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Shepherd’s Pie

This recipe is perfect for using up leftover mashed potatoes and sautéed and/or roasted veggies.

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Shepherd’s Pie

Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time4 hrs 30 mins
Total Time4 hrs 45 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4 Servings
Calories: 688kcal


  • 1 pound lean ground turkey or beef
  • 2 garlic cloves chopped
  • 1 medium onion finely chopped
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • ½ teaspoon onion powder
  • ¼ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • ¼ teaspoon paprika plus more for garnish
  • Gluten-free nonstick cooking spray or olive oil for the crock
  • 2 cups frozen or leftover vegetables I use roasted corn and peas
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 cups shredded cheese
  • 3 cups leftover mashed potatoes


  • For best results, use a 4-quart slow cooker. If you use a larger size, reduce the cooking time by one-third.
  • Brown the meat, garlic, and onion on the stove in a large skillet. Drain any accumulated fat.
  • Remove from heat and add the salt, onion powder, pepper, and paprika.
  • Spray the inside of your slow cooker with cooking spray or rub with a bit of olive oil. Put the meat mixture in the slow cooker and add the vegetables and water. Stir to combine. Sprinkle with the cheese. Press the mashed potatoes down on top of the cheese and meat. Sprinkle with a bit of paprika for a touch of color.
  • Cover and cook on low for 6 hours or on high for about 3 hours. Remove the lid and cook on high for 30 minutes to release the condensation and allow the potatoes to brown a bit on top. Everything is cooked already, so you're really just allowing the flavors to meld and the potatoes to brown on top.


Nutrition Facts
Shepherd’s Pie
Amount Per Serving
Calories 688 Calories from Fat 315
% Daily Value*
Fat 35g54%
Saturated Fat 16g80%
Cholesterol 124mg41%
Sodium 812mg34%
Potassium 1075mg31%
Carbohydrates 53g18%
Fiber 7g28%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 39g78%
Vitamin A 5060IU101%
Vitamin C 48.4mg59%
Calcium 347mg35%
Iron 3.9mg22%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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