Authentic Irish Shepherds Pie Recipe

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What is the best recipe for shepherds pie?


  • Preheat oven to 350°F.
  • Add the olive oil and diced onion to a 12” skillet and cook on medium heat.
  • Once the onions have become soft and translucent (about 5 minutes) add the ground meat, dried parsley, rosemary, dried thyme and black pepper.
  • Cook and crumble the meat until it is no longer pink.

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What do you serve with shepherds pie?

​​What to Serve with Shepherd’s Pie – Try Baked Goods

  1. Irish Soda Bread. The taste texture of Irish soda bread is similar to that of a biscuit—crusty on the outside, dense on the inside—which perfectly complements the thick layer ...
  2. Condensed Milk Bread. If you haven’t tried eating your bread with condensed milk yet, you’re missing half of your life! ...
  3. Dinner Rolls. ...
  4. Yorkshire Pudding. ...

What are the ingredients in Shepherds Pie?


  • 3 pounds Yukon Gold potatoes
  • 1 tablespoon kosher salt
  • ¼ cup milk
  • 3 tablespoons salted butter, divided
  • 1 cup shredded white Cheddar cheese
  • ¼ cup sour cream
  • 1 large egg yolk
  • 2 teaspoons kosher salt, divided
  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper, divided
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

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What are good seasonings for shepherds pie?

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 lb ground lamb (or beef)
  • 3 cups mirepoix ( equal parts chopped onion, carrots, celery)
  • 6 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tablespoons EACH: tomato paste and cornstarch
  • 1/4 teaspoon EACH: ground cinnamon and ground nutmeg
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • fresh herbs (a few sprigs rosemary, thyme, and a bay leaf)

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