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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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    NutritionView More

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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.


    Mapston 4 months 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
    Corrina 5 months ago
    Perfect easy recipe for the family. Very tasty!
    Caleb Hilgeman 5 months ago
    Very good! I will definitely make this again!
    Heather Slater 6 months ago
    Excellent recipe. 👍
    M K 6 months 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.
    Rebecca Simmons 6 months ago
    This is now a regularly planned meal! So good!
    Oppegard 6 months ago
    Perfect. Thyme made this dish!
    Elizabeth Kessler 7 months ago
    Tastes good, but too many steps, ingredients, and time to make.
    lisa mccabe 7 months 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
    Nikolay Makhalin 8 months ago
    Great recipe! I replace the mushrooms with red bell pepper, and it has become even tastier.
    Joshua North 9 months 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.
    Tyler Alstott a year 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.
    Madison Bastien a year 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
    Andy Swearingen a year 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 year ago
    easy and tasty recipe
    Robert Kelly 2 years ago
    Very good. A bit challenging to make I thought. But a successful tasty dish in the end.
    Mike 2 years ago
    One of the best I've made! A couple small seasoning tweaks to fit our tastes, but great!
    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!
    Vreca 2 years ago
    great! didn't add mushrooms
    Wanda 2 years ago
    Great instructions! anyone can do it
    Cheesy Cuttlefish 2 years ago
    It came out amazing!
    genevieve casillas 2 years ago
    This recipe turned out amazing! Super flavorful! Definitely will be making this again!
    Kristin Rath 2 years ago
    So much better than I’ve had at a restaurant! It was a hit and will be making it again.
    Kalley Huddleston 2 years ago
    So EASY! I would make again, I love love love the videos!
    Juan Hernandez 2 years ago
    Fantastic made two smaller pies will make this again
    Nathan Elliott 2 years 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 2 years 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 2 years 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 2 years ago
    perfect lot of prep but worth the effort
    Samantha 2 years ago
    It was really good! Alot of work, but really tasty!