Shepherd's Pie

Shepherd's Pie is a classic, one-dish meal that combines beef and vegetables in a delicious gravy that is topped with mashed potatoes.

Serves: Makes 6 servings.
15 mins Prep time 40 mins Cook time
15 mins Prep time
40 mins Cook time
  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Brown ground beef in large nonstick skillet on medium-high heat. Drain fat.

  • Mix Gravy Mix and water in small bowl. Pour over beef. Bring to boil. Add peas and carrots. Reduce heat to low; simmer 5 minutes. Transfer meat mixture to 1 1/2-quart baking dish. Top with mashed potatoes.

  • Bake 30 minutes or until gravy bubbles and potatoes are slightly browned. Sprinkle with parsley, if desired.

Cooking tip

Test Kitchen Tip: To reduce sodium, prepare with McCormick® 30% Less Sodium Brown Gravy Mix.

Substitution Tip: Use 3 cups prepared mashed potatoes in place of the instant mashed potatoes.

Nutrition information

(Amount per serving)

  • 455Calories: 455Cholesterol: 91mg
  • Sodium: 1129mgProtein: 22g
  • Total Fat: 27gFiber: 4g
  • Carbohydrate: 31g

Ratings & Reviews: 9

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  • Jan on 03/29/2014

    Great, easy recipe! I added lightly sauteed shredded cabbage into the potatoes as well as shredded cheese. Then, I sprinkled shredded cheese over the top when it was just about done. And, I also used real potatoes.

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  • Shawana on 05/03/2013

    Made it with Pork Tips instead and came out wonderful!

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  • Diane on 10/22/2014

    I've always wanted to make shepherd's pie but for some reason the topping just didn't make sense to me. So when I was looking for something different to make I came across this recipe. I had everything that was need to make it. This was delicious. My family [all boys] loved it as well. When I really took a look at it, its meat and potatoes so of course my family was going to love it. I will be making this again.

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  • Joseph C. on 10/28/2015

    As an Englishman My family loves my modified version of this recipe. (really called Cottage pie) I use McCormick beef stew seasoning instead of gravy. Just add one packet per pound of undrained ground beef. (do not add water) Add frozen mixed veg., place in pan, top with homemade mashed potatoes and cook at 400 for 30 minutes!

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  • joe on 10/10/2016

    Awesome! Substituted 1 cup of Guinness instead of water when mixing gravy packet. Wow!!

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  • Christopher on 08/08/2016

    Really nice flavor combination. I used canned peas and corn and added them directly to the baking dish and poured the hot beef mixture over the top.

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  • ReGenesis P. on 12/05/2015

    Awesome and easy to make!

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  • Cathy S. on 11/16/2015

    Great reccipes

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