Quick and Easy Shepherd's Pie


All you have to do for this perfect comfort food recipe is brown the ground beef. Everything else is premade.

Hands On Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
20 mins
4 serves

There are many ways to make shepherd's pie. You can prepare it in the slow cooker or create a new version by changing some ingredients. (This cauliflower shepherd's pie is definitely worth a try.) But if you are looking for the fastest way to make a shepherd's pie, this recipe is for you. As long as you have a few minutes to brown some ground beef, the rest is basically just assembly.


  • 1 pound ground beef

  • cup ketchup

  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce

  • 8 ounces frozen mixed vegetables (such as carrots, peas, and corn), thawed

  • ¼ cup (1 ounce) shredded Cheddar (optional)

  • 1 16-ounce package mashed potatoes, refrigerated or frozen and thawed


  1. Heat oven to 400°F.

  2. Place the beef in a large skillet and cook over medium-high heat until no trace of pink remains, about 5 minutes.

  3. Spoon off and discard any fat. Stir in the ketchup and Worcestershire. Add the vegetables and cook, stirring, for 1 minute. Spoon into a baking dish.

  4. Mix the cheese (if desired) with the potatoes in a bowl. Spread over the beef and bake until heated through, 10 minutes. Divide among plates.

    Easy Shepherd's Pie
    Marcus Nilsson

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

384 Calories
17g Fat
28g Carbs
22g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Calories 384
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 17g 22%
Saturated Fat 8g 40%
Cholesterol 88mg 29%
Sodium 827mg 36%
Total Carbohydrate 28g 10%
Total Sugars 6g
Protein 22g

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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