Shepherd's pie potatoes

Shepherd's pie potatoes

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(30 ratings)

Prep: 10 mins Cook: 40 mins - 50 mins


Serves 1

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

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



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  • 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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Gadget lady
13th Jul, 2014
This Is a Great dish the only complaint I have is that you never see a shepherd herding Cows have don't with the right meat will try it with beef and call it cottage pie on potatoes .yes I am a farmers wife
16th Apr, 2017
The last farmer in my family was my great grandfather, but this annoys me too. I do get annoyed by most mistakes like this, though.
9th Nov, 2013
These are just in the oven & if you are not too fussy they look great! However I microwaved the potatoes and maybe this made the skins a bit soft as I managed to pierce one with the spoon, I have patched it up with some mash so here's hoping!
11th Jun, 2013
so glad i found this recipe. made the fillings before with different recipes, but not as tasty. however, i did add a little more of tomato puree and beef bouillon cube to make it a bit thicker and tastier. definitely a keeper. thanks!
23rd Mar, 2013
Trebled the recipe.
16th Oct, 2012
I'm eating this right now. Good idea and a very tasty sauce (a splash of red wine and longer cooking of the sauce enhanced the dish). Delicious
OvO's picture
22nd Sep, 2012
We all loved this. Was so easy to make but looked great. Will definitely make again.
23rd Jul, 2012
One of the family favourites and so easy to do.
28th Feb, 2012
I did enjoy these but really they are just cottage pie, so i dont think its worth the faff, also there wasnt enough potatoe so would suggest cooking an extra potatoe to make extra mash
21st Jun, 2011
Forgot to rate - 5 stars definitely!


16th Apr, 2017
"One or ten people"?
goodfoodteam's picture
20th Apr, 2017
Thanks for your question. This serves one person but is easily scaled up.
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