Shepherd’s Pie

Welcome to the world of Shepherd’s Pie, where warmth, flavor, and simplicity come together on your plate. This classic comfort dish is not just a meal; it’s a hearty embrace perfect for those cozy nights when you crave something familiar and satisfying. With a medley of seasoned ground lamb, vibrant vegetables, and a golden mashed potato topping, Shepherd’s Pie is the epitome of comfort food.

Why You’ll Love Shepherd’s Pie

  • Ease of Preparation: Shepherd’s Pie is your go-to recipe when you want something delicious without the hassle. Its straightforward steps ensure that anyone, from beginners to seasoned cooks, can create a masterpiece.
  • Rich and Savory Flavors: The combination of D’artagnan ground lamb, aromatic herbs, and a savory beef broth creates the perfect combination of warmth and depth.
  • Versatile and Adaptable: This recipe is a canvas waiting for your personal touch. Whether you have leftovers or enjoy making mashed potatoes from scratch, you can tailor it to your preferences. Add your flair, and it becomes a signature dish.
  • Perfect for Gatherings: Shepherd’s Pie isn’t just a family favorite; it’s a crowd-pleaser. Whether it’s a casual family dinner or a potluck with friends, this dish brings people together, sparking conversations and smiles.
  • Satisfying and Filling: The hearty combination of lamb, vegetables, and mashed potatoes makes Shepherd’s Pie a wholesome and filling choice. It’s comfort food that leaves you content and satisfied.

What You Need To Make Shepherd’s Pie

  • Large skillet
  • 7×11 baking dish
  • Wooden spoon or spatula

Ingredients You Need To Make Shepherd’s Pie

  • D’artagnan ground lamb
  • Olive oil
  • Large onion
  • Carrots
  • Peas
  • Green beans
  • Corn
  • Worcestershire sauce
  • Dried parsley
  • Kosher salt
  • Black pepper
  • Rosemary
  • Thyme leaves
  • Tomato paste
  • Garlic cloves
  • Beef broth
  • Mashed potatoes (2 cups for topping)

How To Make Shepherd’s Pie

Preheat the oven to 400°F (200°C).

In a large skillet over medium heat, cook D’artagnan ground lamb in olive oil until partially cooked.

Mix in diced onion, carrots, peas, green beans, corn, Worcestershire sauce, tomato paste, garlic, and beef broth. Cook until the onion is translucent.

Pour the mixture into a 7×11 baking dish.

Cover the mixture with mashed potatoes.

Place the baking dish in the preheated oven and bake for 20 minutes until the top is golden brown.

Remove from the oven and savor the comforting goodness of your Shepherd’s Pie!

Commonly Asked Questions

Can I use ground beef instead of lamb?

Absolutely! Shepherd’s Pie is versatile; you can easily substitute ground lamb with ground beef based on your preference.

Can I make this recipe in advance? 

Yes, Shepherd’s Pie is an excellent make-ahead dish. Prepare it, refrigerate, and bake when ready to serve.

What can I serve with Shepherd’s Pie? 

This dish is a complete meal, but a side salad or steamed veggies complement it beautifully.

Can I freeze Shepherd’s Pie? 

Certainly! Shepherd’s Pie freezes well; just ensure it’s tightly covered for freshness.

Shepherd’s Pie

This classic comfort dish is perfect for these cozy nights.
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Shepherd’s Pie
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Servings: 6
Calories: 388kcal


  • Large skillet
  • 7×11 Baking Dish
  • Spoon or Spatula


  • 1 lb D’artagnan ground lamb
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 large onion diced
  • 1 cup carrots diced
  • 1 cup peas
  • 1 cup green beans cut into 1″ pieces
  • 1 cup corn
  • 2 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 ½ tbsp dried parsley
  • 1 ½ tsp kosher salt
  • ½ tsp black pepper
  • ½ tsp rosemary
  • 1 tsp thyme leaves
  • 2 tbsp tomato paste
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • 1 ½ cups beef broth


  • 2 cups mashed potatoes leftovers or make your normal recipe


  • Preheat the oven to 400°F (200°C).
  • Place a large skillet over medium heat. Add olive oil and ground lamb. Partially cook the lamb.
  • Add the seasonings and diced onion once the lamb is partially cooked. Cook until the onion becomes translucent.
  • Add carrots, peas, green beans, corn, Worcestershire sauce, tomato paste, garlic, and beef broth. Mix well.
  • Pour the mixture into a 7×11 baking dish.
  • Top the mixture with mashed potatoes.
  • Bake in the preheated oven for 20 minutes until the top is golden brown.
  • Remove from the oven and enjoy your Shepherd’s Pie!


Serving: 1cup | Calories: 388kcal | Carbohydrates: 33g | Protein: 18g | Fat: 21g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 55mg | Sodium: 1008mg | Potassium: 799mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 4064IU | Vitamin C: 36mg | Calcium: 68mg | Iron: 3mg
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Indulge in the simplicity of Shepherd’s Pie, where each bite tells a story of comfort, warmth, and togetherness. Whether you’re seeking an easy weeknight dinner or a delightful dish for gatherings, Shepherd’s Pie brings joy to your table. Try it once, and it might just become a cherished tradition in your home.

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