Best Shepherds Pie

Best Shepherds Pie

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 6
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 371.2
  • Total Fat: 17.6 g
  • Cholesterol: 65.5 mg
  • Sodium: 342.4 mg
  • Total Carbs: 31.9 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 4.1 g
  • Protein: 21.8 g

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All time favourite comfort food All time favourite comfort food
Number of Servings: 6


    1 1/4 lbs (565 g) potatoes, peeled and chopped or use left over mashed potatoes
    2 large cloves garlic, peeled and minced
    3/4 cup light sour cream (or pureed 1% cottage cheese)
    1/2 cup shredded cheese (light) - I like cheddar
    1 lb. (450 g) extra lean ground beef
    2 tbsp. cornstarch (or flour)
    3 cups frozen mixed vegetables (thawed) I like peas and carrots but you can choose whatever
    3/4 cup gf low sodium beef broth or bouillon
    2 tbsp. gf ketchup or tomato paste


Put potatoes and garlic in a large saucepan and cover with water. Bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce heat to low and simmer for 15 - 20 minutes or until potatoes are very tender. Drain and return to saucepan with sour cream (or cottage cheese). Mash to desired consistency. Stir in half of the cheddar cheese.

Preheat the oven to 375. Brown the meat in a large skillet. Stir in the cornstarch (or flour) and cook for 1 minute. Add the vegetables, broth and ketchup and continue cooking for 5 minutes.

Spoon the meat mixture into an 8 inch square baking dish. Cover with the mashed potatoes. Bake for 18 minutes. Sprinkle with remaining cheese and bake for an additional 2 minutes or until the cheese is melted.

Serve with a fresh garden salad. Enjoy!! :)

Makes 6 - 1 1/2 cup servings. Freezes well in individual containers for a nice lunch.

Number of Servings: 6

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user SUGARS7.


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  • 3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    Good recipe. Next time I will omit the tomato paste and beef broth and add a can of stewed, diced tomatoes. - 1/10/10

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  • My kids loved it, my husband enjoyed that it was gluten free. Win all the way around. - 9/23/13

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  • Tastes just like my mother's recipe. Thanks! - 9/25/12

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  • I made this last night and hubby actually liked it! I did not have any sour cream, so I did puree some cottage cheese. I also used the Yukon Gold potatoes. For the veggies, I used a Steamfresh pack mixture of corn, peas, carrots, and asparagus. I sprinkled paprika on the meat and then on potatoes. - 7/2/12

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  • I followed the directions to a T, next time I would add more savory spices and add a light gravy instead of bouillon. - 8/14/11

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  • Great recipe! I had to use ground lamb, though. That's the traditional Irish way!!! - 2/19/11

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  • Great recipe, loved it. Have made it more than once.

    Beans are a great veggie to include. Also, I find it good to mix some tomato paste in the top (potatoes, sour cream etc) rather than with the meat. And if you can afford the calories, some extra sour cream in the mix tastes great. - 2/16/11

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  • Comfort in a dish! - 10/21/10

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  • Made this for dinner last night and it's very good, and oh, so easy to put together! Since it's just my DH and me, we have leftovers. Can't wait! - 6/8/10

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I am making this for dinner! It's a family favorite too. I will use 3 cups shredded sirloin roast that was leftovers from pot roast last week instead of ground beef this time. - 10/6/09

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  • We really enjoyed this, had it to celebrate St. Paddy's day. I substituted the ketchup for BBQ sauce and added some Worcestershire as well, and popped it under the broiler to finish it off. thank you - 3/20/09

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  • Great! I made it with lots of extra veggies - mushrooms, green peppers, green beans and cut the cheese in half, just sprinkled a little on top! Loved it! would make it again! - 11/9/08

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  • Very easy to make and very tasty. - 8/8/08

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