
Julio 14 Mar
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Hise 1 Jan
I wasn’t sure what temp to bake it at, but 400-450 worked well. Kids said it was good.
Brashaw 22 Dec 2017
Good, not a lot of it though, but it was quality
Daddy 11 Nov 2017
Excellent flavor. My potatoes were a little dry. I️ will add some milk to them next time.
Awesome recipe! One of my families favorite's. I make this at least once a month. I do add more meat and potatoes to the recipe so that it is thicker. I also use gluten-free flour to make this recipe.
Grayson M. 6 Sep 2016
Was very plain, the whole family all had to pour some tomato sauce on the top in order to eat it. Would not make again, looking for another recipe