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Pantry Capsule - Shepherd's Pie

The epitome of a homey meal, shepherd’s pie. This versitile recipe can be swtiched up by using sweet potatoes but it’s incredible with russet too. Dairy free, gluten free, & vegetarian options included.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American, british
Keyword: beef and potatoes, ground beef casserole, shepherd's pie
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 348kcal
Author: Jen Pinkston


  • 1 lb ground beef or ground meat of choice, vegetarians use 1 ½ c cooked lentils
  • 2 c frozen mixed vegetables
  • 1 small onion chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves chopped
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon pepper
  • 1 teaspoon herbs de provence
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil or oil of choice
  • ¼ c milk of choice
  • ¾ c broth of choice
  • 1 tablespoon flour of choice I used GF all purpose

Mashed Potato Topping

  • 3 large potatoes sweet or russet, chopped & cut into large chunks (peeled if that’s your preference)
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon pepper
  • 1 tablespoon butter ghee or oil
  • 2 tablespoon milk of choice


  • Fill a large pot with water, add potatoes and bring to a boil, cook for 15-20 minutes until soft.
  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  • In a large saucepan heat oil to medium and saute onions until clear, add meat and cook until browned, 4-5 minutes.
  • Sprinkle meat with flour and stir until mixed in with meat. Add garlic, salt, pepper, spices, garlic, broth, and milk.
  • Cook for 2-4 minutes until sauce thicken slightly.
  • Add frozen vegetables, stir, and cook on low for 4 minutes.
  • Taste and add salt and pepper if needed.
  • Mash potatoes roughly and add salt, pepper, butter, milk, continuing mashing until well combined.
  • Pour vegetable and meat mixture evenly into a 3-quart baking dish. Top with mashed potatoes, cover to the edges and bake for 25 minutes.


This recipe is a part of a series using one list to make 20 recipes. Visit the orignal pantry post to print your TEC Pantry Capsule List: theeffortlesschic.com/effortless-chic-capsule-pantry/


Calories: 348kcal | Carbohydrates: 25g | Protein: 18g | Fat: 20g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 59mg | Sodium: 536mg | Potassium: 799mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 3202IU | Vitamin C: 20mg | Calcium: 88mg | Iron: 6mg