Easy Shepherd’s Pie Recipe | Yummly
AboutCareersContact UsFAQs
BookmarkletYum Button

Easy Shepherd’s Pie

Yummly User: "Added frozen veg with the onion instead of fresh…" Read More
Read Directions
Add to Meal Planner

Add to Meal Planner


  • 2 lb. potatoes (about 3 large potatoes, peeled and quartered)
  • 8 Tbsp. butter
  • 1 onion (medium, chopped, about 1 1/2 cups)
  • 2 cups vegetables (—diced carrots, corn, peas)
  • 1 1/2 lb. beef (ground round)
  • 1/2 cup beef broth
  • 1 tsp. worcestershire sauce
  • salt
  • pepper
  • Did you make this?
    Add All to Shopping List
    Add to Meal Planner

    NutritionView More

    Unlock full nutritional details with subscription

    Calories800Calories from Fat440
    Total Fat49g75%
    Saturated Fat25g125%
    Trans Fat1.5g
    Calories from Fat440
    Total Carbohydrate51g17%
    Dietary Fiber9g36%
    Vitamin A100%
    Vitamin C90%

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


    Yummly User a month ago
    Added frozen veg with the onion instead of fresh (to speed things up) added ketchup, garlic, thyme to the mix. Added heavy cream to the potato’s and garlic powder, topped with cheddar.
    Yummly User a year ago
    Absolutely delicious. I love casserole meals. I added extra veggies, garlic, a few more potatoes (to thicken the mashed potato topping) and topped it off with mild & sharp cheddar cheese. Yummy!
    Yummly User 2 years ago
    First time making shepherds pie I tried the cream corn variation
    Yummly User 2 years ago
    Absolutely delicious! I added a little milk and shredded cheddar to the potatoes when mashing to make them creamier. This is a new family favorite!
    Yummly User 2 years ago
    I used this for my first time of making Shepherd's Pie and it's been in our regular rotation since!
    Yummly User 2 years ago
    added a little more Worcestershire and flour to thicken it all up! it was perfect and I'll do it again
    Yummly User 2 years ago
    It was sooo good my family loved it!!!
    Yummly User 3 years ago
    Very good and simple
    Yummly User 3 years ago
    Perfect for the family! Everyone loved it!
    Yummly User 3 years ago
    It turned out great... haven’t ate it yet but I know from experience that almost everything I make is delicious!!! Thank you for this recipe!!!
    Yummly User 3 years ago
    Delicious! I used frozen vegetables and added them when the meat was almost fully browned.
    Yummly User 4 years ago
    Great. I make 2 and put one in the freezer. Adding the cheddar cheese in top is a must at our house.
    Yummly User 4 years ago
    Great easy dinner! I use lamb to make it even better and do a half and half mash of sweet pots and regular potatoes for he topping.
    Yummly User 4 years ago
    Tasted wonderful and is now a family favorite!
    Yummly User 4 years ago
    Very yummy! Easy to make and pretty good calorie-wise
    Yummly User 5 years ago
    Super easy to make and the steps were easy to follow ❤️ I’ll definitely be adding this to my favorite list
    Yummly User 5 years ago
    I'm sure this is very good, but it's NOT shepherds pie.
    Yummly User 5 years ago
    It's not Shepherds pie if it's made with beef! Shepherds herd sheep! Ergo it has to be made with lamb!!!!!!! Ask any Brit.
    Yummly User 5 years ago
    Delicious, simple, and easy to customize :-) I made extra potatoes after reading the reviews and they were def needed. I'll def make it for my family again! Perfect Sunday night dish, lots of leftovers are easy to portion and reheat for lunch through the week
    Yummly User 5 years ago
    Great ty definitely will make it again 😃😃
    Yummly User 5 years ago
    This was delicious, easy to make and I will so be making this again! It was a big hit!
    Yummly User 5 years ago
    This was my first time making shepherd's pie and my own mashed potatoes, the recipe was pretty easy to follow. I sautéed veggies first, then cooked the meat (mild phobia of adding raw meat into cooked vegetables). I added garlic powder and a little red pepper flakes to the hamburger and then added the veggies back to the pan. I also seasoned the potatoes after mashing with mozzarella cheese, salt, pepper, and garlic powder, and a little bit of milk. Cooked for about 25m. Theory being, since all the ingredients are cooked, I didn't want to dry out the meat. When I put the ingredients in the pan I topped with a little cheddar cheese. I've never used a broiler before so I cooked on high for 3m. It wasn't awful, but the cheese browned more than I would have liked. Next time I will probably make a gravy for the dish. It was flavorful but a little dry. Could also be my own fault, not the most experienced chef. But will definitely make again.
    Yummly User 5 years ago
    Love it! I have made it so many times and it is always tasty! Lately I have been using grassfed beef from a local farm and you can taste the difference. I can't wait to make it again!
    Yummly User 6 years ago
    This recipe is very close to what I make, except I often buy ready-made mashed potatoes for the top. I have also added corn. The best thing about this is that the kids always ate it up! This can be made with soy hamburger for vegetarians, and it's equally good.
    Yummly User 6 years ago
    This recipe was very easy and most importantly it tasted delicious. Also was a hit with my kids!! I'll definitely make it again!!
    Yummly User 6 years ago
    This is, by definition, NOT Shepherd's Pie. Shepherd's Pie is ALWAYS made with lamb. Because this uses beef it is properly Cottage Pie (typical American error--and before anyone grouses, I'm American).
    Yummly User 6 years ago
    Delicious! I needed to make more mashed potatoes though cause 2lbs wasn't enough. It was easy and very good!