Shepherd’s Pie

Monica Says: You can also use leftover chicken or any meat, really.  If using larger chunks, like chicken, cube the meat.

Shepherd's Pie
Recipe type: Entree
Cook time: 
Total time: 
  • 1 lb. ground beef
  • 5 potatoes
  • 4 oz. sliced mushrooms, canned
  • 2 c. fresh or frozen vegetables, your choice
  • 1 can Condensed Cream of Mushroom Soup
  • 1 can Condensed Cream of Celery Soup
  • 3 tbsp butter
  • salt & pepper to taste
  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Coat a 9"x13" baking dish with cooking spray. Cook potatoes in boiling water until tender, about 15 minutes. Drain, reserving some of the cooking liquid. Peel & quarter the potatoes, then mash with a little of the cooking liquid. Set aside.
  2. In a large skillet, cook the meat over medium-high heat. Drain fat from pan. If using leftover meat, heat & add to the skillet. Stir in mushrooms, vegetables, mushroom & celery soups, salt, & pepper; heat through. Pour into prepared baking dish; cover with mashed potatoes & dot with butter.
  3. Bake in preheated oven for 30 minutes or until potatoes are golden & meat & vegetable mixture is hot & bubbly.

Photo Courtesy of Sodanie Chea on Flickr

Cottage Pie

Submitted by Susy
Servings: 6-8


1 lb minced beef 8 oz. tomato puree
4 tbsp tomato ketchup beef browning
1 onion 3 oz. peas
2 carrots (peeled & sliced) 3-4 large potatoes (peeled & thinly sliced)
milk & butter to taste salt & pepper to taste


  1. Anthony Sedlak's Cottage Pie by nyxie on FlickrBrown off the mince & the onion, boil carrots & peas, add all ingredients together, cook over a low heat for 30 minutes.
  2. About 10 minutes in, start boiling the potatoes & add a small amount of milk, butter, salt, & pepper to taste & mash.
  3. Preheat the oven to 400°F.
  4. Put the beef mix into a dish & top with mashed potatoes. Cook in the preheated oven for about 15-20 minutes until the top of the potatoes are browned.
  5. Serve with baked beans in tomato sauce.

Chef’s Note: If you want to make Shepherd’s Pie, use lamb mince instead of beef & use 3 tsp lamb gravy instead of the beef browning.