Shepherd's pie

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Serves: 4

By mckenzie

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  • 1 tbsp tomato puree

  • 1 large onion peeled and chopped

  • 100g sweetcorn

  • 100ml stock

  • 500g minced lamb

  • 100g frozen peas

  • 800g mixture of sweet potato and parsnip

  • 3 carrot peeled and chopped


  1. Brown the mince and onion in a large pan, add the veg (use any leftovers in the fridge as well, just chop them up quite small), add the tomato purée and about 100ml stock and simmer for 20 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, peel and chop the parsnips and sweet potato and boil them until soft and then mash with some butter.
  3. When the mince is cooked, put it into a Pyrex, or similar, dish and top with the parsnip or sweet potato mash. Top with grated cheese and cook in the oven at 200C for about 30 minutes.

Handy Hint

I find that this amount will make two shepherd's pies using a small-medium pyrex, enough for three children and one adult, or one large pyrex.
You can freeze it before adding the cheese.

Additional Information

  • Egg Free

  • Nut Free

  • Meat

  • Low fat

  • Make Ahead

  • Can Freeze

  • lamb

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  • seekingpeaceandquiet 19/05/13 17:18

    Made this for dinner yesterday, am not the best cook..just learning and trying new recipes. My daughter and husband loved it. So if I can make a success of this anyone can!

  • Bims 21/10/09 09:05

    A very tasty alternative to Cottage Pie. Did you know that Shepherd's Pie is traditionally made with Lamb - hence the name - and Beef makes a Cottage Pie.

  • mckenzie 20/01/08 12:42

    I serve this when DS has friends home from school. I have never had anything but clean plates. The sweet potato/parsnip mash is lovely and sweet. I do sometimes put passata in (DH likes it) and I always just add whatever veg needs eating. Sometimes I add curry powder at the browning stage to give it some umph!