A large picture of the finished shepherd's pie on a plate, garnished with chives and ready to serve.
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Delicious Shepherd's Pie Bake

A non-traditional shepherd's pie made with simple ingredients and a mixture of beef and lamb. It's loaded with veggies and topped with mashed potatoes.
Prep Time45 mins
Cook Time40 mins
Mashed Potato Prep35 mins
Total Time2 hrs
Course: Dinner, Dinner Entree
Cuisine: American, Irish
Keyword: Shepherd's Pie, Winter, beef, lamb, frozen vegetables, Fall
Servings: 12 Servings
Calories: 438kcal
Author: Berly's Kitchen


Mashed Potatoes

  • 4 Large Idaho Potatoes (cut into 1-inch cubes)
  • 4 Tablespoons Unsalted Butter
  • 3/4 Cup Milk (we used whole)
  • Sea Salt and Pepper to Taste

Shepherd's Pie Filling

  • 1 Lb. Ground Beef (85/15)
  • 1 Lb. Ground Lamb (lean)
  • 1/3 Cup White Onion (diced)
  • 24 Ounces Frozen Mixed Vegetables (2 12-ounce bags)
  • 1 Teaspoon Sea Salt
  • 1 Teaspoon Cracked Black Pepper
  • 1 Teaspoon Onion Powder
  • 1 Teaspoon Garlic Powder
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Paprika
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Dried Thyme
  • 3 Tablespoons Worcestershire Sauce
  • 1 1/2 Cup Beef Stock
  • 3 Tablespoons All-Purpose Flour
  • 5 Tablespoons Unsalted Butter (melted)


Mashed Potatoes

  • First, start by dicing the potatoes (peeling optional).
  • Next, in large saucepan, add the potatoes and add enough tap water to cover them.
  • Then, over medium-high heat, boil the potatoes until they are fork tender (10-15 minutes).
  • After that, drain them, and transfer them to a large mixing bowl.
  • Last, add the milk, butter, salt, and pepper. Mash them until they are your desired consistency. Set them aside.

Shepherd's Pie Filling

  • First, in a large saucepan or 7-quart dutch oven, over medium heat, combine the ground beef, lamb, onion, salt, pepper, onion powder, garlic powder, paprika, and thyme.
  • Next, saute the ingredients for 10-15 minutes (while stirring), or until the meat is browned. Add the Worcestershire Sauce and stir to mix.
  • After the meat is cooked, add the mixed veggies, and saute for an additional 7-10 minutes. Go ahead and preheat your oven to 425 degrees F.
  • Now, melt your butter in your microwave or on the stove top, and whisk in the flour to create a simple thickening agent. 
  • Afterwards, add the butter/flour mixture to the meat and veggies while stirring. Pour in the broth and continue mixing the filling for another 2 minutes. Turn off the heat for assembly.

Assembly and Bake

  • First, grab a 9x13-inch baking dish or just use the dutch oven and start topping the filling with the mashed potatoes using a spatula or spoon.
  • Next, smooth out the topping or leave it rustic. Just make sure the pie is totally covered with mashed potatoes.
  • Then, place the dish in your preheated oven (425 degrees F.) and let it bake for 25 to 35 minutes. 
  • Last, remove the finished shepherd's pie from the oven and let it cool for about 20 minutes before serving. Top with chives or sliced green onions and serve.


The calories listed are an approximation based on the ingredients and a serving size of about 1-cup and does not include the chive garnish. Actual calories will vary. The shepherd's pie can be stored in your fridge in a sealed container for up to 3-days.


Serving: 1Cup | Calories: 438kcal | Carbohydrates: 34g | Protein: 18g | Fat: 25g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Cholesterol: 78mg | Sodium: 457mg | Potassium: 938mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 3205IU | Vitamin C: 13.8mg | Calcium: 71mg | Iron: 3.4mg
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