American Shepherd’s Pie

  • Recipe By
  • Published Mar 22nd
  • Ready In40m
  • Servings6
  • Calories342
This is an 'Americanized' version of that old standard, Shepherd's Pie. My family loves it! You can prepare your mashed potatoes as you normally would -- adding butter, milk, sour cream, whatever!

American Shepherd’s Pie Ingredients

The following are the ingredients needed to make delicious American Shepherd’s Pie for 6 servings:

  • 1 pound lean ground beef
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1/2 cup chopped celery
  • 1 (10.5 ounce) can condensed vegetable soup
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 3 cups mashed cooked potatoes
  • 1 cup shredded Colby longhorn cheese

American Shepherd’s Pie Cooking Instructions

  • Prep15m
  • Cook25m
  • Ready In40m

To cook American Shepherd’s Pie, you need about 15 minutes of preparation time. The time needed to cook this American Shepherd’s Pie is about 25 minutes , and you can serve your American Shepherd’s Pie within 40 minutes . The following are the steps to cook American Shepherd’s Pie easily:

  1. 1 Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) and lightly grease a 2 quart baking dish.
  2. 2 In a large skillet over medium-high heat, stir and cook ground beef, onion and celery until juices run clear. Drain. Pour mixture into baking dish with vegetable soup and thyme; stir well. Spread mashed potatoes on top.
  3. 3 Bake 20 minutes. Sprinkle shredded cheese on top and bake 5 minutes more, or until cheese has melted.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 342 calories; 16.7 grams of fat; 25.3 grams of carbohydrates; 22 grams of protein; 70 milligrams of cholesterol; 817 milligrams of sodium.

  1. Jan 18th 2006

    This is truly the best Shepherd's pie we've ever had! I more than doubled the recipe and used about 3lbs of hamburg. I used a little less thyme then it called for and used condensed golden m ...

  2. Apr 15th 2004

    This seems to be one of those recipes where anything you want to throw into the pot is acceptable. As long as the end product tastes good, the endevour has been a success. Several of the re ...

  3. Jul 9th 2003

    Heavy but tasty. I used instant potatoes and added carrots and frozen peas. I’ve never heard of colby longhorn cheese, so I used colby jack. After my additions, this made about eight servi ...

  4. Jun 23rd 2003

    Discovered this recipe a while back, and this has become one of our favorite dishes. I add at least another onion and tons of garlic to the browning meat. I also use lots more vegatables (fr ...

  5. Feb 14th 2003

    I love shepherd's pie, but the rest of my crew could probably do without, so this review is all my own. I like this recipe becasue it is your "basic" shepherd's pie recipe, so you can add or ...

  6. Dec 18th 2002

    I never even heard of Shepard's Pie, but I thought I'd give it a try. The recipe has turned out great every time I've made it. I've even made it with boxed mashed potatoes and it still has a ...

  7. Dec 12th 2002

    This recipe was fantastic. I changed it just a little.I left out the thyme, and added cajun spices and italian seasoning to the ground turkey while browning it. I also added 1 cup beef broth ...

  8. Nov 10th 2002

    I didn't like the version of this with the vegetable soup and it didn't go over well with my family. I'll stick with cream of mushroom soup.

  9. Jun 5th 2002

    This was delicious. As I was using 1 1/2 lbs. ground beef, I increased the onion to 2/3 cup and left the celery at1/2 cup. Just make sure celery and onion are cooked through. I also used ...