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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 extra-virgin 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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    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.


    Tyler Alstott 4 months 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 6 months 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 7 months 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 8 months ago
    easy and tasty recipe
    Robert Kelly 9 months ago
    Very good. A bit challenging to make I thought. But a successful tasty dish in the end.
    Mike 9 months ago
    One of the best I've made! A couple small seasoning tweaks to fit our tastes, but great!
    Garrett Plante 9 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 9 months ago
    great! didn't add mushrooms
    Wanda 10 months ago
    Great instructions! anyone can do it
    It came out amazing!
    This recipe turned out amazing! Super flavorful! Definitely will be making this again!
    Kristin Rath a year ago
    So much better than I’ve had at a restaurant! It was a hit and will be making it again.
    So EASY! I would make again, I love love love the videos!
    Juan Hernandez a year ago
    Fantastic made two smaller pies will make this again
    Nathan Elliott a year 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 a year 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 a year 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 a year ago
    perfect lot of prep but worth the effort
    Samantha a year ago
    It was really good! Alot of work, but really tasty!
    Red a year 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.
    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 a year ago
    it turned out fantastic i found a new way to make mashed potatoes
    James Potter a year 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 a year ago
    Turned out great! Needed a little more spice though.
    Jonathan Lee a year 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. a year ago
    great! not dry, i added paprika for more flavor because i didn't have nutmeg
    Jesse Quick a year 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