Comfort food at its best! Ground lamb simmered in a rich gravy and then topped with buttery mashed potatoes and baked in the oven.
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This recipe brings a lot of memories back for me. I remember when my mom would make shepherd’s pie on a Sunday and there would never be much leftover. It’s one of the classic comfort food dishes along with meatloaf and chicken pot pie.
And it’s really easy to make, even shopping for the ingredients is made easy by being able to print off the recipe on my Canon PIXMA Printer. Just click the print button on the recipe card and you can take that list straight to the store, with any extra notes written down. No more scrappy pieces of paper or tiny post it notes to go missing with would always happen to me! Printing is a breeze with my Canon PIXMA and the results are really good. Connectivity is solid and that means easy printing from another location in the house. Its compact size means it doesn’t take up much space either.
This shepherd’s pie is perfect for feeding the family. It can easily feed six and between the meaty lamb filling and the super buttery potatoes on top, it’s definitely a dinner idea that won’t leave the family still feeling hungry afterwards.
Tips for making this shepherd’s pie
- Make the potatoes ahead of time as this is probably the longest part of the recipe.
- If the potatoes become too stiff to spread on the meat, just add some milk and mix well until the consistency is spreadable.
- You can substitute the lamb for ground beef but traditional shepherd’s pie is made with lamb.
- Scoop into individual bowls and serve piping hot for the best comfort food dinner.
Is shepherd’s the the same as cottage pie? No, cottage pie is made with beef
How do I reheat my shepherd’s pie? Warming in the microwave for a minute and a half will be sufficient.
Does shepherd’s pie have cheese on top? You can add some grated cheese but it’s optional
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