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

Rating: 4.5 stars 3272
This comforting casserole is guaranteed to satisfy even the pickiest of eaters.

Turkey Shepherd's Pie

Rating: 4.5 stars 167
This turkey shepherd's pie recipe makes a healthy twist on an old favorite.

Instant Pot® Shepherd's Pie

Rating: 4.5 stars 52
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

Rating: 4.5 stars 441
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: 4.5 stars 19
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 171
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: 5 stars 378
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: 4.5 stars 14
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: 4.5 stars 578
This is something I made up that my whole family enjoys.

Mom's Shepherd's Pie

Rating: 4.5 stars 149
This shepherd's pie recipe is simple and affordable. It's made with 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 my mom's! Try serving it with cranberry sauce or other fruit sauce of your choice.

Mexican Shepherd's Pie

Rating: 4.5 stars 439
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
Rating: Unrated 536
"Everyone LOVED it! I used ground venison." – BarbaraGene0129
Chef John's Shepherd's Pie
Rating: 4.5 stars 421

Shepherd's Pie recipes are traditionally done with lamb, but are great with any ground meat--turkey and beef being the most popular modern versions. Give this great casserole a try, and watch everyone flock to the table.