Shepherd's pie in a square dish with a spoon

Shepherd’s pie recipes

20 Recipes

Plunge your spoon into a shepherd's pie with creamy mash and flavourful lamb mince. We've got traditional recipes, plus spiced and vegetarian alternatives.

413 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

We've got some lovely twists on shepherd's pie on the site, but we were missing a definitive version of this classic family recipe – here it is!

1 hr and 15 mins
Easy
585 ratings 4.6 out of 5 star rating

The secret to this shepherd's pie filling is to choose big carrots so they don’t lose their texture when cooked

1 hr and 10 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
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75 ratings 4.6 out of 5 star rating

For shepherd's pie - but not as you know it - try cooking up these spicy individual pies

1 hr and 30 mins
Easy
124 ratings 4.8 out of 5 star rating

Make this comforting pie in bulk and freeze in separate servings, so you can defrost only what you need

2 hrs and 15 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
75 ratings 4.6 out of 5 star rating

A low-fat, superhealthy shepherd's pie that can be popped in the freezer or enjoyed on the day

1 hr and 5 mins
Easy
Healthy
59 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

Angela Nilsen works her magic on a classic and gives Shepherd's pie a superhealthy face-lift

1 hr and 50 mins
Easy
Healthy
37 ratings 4.5 out of 5 star rating

The family favourite with a spicy kick and parsnip mash topping

35 mins
Easy
20 ratings 4.4 out of 5 star rating

Shepherd's pie lovers will love the new addition of spices and apricots in this make-ahead crowd pleaser

2 hrs and 30 mins
Easy
30 ratings 4.4 out of 5 star rating

A simple supper that's got all the elements of the ultimate comfort food. Easily scaled up if you've got more mouths to feed

1 hr
Easy
89 ratings 4.3 out of 5 star rating

A warming vegan supper with porcini mushrooms, leeks, carrots, and butternut squash, topped with crispy potatoes. It's low calorie, low fat, and perfect for when the nights draw in

1 hr and 50 mins
Easy
Healthy
Vegan
15 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

These pocket-sized pasties make an old favourite portable

55 mins
Easy
22 ratings 4.1 out of 5 star rating

Slow-cook shepherd's pie and you'll be rewarded with succulent mince. This recipe is also low-fat and low-calorie with three of your five-a-day

6 hrs
Easy
Healthy
33 ratings 3.7 out of 5 star rating

Swap mashed potato for vibrant sweet potato and bulk out your lean lamb or beef mince with red lentils for a slimmer take on this comforting classic

1 hr and 45 mins
Easy
9 ratings 4.4 out of 5 star rating

A jacket potato with a difference - these bake so quickly in the microwave, and the mince and cheese make a filling and tasty supper

45 mins
Easy
2 ratings 4.0 out of 5 star rating

A fast and tasty Shepherd's pie that will fill up the whole family

45 mins
Easy
5 ratings 4.0 out of 5 star rating

Slow cook lamb mince with liver to pack this family favourite with flavour - chop the vegetables in a processor to save time

3 hrs
Easy
1 rating 5.0 out of 5 star rating

A simple way to create an old childhood favourite - on the table in less than an hour

55 mins
Easy
5 ratings 3.4 out of 5 star rating

A delicious spin on the ultimate comfort food - a family favourite packed with vegetables and rich sauce

1 hr and 45 mins
Easy
4 ratings 4.8 out of 5 star rating

Make these shepherd's pies for your toddler and see how they wolf them down. As well as lamb, they're packed with lentils, carrots, courgette and pepper

1 hr and 40 mins
Easy
Gluten-free
24 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

Cover spiced lamb mince, stewed potato and peas with crispy filo pastry for a low-fat, Indian-inspired dinner

35 mins
Easy
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