Shepherd’s Pie with Cheddar Mash

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Shepherd’s Pie is a hearty, filling dish featuring meat, vegetables, and gravy under a fluffy bed of mashed potatoes. Bake this up for some ultimate comfort food.

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I’ve been dreaming about this Shepherd’s Pie all week — especially since I didn’t get to eat any of it when I made one last Sunday. I went to take a quick shower and when I got back, there was none left!

It’s that good. Yes, ma’am.

This pie comes together so easily and is freezer friendly, so it’s totally worth your while to make at least a double batch. Which is what I shoulda done last weekend.

Shepherd’s Pie is rustic, hearty comfort food. Sure, you can spoon the mashed potatoes into a piping bag to make the topping all fancy, but really, it’s not necessary.

Shepherd’s Pie with Cheddar Mash

This is comfort food at its finest. And it’s perfect for St Patrick’s Day if you’re looking for something more authentic than green eggs and ham or the ever-American corned beef.

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You can use any kind of meat that you like in a shepherd’s pie, but ground beef, lamb, turkey, or pork are easiest for this particular recipe. And to up the versatility factor, you can include any vegetables you have on hand, though my family obviously prefers mushrooms, onions, carrots, and green beans.

I still can’t believe they didn’t save me some….

Shepherd’s Pie is a great dish to use up leftovers from a big holiday meal, so feel free to use poetic license when preparing this recipe. It’s basically cooked meat, a savory gravy, cooked veggies and a topping of mashed potatoes. Feel free to get creative by adding sour cream and chives into your mash if you like. With this recipe I stuck with a few handfuls of cheddar cheese. Yum-O!

Here are some of the tools you’ll want to have on hand in order to make this recipe quick and easy:

Tools I use to make it EASY

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  1. My kids were just talking about Shepherd’s Pie this week! Apparently they remember my sister serving it during a visit and they wondered why I never make it. So yesterday I added the ingredients to my shopping list and am planning to make it later next week 🙂 Thanks for the cheddar inspiration!

  2. Sona says:

    Could you please direct me back to the post re: using frozen chicken tenderloins from Trader Joe. thankyou

  3. Natalie says:

    HI Jessica, do you think this would do OK in the freezer? I never know what the rules are for freezing potatoes. Thanks!

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