Updated Shepherds Pie
An easy shepherd's pie made with lean ground beef has a light but flavorful layer of creamy mashed potatoes on top.
An easy shepherd's pie made with lean ground beef has a light but flavorful layer of creamy mashed potatoes on top.
I love Shepherd's Pie, and this version was pretty good. Consistency was perfect; however, I must agree with other reviewers who commented that it was lacking in flavor. No salt or pepper in the ingredient list? I found that odd, especially considering that low-sodium broth is recommended (I used regular) and ketchup is quite sweet. I tasted the ground meat after it was cooked (I used lean ground pork), and I added both salt and pepper, as well as some Worcestershire, but the dish still ended up quite plain. I will make this again, as I am a huge fan of this "comfort food," but I will definitely add onions and garlic when cooking the ground meat, substitute tomato paste for the ketchup and add salt and pepper to taste.Read More
this was really good !! as it was cooking i had my doubts. i added salt and pepper, and substituted PLAIN YOGURT for sour cream (much healthier) - the result was yummy.
I love Shepherd's Pie, and this version was pretty good. Consistency was perfect; however, I must agree with other reviewers who commented that it was lacking in flavor. No salt or pepper in the ingredient list? I found that odd, especially considering that low-sodium broth is recommended (I used regular) and ketchup is quite sweet. I tasted the ground meat after it was cooked (I used lean ground pork), and I added both salt and pepper, as well as some Worcestershire, but the dish still ended up quite plain. I will make this again, as I am a huge fan of this "comfort food," but I will definitely add onions and garlic when cooking the ground meat, substitute tomato paste for the ketchup and add salt and pepper to taste.
I made this tonight and found it to be quite bland. Won't be making this again.
This was terrific, but I made a few changes since I'm on a low carb diet. Instead of potatoes, I boiled the garlic cloves with 3 large parsnips and 1/2 head of cauliflower. I also added a little ground black pepper on the finished product before sprinkling cheese on top. For veggies, I used approx. 1 cup of frozen peas and 1 cup of chopped fresh carrots.
I have made this several times and my family loves it! It's so easy and instead of making the mashed potatoes, I use Bob Evans Original mashed potatoes and it tastes delicious!
This is a very basic recipe so I added my own touch. I used salt and pepper, 1 1/2 tsp dry mustard,1 tsp garlic salt, 1/2 tsp coriander and 1/2 tsp fine herbs. I also sautéed the meat with 3/4 cup diced onins. To make life easier I also made instant potatoes in the microwave (adding more flakes than called for). I used low fat plain yogurt and 1 Tbsp low fat cream cheese in the potatoes. I'm sure if your making this recipe for a family you might keep it bland, but my husband and I enjoyed the additions I made.
Very easy dish to make. The recipe hardly called for any seasoning. To avoid the dish being bland I recommend seasoning to taste while cooking all parts. I also added a little A1 bold and spicy for a little smoke and a little kick.
It was easy and tasty. My family loved it. I sauteed galic and onion with the ground meat and added salt and pepper as well. I used the low fat sour cream and some 2% milk and 1/2 cup of finely shredded cheddar to the potatoes and mashed them together.
Definitely quick and easy. I did season the meat with salt and pepper for some more flavoring.
I don't have a review, but a question. I'm considering making this dish, but since I'm out of ketchup, I'd like to use Mexican restaurant-style tomato salsa. Has anyone ever done this, and would you recommend I do the same? I suppose it would give it more of a Latin flavor, to which I am not opposed. Thanks for your suggestions!
Nothing fancy, but mild and good. We added salt and pepper at the table. I forgot to add the ketchup. Oops. This could be used to finish off some partial packs of frozen veggies. I like the idea on reviewer had of using Bob Evans mashed potatoes, but honestly, my first run through using the small potatoes...even with the peeling and going from cold water to boil, it was not too much trouble. I used my Pampered Chef smasher-thing. Can't remember what they call it; it's not a potato masher, but it worked fine.
This was my first attempt at Shepherds Pie and I will definitely be making it again. The only thing I added was salt and pepper. Otherwise I followed the recipe exactly. It was very good.
I also added salt and pepper. Used a can of corn cause that is what I had. The rest was really good.I think most people will also add what they like.
I was disappointed in this Kraft recipe. I don't care for frozen green beans so should have tried another variety of frozen vegetables. I used regular beef broth to add more flavor and put salt & pepper in the potatoes. Still it was rather bland. When I heated it up the next night I was liberal with catsup to add flavor. I won't make it again.
Great Recipe! Taste's delicious. It is easy to make as well. I followed the recipe exactly.
I made this today and it was delicious! As always I added my spins to it. I added onions, red peppers, and garlic to my meat mixture, as well as worshtishier sauce. I also added parsley, salt, pepper, and a little Cajun seasoning for some flare. Will definitely be making this again.
