Meaty Shepherd’s Pie Recipe

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Louise Published: January 12, 2021 Modified: June 1, 2021

How To Make Meaty Shepherd’s Pie

Yukon mashed potatoes on top of some lean ground beef and nutritious veggies make up a tasty shepherd’s pie. Don’t miss out on this meaty make-ahead meal.

Preparation: 10 minutes
Cooking: 1 hour 30 minutes
Total: 1 hour 40 minutes



For Potatoes:

  • lbsYukon Gold potatoes,peeled, diced
  • ¾cupchicken broth,fat free
  • 2tbspsour cream,reduced fat
  • salt and pepper
  • paprika

For Filling:

  • 1lbground beef,95% lean
  • 1tspoil
  • 1medium onion,diced
  • 1stalkcelery,chopped
  • 2clovesgarlic,diced
  • 8ozmushrooms,diced
  • 10ozmixed vegetables,frozen, carrots, corn, peas, green beans, baby lima beans
  • 2tbspflour,or use GF flour
  • 1cupbeef broth,fat free
  • 2tsptomato paste
  • 1tspWorcestershire sauce
  • 1tsprosemary leaves,freshly chopped
  • 1tspthyme leaves,freshly chopped
  • kosher salt and pepper


  1. Boil potatoes in a medium pot of salted water until cooked and soft.

  2. Drain and mash with chicken broth, sour cream, 1/2 teaspoon salt and pepper, set aside.

  3. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.

  4. In a large sauté pan brown meat over medium high heat, breaking the meat up with a wooden spoon as it cooks.

  5. Season with 1/2 tsp salt and pepper to taste.

  6. When cooked, set aside on a plate.

  7. Add the oil, onion, garlic, mushrooms and celery and sauté on medium heat about 6 to 8 minutes, until the vegetables are tender.

  8. Add the flour, frozen vegetables, beef broth, tomato paste, Worcestershire sauce, rosemary, thyme, cooked meat and mix well.

  9. Simmer on low about 8-10 minutes.

  10. Spread the meat on the bottom of casserole dish. Top with mashed potatoes and sprinkle with paprika

  11. Bake 20 to 25 minutes, then place under the broiler 1 to 2 minutes until the potatoes turn golden.

  12. Remove from oven and let it cool 5 minutes before serving.


  • Calories: 368.78kcal
  • Fat: 17.56g
  • Saturated Fat: 6.48g
  • Trans Fat: 0.90g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 7.59g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.92g
  • Carbohydrates: 33.35g
  • Fiber: 5.49g
  • Sugar: 4.79g
  • Protein: 20.20g
  • Cholesterol: 56.66mg
  • Sodium: 889.98mg
  • Calcium: 71.75mg
  • Potassium: 1159.39mg
  • Iron: 3.68mg
  • Vitamin A: 289.83µg
  • Vitamin C: 28.23mg
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