Shepherds Pie

Shepherd’s Pie is the perfect comfort food. Ground beef sauteed with onions, carrots and peas in a beefy sauce on one layer, creamed or kernel corn on another and fluffy mashed potatoes on top.

Shepherds Pie |
I make mine with a good quality ground beef and saute with onions, carrots and peas. I cook the ground beef and onions until the mixture is slightly browned (which gives the dish great flavor). The I add carrots and peas.

I add some beef broth or stock and cook until carrots are cooked.

Then I bind the ground beef mixture together with a little cornstarch slurry.

Add a layer of the meat mixture to the baking dish.

For this recipe I happened to use creamed corn but you can always use frozen or canned kernel corn as well for the second layer.

Then I top with super creamy mashed potatoes.

Bake until the tops of the mashed potatoes are slightly browned and mixture is bubbly.


Shepherds Pie is the kind of dish that can be made many, many ways. You can add or omit peas, carrots or mushrooms.

I use red potatoes for the mashed potatoes. But you can use Russet or all purpose potatoes as well.

This can be assembled the day before or in the morning, ready to pop in the oven for a delicious dinner.

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Shepherds Pie

  • Author: Afoodieaffair


True comfort food at its best. Ground beef, onions, peas and carrots in a creamy gravy. Corn and creamy mashed potatoes. This can be assembled the day before or in the morning, ready to pop in the oven for a delicious dinner.


Units Scale

21/2 lbs red potatoes (about 8 medium sized)
1 to 1-1/4 lbs ground beef
3/4 cup1 cup chopped onion
2 medium carrots, quartered and chopped
1/4 frozen or fresh peas
1 can beef broth (about 2 cups)
1 can creamed or kernel corn
23 Tbsp cornstarch mixed with a few Tablespoons of water
Salt & Pepper
1 Tbsp dried parsley


Preheat oven to 375 F degrees.

Boil potatoes for mashed potatoes. Mashed potatoes with butter and milk or half and half.

In a skillet on med high heat, add ground beef, onions and carrots. Let cook until beef is no linger pink and starting to get a little browned and onions are translucent.

Add peas and beef broth.

Cook until peas and carrots are tender.

Thicken with a slurry of cornstarch and water a little at a time until slightly thickened and no longer watery.

Season with dried parsley, salt and pepper.

In a 8″ x 11″ baking dish, add ground beef mixture to the bottom of the dish.

Add creamed corn for the next layer.

Add mashed potatoes to the top.

Bake in a 375 F degree oven until the top of mashed potatoes starts to brown and mixture is bubbly.


For 2 people, I usually make in a square baking dish or a 8″ x 11″ baking dish seems to fit everything perfectly.

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  • Reply
    Debbie Johns
    July 22, 2014 at 9:18 pm

    This is the best way to make it..Its delicious…. I have seen many ways but I always made mine the way you make yours…minus the beef broth next time I will add that… definitly would give it more oopff flavor…

    • Reply
      July 26, 2014 at 12:50 pm

      Yes it is so good! And I really prefer a little gravy in the ground beef. Delish.

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