Ultimate Cottage Pie

This classic comfort food is elevated with the addition of savory herbs, hearty vegetables, and a fluffy mashed potato topping.

Prep Time 30 min Cook Time 1 hour Rest Time 10 min Total Time 1 hr 40 mins Difficulty: Intermediate Calories: 450 Best Season: Winter



  1. Preheat the oven to 375°F (190°C).

  2. In a large skillet, brown the ground beef over medium-high heat, breaking it up into small pieces as it cooks.

  3. Add the onion, garlic, and carrots to the skillet and sauté for 5-7 minutes, until the vegetables are tender.

  4. Stir in the frozen peas, tomato paste, Worcestershire sauce, thyme, rosemary, paprika, salt, and pepper. Cook for an additional 5 minutes.

  5. Meanwhile, boil the chopped potatoes in a large pot of salted water for 10-15 minutes, or until fork-tender.

  6. Drain the potatoes and mash them with the milk, butter, and parmesan cheese until smooth.

  7. Transfer the beef mixture to a large casserole dish and spread the mashed potatoes over the top, using a fork to create peaks and valleys.

  8. Bake for 30-40 minutes, until the mashed potatoes are golden brown and crispy on top.

  9. Let the Shepherd's Pie cool for 10 minutes before serving.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 1 slice

Servings 6

Amount Per Serving
Calories 450kcal
Calories from Fat 216kcal
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 24g37%
Saturated Fat 12g60%
Trans Fat 1g
Cholesterol 100mg34%
Sodium 600mg25%
Potassium 1000mg29%
Total Carbohydrate 29g10%
Dietary Fiber 4g16%
Sugars 4g
Protein 28g57%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.


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