Shepherd's Pie

This classic dish is usually made with lamb, but it also works well with pork.
4 servings


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2 tablespoons olive oil
1 onion, chopped
1/2 cup chopped carrot
1/2 cup chopped celery
3 tablespoons flour
2 tablespoons tomato paste
2 cups chicken broth
3 cups cubed, cooked pork
2 cups mashed potatoes (made from a box)
1⁄2 cup grated cheddar cheese


Prep time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 10 minutes on stove; 40 minutes in oven

1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

2. In a large pot, heat oil over medium heat. Add onion, carrot, and celery, and cook until soft, about 3 minutes.

3. Add flour, tomato paste, and broth, and whisk together. Simmer for 7 minutes. Add meat and stir to combine. Spoon into a 2-quart baking dish or individual ramekins.

4. Spread mashed potatoes on top and bake 30 minutes. Sprinkle with cheese; bake 10 to 15 minutes more, until cheese is melted and golden.

How kids can help: Measure ingredients; spread potatoes over meat.

Created date

May 2005

Nutritional Information

Calories 473
Fat 25 g
Satfat 9 g
Sodium 1062 mg
Cholesterol 102 mg