shepherds pie

Day 4 – Shepherd’s Pie

Day 4 – Shepherd’s Pie with mashed potato and steamed vegetables

Recipe #4 in our 2 week meal diary – 14 main meals, 1 shopping list, less than $3.80 per serve, and your chance to share in over $500 worth of prizes simply by liking us on Facebook!

This is a recipe my mum used to cook and I have always enjoyed it – especially the mashed potato! A versatile and easy dish to prepare.

Serves 5


  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • 800g Mince
  • 1 x onion
  • 1 x med grated carrot
  • ½ grated zucchini
  • ¼ cup tomato sauce
  • 1 ½ tablespoons worsteshire sauce
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon massel beef stock powder
  • 1 teaspoon brown sugar
  • 800g potatoes
  • ½-1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 1 cup grated cheese
  • 1 x med/lge carrot
  • 250g green beans
  • 125g frozen peas
  • 125g frozen corn kernels


Meat portion

Heat oil in a saucepan or fry pan. Add mince and onion and cook until browned.

meat and onion

Add grated carrot, zucchini, and combined tomato, worsteshire and soy sauce, stock powder, and brown sugar.

grated veg

Simmer for approximately 10 minutes until well combined and a rich sauce develops. Place in a casserole dish (leaving room for the mashed potato to go on top)

meat simmer


Mashed Potato

Peel and dice potatoes. Boil until tender.

boil potatoes


Mash with a potato masher and then add butter, milk and salt. Whisk with a fork until smooth.

mashed potato butter

Add 1/3 cup grated cheese and whisk through the mashed potato.

mashed potato cheese


mashed potato

Place on top of the mince mixture and sprinkle with the remaining cheese.

shepherds pie assembled

Bake in moderate oven 30-40 minutes until cheese is golden.

Steam remaining vegetables and serve with the Shepherds Pie.



Kids Help

If able, kids may enjoy helping to mash the potatoes, and sprinkle the cheese on top


Try adding some mixed herbs to the meat mixture for a little extra flavor


This recipe is suitable for freezing

Kids Review by 3yr and 5yr old

My son really struggles with mashed potato, however, we are teaching him to mix it with the gravy and meat, and he is starting to enjoy it more.

shepherd's pie kids



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