Shepherd's pie - Alex9500

Shepherd’s pie

Shepherd's pie - Alex9500

Shepherd’s pie is a typical Irish speciality! Based on potatoes, beef, carrots and peas, this dish looks like a shepherd’s pie au gratin. A delicacy that can be enjoyed at the Pub, or in a gourmet restaurant! The Irish love it!

Shepherd’s pie

Shepherd’s pie is not really a pie, contrary to what its name (pie) suggests.

It is in fact a kind of gratin consisting of a layer of meat and vegetables, followed by a layer of mashed potatoes au gratin with cheese and breadcrumbs.

A delight to eat with a good green salad and a pint of Irish beer: it’s a great classic!

Count less than 10€ in an Irish Pub for this dish… However, some great restaurants will charge much more!

Shepherd’s pie recipe


For 8 persons

  • 25 medium potatoes
  • 2 tablespoons of milk
  • 1 minced onion
  • 2 carrots, peeled and sliced into rounds
  • 100g of peas
  • 500 g of beef
  • 1 tablespoon flour
  • 1 tablespoon of olive oil
  • 150ml beef stock
  • olive oil
  • butter
  • worcestershire sauce
  • shredded parsley
  • grated Swiss cheese
  • breadcrumbs
  • salt
  • pepper


  • Peel the potatoes and cook them in a pot of boiling water.
  • As soon as the potatoes are melting, drain them and puree them by adding the milk, a knob of butter, salt and pepper.
  • Then fry the beef in a frying pan with a little olive oil. Add the onions, carrots, flour, peas and beef stock.
  • Simmer for a few minutes.
  • Pour into 3cm cassolettes of the beef preparation.
  • Cover with mashed potatoes.
  • Sprinkle with breadcrumbs and Gruyère cheese.
  • Bake for 30 minutes at 180°c and serve hot with a green salad or raw vegetables!

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