Skillet Shepherd's Pie

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Skillet Shepherd's Pie


This savory Skillet Shepherd's Pie recipe is the perfect comfort food for a cozy weeknight dinner, combining ground beef, vegetables, and a delicious potato topping in a single pan.


  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 1/2 cup diced onion
  • 1/2 cup diced carrots
  • 1/2 cup frozen peas
  • 1/2 cup frozen corn
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried rosemary
  • 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup beef broth
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 cups mashed potatoes (instant or homemade)
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • Chopped fresh parsley for garnish (optional)


  1. Preheat your oven to 400°F (205°C).
  2. In a large ovenproof skillet, heat 1 tablespoon of olive oil over medium heat. Add the diced onions and carrots, and cook for 5 minutes or until the vegetables start to soften.
  3. Add the ground beef to the skillet and break it up with a spoon. Cook until the beef is browned and cooked through. Drain any excess fat.
  4. Stir in the minced garlic, dried thyme, and dried rosemary. Cook for 1 minute or until the garlic is fragrant.
  5. Sprinkle the all-purpose flour over the beef mixture and stir to combine. Cook for 1-2 minutes to remove the raw flour taste.
  6. Pour in the beef broth and Worcestershire sauce. Stir in the frozen peas and corn. Simmer the mixture for 3-4 minutes or until slightly thickened. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  7. Remove the skillet from heat. Spoon the mashed potatoes evenly over the beef mixture, making sure to cover the surface completely.
  8. Sprinkle the shredded cheddar cheese over the top of the mashed potatoes.
  9. Transfer the skillet to the preheated oven and bake for 20-25 minutes, or until the cheese is melted and the edges are bubbling.
  10. If desired, broil the top of the pie for 2-3 minutes to get a golden-brown crust.
  11. Remove the skillet from the oven and allow the Shepherd's Pie to rest for 5 minutes before serving. Garnish with chopped fresh parsley if desired, and enjoy!

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