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The best shepherd's piece recipe - super easy to make! (1)

Best Shepherd's Pie Recipe

An easy and delicious Shepherd's Pie recipe that is good any time of year, not just on St. Patrick's Day!
Course Main
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Author Molly Stillman


  • 2 pounds of ground beef I prefer grass-fed
  • 2-3 cups of mashed potatoes I made mine fresh for this recipe but you can use boxed, pre-made, or even leftover mashed potatoes. Whatever mashed potato recipe you like best can be used!
  • 1 bag of mixed frozen vegetables I used organic corn, peas, carrots, and green beans, but honestly whatever vegetables you want to use would be great (PRO TIP: leave the bag sitting out while you prep and brown your ground beef so the veggies have *some* time to thaw)
  • 2 tablespoons of Worcestershire sauce divided.
  • 2 cloves of garlic minced
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 cups of shredded cheese optional, for top of potatoes. But let's be honest, everything is better with cheese so this is a must ingredient for me


  1. (This recipe assumes you have already made the mashed potatoes. Again, you can use boxed or pre-made, leftover, or make your mashed potatoes fresh. I made mine fresh. Whatever mashed potato recipe you like best works!)
  2. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  3. First, brown your ground beef. I like to brown mine in a little olive oil, with a dash of minced garlic, salt, and pepper. Add one tablespoon of Worcestershire sauce to the ground beef as it cooks.
  4. Once browned all the way through, in a large bowl, combine ground beef with remaining garlic, frozen vegetables, remaining Worcestershire sauce, and salt and pepper
  5. In a 13"x9" greased baking dish, place the ground beef mixture on the bottom of the dish, then top with mashed potatoes in a smooth and even layer.
  6. Top the mashed potatoes with shredded cheese.
  7. Bake at 375 for 20-25 minutes, or until brown and bubbly.
  8. That's it! Super easy and really delicious.