Shepherd's Pie Recipe with Lamb and Mashed Potatoes

Shepherd's pie
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  • 45 mins
  • Prep: 15 mins,
  • Cook: 30 mins
  • Yield: 4 servings
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This traditional shepherd's pie is made with lamb. Shepherd's pie, also known as Cottage pie when it's made with beef, is an old English favorite. It is a family favorite on either side of the Atlantic.

To make a cottage style pie, use leftover minced roast beef and beef gravy. This slow cooker version is another good option.


What You'll Need

  • 2 cups roast lamp (cooked and chopped)
  • 1 tablespoon onion (finely chopped)
  • 2 cups lamb gravy
  • salt to taste
  • pepper to taste
  • 2 cups mashed potato (prepared with milk and seasonings as desired)
  • 1/8 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 tablespoon butter

How to Make It

  1. Combine meat, gravy, and chopped onion; season with salt and pepper to taste.
  2. Line the bottom of a buttered baking dish with a layer of half of the seasoned mashed potatoes.
  3. Add meat mixture then cover with remaining mashed potatoes. Or, meat and gravy can be put in the baking dish first then topped with all of the mashed potatoes.
  4. Dot mashed potato topping with butter, sprinkle with salt, pepper, and paprika, then bake for about 30 minutes at 400 F, or until potato topping is browned and the pie is thoroughly heated.