Foolproof Savory Shepherd's Pie Recipe | Yummly

Foolproof Savory Shepherd's Pie

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Hearty, filling, shepherd's pie makes a delicious dinner for when you're craving comfort food. The recipe is a Yummly original created by Sara Mellas.


  • 4 ounces button mushrooms
  • 1/2 yellow onion
  • 1 stalk celery
  • 1 carrots
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon salt (divided)
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 1/2 pounds lean ground beef
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 dash nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon worchestershire
  • 1 tablespoon tomato paste
  • 1/3 cup frozen peas
  • 1/3 cup frozen corn
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup beef broth
  • 2 pounds yukon gold potatoes
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons milk
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    NutritionView More

    Sodium34% DV810mg
    Fat23% DV15g
    Protein45% DV23g
    Carbs7% DV20g
    Fiber20% DV5g
    Calories310Calories from Fat140
    Total Fat15g23%
    Saturated Fat7g35%
    Trans Fat
    Calories from Fat140
    Total Carbohydrate20g7%
    Dietary Fiber5g20%
    Vitamin A35%
    Vitamin C25%

    * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.


    Yummly User 12 days ago
    Good flavor, a little too much potatoes compared to filling but still good!
    Yummly User 23 days ago
    did not like the flavor of the thyme
    Yummly User a month ago
    i made a few changes but it came out great. my husband hates onions and i didn't have any mushrooms. i cooked the potatoes and carrots in the instapot while i did the ground meet with other veggies i put corn and green beans, tomato paste, spices, and beef broth with flour. I then put in deep casserole dish. First went the ground meat and vegetables, then sprinkled cheese on top the placed the mashed potatoes on top. I baked for 20 minutes at 430 degrees. turned out well.
    Yummly User 2 months ago
    This is so easy and tastes so good. I added a few things to mine like a tsp of garlic to the mushrooms. Then I added 1/4 cup of cheddar cheese to the potatoes. I put mine in mini loaf pans so everyone gets their own personal pie. I can also freeze the others for a night i don't feel like cooking.
    Yummly User 2 months ago
    Many ingredients for big payoff. A definite repeat.
    Yummly User 2 months ago
    All of the pieces were there it was just missing some kind of flavour. Maybe it was the missing garlic?
    Yummly User 3 months ago
    I've loved shepherd's pie since I was a child in England. But this is not shepherd's pie - it's cottage pie. A shepherd implies sheep, so shepherd's pie is made with ground lamb (which I prefer). When it's made with beef, it's cottage pie, though most of the rest is the same. It's a perfect winter dish in either case.
    Yummly User 3 months ago
    great family pleaser!
    Yummly User 3 months ago
    Good one ! Easy t make and delicious !
    Yummly User 4 months ago
    My whole family loved it! served it with a side of greens
    Yummly User 4 months ago
    Awesome! Perfect for a rainy night and for a few night’s worth of dinner
    Yummly User 5 months ago
    Great flavor. Good way incorporate a lot of veggies, especially if you have little ones. A lot of prep, but tasted great and will make again!
    Yummly User 5 months ago
    Looks great and tastes even better! A total family hit!!
    Yummly User 9 months ago
    Wonderful! My husband and I loved it. I will definitely make it again 😊
    Yummly User 9 months ago
    This came out perfect! I will make this again very soon! Husband couldn't stop eating it! Didn't change anything in this recipe!!!
    Yummly User 10 months ago
    I gave this 3 stars because the video instructions almost drove me crazy. The pie itself needed a tad more flavor for me. Next time I’ll add more Worcestershire sauce. I didn’t add the mushrooms. Overall it was somewhat easy to make and I’ll definitely be doing it again with some changes.
    Yummly User a year ago
    Turned out perfect! I will absolutely be making this again and will be recommending it to others 👍🏻
    Yummly User a year ago
    yummy. made to the recipe
    Yummly User a year ago
    Great taste, i got nice comments on it.
    Yummly User a year ago
    This is a great recipe, with easy to follow, step by step instructions. Turned out perfectly!
    Yummly User a year ago
    Loved it! I added a bit more sour cream and used almond milk instead (because that’s what I had) still turned out GREAT!
    Yummly User a year ago
    Delicious. I used ground turkey instead of beef, non-dairy butter, non-dairy half-and-half, and gluten-free flour. It was great.
    Yummly User 2 years ago
    lovely... tasty the recipe is just nice comfort food
    Yummly User 2 years ago
    this recipe is very delicious
    Yummly User 2 years ago
    The definition of comfort food! I doubled the beef broth, tomato paste, and Worcestershire because 1 cup of liquid wasn’t enough. I also dissolved 2 T cornstarch in half & half (in place of flour) to thicken the sauce to gravy consistency at the end of cooking, before topping with potatoes. The consistency and flavor was perfect.
    Yummly User 2 years ago
    Delicious! Comfort food at its best.

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