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Shepherd's Pie Recipe


A traditional shepherd's pie is made with lamb, but feel free to use beef and beef gravy in this recipe.

Cook Time: 30 minutes

Total Time: 30 minutes


  • 2 cups cooked chopped leftover roast lamb
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped onion
  • 2 cups lamb gravy
  • salt and pepper
  • 2 cups mashed potato, prepared with milk and seasonings as desired
  • salt and pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 tablespoon butter


Combine meat, gravy, and chopped onion; season with salt and pepper to taste. Line the bottom of a buttered baking dish with a layer of half of the seasoned mashed potatoes. Add meat mixture then cover with remaining mashed potatoes. Or, meat and gravy can be put in the baking dish first then topped with all of the mashed potatoes. Dot mashed potato topping with butter, sprinkle with salt, pepper, and paprika, then bake for about 30 minutes at 400°, or until potato topping is browned and the Shepherd's pie is thoroughly heated.
This shepherd's pie recipe serves 4.

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