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Marie's Shepherd's Pie Recipe

Marie's Shepherd's Pie

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"A twist on the traditional shepherd's pie. I gathered ideas from family and friends and other recipes and came up with my own different and very tasty version of an old time favorite. Everyone eats this up likes it's a dessert!"

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Original recipe makes 6 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    55 mins

    1 hr 10 mins


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).
  2. Place potatoes into a large pot and cover with salted water; bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer until tender, about 15 minutes. Drain and transfer potatoes to a large bowl. Mash potatoes with 1 tablespoon butter using a potato masher or fork; season with salt and pepper.
  3. Melt 1 tablespoon butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Cook and stir beef in the hot skillet until browned and crumbly, 5 to 7 minutes; drain and discard grease. Stir onion soup mix, chicken bouillon, and beef bouillon into ground beef; simmer until flavors blend, about 2 minutes. Add water if mixture is too dry.
  4. Spread ground beef mixture into the bottom of a 2-quart casserole dish; top with corn, carrots, and peas. Spoon mashed potato mixture over vegetable layer; sprinkle with paprika.
  5. Bake in the preheated oven for 20 minutes. Sprinkle Cheddar cheese over mashed potato layer; continue baking until cheese is melted and bubbling, about 10 more minutes.
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  • Cook's Note:
  • Instant potatoes can be substituted for fresh potatoes. Follow the directions on the box to make the 5 to 6 serving size (2 2/3 cups).

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Most Helpful Positive Review
Nov 10, 2013

Very simple recipe, I modified it a bit though. What I did was use 2lbs of lean ground chuck, cooked the beef and drained grease, then I put half stick of butter in the pan along with 1 packet of McCormick Au Jus mix and a packet of Ranch dressing mix plus 1/2 tsp of Cayenne Pepper. Mix everything together until meat is all coated, then of course I put it in a 3 qt casserole dish and put a pkg of french fried onions as the nest layer, then of course the vegetables finally topping off with left over garlic smashed red potatoes(skin on) and of course the cheese. My 5 year old son is very picky about what he eats and he could not get enough of this.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Dec 04, 2013

The hamburger on the bottom got way too over cooked in the baking dish. I would probably mix the meat with the veggies if I were going to try it again but I probably won't try it again as the family did not care for it. The potatoes tasted awesome though!

Sep 30, 2013

It was awesome! I did use fresh carrots and blanched them in a steamed basket on top of boiling potatoes and frozen peas! Also added 2cloves of garlic to meat mixture, and some sour cream to the mashed potatoes. Also melted the cheese and then browned it on broil. Can't wait to eat the leftovers tomorrow! Tried to take a pic, even downloaded an app, but couldn't get it to work. So yummy! Highly highly recommended!

Jan 23, 2014

Tried this recipe and my family has wiped out the entire casserole each time I've made it. I substituted a package of mixed green beans, corn & peas (cooked it first) and came out fantastic. One of our favorite recipes now. Also used Better than Boullion and it was incredibly good. Thank you so much for sharing this!!

Feb 01, 2014

Yummy thats all I can say!!!So easy to make-but I will use chicken and beef bouillon next time tho...

Jan 14, 2014

I used ground pork with some fresh garlic and instead of the bouillion cubes which would have put the sodium over the top, I added some salt-free Mrs. Dash. Yummy!

Apr 17, 2014

I made this recipe according to the directions and it was amazing. I loved it and, more importantly, my husband and 3 children all loved it. Great job, this is a keeper.

Nov 25, 2013

Very good but I put more cheese on mine! I loved it thank you!


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  • Calories
  • 564 kcal
  • 28%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 65.6 g
  • 21%
  • Cholesterol
  • 77 mg
  • 26%
  • Fat
  • 23.1 g
  • 36%
  • Fiber
  • 9.8 g
  • 39%
  • Protein
  • 26.4 g
  • 53%
  • Sodium
  • 1480 mg
  • 59%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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