Quick Shepherd’s Pie

As winter approaches we are start to enjoy the casseroles and pies.  My hubby cooked this Shepherd’s Pie for us, something quick and easy for him to prepare.


Quick Shepherd’s Pie

  • Author: Katrina
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 25 mins
  • Total Time: 35 mins
  • Yield: 7 1x


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 carrot, diced
  • 1 stalk celery, chopped
  • 1kg lamb mince
  • 1/4 cup plain flour
  • 1/2 cup frozen peas
  • 1 1/2 cups beef stock
  • 1/2 cup BBQ sauce
  • 1/2 cup tomato sauce
  • 5 potatoes, peeled and coarsely chopped
  • 3 tablespoons milk
  • 25g unsalted butter, chopped
  • 1/2 cup tasty cheese, grated
  • Salt and pepper, to season


  1. Bring a large saucepan of water to the boil. Add potatoes and cook for 15 minutes or until tender. Drain. Return the potatoes to the saucepan and cook over medium heat for 1 minute. Stir continuously to evaporate any excess liquid. Remove from heat.
  2. In a large frying pan, heat oil over medium-high heat.
  3. Cook onion, carrot and celery for 5 minutes or until soft.
  4. Add mince, cook and stir for 5 minutes or until browned.
  5. Sprinkle flour over mince mixture, and continue to stir. Cook for 2 minutes.
  6. Add peas, stock, BBQ and tomato sauce to the pan, stir to combine.
  7. Reduce heat to low and simmer uncovered for 10 minutes until sauce has thickened.
  8. Meanwhile, mash potatoes. Add in milk and butter and season with salt and pepper.
  9. Spoon mince mixture into a 4L capacity baking dish.
  10. Spoon large dollops of potato on top of mince mixture then spread evenly with a fork.
  11. Sprinkle with cheese.
  12. Place baking dish under grill and leave until cheese is golden. Serve.


I prefer to use beef mince, but shepherds pie is traditional used with lamb mince

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Nicole Everett April 28, 2013 - 11:27 AM

Can never have too much cheese 🙂 Shepherd’s pie is also one of my family favourites. My husband also cooks this one on the nights I’m working late. Quick and easy!

Katrina April 29, 2013 - 10:29 AM

It tastes good, but isn’t too healthy 🙂 I love hubby proof dinners 🙂

Kirsty May 28, 2013 - 11:40 AM

Thankyou for this recipe!! My husband is very fussy so I am always a bit nervous trying new things out on him.. I got a call from him yesterday telling me he had just finished the leftovers and I “had better of saved the recipe”!!! It was a winner with all of us and I think it will become a regular meal..!

Sue Harrison March 20, 2017 - 4:07 PM

I take another ‘cheating’ step by adding sliced carrots and frozen corn or other vegetables to the meat mix to save another step and saucepan.

Sue February 4, 2020 - 9:54 AM

Made this last week, yummy and easy, everybody enjoyed.

Katrina - The Organised Housewife February 6, 2020 - 10:42 AM

Great to hear Sue! It’s definitely a fav in our house too 🙂

Kristy July 7, 2021 - 7:31 AM

Can this be frozen? I am in covid lockdown and cooking meals for the freezer before my life goes back to normal/hectic?

Katrina - The Organised Housewife July 13, 2021 - 2:38 PM

Yes it definitely can be frozen. Building up a freezer supply of meals while in lockdown is a great idea! Kat x

Shan October 15, 2021 - 9:23 AM

Hi, I cant access the quick cheesy sheperds pie recipe. I can see pictures of it, but not the recipe…are you able to assist?


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