Classic Shepherd's Pie


This classic shepherd's pie recipe starts by making a savory base of ground beef and vegetables in tangy tomato gravy. It's topped with a layer of buttery mashed potatoes to make the perfect comfort food for your hungry family.

Prep Time:
25 mins
Cook Time:
35 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs


  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil

  • 1 onion, chopped

  • 2 cloves garlic, minced

  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme

  • 1 teaspoon dried rosemary

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • 1 teaspoon pepper

  • 1 pound lean ground beef

  • 4 teaspoons all-purpose flour

  • ¼ cup Heinz Tomato Ketchup

  • ¾ cup Heinz® Tomato Juice

  • 2 tablespoons Heinz Worcestershire Sauce

  • 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard

  • 1 cup frozen mixed vegetables (such as peas and carrots)

  • 3 cups cooked, warm, mashed potatoes

  • 2 tablespoons butter

  • 1 clove garlic, minced

  • cup warm milk


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (180 degrees C).

  2. Heat oil in a skillet set over medium heat. Add onion, garlic, thyme, rosemary, and 1/2 of the salt and pepper. Cook, stirring often, for 5 to 7 minutes.

  3. Crumble ground beef into pan and cook until brown all over. Sprinkle with flour. Stir in ketchup, tomato juice, Worcestershire sauce and mustard. Simmer for 5 minutes. Stir in mixed vegetables. Transfer to a 9-inch baking dish.

  4. Whip mashed potatoes with warm milk, remaining salt and pepper, butter, and garlic until very fluffy. Spread potatoes evenly over meat mixture.

  5. Bake in the preheated oven until potatoes are golden on top, about 35 minutes.


For a meatless version, substitute 4 cups of chopped mushrooms for the meat.

For a pub-style shepherd's pie, use ground lamb in place of beef and mark the potatoes with the tines of a fork.

This casserole can be assembled and then refrigerated for up to 2 days before baking. Extend cooking time to 45 minutes.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

375 Calories
17g Fat
44g Carbs
18g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 375
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 17g 22%
Saturated Fat 7g 37%
Cholesterol 57mg 19%
Sodium 1603mg 70%
Total Carbohydrate 44g 16%
Dietary Fiber 4g 14%
Total Sugars 4g
Protein 18g
Vitamin C 22mg 109%
Calcium 74mg 6%
Iron 3mg 15%
Potassium 623mg 13%

* 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.

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