Traditional Shepherd's Pie (Easy Comfort Food)

Some made it with traditional pie crust, with all the ingredients inside. Others make it with mashed potatoes on top, baking it to a crispy texture.

This rich, creamy dinner that can be easily made with leftover veggies, ground meat and mashed potatoes. This will help stretch the food budget a bit, since you are recreating meals from what you already have.

– Ground lamb – Medium onion, chopped – Garlic minced – Baby carrots sliced – Frozen peas – Butter – All purpose flour – Lamb or beef broth – Potatoes – Butter – Milk – Sour cream – salt and pepper to taste


 -Preheat oven. -If making potatoes from scratch, peel, dice, and add to a large pot of water. Bring to a boil, and simmer them until tender.

Get started!

In a heavy bottomed skillet over medium high heat, brown the ground meat with chopped onions and garlic. Saute the lamb is browned through and the vegetables began to sweat.

Add in sliced carrots and frozen peas, and stirred to combine. Saute, then set aside.

What's next?


Using another pan, melt butter, then stir in flour to form the roux. Allow to brown to remove raw flour taste. Season with salt and pepper.

Add broth slowly to the roux, stirring constantly and allow to thicken slightly.

Combine the gravy with the ground lamb and vegetables and stir together. Layer the meat mixture in the bottom of buttered ramekin dishes, filling about ⅔ full.

Drain your cooked potatoes, add butter, milk and sour cream. Salt and pepper to taste. Mash with potato masher or hand mixer until creamy smooth.

The best part of this dish is you can make it ahead of time. Either brown the meat with the veggies and make the roux mixture, and place in the freezer in a freezer safe dish.