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The Best Shepherd’s Pie Recipes You Could Ever Indulge In!

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Best Shepherd’s Pie Recipes

I have compiled a list of simple, easy, shepherd’s pie recipes with calories as low as 400! In fact, traditional recipes have more than 1,000 calories and 60 grams of fat per serving.

Where Is Shepherd’s Pie From

United Kingdom.

Traditional Ingredients

  • Potatoes
  • Butter
  • Onions
  • Vegetables
  • Ground beef
  • Beef broth
  • Worcestershire sauce
  • Salt, pepper, and other seasonings of choice

How Does Gordon Ramsay Make Classic Shepherd’s Pie

How To Make Shepherd Pie Healthier

To make the pie healthier make adjustments with the topping.

Healthy Toppings For The Mash

  • For the mashed potato swap out butter for semi-skimmed milk.
  • Swap out white potato for sweet potatoes or cauliflower.
  • Create a mash with half sweet potato and half white potato.
  • Combine potato, cauliflower and swede.
  • Use half polenta with half sweet potato.

Can I Peel Potatoes Ahead Of Time For Mashed Potatoes

Peel the potatoes and keep them submerged in a bowl of water in the fridge.

The potatoes can be whole or cut up, for hours or overnight before boiling.

How Far Ahead Can I Make Mashed Potatoes

Boil, peel and mash the potatoes with salt and milk up to two days ahead.

To make them taste freshly mashed, before serving, reheat the mash, adding butter at the last minute.

Can I Freeze Mashed Potato

Yes. Create and place scoops of mashed potato on a parchment lined baking sheet and freeze until solid.

Then place the frozen mashed potato in a freezer safe bag, squeezing out as much air as possible.

What Goes Well With Shepherd Pie

  • Roasted veggies with garlic
  • Mushy peas
  • Buttered cabbage
  • Thyme carrots
  • Roasted eggplant
  • Brussel sprouts
  • Butternut squash
  • Steamed broccoli
  • Soft leeks
  • Green beans
  • Soda bread
  • Cauliflower
  • Dinner rolls
  • Broad bean
  • Baked bean
  • Parsnips
  • Tiny shallots
  • Roasted beets
  • Salads

What Salad Goes Well With Shepherd’s Pie

How Do You Keep The Mash From Sinking In Shepherd’s Pie

Let the beef filling cool before adding the mashed potato, to stop the mashed potato from sinking.

How Do I Thicken Shepherd’s Pie

To thicken the sauce, stir in flour and water into the meat and cook for a couple of minutes.

How Do I Thicken Shepherds Pie Without Flour

Instead of using flour, mix cornstarch with 2 TBS of cold water and stir into the filling. This will thicken the sauce.

If required add a little more cornstarch depending on the amount of liquid in your pan. Once thickened, turn off the heat.

Can You Freeze The Pie Before Baking

Yes. After baking, let the pie cool to room temperature. Then cover it tightly with foil.

It can remain in the freezer for up to 2 months.

How Do You Reheat Frozen Shepherd’s Pie In The Oven

Reheat the shepherd’s pie covered with the foil for 1 hour in a 350ºF oven.

Can I Reheat Shepherd’s Pie In The Microwave

Yes. Just be careful that the shepherd’s pie could end up soggy and lose it’s crispy texture.

Is It Ok To Leave A Pie Out Overnight

No. After baking, refrigerate the pie once it is cool enough to handle. Only leave the pie out for 2 hours or less.

Can You Put Hot Shepherd’s Pie In The Fridge

Yes. Place the leftover hot pie into the fridge quickly. Do not let the pie sit out at room temperature for longer than two hours before you reheat them.

How Long Will Shepherd’s Pie Last In The Fridge

3 to 5 days.

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  • Low carb
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  • Vegan
  • Paleo
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Shepherd's Pie Recipes

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See below 14 of the best shepherd’s pie recipes!

Healthy One-Pot Skillet Shepherds Pie

Healthy One-Pot Skillet Shepherds Pie

Vegetarian dish.

Read full details on: Jen Elizabeth’s Journals

Shepherd’s Pie With Ground Beef

Shepherd's Pie With Ground Beef

Read full details on: Chelsea’s Messy Apron

Lentil Shepherd’s Pie With Sweet Potato

Lentil Shepherd’s Pie with Sweet Potato Mash

Read full details on: Cupful Of Kale

Healthy Shepherd’s Pie

Healthy Shepherd's Pie

This recipe is dairy, grain, legume, and sugar free and absolutely delicious!

Read full details on: The Modern Proper

Vegetarian Cottage Pie

Vegetarian Cottage Pie

Packed with lentils, mushrooms, veggies and herbs. Vegan and gluten free!

Read full details on: Vanilla And Bean

Cauliflower Mash & Ground Turkey Shepherd’s Pie

Cauliflower Mash & Ground Turkey Shepherd’s Pie

Substituting turkey for beef and cauliflower instead of potatoes reduces calories dramatically!

Read full details on: Aberdeen’s Kitchen

Twice Baked Lentil Shepherd’s Pie Potatoes

Twice Baked Lentil Shepherd’s Pie Potatoes

Vegan dish.

Read full details on: Making Thyme For Health

Shepherd’s Pie

Shepherd's Pie

This recipe can be made with beef, lamb or chicken and also includes a vegetarian option!

Read full details on: Gimme Some Oven

Vegetarian Shepherd’s Pie

Vegetarian Shepherd’s Pie

Read full details on: Lord Byron’s Kitchen

Skillet Shepherd’s Pie With Ground Beef

Skillet Shepherd's Pie

Read full details on: Jo Cooks

Cauliflower Shepherd’s Pie

Cauliflower Shepherd’s Pie

Read full details on: ifoodreal

Paleo Shepherd’s Pie

Paleo Shepherd's Pie

Read full details on: Paleo Rubbing Momma

Shepherds Pie with Boneless Short Ribs

Shepherds Pie with Boneless Short Ribs

Read full details on: Carlsbad Cravings

Skillet Sweet Potato Shepherds Pie

Skillet Sweet Potato Shepherds Pie

Read full details on: The Recipe Critic

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Written by Rhonda Shade

Rhonda Shade Is the founder of Change In Seconds. A healthy living platform that features clean eating, healthy recipes, meal prep, printable workouts & a unique tracking software to help you achieve a healthy lifestyle.