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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 pounds yukon gold potatoes
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter (for potatoes)
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 1 teaspoon salt (for potatoes)
  • black pepper (to taste, for potatoes)
  • 1 tablespoon whole milk (plus more as needed)
  • 4 ounces button mushrooms
  • 1/2 yellow onion
  • 1 carrots
  • 1 stalk celery
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter (for mushrooms)
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 1/2 pounds lean ground beef
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 dash nutmeg
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt (for beef)
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper (for beef)
  • 1 teaspoon worchestershire
  • 1 tablespoon tomato paste
  • 1/3 cup frozen peas
  • 1/3 cup frozen corn
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup beef broth
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    NutritionView More

    Sodium30% DV730mg
    Fat23% DV15g
    Protein45% DV23g
    Carbs7% DV20g
    Fiber20% DV5g
    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.


    Andy Swearingen 20 days 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!
    Angie Dixon a month ago
    easy and tasty recipe
    Robert Kelly 2 months ago
    Very good. A bit challenging to make I thought. But a successful tasty dish in the end.
    Mike 3 months ago
    One of the best I've made! A couple small seasoning tweaks to fit our tastes, but great!
    Garrett Plante 3 months ago
    Fun making it with the kids! Definitely foolproof and delicious. My picky eater was looking for leftovers. We will definitely make it again!
    Vreca 3 months ago
    great! didn't add mushrooms
    Wanda 4 months ago
    Great instructions! anyone can do it
    Cheesy Cuttlefish 5 months ago
    It came out amazing!
    genevieve casillas 6 months ago
    This recipe turned out amazing! Super flavorful! Definitely will be making this again!
    Kristin Rath 6 months ago
    So much better than I’ve had at a restaurant! It was a hit and will be making it again.
    Kalley Huddleston 6 months ago
    So EASY! I would make again, I love love love the videos!
    Juan Hernandez 7 months ago
    Fantastic made two smaller pies will make this again
    Nathan Elliott 8 months ago
    This recipe does have a long prep time, but the results are worth it!! Plus, all 5 of my kids like it, so that's a huge plus!
    Jaunien 8 months ago
    This recipe turned out delicious, everybody loved it. But W.O.W., this was a lot of work. My kitchen was a mess!
    Laura 8 months ago
    This took a long time to make, but it turned out amazing! I doubled the mushrooms (I do that with every recipe that asks for mushrooms), and since I only have salted butter at home, I didn’t add salt to the potatoes. I added extra pepper. I would have done the prep work for the mashed potatoes along with chopping the other veggies before I started cooking, had I looked over the recipe better first. Will definitely make this again!
    Blair Burt 8 months ago
    perfect lot of prep but worth the effort
    Samantha 9 months ago
    It was really good! Alot of work, but really tasty!
    Red 9 months ago
    really good! Easy recipe and doesnt take long at all.
    Was a hit! Added a little extra on the spices. Next time will add some cheese to the mashed potatoes too.
    Gloria Carruthers 9 months ago
    Very nice. However shepherds do not tend cows. They tend sheep. This is not a shepherd’s pie, it’s a cottage pie. A shepherd’s pie is made with ground lamb 😃
    Michelle Rew 9 months ago
    it turned out fantastic i found a new way to make mashed potatoes
    James Potter 9 months ago
    This was AMAZING. Super easy and super yummy! My boyfriend and his mother LOVED it. (Along with the cheesecake I made lol) A must have comfort food!!
    Tiana Jahoor 10 months ago
    Turned out great! Needed a little more spice though.
    Jonathan Lee 10 months ago
    I've been trying a lot of new recipes since getting this app. My family says this one is their favorite so far.
    Amber C. 10 months ago
    great! not dry, i added paprika for more flavor because i didn't have nutmeg
    Jesse Quick 10 months ago
    great. i know its British but it's a little bland. Just pike double all the spices and such for a stronger finish.
    Cara a year ago
    Banging recipe. Best cottage pie I’ve ever made! Not shepherds pie btw, that’s with lamb! I omitted sour cream from the mash and grated cheese on top instead. Will 100% make again
    Uwe a year ago
    first time I have made a "cottage" pie and it was delicious. Have told receipt to some of my best friends and they enjoyed it too. Next time I will have minced lamb for a "shepherds"-version
    Ty W. a year ago
    turned out amazing. i used 1 lb beef and 1/2 lb sausage. used 2 celery and 2 carrots. also ended up using a rectangular dish insteadof pie dish. will make again!!
    Dawn P. a year ago
    This was AMAZING! I made a double batch and I'm glad I did! I didn't change anything in this recipe! I will make it again and again!