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Shepherds Pie has been a favorite dish of mine for years. I remember making this meal with my grandma as a little girl. I would always sneak bites of  mashed potatoes. They’re my favorite! She didn’t care. I remember her whispering to me “throw in more butter… throw in some cream.” ;)

This dish isn’t exactly the “prettiest” but it is oh so good! It’s the perfect comfort food. We love it around here and do not make it nearly enough…

Homemade Shepherds Pie

Homemade Shepherds Pie


  • 1 lb hamburger
  • 2 10 oz cans tomato soup
  • 1 14 oz can green beans
  • 6 large potatoes
  • 1/2 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/4 tsp creole or seasoned salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • 4 TB butter
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheese


  1. Peel and slice potatoes. Boil in a pot of water until cooked. Drain. Mash in butter, sour cream, salt and pepper to taste.
  2. Brown hamburger. Mix in salt, pepper, creole, tomato soup and green beans. Cook over medium heat for 5 minutes.
  3. Place mashed potatoes in bottom of baking dish. Pour soup mixture over top. Cover with shredded cheese.
  4. Bake at 350 for 15 minutes uncovered.

So have you tried Shepherds Pie?

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8 Responses to “Homemade Shepherds Pie”

  1. Navy Wifey Peters

    My husband loves shepherds pie! But he’s used to eating it on his submarine, so I’m sure that a homemade recipe would blow his mind! I’ll have to make this for him one day. :-) Thanks for sharing!

  2. Christa Shark

    This looks yummy. We’ve tried it with a cream sauce… but the red sauce looks fantastic! Thanks for sharing.

  3. Ashton

    Oh, this looks so delicious! It looks way better than my version (lol, I find the more I focus on desserts, the more inept I’m becoming at “real” food recipes…). Pinning for sure :)

  4. Karyn Wilbur

    That’s a very different version than we’re used to up here in the Northeast. Our version has ground hamburger (usually with cooked onions), then a layer of corn/creamed corn and finally topped with mashed potatoes and perhaps a little shredded cheese, then it’s all baked. Yum! Good ‘ol fashioned comfort food! I’m anxious to try your version too!

  5. Maureen

    I’m an Irish girl who grew up loving Sheppard’s Pie as well! This looks like a good recipe, can’t wait for some cooler weather to give it a try! Thanks for the memories (my grandma was from Ireland and I loved cooking with her as well!).

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