Shepherd's Pie with Cheesy Mashed Potatoes

This is the Shepherd's Pie with Cheesy Mashed Potatoes recipe.

  • Prep: 30 min
  • Cooking: 50 min
Yields 6 servings
shepherd s pie with cheesy mashed potatoes


  • 1 1/2 lbs (675 g) lean ground beef
  • 2 cups (500 mL) sliced fresh mushrooms
  • 2 cans (7-1/2 oz/213 mL each) pizza sauce
  • 1 pkg (about 1 1/2 oz/43 g) spiced mix for spaghetti sauce
  • 2 cups (500 mL) frozen cut green beans
  • 6 medium potatoes peeled, quartered
  • 3/4 cup (180 mL) warm Milk
  • 2 tbsp (30 mL) butter
  • 1 1/4 cups (310 mL) Canadian Cheddar or Colby or Monterey Jack cheese shredded
  • Salt and pepper to taste


Preheat oven to 350 °F (180 °C).

Combine beef and mushrooms in large frypan. Cook and stir over medium-high heat until beef is browned and mushrooms are tender. Drain. Stir in pizza sauce, spiced mix for spaghetti sauce and green beans. Spoon meat mixture into 8-cup (2 L) shallow rectangular baking dish.

Cook potatoes in large saucepan of boiling, salted water 15 minutes or until tender; drain. Mash with milk and butter. Stir in 1 cup (250 mL) of the cheese. Add salt and pepper to taste.

Spread mashed potatoes over meat and vegetable layer. Sprinkle remaining cheese (1/4 cup/60 mL) over top. Bake in oven 30 minutes or until heated through.

This recipe is a courtesy of Dairy Farmers of Ontario


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Nutritional Information

per serving
Energy: 561 Calories
Protein: 33 g
Carbohydrate: 37 g
Calcium: 24 % / 260 mg
Fat: 32 g