Shepherd’s pie is a casserole that is traditionally made using ground lamb and is cooked with carrots and peas. However, many people will make the dish using ground beef instead. This is because ground beef is much cheaper than ground lamb, which makes it more of a budget-friendly dinner for the family.
The meat either lamb or beef is mixed with vegetables and then topped with mashed potatoes. One great thing about this traditional dish is that it can be made in advance, making dinner prep much easier. The recipes for shepherd’s pie can vary greatly but are typically made using minced meat that is cooked with peas, onions, corn, celery, and carrots, in a gravy. If you are looking for a great dinner dish that is easy to make and tastes great, shepherd’s pie should be on your menu rotation. Here are 15 shepherd’s pie recipes from which to choose.
1. Easy Shepherd’s Pie
What you Need:
1 lb ground beef or lamb medium onion, diced 2 cloves minced garlic
10-ounce bag frozen peas and carrots, defrosted
10.5 ounce can of corn, drained
10 can of tomato or mushroom soup
Tsp Worcestershire sauce
½ tsp salt
¼ tsp basil
3 cups mashed potatoes, prepared
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
Preheat your oven to 400 degrees F. Cook the ground beef or lamb over medium heat. Add in the onion and garlic. Cook until meat is no longer pink and then drain off the fat. Add in the soup, salt, pepper, basil, and Worcestershire sauce. Spread the meat mixture into the bottom of a 2-quart casserole dish. Sprinkle the carrots, peas, and corn over the meat mixture. Spoon the prepared mashed potatoes over the top. Sprinkle the cheese over the potatoes. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes or until it is bubbly. Serve hot.