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Simple Shepards Pie

Homemade Shepherds Pie

An easy and quick Shepherds Pie that you can make on a budget!
Prep Time 1 d 30 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 40 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 8
Calories 450 kcal


  • 1 1/2 lbs Russet Potatoes
  • 1 1/2 lb Ground Beef
  • 1/2 can Corn
  • 1/2 can Peas
  • Salt (to taste)
  • Pepper (to taste)
  • 2 tsp Garlic Powder
  • 1 tbsp Basil
  • 2 1/2 tbsp Worcestershire Sauce
  • 1 tbsp Butter
  • 1 pack Shredded Cheese (your choice of type)
  • 3/4 cup Whole Milk


Potato Prep

  • Skin and chop all potatoes into 1 inch cubes.
  • Boil potato cubes in water until soft.
  • Drain potatoes and put in mixing bowl.
  • Mix in Whole Milk, Butter, & Shredded Cheese (your preference for amount of cheese) while mashing the potatoes until all clumps are gone.
  • Add salt and pepper to taste.

Beef Prep

  • Stove top fry the ground beef until nearly brown.
  • Drain fat and drippings from the pan.
  • Mix in Worcestershire Sauce, Basil, Garlic Powder, Salt & Pepper.
  • Continue cooking until fully browned and remove from heat.

Vegetables Prep

  • Stove top cook peas and corn until soft.

Combining & Baking

  • Preheat oven to 350F.
  • Layer meat and vegetables together in a baking pan or bowl. If you're using a bowl, you can make multiple layers.
  • On top of the meat/veggie mix, lay an even layer of mashed potatoes.
  • Bake for 20 minutes or until mashed potatoes are desired crispiness.
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