Shepherd’s Pie otherwise known as Cottage Pie is a great weeknight dinner recipe. Originated either in Scotland or England shepherd’s pie is the quintessential comfort food and then some.
This dish is perfect to make with leftover mashed potatoes or roast. When I make shepherd’s pie I usually make more than one if I can simply because it is freezer friendly. I am all over meals that can be preserved in some fashion for those days I just don’t have the time or energy to make dinner. It is also great to have on hand for the friend who may need a helping hand.
The recipe is simple to make and my kids love when I make shepherd’s pie. Veggies, mashed potatoes and meat all in one dish, what more can you ask for?
Quick and Easy Sheperd's Pie
A casserole layered with ground beef or lamb, vegetables and mashed potatoes.
In a large skillet heat the olive oil and add the onion
Cook for 5 minutes and add the ground beef
Cook until no longer pink, stirring occasionally
Add the spices, gravy packet and water. Stir ingredients together and cook for 5 minutes until the gravy starts to thicken
Add the mixed vegetables and stir
Cook for another 5 minutes, stirring the ingredients together until well combined
In a casserole dish that has been sprayed with cooking spray, add the ground beef mixture and spread evenly
Add the mashed potatoes to the top of the mixture spreading evenly
Cook in a 350º oven for 50 minutes
Garnish with chopped fresh parsley, if desired
This Quick and Easy Shepherd's Pie recipe is gluten free.