Shepherd's Pie with Garlic Potatoes

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This shepherd's pie recipe is truly "easy as pie". The saucy ground beef mixture is topped with garlic mashed potatoes and cheddar cheese, and then baked until bubbly. Piping hot and delicious shepherd's pie in just 40 minutes.

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  • BROWN beef with carrots and onion in large skillet. Drain off fat. Stir in flour; add tomatoes, Worcestershire sauce and thyme. Bring to boil. Pour into 3-qt (3L) casserole.
  • COMBINE butter and garlic. Mash potatoes; add garlic butter and milk and mash well.
  • SPOON evenly onto beef layer, sealing to edge of dish.
  • SPRINKLE with cheese.
  • BAKE at 400°F (200°C) for about 20 minutes or until bubbling.


Pie can be prepared ahead of time; cover and chill. Then bake at serving time, increasing baking time by about 5 minutes.


Instant mashed potatoes may be used instead, just follow package directions and stir in garlic butter.


If garlic is not your favorite, stir in 1 Tbsp (15mL) horseradish instead.


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* Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients used.

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  • kimer1970 |

    Start with the potatoes; they take longer to prepare. I drastically reduced the amount of thyme; I used only a pinch, as we found it overbearing. My husband doesn't eat carrots, so I make this with kernel corn instead. It's still a family favourite though.

  • KarenCanada2009 |

    I made it and added carrots later and zucchini with the onions, and some chipotle BBQ sauce to the meat mixture while cooking. Couldn't figure out how to drain fat from lean ground beef, but sprinkled parsley on top of cheese during pre-bake. Yum.

  • jessicaaross |

    Real tasty! Quite time consuming when you factor in the potato prep, but still good. Made some gravy to put on top too and that made it superb! Recommended!