easy shepherds pie recipe
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Shepherd's Pie Recipe

If you're looking for a quick and easy, family-friendly meal, a Shepherd's Pie is exactly what you're after. It's the ultimate comfort food!
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 6
Author Skint Chef


  • 500 g lamb mince
  • 2 medium onions
  • Carrots, peas, sweetcorn, green beans or any mixed vegetables
  • 350 ml chicken stock
  • 1 tsp mint sauce
  • 1 tsp thyme
  • 1 tbsp of cornflour with water for thickening
  • 2 lb Potatoes peeled and cut into small chunks
  • Milk and butter for mash potato
  • 150 g grated cheddar
  • salt and pepper to taste


  • Put the potatoes in a pan and boil until softened. 
  • Sautee the onions and carrots, add the mince and brown. 
  • Drain off any excess oil. 
  • Add the chicken stock, mint sauce, salt and pepper, thyme, cornflour and remaining vegetables. Stir through. 
  • Add to the oven proof dish.
  • Once the potatoes are cooked, drain and mash with a little butter and milk. 
  • Add to the top of your mince, top with your grated cheese and cook in the oven Gas mark 5 for 30 minutes.