Satisfying Shepherd's Pie


Satisfying Shepherd's Pie

This shepherd's pie casserole is a dish that the whole family will love, especially when the weather is chilly!

Shepherds Pie Casserole
Satisfying Shepherds Pie
30 Min

If you're on the hunt for ground beef recipes, shepherd's pie is one of the most popular you'll find. Our Mr. Food shepherd's pie is indulgent but oh so easy. With a few ingredient time savers, you will spend more time enjoying the meal than working over the stove.

We know the craving for a shepherd's pie casserole can come on suddenly, and that means you want to have it fast. We took a few shortcuts when making this Satisfying Shepherd's Pie because we wanted to shave off some of the cooking time. That way, since you don't have to wait longer, you're more...well, satisfied.

Watch the video below and then scroll for the ingredients and recipe. Make it in advance or the day you are hankering for this classic, and you'll have a meal your family won't forget.

What You'll Need

  • 1 1/2 pound ground beef
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 (1.15-ounce) envelope onion soup mix
  • 1 (18-ounce) jar beef gravy
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 (16-ounce) package frozen mixed vegetables, thawed
  • 4 cups prepared mashed potatoes
  • Paprika for sprinkling

Shepherd's Pie Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Coat a 2-quart casserole dish with cooking spray.
  2. In a large skillet, brown ground beef and onion. Drain excess liquid, if necessary. Add soup mix, gravy, garlic powder, and black pepper; mix well. Stir in vegetables.
  3. Place mixture in casserole dish. Spread mashed potatoes over top and sprinkle with paprika.
  4. Bake 30 to 35 minutes, or until heated through. Then serve!


  • Did you know that in England this wouldn't be considered a shepherd's pie casserole? The British call it cottage pie, since authentic shepherd's pie is actually made with chunks of lamb. It'll be fun to share this bit of trivia when serving up this casserole. 

Nutritional InformationShow More

Servings Per Recipe: 6

  • Amount Per Serving % Daily Value *
  • Calories 437
  • Calories from Fat 221
  • Total Fat 25g 38 %
  • Saturated Fat 11g 56 %
  • Trans Fat 1.3g 0 %
  • Protein 26g 53 %
  • Amount Per Serving % Daily Value *
  • Cholesterol 97mg 32 %
  • Sodium 341mg 14 %
  • Total Carbohydrates 28g 9 %
  • Dietary Fiber 4.5g 18 %
  • Sugars 3.0g 0 %

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This recipe sounds good for a short cut COttage is NOT a Shepherd's pie sinceit has been not lamb...that's the only difference.

Sorry about my typos, Been should read beef of course, can't edit the old one.

Made this for dinner last night and really enjoyed the combination of all the flavors. I brought leftovers to work for lunch today and the weirdest thing, it tasted spicy. I only used the paprika called for to dust the potatoes with and that's not spicy. Weird, spicy but still very good.

This shepherds pie sounds like the perfect fix to watching movies and cuddling up in this cold weather we've been having lately. I can imagine how flavorful it will be with the combination of the onion soup mix and beef gravy...but I think I'll leave the corn out. I'm not sure why but corn has never really been my thing unless it's on the cob...weird huh?

Shepherds Pie is Irish and we still use lamb. http// == where-did-it-come-from/

When I made this, I followed the recipe except for.... I replaced the mixed veggies with corn and I topped it with cheese and then sprinkled it with smoked paprika. The smoked paprika blends great with the cheese. I also used Bob Evans Original Mashed Potatoes.

Love that this is topped with mashed potatoes!

I left out the french onion soup mix and just used beef gravy, i let the vegetables simmer in the beef/gravy mixture for about 15 minutes to let them thaw, plus i added cheese to the top, it was a big hit at our house and im making it again tonight.

When I made this, I used 21 ounces of the gravy, as the 18-oz. didn't seem like enough, plus I made my own mashed potatoes, and added an extra cup, cuz I put this in a 4-quart oval baking dish, and the 2-quart didn't look like it would work with this dish. Also, I too used the Birds Eye brand of mixed vegetables, but the video didn't say to thaw the vegetables, but when printing out the recipe, it states to thaw them. I didn't have time to thaw them, so I nuked them in my 900 watt microwave oven for just 6 minutes 30 seconds on 'high'. My husband enjoyed this the first day it was made, but the reheated leftovers were just ok. Not sure if I'll make this again, but if I do, I will cut the recipe down a bit, as this amount is too much for just 2 people.

Well, gee. You use 21 oz. instead of 18, add an extra cup of potatoes and it was just too much for 2 people? Think about it. Maybe it'll all turn out a little better if you "make the recipe" since you don't know exactly what will happen when you doctor it all up and then complain because it didn't taste right or was too much? Go away.

You take the cake or pie for rudeness. Too much. A great Shepherds Pie with or without lamb is a special treat. I enjoyed my mama's.

This was awful. I was suspect about the gravy and was right. Go to a more traditional recipe .

No. YOU go to a recipe you can figure out. Duh.

Steve, Get over yourself! One snarky comment is one too many. What would you know about a recipe anyway? We know your wife does all the cooking.


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