Shepherd's pie potatoes

Shepherd's pie potatoes

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(26 ratings)

Prep: 10 mins Cook: 40 mins - 50 mins


Serves 1
A perfect supper for one or ten people

Nutrition and extra info

  • Easily doubled

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal779
  • fat31g
  • saturates15g
  • carbs79g
  • sugars9g
  • fibre7g
  • protein50g
  • salt2.43g
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  • 2 tsp butter



    Butter is made when lactic-acid producing bacteria are added to cream and churned to make an…

  • ½ onion, chopped



    Onions are endlessly versatile and an essential ingredient in countless recipes. Native to Asia…

  • 140g lean minced beef
  • 250ml beef stock
  • 1 tsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tbsp tomato purée
  • 1 large jacket potato, baked
  • small handful grated cheddar



    Once cheddar was 'Cheddar', a large, hard-pressed barrel of cheese made by a particular…


  1. Heat oven to 200C/fan 180C/gas 6. Melt half the butter in a non-stick pan. Cook the onion for 3-4 mins, then increase the heat and add the mince. Fry for a further 3-4 mins until the beef has browned. Stir in the stock, Worcestershire sauce, tomato purée and some seasoning. Gently bubble for 15-20 mins until the mince is tender and the sauce has thickened.

  2. To assemble, cut the jacket potato in half lengthways and scoop the flesh into a small bowl, leaving the skin intact. Mash the potato with the remaining butter and season well. Divide the mince between the potato skins, then cover with the mash. Transfer the potatoes to a baking dish, sprinkle with cheese, then bake for 15-20 mins until golden. Serve with your favourite veg.

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Comments (27)

purpleflufff's picture

The end result was very yummy. It was however really fiddly and messy to make and took a long time. I thought afterwards that I would rather have had a normal shepherds pie to show for all my efforts. Boyfriend thought they were great though so looks like I might be making them again anyway!

thisxgirl's picture

Much more visually appealing and appetizing than a huge cream field of mashed potato in a dish. A little fiddly but not difficult. As somebody else mentioned - a filling snack, even cold. Would work just as well with a bolognese or chilli con carne sauce.

elliesmith01's picture

very tasty and very filling!

alizonc's picture

Delicious i also make them with leftover chilli or spagetti bolognase. Well worth the wait we love them.

davidcie's picture

This was incredible, well worth the time it took to prepare! Can prepare more and you'll have a tasty cold snack for when you're feeling peckish in those early morning hours.

ellingtonboots's picture

Really tasty but took far too long to make! However the mince itself tastes really nice in a wrap with salad and cheese.

tomthekiddy's picture

Im sorry, but you do know shepherd's pie is made with Lamb? This dish is made with beef, so should be called cottage pie potato's


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