This Shepherd's Pie recipe with meat and potatoes is a classic dish that screams comfort. Ground turkey shepherd's pie that is perfect for that night you want something incredible to serve up.
If you enjoy meat and potatoes then this dish is for you. I walk you through how to make this recipe, and you will love the end result.
You also might know this recipe by cottage pie. Either way, call it what you want, this dish is tasty.
Ingredients For Shepherd's Pie
- Ground Turkey or Ground Beef
- Frozen Peas and Carrots
- Beef Broth
- Tomato Soup
- Worcestershire Sauce
- Bay Leaf
- Shredded Cheese
How to Make Shepherd's Pie
Start by adding your meat and onions to a hot skillet and cook until the meat is crumbled and no longer pink. You will also want to caramelize the onions.
Add your meat, onions, garlic, vegetables, flour, and broth, and half the can of soup, along with herbs and Worcestershire. Mix well to incorporate.
Simmer the mixture for around 10 minutes. Then Preheat your oven in the meantime.
Pour meat mixture into prepared pan, then add your mashed potatoes, and bake, as directed.
Once potatoes are golden brown, broil, and then remove from oven, sprinkle with cheese, and serve.
Ways to Make This A Healthy Shepherd's Pie
- Use ground turkey for a leaner meat
- Opt for cauliflower mash instead of mashed potatoes for lower carb
- Use a light cheese to help reduce fat
Want to make this easy shepherd s pie recipe ahead of time? Prep it, and then cover and place in the fridge. Then when you want to heat it up, toss in the oven and bake as directed.
You can store leftovers in the fridge for around 3 days. And this meat and potato casserole does freeze well. Simply store properly, and freeze for 3-4 months.
FAQS on Shepherd's Pie
Ground meat, veggies, in a thick and creamy broth or gravy that is topped with mashed potatoes and baked in the oven. This recipe has been around for centuries and such a comfort food.
Go right ahead if you want a shortcut. It will change up the flavor a bit of the ground beef shepherd's pie.
Just prep the potatoes as directed on the box, top, and bake.
Traditionally a classic shepherd's pie was made with sheep or mutton. Then for a classic Cottage pie recipe you would find it was made with minced meat.
Now in today's world, it all depends where you live as to what ingredients are used, and the name you might refer to this meat and potato recipe.
Honestly, the sky is the limit in terms of what to go with your dish. Serve it as a meal in one. Or pair with vegetables, salad, etc.
Cheese is optional, but I like to add a bit into our dish. If you want go right ahead. Or if you are not a fan of cheese with dishes like this, it will taste just as good if you skip.