I gave this 5 stars because I spruced it up a bit. Added salt and pepper and some other seasonings that I like to use (from epicure and stuff like that). I also used ground pork, sautéed onions ether the meet and stirred in some raw shredded carrot. I used probably almost double the potatoes (because we like them), and used Gouda cheese for the potatoes. To top it off, the last 5 minutes I used fresh Parmesan. It has a sweetness to it because of the pork and carrot, and saltiness to compliment all the flavours from the different cheese and the regular salt I added while cooking the meet. Make this all the time and we love it!
recipe sounded bland so I added lawrys seasoning salt, fresh black pepper a little Worcestershire and chopped 1/2 small onion. added to meat while Browning the meat. I love to cook in flavor. Also stirred in a little cheese before panning it up for baking. Smells delicious and the taste test was heavenly on the taste buds!
Very good with a few changes. Yes, add salt and pepper! I only put about half of the veggies in, otherwise it was a lot of veggies and not that much beef. Yes add about 1/2 chopped onion to the beef. The potato topping is delicious.
Definitely season to taste.
Easy, tasty, and quick! My 3 criteria.
I found this recipe to be very bland and essentially tasteless.
I've been making Shepherd's Pie for 30 yrs. This was bland, but not horrible. Definitely a bay leaf & pepper. I don't ever add salt to my recipes...I let the individual person add salt to taste. I use non or low fat beef gravy (or leftover when I have it).
I love this recipe because it's so simple and classic!
Super easy. Super good. I’m just a clumsy recipe following guy who cooks sometimes. Easy to prepare, easy to clean up. I mixed in some shredded cheese with the mixture, and some diced jalapeños. But that’s just me.
I sprinkled some seasoning salt over the top and it pulled it all together. So good!
I made it. it was really good. I will definitely make it again.
I've made it twice, sprinkled a little Worcester sauce on it before topping with with the potatoes. Turned out pretty darn good
Could not stop eating it. My boss at work was talking about shepperd's pie and he would not stop -so I made it and bought it into work - he was sooo excited. Like I said before could not stop eating this dish -
Why give this 5 Stars when it REALLY needs revamping..Like maybe some worcester sauce, salt and pepper and the consistancy is horible. Needs more gravy in my opinion.
I followed the recipe to the letter but didn't have much flavor, was really bland. I ended up adding more seasonings.
Yes I added diced onions, celery, mushrooms and carrots to the ground meat for depth and substance. Also added a generous dash of Worcestershire sauce, Cajun seasoning and a bit of curry powder to ground meat for flavor. Came out super tasty and delicious! Don't give to the dogs as they will be addicted!
Made using Bob Evans mashed potatoes in a tub, minus the sour cream. EXCELLENT
Very easy to make. My family loved it
Not bad. Could use some salt and pepper. I think I’ll also add a splash of Worcestershire sauce next time.
It was slightly bland and I wouldn’t make the potatoes w/sour cream next time. I also will be adding salt & pepper to the meat mixture.
Awesome recipe I added green onions to the potatoes and some tobacco to the meat for a little heat! So good.
Very easy to make, and it tastes great. I added extra cheese because who doesn't love more ??
A little bit on the bland side but it was still very good. I added some Worcestershire and a little bit more ketchup to the mix. I plan to add garlic powder and maybe some onions next time to kick it up a notch.
This was so good - I accidentally put a little more ketchup in it, put spring onions in with the meat, didn't put in the mixed veggies with the meat but put green beans on top of that before the potatoes and I think it was delicious! It's better than my mom's (shhhh, don't tell her). Sorry - I hate it when people give a recipe a high rating but then have had changed it all up but I think it would have been wonderful as is as well!
Love this easy to follow recipe.
Easy to prepare and even easier to eat. I added some onion as well as a little salt and pepper to taste...it was great!
Needs salt and pepper to taste at the end
This is my go to recipe for Shepherd's pie! Delicious all the time. EDIT: I forgot to add that I chop a bit of onion and cook it with the meat for extra flavor and use about 1 tbsp of tomato paste instead of ketchup. Edit 2: I have made this pie many times with my few modifications. This time, I decided to add a dash of Worcestershire sauce, one minced garlic clove, and 1/2 tsp of dried thyme. Results are even better! These additions raise the warm comforting food aspect of this one plate meal!
Perfect week night dish. I followed the directions but made some changes. I seasoned each layer, used more potatoes and less vegetables (10 oz). Instead of ketchup, I used worcestershire sauce. I also used regular sour cream and beef broth. I will be making this again.
Awesome I make it every year around this time
Very bland. Made for a large group and NOBODY would eat it. Never making this again.
