Happy St. Patrick’s Day!!

Having grown up in a SUPER Irish family, St. Patrick’s Day is one of my favorite holidays. And I LOVE making traditional St. Patrick’s Day food on, well, St. Patrick’s Day. Two years ago I shared my Irish Soda Bread recipe on here and my Corned Beef and Potatoes recipe. But I realized I’ve never shared my easy Shepherd’s Pie recipe!

It’s really SUPER easy and SO delicious. I altered it a little from the “traditional” Shepherd’s Pie recipe… but oh well. I do what I want! Bahaha. So, if you’re looking for a St. Patrick’s Day themed dinner to make for tonight… here you go!!

RECIPE | Easy Shepherd’s Pie

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1 lb of ground beef
  • 1/4 cup of frozen peas and carrots
  • 1/2 – 3/4 cup of frozen corn
  • Mashed potatoes (Not sure of the amount… I made mine from about 6 medium sized Russet potatoes)
  • 1 tbs of Worcestershire sauce
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1 clove minced garlic
  • Shredded cheese for topping (optional)

DIRECTIONS:

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.

In a skillet, brown the ground beef and add in the worcestershire sauce, salt, pepper, and garlic. Once the meat is browned, drain the grease and set aside.

While the meat is browning, make your mashed potatoes. I don’t have a specific recipe for this. I just peel and cut up my potatoes, boil them, drain them, add in milk, butter, salt and pepper… mash them.

In a bowl, mix the meat, frozen peas and carrots, and about half of the frozen corn.

In an 8×8 casserole dish, spread the meat mixture evenly across the bottom. Top the meat mixture with the other half of the frozen corn. Then, top with the mashed potatoes and spread evenly.

This part is optional, but then add shredded cheese all over the top of the mashed potatoes. Not “traditionally” Shepherd’s pie, but I love cheese… so sue me.

Bake at 375 for about 25 minutes. If the top isn’t browned, feel free to throw it on the boiler for about 2-3 minutes.

Enjoy!!

RECIPE | Easy Shepherd's Pie

What about you? Will you try this? Do you have a Shepherd’s Pie recipe? Any favorite St. Patrick’s Day recipes?!

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