Foolproof Savory Shepherd's Pie Recipe | Yummly

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.


  • 4 ounces button mushrooms
  • 1/2 yellow onion
  • 1 stalk celery
  • 1 carrots
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon salt (divided)
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 1/2 pounds lean ground beef
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 dash nutmeg
  • 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
  • 2 pounds yukon gold potatoes
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons milk
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    NutritionView More

    Sodium34% DV810mg
    Fat23% DV15g
    Protein45% DV23g
    Carbs7% DV20g
    Fiber20% DV5g
    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.


    genevieve casillas 19 days ago
    This recipe turned out amazing! Super flavorful! Definitely will be making this again!
    Kristin Rath a month ago
    So much better than I’ve had at a restaurant! It was a hit and will be making it again.
    Kalley Huddleston a month ago
    So EASY! I would make again, I love love love the videos!
    Juan Hernandez a month ago
    Fantastic made two smaller pies will make this again
    Nathan Elliott 2 months 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!
    Jaunie Nelson 3 months 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 3 months 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 3 months ago
    perfect lot of prep but worth the effort
    Samantha 3 months ago
    It was really good! Alot of work, but really tasty!
    Red 3 months 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.
    Gloria Carruthers 4 months ago
    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 4 months ago
    it turned out fantastic i found a new way to make mashed potatoes
    James Potter 4 months 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 4 months ago
    Turned out great! Needed a little more spice though.
    Jonathan Lee 4 months 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. 4 months ago
    great! not dry, i added paprika for more flavor because i didn't have nutmeg
    Jesse Quick 5 months 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 5 months 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 5 months 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
    Ty W. 5 months ago
    turned out amazing. i used 1 lb beef and 1/2 lb sausage. used 2 celery and 2 carrots. also ended up using a rectangular dish insteadof pie dish. will make again!!
    Dawn P. 5 months ago
    This was AMAZING! I made a double batch and I'm glad I did! I didn't change anything in this recipe! I will make it again and again!
    James Tamesis 6 months ago
    Good flavor, a little too much potatoes compared to filling but still good!
    Steve S. 6 months ago
    did not like the flavor of the thyme
    Susan D. 7 months ago
    i made a few changes but it came out great. my husband hates onions and i didn't have any mushrooms. i cooked the potatoes and carrots in the instapot while i did the ground meet with other veggies i put corn and green beans, tomato paste, spices, and beef broth with flour. I then put in deep casserole dish. First went the ground meat and vegetables, then sprinkled cheese on top the placed the mashed potatoes on top. I baked for 20 minutes at 430 degrees. turned out well.
    Michelle D. 7 months ago
    This is so easy and tastes so good. I added a few things to mine like a tsp of garlic to the mushrooms. Then I added 1/4 cup of cheddar cheese to the potatoes. I put mine in mini loaf pans so everyone gets their own personal pie. I can also freeze the others for a night i don't feel like cooking.
    Kara 7 months ago
    Many ingredients for big payoff. A definite repeat.
    Brittany Edwards 7 months ago
    All of the pieces were there it was just missing some kind of flavour. Maybe it was the missing garlic?
    Diana R. 8 months ago
    I've loved shepherd's pie since I was a child in England. But this is not shepherd's pie - it's cottage pie. A shepherd implies sheep, so shepherd's pie is made with ground lamb (which I prefer). When it's made with beef, it's cottage pie, though most of the rest is the same. It's a perfect winter dish in either case.
    Yolanda Watson 8 months ago
    great family pleaser!