Momma’s Shepherd’s Pie Recipe, Gooseberry #5

Looking for a fast and easy one pan family meal? Momma’s Shepherd’s Pie is just that recipe and delicious. You can prepare it the night before, just cover and refrigerate and add 15 minutes to the baking time. Or an hour ahead of your meal time, take 20 minutes to quickly whip it together and put it in the over for a fast and easy family meal.
If you have leftover mashed potatoes or want to boil some up and mash them for this recipe that would work best. I was crunched for time and had store bought Simple Potatoes I had purchased to take camping that I hadn’t used. I used those in the recipe and they were a fine substitute to homemade mashed potatoes. I’m sure I’ve broken some golden rule of making Shepherd’s Pie by not mashing my own potatoes but sometimes you gotta do what is easiest in the moment. Regardless of how you mash your potatoes, the recipe is easy and your family will enjoy it. 

You’ll need:
1 1/2 lbs. ground beef, browned and drained
(which is what the recipe calls for but I have been notified today by readers that this is NOT real Shepherd’s Pie with out lamb or mutton) Whatever ground meat you are using, go for it. 
15 oz. can cream of mushroom soup
14 1/2 oz. can green beans, drained
15 1/4 oz can corn, drained
4 servings mashed potatoes
2 eggs, beaten
1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1 1/2 cup shredded sharp Cheddar cheese
1/2 cup Colby cheese, shredded

Mix together ground beef and soup; spread in an ungreased 9×9 pan. I doubled the recipe so you’ll see I used a larger pan. 

Layer beans and corn over top of the beef mixture.

Combine potatoes, eggs and Parmesan cheese; spread over vegetables.

Top with shredded cheeses. Bake, covered, at 375F for 45 minutes. Let stand for 10 minutes before serving. Serves 4 (which is why I doubled this recipe). I have a family of five to feed but really with the teenage boy it’s like feeding a family of eight.
Our son remembers eating Shepherd’s Pie at an Irish restaurant in Downtown Disney World a few years ago. Being a  thought it was divine and ranked right up there with his favorite Disney World version of Shepherd’s Pie. If the kids are smiling after a meal then I have succeeded with a recipe. 
What’s a comfort food you enjoy making?
Momma’s Shepherd’s Pie was the fifth recipe I have prepared from Gooseberry Patch’s Comfort Foods cookbook which I’ll be giving away a copy with the RealFarmwives of America once I have cooked and shared ten recipes. Momma’s Shepherd Pie definitely is a comfort food but also is a recipe I will use again for a family meal. 
Linking up with
Hunk of Meat Mondays

Special thanks to Gooseberry Patch for providing me with this great cookbook to try and share with you. If you would like to purchase this or other cookbooks, please visit their store. If you would like to see other great recipes, check out .


  1. That looks so yummy. Guess I shouldn’t be looking right before lunch time. I might have to try that one, though I know my husband wouldn’t touch it, my kids would be thrilled. And I loved the oatmeal recipe you shared from the gooseberry patch cookbook.

  2. this will be a great one to try in the fall..i’m finding it very hard to cook in this heat!

  3. A sweet photo of your son and daughter. Might have to try this recipe. It contains everything my kids like.

  4. YUM! I love Simply Potatoes. They use potatoes grown by family farmers in MN and ND.

  5. Yummo! Looks great. