Easy Shepherd's Pie

This is a great recipe to stick your leftover veggies in!

Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword easy, traditional, vegetables
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Calories 342 kcal
Author Cultured Palate



  • 3 c. leftover mashed potatoes
  • OR
  • 5 medium potatoes chopped
  • 1/4 c. milk
  • 1 Tbsp butter
  • 1/2 tsp salt


  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 2 onions chopped
  • 1 lb broccoli I use frozen
  • 1 c peas I use frozen
  • 5 medium carrots diced
  • 1/2 c. tomato paste
  • 1/2 c beef broth or water
  • 2 tsp basil
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil


  1. Unless you have leftover mashed potatoes, cook the potatoes in boiling water until tender. Drain, mash well and add butter, milk and salt.
  2. Preheat oven to 350 F.
  3. Saute onions in oil.
  4. Add the ground beef and cook until browned.
  5. Cut the broccoli into flowers and stems - slice stems in 1/4 inch round pieces.
  6. Add vegetables and the remaining ingredients to the ground beef mixture. Bring to a boil and cover. Turn the heat to low and simmer for about 15 minutes or until the vegetables are tender.
  7. Place the vegetable mixture in a greased 9" x 13" dish.
  8. Spread the mashed potatoes over the top - dot with butter.
  9. Bake at 350 F for about 15 minutes - until the potatoes are piping hot.
  10. Enjoy!

Recipe Notes

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Nutrition Facts
Easy Shepherd's Pie
Amount Per Serving
Calories 342 Calories from Fat 153
% Daily Value*
Fat 17g26%
Saturated Fat 5g25%
Cholesterol 44mg15%
Sodium 723mg30%
Potassium 1256mg36%
Carbohydrates 32g11%
Fiber 7g28%
Sugar 7g8%
Protein 17g34%
Vitamin A 7140IU143%
Vitamin C 80.5mg98%
Calcium 114mg11%
Iron 6.7mg37%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.