Easy Shepherd’s Pie

This easy Shepherd’s Pie recipe is one of our favorite dinners. It doesn’t take long to make, it’s filling, and it’s healthy. I don’t use the traditional flour thickener, but I do add a bit of cream to thicken the filling. If you have extra herbs experiment with them in this recipe! You can use almost anything from the garden in this one — make it your own! Chives, parsley, marjoram, or even oregano or basil would be great additions. This is a great idea for a fun and nourishing St. Patrick’s Day dinner, but stands on its own as a regular weeknight meal too. Bonus — the leftovers are even better than when it comes straight out of the oven. Here’s how to make it:

Ingredients for Easy Shepherd’s Pie

  • 1 lb ground beef or lamb
  • 4 medium potatoes (or six small)
  • 2 tbsp avocado oil
  • 1 small onion
  • 2 stalks celery
  • 2 carrots
  • herbs, to taste parsley and chives work well
  • 8 tbsp heavy cream (four for the filling and four for the topping)
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 4 cloves garlic, chopped finely
  • 2 tbsp grass-fed butter
  • 1/2 cup grated white cheddar cheese

Easy Shepherd’s Pie Filling

  • Sauté the chopped onion in the avocado oil about three to four minutes on medium-high heat, until it is translucent. Add the beef or lamb, salt and pepper, chopped celery and chopped carrots, salt and pepper. Sauté until the meat is just browned, but not cooked all the way. Add the cream and mix thoroughly, then add the garlic and herbs. Turn off the heat. 

Potato topping

  • Peel and boil the potatoes until they are soft. Drain them, then add four tablespoons of cream and two tablespoons of butter, and salt and pepper to taste. Mash them with a hand mixer until fluffy. 

Putting it together

  • Spread the filling in a casserole dish (9×13 or smaller). Drop the potatoes on top in four to six spoonfuls. Spread it evenly to cover the filling. Cover lightly with the shredded cheese, and bake at 400 degrees Fahrenheit for 20 minutes, or until the cheese is browned.

Easy Shepherd’s Pie

Course dinner
Keyword Shepherd’s pie
Servings 6 people

Ingredients

  • 1 lb ground beef or lamb
  • 4 medium potatoes (or six small)
  • 2 tbsp avocado oil
  • 1 small onion
  • 2 stalks celery
  • 2 carrots
  • herbs, to taste parsley and chives work well
  • 8 tbsp heavy cream (four for the filling and four for the topping)
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 4 cloves garlic, chopped finely
  • 2 tbsp grass-fed butter
  • 1/2 cup grated white cheddar cheese

Instructions

Filling

  • Sauté the chopped onion in the avocado oil about three to four minutes on medium-high heat, until it is translucent. Add the beef or lamb, salt and pepper, chopped celery and chopped carrots, salt and pepper. Sauté until the meat is just browned, but not cooked all the way. Add the cream and mix thoroughly, then add the garlic and herbs. Turn off the heat.

Potato topping

  • Peel and boil the potatoes until they are soft. Drain them, then add four tablespoons of cream and two tablespoons of butter, and salt and pepper to taste. Mash them with a hand mixer until fluffy.

Putting it together

  • Spread the filling in a casserole dish (9×13 or smaller). Drop the potatoes on top in four to six spoonfuls. Spread it evenly to cover the filling. Cover lightly with the shredded cheese, and bake at 400 degrees Fahrenheit for 20 minutes, or until the cheese is browned.

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