Shepherd's Pie Recipes

Find the best recipes for the classic shepherd's pie. Learn how to make it with ground beef, turkey, chicken, and lamb recipes.

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Shepherd's Pie VI

Rating: 4.47 stars
This Shepherd's Pie is a layered casserole of beef, carrots, and potato.

Turkey Shepherd's Pie

Rating: 4.51 stars
A healthy twist on an old favorite.

Instant Pot® Shepherd's Pie

Rating: 4.49 stars
This family friendly shepherd's pie uses ground beef (instead of the traditional lamb), and your Instant Pot® or multi-cooker pressure cooker to prepare the filling and potatoes.

Sophie's Shepherds Pie

Rating: 4.56 stars
This is a hearty English meal, made with lamb mince, hence the name! Although it is called a pie it doesn't use any pastry and is so cheap, quick and easy to make, you'll enjoy making it! This is a 'larder cupboard' recipe, which means you can substitute for whatever you have handy in the cupboard!

Autumn Sweet Potato Shepherd's Pie

Rating: 4.7 stars
I've been making variations of this shepherd's pie recipe for over 10 years, and it's still a requested favorite!

Easy Shepherd's Pie with Garlic Romano Potatoes

Rating: 4.5 stars
This is a very easy shepherd's (cottage) pie that's topped with wonderful garlic and Romano potatoes. You can change the ingredients to add almost anything you like. Kids love this, and it's even better after sitting for a day. You should have most of the ingredients on hand so no trips to the grocery! You can substitute any cheese for the Romano, as well.

A Scotsman's Shepherd Pie

Rating: 4.79 stars
Yes, shepherd's pie is predominantly thought of as Irish or British. But since I'm Scottish, I thought I'd give it a unique twist to suit my ancestral tastes. The use of lamb, the smoky, heather taste of Guinness® Draught (Irish, I admit), and the topping of sharp Cheddar and smoked paprika give this version its unique, smoky-sweet flavor.

Healthy Shepherd's Pie with Cauliflower Mash

Rating: 4.63 stars
This shepherd's pie with cauliflower mash is a low-carb, healthier version of a great cold-weather dish. Enjoy this satisfying meal with a little less guilt.

Steff's Shepherd Pie

Rating: 4.49 stars
This is something I made up that my whole family enjoys.

Shepherd's Pie V

Rating: 4.4 stars
Ground beef and frozen vegetables are seasoned and topped with mashed potatoes. This is a handy, quick dinner casserole!

Mom's Shepherd's Pie

Rating: 4.29 stars
This recipe is simple and affordable. It's made up of common ingredients from the pantry- ground beef, green beans, tomato sauce, potatoes and seasonings. I'm not sure where it came from, but I know there are many variations. This is Mom's! Try serving with cranberry sauce or other fruit of your choice.

Mexican Shepherd's Pie

Rating: 4.46 stars
This is a Mexican version of the Shepherd's Pie that is so popular in the UK. I decided to try this one night when I did not have any mashed potatoes. Its cheap, quick and easy...and my kids loved it! Serve with a tossed green salad for a great family meal!

Inspiration and Ideas

Tips for Amazing Shepherd's Pie
You can't go wrong with any of these savory one-pot comfort-food casseroles, from traditional lamb versions to ground beef or ground turkey cottage pies. We have vegan recipes, too.
Irish Shepherd's Pie
Rating: Unrated
"Everyone LOVED it! I used ground venison." – BarbaraGene0129

Cottage Pie

Rating: 4.25 stars

This is a recipe from my Gram who is English. She served this often, and I have modified her recipe for my family and this is it. A great alternative to Shepherd's Pie.