You’ll love this creative twist on everyone’s favourite shepherds’ pie!


Ingredients (serves 6)

  • 6 x large (250g) brushed potatoes
  • 2 tsp canola oil
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 1 medium carrot, thinly sliced
  • 1 stick celery, thinly sliced
  • 500g extra lean beef mince
  • 410g can no added salt tomato puree
  • 1 tbs Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 tsp reduced salt vegetable stock powder
  • 1 tsp dried mixed herbs
  • Cracked black pepper, to season
  • 1/4 cup reduced fat milk, approximately
  • 1/2 cup reduced fat tasty cheese
  • Olive oil spray
  • Green salad, to serve

Method

  1. Preheat oven to 190°C (170°C fan-forced).
  2. Scrub potatoes clean under cold water. Prick with a fork, place on an oven tray and bake in preheated oven for 1 hour or until tender when tested with a skewer. Remove from oven, cool slightly.
  3. While potatoes are baking, heat oil in a non-stick frypan, add onion, carrot and celery and sauté for 5 minutes or until vegetables have softened slightly.
  4. Add mince, cook until mince is browned all over, breaking up any large pieces with a wooden spoon.
  5. Stir in tomato puree, Worcestershire sauce, water, stock powder and herbs, season with pepper, and bring to the boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 15-20 minutes until mixture is reduced and well thickened, stirring occasionally.
  6. Cut potatoes in half and scoop out potato flesh leaving a 1cm shell. Place potato flesh in a bowl, season with pepper, add milk a little at a time and mash with a fork until light and fluffy.
  7. Place the potato shells on an oven tray and fill with the mince mixture.
  8. Spoon the mashed potato over mince filling in potato shells, sprinkle with grated cheese and spray lightly with cooking spray. Bake in preheated oven for 15-20 minutes or until light golden. Serve with a green salad.


  • Love shepherds pie. Done as tiny ones like these I think I could slip some extra vegies in there and the kids would still eat them.

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  • I love this recipe. A great variation to the traditional shepherd’s pie

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  • Amazing idea, fun change from the normal, my kids will go nuts for these

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  • What a cute and clever idea… a new and different take on our favourite shepherd’s pie.

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  • These sounds wonderful, thanks for sharing!

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  • What a wonderful take on the humble Shepherds Pie! A super cute and novel idea indeed! Great for winter dinner parties – thanks for sharing.

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  • Perfect size for entertaining! I like the recipe too. Thank you

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  • This looks great. Great idea to impress at a dinner party.

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  • These look great. Thanks for the recipe.

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  • What a clever twist on the good old shepherds pie. I do enjoy jacket potatoes, especially when they’re crunched up a bit for texture

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  • oh these look so sweet and tasty – what a great idea – thank you for sharing your recipe

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  • What a novel idea for serving Shepherd pies.

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  • These look amazing. Delicious finger food

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  • This is fantastic way to have a shepherd’s pie. Thanks for sharing.

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  • What’s a great recipe, thank you, will have to try it :)

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