I added Worcestershire for more flavor,and accent,my husband and Iloved it ...??
I also found this to be rather bland, even after adding beef Flavor Boost and Worcestershire.
Love this recipe. Always get great reviews whenever I make it. I use whatever potatoes I happen to have around. When cooking the meat I add garlic, salt, pepper, onion powder, dill, and other seasonings that sound good at the time to help bring up the flavor. I also don't use four cups of veggies just a single bag of steamable veggies and it is plenty. Also, for the potatoes, I just make mashed potatoes like I normally would with butter and milk rather then using sour cream.
The change I did was I used butternut squash, with turkey gravy, & at the last 10 minutes....... I poured on some Jack Daniels plus a little taco shredded cheese for the extra kick. Really great, Bill
I added extra seasonings, cheated and used instant potatoes. ?? I also used canned carrots and peas. And full fat sour cream. All around good and well received.
This was my first sheppards pie and it was quite easy. I really liked how the veggies added a slight sweetness to the savory meat
Super good!!! It took me 1 hr 30 min between prep and cooking time. My husband loved it!
I followed the recipe except I added more salt to taste and added corse ground pepper to the mashed potatoes. Lots of flavor...will definitely make this again.
I did like this whole recipe at the end I did wind up at and Parmesan cheese on top and some salt and pepper to give it just a tad bit more flavor it would probably be better with seasoning but as it was my first time ever making mess it was pretty good
This is very good, with a moist, gravy like consistency, and the oh so creamy mashed potatoes on top. I didn't add ketchup, as I don't like to cook with it, but did serve cherry tomatoes on the side. It's a great combination of veggies too. I did use half sharp cheddar cheese and half mozzarella, and added salt and pepper when cooking the meat mix. My new fav recipe for beef shepherd's pie!
Loved it, the pan was cleaned out the 1st time I made this for dinner, doubling the recipe tonight
I made a cow's milk-free version of this recipe due to an allergy and it was very good! I used goats milk cheddar instead of regular, used sheep's milk pecorino - romano, chicken stock instead of milk and a buttery spread in the potatoes. The only reason I didn't give this a full 5 stars is because the meat mixture lacked flavor even after I sautéd onions before adding the meat. I needed to add quite a bit of salt and will absolutely add other herbs and garlic the next time I make it. But I will absolutely make it again!
Added extra clove of garlic. Lowery's season salt DElicious.
Shepherds Pie - a. Simple tasty quick dinner. Used a bag of mixed veg. Added plain yogurt instead of sour cream To potato. Seemed bland.
I didn't use the sour cream but it was so delicious. Not one bite was left in the dish. My husband raved big time
Awesome recipe, although I made a few changes based on what I had in my pantry. Browned the ground beef, added a couple tlbspns of Bisquick instead of flour, a couple dashes of Worcestershire sauce & about 3-4 tblspns of Ketchup. I used half a small bag of frozen organic peas & half a small bag of frozen organic sweet corn (no carrots). Mixed together and put in the bottom half of my round Pyrex bowl. For the potatoes mixture, I drained 2 cans of whole potatoes & cut them up into cubes, added some milk and butter, used my mixer but not fully whipped. Poured them over beef mixture and then.covered with shredded cheddar cheese. Pyrex top on & into the oven it stayed for about 40 minutes. All I can say is YUM! Easy and a good hearty weeknight meal!
loved it !! yummy
Was a very good recipe. I changed the Beef Broth with a can of Onion Soup and was very good. Even the kids went for seconds and thirds.
Made this several times and the family raves about it. This is definitely a go to meal for the whole family!
Family loved it-simple & delicious. Only thing I changed was using Bob Evans mashed potatoes & instead of just carrots, I used a 12 oz bag of thawed peas/carrots.
I used peas/carrots, no corn since there's enough starch with the potatoes and personally feel the flavor is better. Added a layer of cheese after meat and didn't mix the veggies with the meat, layering the peas/carrots after the meat instead of mixing together and added some Worcestershire in the beef. I mixed an envelope of Knorr Beef Onion Soup Mix with the veggies before layering. I also used low sodium beef broth as I'm very sensitive to sodium taste. I added some other herbs such as rosemary and garlic to the potatoes while mashing and a little more low fat sour cream. It came out nice with the additions. :)
Tasted great ! I made mine with ground BISON, without ketchup, with Worcestershire. Veggies on the bottom, meat in the middle and potatoes on top. Made a gravy to pour over meat. Loved it.
I can sum this recipe up in a few words. The first one would be BORING. The next one would be Tasteless. Whoever thought that 2 Tbls. of Ketchup is considered seasoning is an idiot. I can't make any suggestions as to what seasonings to use, I don't think you can make this mess better, just find another recipe or buy Marie Calander's frozen version, it is very good.
