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shepherd's pie baked with ground beef, vegetables topped with mashed potatoes.

Super Shepherd's Pie

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Shepherds Pie, Super Shepherds Pie, Cottage Pie
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings: 8
Calories: 408kcal
Author: Laureen King
This ultimate comfort food recipe has a rich tasty gravy, ground beef, veggies topped with fluffy mashed potatoes.
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  • lb lean ground beef
  • 6-7 medium potatoes about 6-7 cups raw, chopped
  • 3 carrots chopped about 2 ½ cups raw, chopped
  • 1 onion chopped about 1 cup
  • 1 clove minced garlic
  • 1 cup frozen corn
  • 1 cup frozen green beans optional
  • 1 cup frozen peas
  • 1 tbsp tomato paste
  • 1 tsp thyme
  • 6 tbsp butter
  • ½ cup milk
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp ground black pepper
  • 1 package beef gravy mix prepared as per instructions
  • 1 cup cheddar cheese shredded optional


  • Peel and cut potatoes; cook in salted water until tender, about 20 minutes, drain.
  • Add butter, milk and mash; set aside.
  • In large sauté pan add ground beef, salt, pepper and cook until browned. Transfer to casserole dish.
  • Drain off all but about 1 tbsp. fat from sauté pan, add onions, carrots and garlic and cook until tender.
  • Stir in beans, corn and peas. Cook for about 4-5 minutes (I usually add the beans and cook for a few minutes before adding peas and corn as they take a bit longer to cook.
  • In the meantime prepare gravy mix as per package instructions.
  • When gravy has thickened, stir in tomato paste and thyme.
  • Add gravy mix into vegetable mix, then stir in ground beef and pour into 2 quart casserole dish.
  • Top with mashed potato mix, cover and bake 350 degrees for 30 minutes.
  • (optional) Add shredded cheddar cheese and bake uncovered for an additional 10 minutes or until cheese is melted.


Calories: 408kcal | Carbohydrates: 33g | Protein: 28g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 91mg | Sodium: 568mg | Potassium: 1235mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 4520IU | Vitamin C: 31.7mg | Calcium: 198mg | Iron: 8mg