Perfect Shepherd’s Pie Recipe

Perfect Shepherd’s Pie Recipe | DIY Joy Projects and Crafts Ideas

Image credits: The Cooking Foodie via Youtube


Homey, comforting, and delicious – who wouldn’t want a hearty shepherd’s pie, especially on cold winter’s night? But even if it’s not winter, you could still serve this because this dish just radiates homeyness. This shepherd’s pie recipe from The Cooking Foodie on Youtube is probably the best recipe for this dish out there. It’s super easy to follow, and you would never get enough of it once you’ve tasted it. Learn the recipe by watching the video below.



For the meat mixture:

  • 2 lb ground lamb
  • 1 large onion (chopped)
  • 3 garlic cloves (crushed)
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 4 tbsp flour
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 1 tsp rosemary
  • 1 tsp thyme
  • 1 tbsp tomato paste
  • 2 cups beef broth
  • 7 oz carrots
  • 7 oz peas (fresh or frozen)

For the puree:

  • 3 & 1/2 lb potatoes
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 black pepper
  • 1 egg yolk


Step 1

Peel and cut the potatoes into 4 pieces vertically. Put the potatoes in a pot, add 1 tsp salt, then bring it to a boil. Next, dice the carrots and chop 1 large onion and rosemary. When the potatoes are finally tender, transfer them to a bowl. Add 1 tbsp butter, 1/4 cup cheddar cheese, 1/2 cup milk, and 1 egg yolk. Mash them using a handheld masher. After this, add 1/2 tsp salt and 1/2 tsp ground black pepper. Continue mashing until smooth. In a pan, add 3 tbsp olive oil, then saute the chopped onions for 2 – 3 minutes. Add the crushed garlic and the diced carrots. Continue to saute them until the carrots are tender. Next, add 2 lb of ground lamb. Cook for about 5 – 6 minutes. Add 1/2 tsp of salt and pepper, 1 tsp of thyme, and 1 tsp of rosemary. Stir them. Add 1 tbsp of tomato paste, and 4 tbsp of flour, then continue to stir.

Dicing the carrots for the shepherd's pie
Image credits: The Cooking Foodie via Youtube


Step 2

Next, add 2 cups of beef broth and 70 oz peas, then bring it to a simmer. Cook it, stirring occasionally, until the sauce thickens. After this, transfer it to a casserole dish. Spread the meat mixture across the casserole dish evenly. Add the mashed potato to the top nicely and evenly. Place it in a preheated oven of 400 degrees F and bake for about 20 – 25 minutes. After 25 minutes, pull it out of the oven, transfer it to a plate, then serve.

Cooking the meat mixture and adding the
Image credits: The Cooking Foodie via Youtube

Perfect Shepherd’s Pie Recipe

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