Shepherd Pie

Recipe: Shepherd’s pie

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Recipe by, a not-for-profit organization


Difficulty: Easy

Ready In: 45 Minutes

Serves: 8


  • 500g lean Quality Mark beef or lamb mince
  • 1 Tbsp oil
  • 420g pasta sauce
  • 1 stalk celery, finely chopped
  • 6 button mushrooms, sliced
  • 1 carrot, peeled and finely chopped
  • 1 courgette and/or other seasonal green vegetables, finely chopped
  • 4 medium mashing potatoes, peeled and quartered


  1. Preheat the oven to 180°C.
  2. Brown mince in the oil in a hot pan, breaking the mince up into small pieces with the back of a spoon. This is best done in two batches.
  3. Stir in pasta sauce and vegetables but not the potatoes.
  4. Cover and simmer gently for 15 minutes.
  5. Boil the potatoes in unsalted water until tender. Drain and mash.
  6. Spoon mixture into a pie dish and top with mashed potato.
  7. Bake in preheated oven for 15 minutes or until top is golden.

To boil potatoes:

  1. Scrub or peel potatoes as required. Slice in half.
  2. Place in a heavy-based saucepan and cover with cold water. Place lid on the saucepan.
  3. Bring to the boil, reduce heat and simmer for 10-15 minutes or until tender. Drain.
  4. The time of cooking will depend on the size of the pieces of potato.

Serve with steamed green vegetables.

Nutrition Information Panel

                                                Per Serving [8 Serves]
Total fat
– saturated fat
– sugars

This recipe is a fantastic source of both animal and mycoprotein (from mushrooms).

If you are looking to learn more about the benefits of mushrooms, we suggest reading The health benefits of mushrooms and fungi.

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