Slow Cooker Shepherd’s Pie

Savory and sensational, this easy Slow Cooker Shepherd’s Pie is made with ground beef, peas and carrots and is topped with creamy mashed potatoes and warm beef gravy.  Serve with a side of cornbread and your meal is magical.

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Shepherd's pie made in the slow cooker topped with mashed potatoes, beef gravy, and fresh parsley-simple slow cooker meal.

Slow Cooker Shepherd’s Pie

This homemade shepherd’s pie is the perfect savory meal made in the slow cooker loaded with ground beef, peas and carrots, diced tomatoes and spices, then topped with creamy mashed potatoes and beef gravy.  It has all the makings of a delicious dinner for you and your family and is done in 3 hours.  Serve it up hot along side warm cornbread and your slow cooker shepherd’s pie will be savory and satisfying.

I can’t express to you guys enough how simple and easy recipes that don’t keep me slaving in my kitchen are my happy place.  I have a family so that means they need to eat, and being a busy working mom the last thing I want to think about is standing in the kitchen all night making dinner, so that is where this easy slow cooker shepherd’s pie recipe makes life simple and delicious.

I made mine with ground beef, but it is also made with lamb, however if you don’t eat red meat and want to switch the shepherd’s pie ingredients to ground chicken or turkey that is completely up to you.  It won’t be as traditional, but it will still be delicious.

What is Shepherd’s Pie?

Shepherd’s pie ingredients contain minced red meat.  It is referred to “cottage pie” if you are using beef, and “shepherd’s pie” if you are using lamb.  Shepherd’s pie comes in different variations, but can have vegetables such as peas and carrots in it.  Before it is baked there is a layer of mashed potatoes placed on top, which forms a delicious crust once cooked.

slow cooker shepherd's pie in a white bowl served with a gold fork.

What is in shepherd’s pie?

This slow cooker shepherd’s pie contains ground beef, chopped onions, garlic, diced tomatoes, and peas and carrots.  Very simple but hearty.  It is seasoned with garlic salt, pepper, Worcestershire sauce, and topped with prepared mashed potatoes and a rich beef gravy.

What spices do you put in shepherd’s pie?

For the meat filling:

  • 2 pounds ground beef or lamb
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 2 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 14 ounce can diced tomatoes, drained
  • 2 teaspoons garlic salt
  • 2 teaspoons black pepper
  • 12 ounces frozen peas and carrots

How do I make Shepherd’s pie?

  1. Spray the inside of 6qt slow cooker with non-stick cooking spray and set aside.
  2. In a large skillet brown ground beef over medium high heat, drain any fat.
  3. Add in diced onions, minced garlic, Worcestershire sauce, diced tomatoes, garlic salt, black pepper and frozen peas and carrots.  Mix until combined.
  4. Pour meat mixture into slow cooker.  Top with prepared mashed potatoes, cover and cook on high for 3 hours.  20 minutes before done cooking remove lid and top with beef gravy, cover and finish cooking.
  5. Garnish with fresh chopped parsley.

What to serve with shepherd’s pie?

shepherd's pie in a white slow cooker being served with a large serving spoon.

Can you freeze shepherd’s pie?

Yes.  Whatever you have left over allow to cool to room temperature.  Transfer to an airtight container and freeze.  You can also reheat the shepherd’s pie.  Allow to unthaw in the refrigerator for 24 hours.  Place in an oven safe baking dish covered, and reheat for 1 hour at 350 degrees.

Make this slow cooker shepherd’s pie and enjoy all the amazing flavors this easy dish has to offer.

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Slow Cooker Shepherd’s Pie

Savory and sensational, this easy Slow Cooker Shepherd's Pie is made with ground beef, peas, and carrots and is topped with creamy mashed potatoes and warm beef gravy. Serve with a side of cornbread and your meal is magical.
Course Main Course
Cuisine Irish
Keyword shepherd's pie, slow cooker sheperd's pie
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 3 hours
Total Time 3 hours 5 minutes
Servings 6 people
Calories 888 kcal

Ingredients

  • 2 pounds ground beef or lamb
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 2 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 14 ounce can diced tomatoes drained
  • 2 teaspoons garlic salt
  • 2 teaspoons black pepper
  • 1 12 ounces frozen peas and carrots
  • 1 24 oz container prepared mashed potatoes or homemade
  • 1 12 oz jar beef gravy

Instructions

Spray the inside of 6qt slow cooker with non-stick cooking spray and set aside.

In a large skillet brown ground beef over medium high heat, drain any fat.

Add in diced onions, minced garlic, Worcestershire sauce, diced tomatoes, garlic salt, black pepper and frozen peas and carrots. Mix until combined.

Pour meat mixture into slow cooker. Top with prepared mashed potatoes, cover and cook on high for 3 hours. 20 minutes before done cooking remove lid and top with beef gravy, cover and finish cooking.

Garnish with fresh chopped parsley.

Nutrition Facts
Slow Cooker Shepherd’s Pie
Amount Per Serving
Calories 888 Calories from Fat 288
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 32g 49%
Saturated Fat 12g 60%
Cholesterol 112mg 37%
Sodium 1451mg 60%
Potassium 2021mg 58%
Total Carbohydrates 112g 37%
Dietary Fiber 11g 44%
Sugars 8g
Protein 39g 78%
Vitamin A 118.6%
Vitamin C 135.5%
Calcium 11.1%
Iron 33%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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