Leftover lamb & potato pie

Leftover lamb & potato pie

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(11 ratings)

Prep: 5 mins Cook: 30 mins


Serves 2
This spin on cottage pie is a great way of using up leftover meat and potatoes

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal682
  • fat36g
  • saturates16g
  • carbs39g
  • sugars5g
  • fibre4g
  • protein47g
  • salt1g
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  • leftover lamb, about 200g-300g/7oz-11oz



    A lamb is a sheep that is under 1 year old; between 1 and 2 years old you will find it sold as…

  • 100g leftover gravy, if you have any, or a splash of lamb stock



    A thickened sauce made from the juices that ooze from meat and/or vegetables as they cook. Most…

  • leftover potatoes, about 250g/9oz



    The world's favourite root vegetable, the potato comes in innumerable varieties. A member of…

  • 50g cheese, grated
  • 2 tbsp breadcrumb, with mixed herbs


  1. Heat oven to 200C/180C fan/gas 6. Carve all leftover lamb off the bone, roughly chop and place in an ovenproof dish, or 2 individual pie dishes. Pour over some gravy, or if there’s none left, just a bit of stock to moisten. Crumble the leftover potatoes over, then scatter with cheese and any leftover herb crumbs. Bake in the oven for 30 mins until golden on top and bubbling around the edge. If you’ve got any greens leftover, then quickly stir-fry to reheat and serve alongside.

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caramelclee's picture
24th Feb, 2020
Very tasty dinner, family were crazy about it. Considering the recipe relies on the flavours already put into yesterday’s meal, I’m impressed at how successful it seems to be l across the board. I’ll definitely cook it again.
19th Jul, 2019
Very tasty! VERY EASY! Like it!
14th May, 2019
I love using BBC GOOD FOOD!!! Always so simple and easy to follow recipes!!!
2nd Nov, 2015
I love this website - you just check what's in the fridge and it finds something for me to make with it. This 'pie' was a big success - will certainly do it again if we have any roast lamb left over.
17th May, 2015
We love this pie. It's now a staple in our house on Monday. As well as lamb we also use leftover roast chicken to make the pie which is also delicious. Using leftover roast potatoes makes a much tastier topping than just plain boiled potatoes. If you don't have enough gravy left we find adding some creme fraiche and some fresh herbs makes a really nice gravy rather than jusy using stock which is a bit watery.
maggiebleksley's picture
15th Sep, 2014
Looks good, but isn't it normally called shepherd's pie?
14th Oct, 2013
This is such a good way to use up left over lamb. Ten out of ten.
angelvicky264's picture
7th Oct, 2013
I give this a rating of 4 out of 5 because this leftover lamb and potato pie is just one of the best meat recipes I have seen. Completely gorgeous and fabulous too. This would be a delicious recipe for dinner, and I also suggest that if you're looking for some of the easy meat loaf recipe, visit gourmandia.com/recipes/crock-pot-mexican-meat-loaf
10th May, 2013
Delicious. Will definitely be doing this one again
17th Apr, 2013
Tastiest left over lamb/mash ever - loved it!


25th Sep, 2016
Hi, Do you use fresh breadcrumbs for this or panko ones ? Thanks
goodfoodteam's picture
29th Sep, 2016
Hi there, we always state if it is anything other fresh breadcrumbs so in this case yes it it. Enjoy!
caramelclee's picture
24th Feb, 2020
I kept the veg (red onions and carrots) I’d roasted with the meat and its juices, reheated and blended it all up. This made a thick soup-like gravy that was perfect to pour over the meat - not too watery. Brought out some lovely flavours, yum.
20th Sep, 2013
Made last night and it turned out great. I used leftover mashed potatoes and for the veggie I added corn and golden hominy grits. Didn't have any leftover gravy or juice so I used beef broth.
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