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



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  • 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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21st Jun, 2011
Lovely twist on cottage / shepherd's pie, but definitely a weekend meal as it's quite time-consuming. Looks a lot more attractive on the plate than a collapsing dollop of your normal cottage pie! I can imagine this would work very well with chilli or bolognese too...
4th May, 2011
Absolutely delicious. Well worth the wait.
13th Mar, 2011
Loved this and so did my children! I cooked and froze double the amount of mince as well to use as a base for other meals in future
4th Mar, 2011
It hardly seemed worth the electricity using the oven for one potato so I used the cornish pasty recipe on this site and baked them at the same time for the freezer , the potato and pasties were both great
19th Nov, 2010
I've made this dish several times now, always goes down a treat! Very easy to do and so tasty :)
24th Aug, 2010
Fantastic recipe! Tasty, filling and easy. I also agree that it would be just as nice with leftover bolognese or chilli. Will definately be making again.
21st Oct, 2009
I LOVE this recipe. It is well worth it and makes a delicious meal.
2nd Aug, 2009
will definatly make this again, proper comfort food, so much easier than peeling and mashing potatoes.
1st Mar, 2009
I made this for a party and they went down a treat. Didn't take much prep and looked really great with the melted cheese on top. I will definately be making these for dinner in the future!
10th Feb, 2009
These were brilliant, we scoffed them before heading down to the pub to watch the rugby, perfect to line the stomach! I just served them with broccoli.


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