Shepherd's Pie Recipe with Lamb and Mashed Potatoes

shepherd's pie
Diana Rattray
  • 45 mins
  • Prep: 15 mins,
  • Cook: 30 mins
  • Yield: 4 servings
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This traditional shepherd's pie is made with lamb. Shepherd's pie, also known as Cottage pie when it's made with beef, is an old English favorite. It is a family favorite on either side of the Atlantic.

To make a cottage style pie, use leftover minced roast beef and beef gravy. This slow cooker version is another good option.


What You'll Need

  • 2 cups roast lamb (cooked and chopped)
  • 1 tablespoon onion (finely chopped)
  • 2 cups gravy (from roasted lamb or prepared beef gravy)
  • salt to taste
  • pepper to taste
  • 2 cups mashed potato (prepared with milk and seasonings as desired)
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1/8 teaspoon paprika

How to Make It

  1. Heat the oven to 400 F.
  2. Combine the chopped lamb, gravy, and chopped onion; season with salt and pepper to taste.
  3. Line the bottom of a buttered baking dish with a layer of half of the seasoned mashed potatoes.
  4. 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.
  5. Dot mashed potato topping with butter, sprinkle with salt, pepper, and paprika, then bake for about 30 minutes, or until the mashed potato topping is browned and the pie is thoroughly heated.
    Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
    Calories 294
    Total Fat 16 g
    Saturated Fat 8 g
    Unsaturated Fat 6 g
    Cholesterol 72 mg
    Sodium 147 mg
    Carbohydrates 17 g
    Dietary Fiber 2 g
    Protein 19 g
    (The nutrition information on our recipes is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate. Individual results may vary.)