Photo: Kate Sears; Styling: Gerri Williams
Prep Time
30 Mins
Cook Time
1 Hour
Total Time
1 Hour 30 Mins
Serves 6

Shepherd's Pie is a traditional English dish made with ground meat, vegetables and topped with mashed potatoes. Our hearty one-dish pie does not disappoint.

How to Make It

Step 1

Place potatoes in a pot, cover with cold, salted water, bring to a boil over medium-high heat and cook until potatoes are tender, about 20 minutes. Drain, transfer to a large bowl and mash with milk and sour cream. Season with salt and pepper.

Step 2

Warm a large skillet over medium heat until hot. Add beef and cook, breaking up with a spoon, until no longer pink, about 5 minutes. Add onion, carrot, celery and mushrooms and sauté for 8 minutes. Add garlic and sauté 2 minutes longer. Sprinkle flour on top and cook, stirring, for 2 minutes. Stir in broth, Worcestershire sauce and lentils, bring to a boil, reduce heat to low and simmer for 10 minutes.

Step 3

Preheat oven to 375ºF. Mist a 9-by-13-inch baking dish with cooking spray. Stir peas into meat mixture and season with salt and pepper. Spoon meat mixture into baking dish and carefully spread potatoes on top. Bake for 30 minutes. If potatoes are not brown enough, turn broiler on high and broil until potatoes are golden, about 2 minutes, watching carefully to avoid burning. Serve hot.

Ratings & Reviews

Dougboy's Review

February 21, 2015
I like the the favors but the dish lacked firmness. A little drippy. I also would advise adding plenty of seasoning.

MervynRaasch's Review

March 21, 2014
The variety of tastes and textures appeal to me. The basic meat and potatoes combination has made this a cold weather comfort food for me. It freezes and reheats well.

Salahare's Review

April 10, 2013

shannonnicole's Review

August 29, 2012
The meat and veggies were amazing but the mashed potatos were not the best they felt like foam. Would make again with a different potato recipe.

labuns17's Review

January 19, 2012
i added rosemary in while sauteing everything, and i also think a 1/4c less on the broth might work better

theresa1965's Review

January 09, 2012

maryedow's Review

January 08, 2012
Very yummy...just adjust the salt to your liking.

JillyBurke's Review

December 27, 2011
This is a major production to prepare but it's worth the effort. It's a great winter dish that will fill you up fast.