Shepherd’s Pie

We had my brother-in-law and sister-in-law over for dinner last night and I decided to try out a new recipe I created.  My husband joked that this was a bit risky on a night company was coming over for dinner, but the food ended up being delicious!  I have a feeling I’ll be making this recipe many many more times.  I hope you enjoy!


Shepherd’s Pie



For meat filling –

1 tablespoon olive oil

1 yellow onion, chopped

4 carrots, peeled and chopped

2 garlic cloves, minced

1 pound ground beef

1/2 teaspoon sea salt

1/2 teaspoon pepper

1/2 cup chicken broth

1 tablespoon coconut aminos

1 tablespoon tomato paste

1/2 sprig fresh rosemary (about 1 1/2 tablespoons), chopped

1/2 teaspoon dried thyme

1 cup frozen peas

For mashed potatoes –

2 pounds organic potatoes

3/4 cup almond milk

1/4 teaspoon sea salt

1/4 teaspoon pepper

1 egg yolk

For top –

paprika as desired

fresh parsley as desired


For meat filling – 

  • Heat olive oil in saucepan over medium heat.  Add onions and carrots and sauté about 2 minutes.  Add garlic and continue cooking another 1 minute.  Add meat, salt, and pepper.  Cook until brown.
  • Add chicken broth, coconut aminos, rosemary, tomato paste, and thyme.  Simmer uncovered for about 10 minutes until almost no liquid remains.  Stir in peas and cook about 30 seconds.
  • Move meat filling into lightly greased 9×13 glass pan.  Set aside.

For mashed potatoes – 

  • Mostly peel (I leave a little skin on) and chop potatoes.  Bring potatoes to boil on stove and then reduce heat to allow potatoes to simmer about 10-15 minutes.
  • Drain potatoes and return to pan.  Mash with almond milk, salt, and pepper.  Stir in egg yolk.
  • Spread mashed potatoes over meat filling.  Cover completely, all the way to the edge of the pan to seal in the meat filling.

Final cooking – 

  • Sprinkle paprika on top of potatoes.
  • Bake at 400 degree for 20-25 minutes.
  • Remove from oven and top with parsley as desired.
  • Enjoy!!!!!


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Hope you enjoy!


Shepherd’s Pie ready to eat!


Meat filling before adding mashed potatoes


I took a shot of the leftovers to show the two layers 🙂


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