Marie's Shepherd's Pie


A twist on the traditional shepherd's pie. I gathered ideas from family and friends and other recipes and came up with my own different and very tasty version of an old time favorite. Everyone eats this up likes it's a dessert!

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
55 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 10 mins
6 servings


  • 4 large potatoes, peeled and cubed

  • 2 tablespoons butter, divided

  • salt and ground black pepper to taste

  • 1 pound ground beef

  • 1 packet dry French onion soup mix

  • 1 cube chicken bouillon

  • 1 cube beef bouillon

  • 2 tablespoons water (Optional)

  • 1 (11 ounce) can whole kernel corn, drained

  • 1 (10 ounce) can diced carrots, drained

  • 1 (10 ounce) can peas, drained

  • 2 tablespoons paprika

  • 1 cup shredded Cheddar cheese


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).

  2. Place potatoes into a large pot and cover with salted water; bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer until tender, about 15 minutes. Drain and transfer potatoes to a large bowl. Mash potatoes with 1 tablespoon butter using a potato masher or fork; season with salt and pepper.

  3. Melt 1 tablespoon butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Cook and stir beef in the hot skillet until browned and crumbly, 5 to 7 minutes; drain and discard grease. Stir onion soup mix, chicken bouillon, and beef bouillon into ground beef; simmer until flavors blend, about 2 minutes. Add water if mixture is too dry.

  4. Spread ground beef mixture into the bottom of a 2-quart casserole dish; top with corn, carrots, and peas. Spoon mashed potato mixture over vegetable layer; sprinkle with paprika.

  5. Bake in the preheated oven for 20 minutes. Sprinkle Cheddar cheese over mashed potato layer; continue baking until cheese is melted and bubbling, about 10 more minutes.

Cook's Note:

Instant potatoes can be substituted for fresh potatoes. Follow the directions on the box to make the 5 to 6 serving size (2 2/3 cups).

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

564 Calories
23g Fat
66g Carbs
26g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 564
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 23g 30%
Saturated Fat 11g 57%
Cholesterol 77mg 26%
Sodium 1415mg 62%
Total Carbohydrate 66g 24%
Dietary Fiber 10g 35%
Total Sugars 6g
Protein 26g
Vitamin C 55mg 277%
Calcium 209mg 16%
Iron 5mg 28%
Potassium 1531mg 33%

* 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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