Easy Shepherd’s Pie Recipe

Shepherd’s pie has become a staple in my household. It’s such a quick, hearty, yummy meal and when I find something my picky kids enjoy, we keep it!

There’s actually 2 different ways I make this depending on the amount of time I have (and the effort I want to give). One is with homemade potatoes and the other calls for just box mashed potatoes. Obviously the homemade potatoes is the BEST version, but both are yummy!


  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 1 yellow onion-diced
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 bag of frozen mixed veggies
  • 2lbs Yellow Potatoes- roughly cut in 1-2” cubes
  • 1/4 cup Milk (use more if needed)
  • 4 tbsp Butter
  • 1 tbsp seasoning salt
  • Salt to taste
  • Pepper to taste
  • *shredded cheddar cheese on top is optional but super yummy too!
  • *you can also add brown gravy or cream of mushroom soup to the pie. My kids don’t like it so we choose to omit that step.


  1. Preheat your oven to 375.
  2. Bring water to a boil and add in cubed potatoes. Let cook until potatoes are tender and slide off a fork.
  3. Brown the beef and onion in a pan on med-high heat. Season with salt, pepper and garlic powder.
  4. Place frozen veggies in microwave and steam for about 4 minutes.
  5. Combine frozen veggies and ground beef mixture in a greased 9×13 baking dish.
  6. Once potatoes are soft, drain and mash with butter, milk, and seasoning salt
  7. Smooth potatoes over the beef and veggies. Then use a fork to create little “peaks” in the top of the potatoes. Trust me.
  8. Bake for 20 minutes and enjoy!

**if you opt for box potatoes, make according to the back of the box and add those on top. This works great for a less-hassle dinner prep (though nothing beats homemade!)

We love to serve our shepherds pie with a fresh salad and some biscuits on the side!

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