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Shepherds pie recipes - 16 recipes

A genuine Shepherd's pie recipe, also called cottage pie, is made with mashed potatoes and minced beef. Shepherd's pie can also made with lamb, mashed carrots or even fish with an interesting pollock curry alternative.

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Top rated Shepherds pie recipes

By Laurapackham

This is a favourite in our household

  • 8 medium potatoes
  • 2 shallots
  • 2 onions
  • 2 large carrots
  • 4 thighs of duck confit (Confit de canard)
3.7/5 (144 Votes)

By mteo

Recipe for a simple mid-week meal

  • 500g Minced Beef
  • 1 Large Onion
  • 3 Carrots
  • A Handful of Peas
  • Tomato Purée
  • Gravy Granules
  • 5-6 Potatoes
  • Butter
  • Milk
  • Cheese (optional)
3.3/5 (139 Votes)

By naiey123

Have your daily does of comfort with this pie recipe!

  • 250g Butcher's Selection Lean Beef Steak Mince or Lean Beef Steak Mince
  • 1 small onion
  • peeled and finely chopped
  • 1 tbsp. tomato ketchup
  • 100ml beef stock (made with half a stock cube)
  • 1 tbsp. brown sauce
  • Half 400g pack Fresh Tastes Carrot and Peas
  • 2 level tsp. corn flour
  • 300g Maris Piper
  • Desiree or King Edward potatoes (peeled weight)
  • cut into even-sized pieces
  • 300g Sweet Potatoes (peeled weight)
  • cut into even-sized pieces
  • 2 tbsp milk
  • 15g butter
  • 15g grated Cheddar cheese
  • Trimmed Fine Beans
  • to serve
4.8/5 (7 Votes)

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Peel and wash the carrots and potatoes

  • 500g minced beef
  • 750 g of carrots
  • 500g potatoes
  • 1 large onion
  • 1 beef stock cube
  • 2 tablespoons of tomato paste
  • butter
  • 1/2 cup of warm milk
3.3/5 (135 Votes)

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Peel and chop the potatoes and carrots

  • 1 small pollock fillet (or 1/2 large fillet)
  • 200 ml single cream
  • (3% fat)
  • 1 heaped tsp curry powder
  • 500g carrots
  • 500g of potatoes
  • a little grated cheese
4.5/5 (20 Votes)

By tillilette

For the potato topping, add the potatoes to a pan of boiling water with the turmeric and salt

  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 4 cloves
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 2 green cardamom pods
  • 1 black cardamom pod
  • 2 dried red chillies
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • chopped
  • 3 onions
  • 2 finely chopped and 1 sliced
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 500g boned leg of lamb
  • diced
  • 1½ tbsp ginger and garlic paste
  • 200ml stock or water
  • 2 tsp red chilli powder
  • 2 tsp ground coriander
  • 2 tsp ground cumin
  • 700g lean lamb mince
  • 2 tbsp tomato purée
  • 25g plain yoghurt
  • ½ sweet potato
  • finely diced
  • 100g celeriac
  • finely diced
  • 100g turnip
  • finely diced
  • 2 tsp chopped fresh coriander leaves and stalks
  • For the potato topping
  • 200g floury potatoes
  • peeled and quartered
  • ½ tsp ground turmeric
  • pinch of salt
  • 25g butter
  • 15g cheddar
  • grated
  • For the spice mix
  • 3 green cardamom pods
  • 2 star anise
  • 2cm piece of cinnamon stick
  • 1 tsp fennel seeds
4.1/5 (30 Votes)

By nicky2000

This is Andrew's favourite dish and as such it has to be published here

  • 4 large potatoes
  • peeled and cut into chunks
  • Big knob of butter and a dash of milk
  • 50g grated Cheddar
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • 3 carrots
  • peeled and diced
  • 450g minced lamb
  • 2 tablespoons plain flour
  • 200ml lamb stock
3.9/5 (73 Votes)

By panandi

Filling and cheap. Nutritious too!

  • Beef mince
  • Onion
  • Garlic
  • Seasoning (salt and pepper at least)
  • Carrots
  • potatoes
  • tin of tomatoes
  • butter
  • Milk
  • Beef stock
  • Breadcrumbs
  • oil
3.5/5 (95 Votes)

By jhendry

Wholesome winter meal

  • 1 tbsp sunflower oil
  • 1 large onion
  • chopped
  • 2-3 medium carrots
  • chopped
  • 500g pack lamb mince
  • 2 tbsp tomato purée
  • large splash Worcestershire sauce
  • 500ml beef stock
  • 900g potatoes
  • cut into chunks
  • 85g butter
  • 3 tbsp milk
3.4/5 (54 Votes)

By pedro.smith1@hotmail.com

Heat a little water and the olive oil in a large saucepan

  • 2 tsp olive oil
  • 1 garlic clove crushed
  • 1 onion sliced
  • 2 sticks celery sliced
  • 1 small butternut squash cubed
  • 450ml vegetable stock
  • 420g tin of red kidney beans
  • 4 tomatoes halved
  • 2 red or yellow peppers sliced
  • 2 medium courgettes sliced
  • 3 carrots diced (optional)
  • 1 head of broccoli chopped (optional)
  • 4 sweet potatoes steamed for 15 minutes until soft then mashed
2.8/5 (121 Votes)

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