Shepherd's Pie Recipes

Find the best recipes for the classic shepherd's pie. Learn how to make it with ground beef, turkey, chicken, and lamb recipes.

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Shepherd's Pie VI

Rating: 4.47 stars 3231
This easy shepherd's pie is a layered casserole of ground beef and veggies in a homemade gravy. It's topped with Cheddar cheese mashed potatoes.

Turkey Shepherd's Pie

Rating: 4.51 stars 161
A healthy twist on an old favorite.

Instant Pot® Shepherd's Pie

Rating: 4.49 stars 45
This family friendly shepherd's pie uses ground beef (instead of the traditional lamb), and your Instant Pot® or multi-cooker pressure cooker to prepare the filling and potatoes.

Proper English Cottage Pie

Proper English Cottage Pie is a delicious, very traditional mince pie (beef) topped with mashed potato. Serve with garden peas.

Autumn Sweet Potato Shepherd's Pie

Rating: 4.7 stars 9
I've been making variations of this shepherd's pie recipe for over 10 years, and it's still a requested favorite!

Easy Shepherd's Pie with Garlic Romano Potatoes

Rating: 4.5 stars 166
This is a very easy shepherd's (cottage) pie that's topped with wonderful garlic and Romano potatoes. You can change the ingredients to add almost anything you like. Kids love this, and it's even better after sitting for a day. You should have most of the ingredients on hand so no trips to the grocery! You can substitute any cheese for the Romano, as well.

A Scotsman's Shepherd Pie

Rating: 4.79 stars 348
Yes, shepherd's pie is predominantly thought of as Irish or British. But since I'm Scottish, I thought I'd give it a unique twist to suit my ancestral tastes. The use of lamb, the smoky, heather taste of Guinness® Draught (Irish, I admit), and the topping of sharp Cheddar and smoked paprika give this version its unique, smoky-sweet flavor.

Healthy Shepherd's Pie with Cauliflower Mash

Rating: 4.63 stars 12
This shepherd's pie with cauliflower mash is a low-carb, healthier version of a great cold-weather dish. Enjoy this satisfying meal with a little less guilt.

Steff's Shepherd Pie

Rating: 4.49 stars 570
This is something I made up that my whole family enjoys.

Mom's Shepherd's Pie

Rating: 4.29 stars 148
This recipe is simple and affordable. It's made up of common ingredients from the pantry- ground beef, green beans, tomato sauce, potatoes and seasonings. I'm not sure where it came from, but I know there are many variations. This is Mom's! Try serving with cranberry sauce or other fruit of your choice.

Mexican Shepherd's Pie

Rating: 4.46 stars 437
This is a Mexican version of the Shepherd's Pie that is so popular in the UK. I decided to try this one night when I did not have any mashed potatoes. Its cheap, quick and easy...and my kids loved it! Serve with a tossed green salad for a great family meal!

Inspiration and Ideas

Tips for Amazing Shepherd's Pie
You can't go wrong with any of these savory one-pot comfort-food casseroles, from traditional lamb versions to ground beef or ground turkey cottage pies. We have vegan recipes, too.
Irish Shepherd's Pie
"Everyone LOVED it! I used ground venison." – BarbaraGene0129
Proper English Cottage Pie
Rating: 4.5 stars

This homey casserole is made with seasoned ground beef, carrot, and onion topped with Cheddar mashed potatoes and baked until bubbly and starting to brown.