Shepherd’s Pie

Shepherd’s Pie
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Shepherd’s pie is a very delicious savory baked dish. It is a one pot meal, ideal for dinner and parties. It can be served as a side dish in a party and as a main dish in a family for light dinner.

Shepherd’s Pie

Priyangi Pujara
Shepherd's Pie is a very delicious savory baked dish that is loved by people from all ages. It is a novel dish that is super easy to make. So let's get started !
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 1 hr
Course Appetizer, Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine English
Servings 4 servings


  • baking tray


The vegetable layer

  • 4 cups chopped mix vegetables – french beans, carrot, peas, sweet corn, khojat/zucchini, any available vegetable from the list
  • 1 big size onion
  • 5 cloves garlic
  • 2 pieces green chillies
  • 3 tbsp oil
  • 1 tsp red chilli powder
  • 1 tsp salt (adjust quantity as per your taste)

The potato layer

  • 3 big potatoes
  • 2 tbsp mayonnaise

white sauce

  • 2 tbsp melted ghee/butter
  • 2 tbsp maida (also called white flour/ cake flour / refined wheat flour)
  • 2 cups milk
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp black pepper


  • ½ tomato sliced
  • ½ capcicum sliced
  • 1 cup grated cheese


Vegetable layer

  • Chop onion and garlic finely. Chop the other vegetables finely too.
  • Heat oil in a pan. Fry Onion and garlic, till onions are translucent.
  • Add all the vegetables, salt and chilli powder. Combine well, cover and cook on low heat
  • Cook till they are tender (almost Cooked like about 80%, but not fully cooked). Add chopped chillies and remove from heat.

Mashed potato layer

  • Boil potatoes in salty water. Peel, mash, add mayonnaise,
  • combine and keep aside.

White sauce

  • Heat ghee, add maida and roast on low heat till maida changes its colour, feels lighter and leaves nice aroma.
  • Add milk at this point while continuously mixing with a whisker to avoid the formation of lumps. Bring it to a boil.
  • When the mixture starts thickening, remove it from heat. Add salt, sugar and black pepper. Mix.

To assemble

  • Divide the vegetables, the white sauce and the mashed potatoes into 2 portions. Lay in the baking tray, one portion vegetables.
  • Pour and spread the white sauce.
  • Drop some mashed potatoes all over the dish.
  • Make a thin layer of cheese over it.
  • Repeat the same order for the second layer. Top it up with tomato slices and capsicum rings.

Baking and Serving

  • Preheat the oven at 170c on a grill mode. Place the dish on the top most rack and bake for 7-19 min or till the cheese melts and gets the brown spots.
  • Serve hot with tomato ketchup and chilli sauce.


  1. You may do only one layer of each, instead of two. However, it tastes better with two layers.
  2. This dish does not need as much cheese as is needed for pizza. Little goes a long way.
Keyword baked dish, baking, continental, kids party, one pot meal, party dish, pie, single pot meal

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