Whitechapel Shepherd's Pie

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This comfort food casserole is guaranteed to warm you over. It originates from eating establishments that serve those seeking respite from the streets of London. It's so hearty, you won't even realize its mostly vegetables.

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Prep Time:
45 mins
Cook Time:
25 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 10 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 stalk celery, chopped

  • 3 carrots, peeled and chopped

  • 1 parsnip, peeled and diced

  • 1 small rutabaga, chopped

  • ¼ cup frozen green peas

  • 1 pound ground lamb

  • 1 onion, chopped

  • 1 clove garlic, chopped

  • 1 (8 ounce) can tomato sauce

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • ½ teaspoon ground black pepper

  • ¼ teaspoon dried thyme

  • ¼ teaspoon dried sage

  • ½ cup milk, or as needed

  • 3 cups prepared mashed potatoes

  • 2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

  2. Place the celery, carrots, parsnip, rutabaga, and peas into a large saucepan and fill with 1 inch of water. Bring to a boil, cover, and steam for 15 minutes, or until vegetables are tender.

  3. Meanwhile, crumble the ground lamb into a large skillet set over medium heat. Add onion and garlic; cook and stir until lamb is no longer pink. Drain off any grease. Stir in the steamed vegetables and tomato sauce. Season with salt, pepper, thyme and sage. Transfer everything to a greased 7x11 inch baking dish.

  4. Mix enough milk into the mashed potatoes to make them spreadable. Spread them over the top of the casserole and garnish with a sprinkling of Parmesan cheese.

  5. Bake for 25 minutes in the preheated oven, until the top is browned and the casserole is heated through.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

476 Calories
18g Fat
51g Carbs
28g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 476
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 18g 23%
Saturated Fat 8g 39%
Cholesterol 84mg 28%
Sodium 1529mg 66%
Total Carbohydrate 51g 19%
Dietary Fiber 9g 30%
Total Sugars 14g
Protein 28g
Vitamin C 39mg 194%
Calcium 194mg 15%
Iron 4mg 19%
Potassium 1496mg 32%

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

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.