Nothing beats this classic comfort food. This Shepherd's Pie is made with seasoned ground beef, corn, and creamy mashed potatoes. I top it with cheese then bake.
Twist on a Classic
I know this recipe for Shepherd's Pie is far from the traditional way it was made.
This is my version that my family loves and that we have been making for years. It's so simple to make and it's a recipe that the entire family will eat.
How to make Shepherd's Pie:
Step one: Get started by preparing your oven and preheat it to 375 degrees. Next prepare your 9x13 casserole dish with nonstick cooking spray and then set aside.
Step two: Next prepare your mashed potatoes. Peel and dice potatoes. Add to a large pot and cover with water. Bring water to a boil and cook potatoes until cooked through and tender.
Step three: Drain water then place potatoes back into your pot. Mash potatoes with a masher then add in milk, butter, and salt and pepper to taste. Add more milk as needed.
Tip: For a quicker meal you can use instant mashed potatoes instead of making homemade.
Step four: Now cook and crumble your ground beef. Once cooked then drain fat and season with onion powder, garlic powder, and Worcestershire sauce. You can add more or less seasoning to taste.
Step five: Once your ground beef is ready you can place it into your prepared casserole dish. Top with drained and rinsed corn than your prepared mashed potatoes.
Step six: Top your casserole with shredded Colby jack cheese.
Step seven: Once your casserole is ready it's time to bake. You only need to bake long enough to warm and melt your cheese.
Place in the oven to bake for 25-30 minutes.
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- 1 pound russet potatoes
- ½ cup milk
- 4 tablespoons butter
- salt and pepper (to taste)
- 2 pounds ground beef
- ½ teaspoon onion powder
- ¼ teaspoon garlic powder
- 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
- 14.5 oz canned corn
- 1 ½ cups Colby jack cheese (shredded)
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Prepare a 9x13 casserole dish with nonstick cooking spray and then set aside.
- Peel and dice potatoes. Add to a large pot and cover with water. Bring water to a boil and cook potatoes until cooked through and tender.
- Drain water then place the potatoes back into your pot. Mash potatoes with a masher then add in milk, butter, and salt and pepper to taste. Add more milk as needed.
- Cook and crumble ground beef. Once cooked then drain fat and season with onion powder, garlic powder, and Worcestershire sauce.
- Place prepared ground beef into your casserole dish. Top with drained and rinsed corn than your prepared mashed potatoes.
- Top your casserole with shredded Colby jack cheese then bake for 25-30 minutes until casserole is warm throughout and cheese is melted.
- Tip: For a quicker meal you can use instant mashed potatoes instead of making homemade.
This is delicious! This recipe is so close to how my mother-in-law used to make Shepherds Pie and it is one of my husband’s favorite meals. He is thrilled I found it. Me too.
So glad you liked it!
This is cottage pie. Shepards pie is in the name, lamb.
Actually the name cottage pie and Shepard's pie can be used interchangeably with each other. Shepherd's pie, cottage pie, or hachis Parmentier is a ground meat pie with a crust or topping of mashed potato of English origin. The recipe has many variations, but the defining ingredients are ground red meat cooked in a gravy or sauce with onions, and topped with a layer of mashed potato before it is baked
I have made Shepherd's pie for years similar to this one except to save time, I have made it with instant homestyle potatoes without the cheese, (I make the potatoes the topping), put a few pats of butter on the top, then bake until golden brown. Both recipes are fantastic!
So glad you enjoyed it!
Very easy to make and delicious, I added a packet of taco
You know I love taco seasoning!!!