The Fastest Shepherd's Pie


The Fastest Shepherd's Pie

Made in less than 45 minutes, you can make this pub favorite in your own kitchen. Creamy and delicious, this ground beef recipe is topped with mashed potatoes and baked until they turn golden brown. Enjoy The Fastest Shepherd's Pie tonight.

Serves4 (about 1 1/2 cups each)

Preparation Time20 min

Cooking Time15 min

Cooking MethodCasserole


  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 medium onion, chopped (about 1/2 cup)
  • 1 can (10.75-ounces) Campbell's Condensed Cream of Mushroom Soup
  • 1 tablespoon ketchup
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground pepper
  • 1 cup frozen peas and carrots
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 1/3 cup instant mashed potato flakes or buds


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F

  2. Cook the beef and onion in a 10-inch skillet over medium-high heat until the beef is well browned, stirring to separate meat. Pour off any fat.

  3. Stir the soup, ketchup, black pepper and peas and carrots in the skillet. Spoon the beef mixture into a 9-inch pie plate.

  4. Heat milk and butter in 2-quart saucepan over medium-high heat to a boil. Remove the saucepan from the heat. Stir in the potatoes. Spoon the potatoes over the beef mixture.

  5. Bake for 15 minutes or until the potatoes are lightly browned.

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I usually only eat Shepherd's Pie when it's on the menu at a restaurant, but this version is so quick and easy that I could make it at home. This is comfort food, and would definitely be welcome on the dinner table. When making this, I would use lean ground beef and Healthy Request cream of mushroom soup. Instead of using mashed potato flakes, I would make my own mashed potatoes.

Oh my word does this look delicious! Nothing screams comfort food like Shepherd's Pie. This recipe sound very similar to the one I grew up eating. I'm wondering if you could substitute any kind of cream soup instead of cream of mushroom? I'm just not the biggest fan of mushrooms. Maybe a cream of cheddar? Something I like to do with my Shepherd's Pie is to sprinkle a tiny bit of parmesan cheese on top of the potatoes. It gives the toppings a little bit of crunch. So good.

Ah shepherd's Pie. One of my favorite comfort foods. I love the simplicity of this recipe and the combination of flavors. It truly is fast, and the end result is a rich hardy meal. I like serving this with some crusty Italian bread, on a wintry night, it's perfect. You will love the convenience and ease of this recipe.

I took 2 of these to a potluck and there were no leftovers! People always seem to go for the comfort food at a potluck. Sometimes I just don't have time to make my own white sauce or mashed potatoes from scratch, so this shepherd's pie is going to be on my menu rotation. After we came home, my family said they wished we had some more of that shepherd's pie for ourselves!

Family loved it. I will be adding it to my recipes.

The creamed corn was a great idea. I use a "golden" or "Beefy" mushroom soup to give the dish more flavor. Also, I use "Mixed" vegetables (canned, frozen, or fresh -- whatever I have on hand) to make a great pie. Play a little "mix and match" to get the same quick and easy meal but different pies; e.g., sausage, ground turkey etc.

I do not use any soup, I also use creamed corn for the vegetable, I use Idahoan instant baby reds potatoes . Cook hamburger and onion until meat is cooked .dDrain

I'd rather take the extra prep time and have some more natural ingredients in the dish.


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