Shepherd’s Pie

by Liat  - January 25, 2024

This yummy Shepherd’s Pie offers comfort without sacrificing nutritional value, making it a satisfying and healthy option!


  • 1 lb ground lean beef, turkey or chicken
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 2 carrots, diced
  • 2 celery stalks, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 cup mushrooms, sliced
  • 1 cup green peas
  • 1 cup beef or vegetable broth
  • 1 tbsp tomato paste
  • 1 tsp dried thyme
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Mashed cauliflower or sweet potatoes for topping


  1. Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C).
  2. In a skillet over medium heat, cook the ground meat until browned. Remove from the skillet and set aside.
  3. In the same skillet, add a little oil if needed and sauté the onion, carrots, celery, and garlic until softened.
  4. Add the mushrooms and cook until they release their moisture.
  5. Return the cooked meat to the skillet and add the broth, tomato paste, thyme, salt, and pepper. Stir well to combine.
  6. Allow the mixture to simmer for about 10 minutes, allowing the flavors to meld together.
  7. Stir in the green peas (if using).
  8. Transfer the mixture to a baking dish and spread the mashed cauliflower or sweet potatoes evenly over the top.
  9. Place the dish in the preheated oven and bake for 25-30 minutes, or until the topping is lightly golden.
  10. Serve hot and enjoy your comforting Shepherd’s Pie!

NOTE:  Leftovers can be stored in the refrigerator for 3-4 days and are ideal for meal prep!


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