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Foolproof Savory Shepherd's Pie

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Foolproof Savory Shepherd's Pie

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Hearty, filling, shepherd's pie makes a delicious dinner for when you're craving comfort food. The recipe is a Yummly original created by Sara Mellas.


  • nonstick cooking spray
  • 2 lb. yukon gold potatoes
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter (for potatoes)
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 1 tsp. salt (for potatoes)
  • black pepper (to taste, for potatoes)
  • 1 Tbsp. whole milk (plus more as needed)
  • 4 oz. button mushrooms
  • 1/2 yellow onion
  • 1 carrots
  • 1 stalk celery
  • 1 Tbsp. unsalted butter (for mushrooms)
  • 1/4 tsp. salt (for mushrooms)
  • 1 Tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 1/2 lb. lean ground beef
  • 1 tsp. dried thyme
  • 1 dash nutmeg
  • 3/4 tsp. salt (for beef)
  • 1/4 tsp. black pepper (for beef)
  • 1 tsp. worchestershire
  • 1 Tbsp. tomato paste
  • 1/3 cup frozen peas
  • 1/3 cup frozen corn
  • 2 Tbsp. all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup beef broth
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    Calories310Calories from Fat140
    Total Fat15g23%
    Saturated Fat7g35%
    Trans Fat
    Calories from Fat140
    Total Carbohydrate20g7%
    Dietary Fiber5g20%
    Vitamin A35%
    Vitamin C25%

    * 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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    Cory a month ago
    Long prep time, but it turned out very tasty
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    Lex Ward 4 months ago
    I added a bit more tomato paste, used beef stock instead of broth, a bit more worcestershire and spices and it came out delicious!!
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    a bit underseasoned followed receipe as well as added more salt but the flour / veggies / then the mashed potatoes - it just needed more salt and thyme with some garlic, i had to add more flour in mine since the consistency just wasnt right. but the base on this recipe is great you can definitely gets some ideas on how to spice it up in your own way.
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    Jessica Lee 4 months ago
    We left out the sour cream and added more milk. Turned out great!
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    Young 4 months ago
    It turned out great’ family really enjoyed it. I will make it again.
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    Danny Corder 5 months ago
    We are officially making this dish as our family's one.
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    Christal Ruelas 6 months ago
    great. I modified it just a bit but it was delicious.
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    Stacey Sorg 6 months ago
    turned out good... I used a little more tomato paste & used oregano instead of thyme... yum!
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    Mapston a year ago
    it turned out awesome. everyone ate every bite and then some. added a little more tomato paste, tomatoes, onions as stated and only had frozen mix veggie bag. regardless, its all about the seasonings. mashed potatoes were great just the way it was in the recipe
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    Corrina a year ago
    Perfect easy recipe for the family. Very tasty!
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    Caleb Hilgeman a year ago
    Very good! I will definitely make this again!
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    Heather Slater a year ago
    Excellent recipe. 👍
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    M K a year ago
    Made this tonight! so good! only thing i would change would be adding c a bit of cheese on top and maybe a bit more salt.
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    Rebecca Simmons a year ago
    This is now a regularly planned meal! So good!
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    Oppegard a year ago
    Perfect. Thyme made this dish!
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    Tastes good, but too many steps, ingredients, and time to make.
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    lisa mccabe a year ago
    Great I was in a rush and used instant potatoes and Italian seasonings in instead of making the potatoes and the family licked their plates clean
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    Nikolay Makhalin a year ago
    Great recipe! I replace the mushrooms with red bell pepper, and it has become even tastier.
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    Joshua North a year ago
    It wasn't bad. We had to add quite a bit of seasonings to bring it up to what we're used to. 1 TBPS of worcestershire sauce wasn't enough.
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    Tyler Alstott 2 years ago
    Even the picky eaters in the family cleaned their plates. I didnt have any unsalted butter for where the recipe called for it so I just reduced the salt amounts by half where called and it turned out great! A side note: if you're using a standard 9" pie plate this recipe will over produce filling- I think you could get by with 1 lb of hamburger as opposed to the 1.5 called for.
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    Madison Bastien 2 years ago
    Added a few extra veggies, and was out of tomato paste so I used Ketchup, but whole family loved it, even my picky little brother
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    Andy Swearingen 2 years ago
    awesome recipe! I added a couple of splashes of red wine to the beef as I was cooking it and it adds some awesome flavor to this recipe!
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    Angie Dixon 2 years ago
    easy and tasty recipe
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    Robert Kelly 2 years ago
    Very good. A bit challenging to make I thought. But a successful tasty dish in the end.
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    Mike 2 years ago
    One of the best I've made! A couple small seasoning tweaks to fit our tastes, but great!
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    Garrett Plante 2 years ago
    Fun making it with the kids! Definitely foolproof and delicious. My picky eater was looking for leftovers. We will definitely make it again!
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    Vreca 2 years ago
    great! didn't add mushrooms
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    Wanda 2 years ago
    Great instructions! anyone can do it
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    Cheesy Cuttlefish 2 years ago
    It came out amazing!
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    genevieve casillas 2 years ago
    This recipe turned out amazing! Super flavorful! Definitely will be making this again!