I made this dish with ingredients we had on hand, so it's a bit modified. But it is absolutely DELICIOUS! You don't need exact measurements at all. We used chorizo instead of burger, added 1/2 onion and minced garlic to the browned chorizo and cooked about 10 minutes, then added 4 cups mixed frozen veggies (corn, peas and carrots). Also added about a cup of chicken broth, and 2 T cornstarch. We used baked, mashed sweet potatoes (3 large ones) for the mashed potato layer. Added sour cream and shredded cheddar. Best version we've had yet, but it's a personal taste of course.
I used sausage rather than ground beef. I also put some milk and butter in the potatoes as I mashed them up. Came out pretty tasty. I'll do it again with beef next time.
This is a quick and easy shepards pie and very delicious! This is one of my "go to" recipes.
The whole family liked this! I used canned peas and corn because that is what I had. Worked great. Next time I will add a little more seasoning to the gravy/meat mix.
very good flavor and texture
Very easy and delicious. Added a little more cheese and garlic and it was delicious. Everybody enjoyed it.
We love Shepards pie at my house. I've tried different recipes over the years. And this one is by far the best. Nice creamy gravey keeps it moist. Thanks for sharing
The family loved it! Looking for something different to do with the ground beef I had. Made it like the recipe. Perfect! Will be making again!
This was my first attempt at Shepherds Pie and it was very good. It was very easy also. I will make it again. The sour cream was a surprising nice touch.
this recipe is a little too sweet for me. the sour cream made the mashed potatoes too thick, I had to add milk and it was still really thick. My kids didn't like it either. Ok overall, but I won't be making it again.
add a half can of cream of mushroom soup to the meat after browning awesome !!
I made several revisions to this recipe but it was still really simple. To flavor it up I added salt and pepper to the meat mix and used turkey. I salted the water for the potatoes as well and used broth in the mashed potatoes. I added some Worcestershire sauce about a tablespoon, chopped half and onion, and added garlic to the meat mixture. More cheese to the top and bam!! Pretty hardy and delicious. Will make again.
I didnt have beef stock so I used lipton beefy onion package and added the 3/4 cup of water with that. I also used more cheese and potatoes and added salt and pepper to potatoes. I'd make this recipe again.
I made this and was disappointed at the lack of flavor.
I think this was a great starting point. I changed a few things. I didn’t put in the beef stock I substitute it for a can of cream of mushroom soup. I used instant potatoes because I didn’t have real ones so I put the sour cream in with the beef after it was cooked. I also didn’t have frozen veggies so I used a can of green beans a can of corn kernels and a can of sliced carrots. I added minced garlic onion powder garlic powder chili powder and Cajun powder to the beef while it was cooking to give it flavor and added pepper salt onion powder minced garlic to the potatoes to give everything more flavor because it seemed bland without it.!! After these few changes it was just like mom used to make.!!! Will definitely be making this again.! ??
This recipe needed more liquid. It was dry,did not turn out like the picture that was posted.
I made this with turkey and switched out the beef broth for chicken broth, my family loves it. I've been making it every St Patty's day for years!
I seasoned the meat with lawrys seasoning and pepper. I also added chives, butter, salt, pepper and milk to the mashed potatoes.
Of course a little bit of adjustments. Added onions. And used low fat cottage cheese instead of sour cream. Yum. Will make again.
Super easy and everyone loved it. Only thing I added was some seasoning to the beef. Since it is so simple, it seems open to be able to add your own touches to it too.
I followed this recipe changing out the beef gravy with beef broth. I did not need to extra salt with this substitution. My family liked it, I added barbecue sauce to my portion.
Just finished. So yes, salt and pepper it all. The potatoes were amazing following the recipe though I did taste and add salt and pepper. While the meat mixture was cooking, I read the reviews and promptly decided to add salt and pepper, sun dried tomato Mrs dash, splash of Worcestershire, minced dried onion, and garlic powder. I think maybe using gravy packet instead would be even better...or gravy itself. It's a good recipe to play with.
Saw the comment for lack of seasoning, I used some left over turkey jerk burgers for the meat. Added beef grave, then veggie and potatoes with cheese. Loved the flavored and it was gone, no leftovers
Very easy to make, had plenty for leftovers and my husband and I loved this. The only change I made was to add 1/2 a yellow onion which I sliced and sautéed before browning the ground beef. Will definitely make again!
I love this recipe as is. I made it for a friend and her family and she said it was the best Shepherds Pie they ever had!
Great comfort food! Needed salt and pepper but other than that it was enjoyed by all. Will definitely make again.
I've made this several times and it never disappoints! My 13mo loves sinking his new chompers into it as well!! (He has had it puréed before his chompers ever appeared, as well)
Didn't make any changes came out perfect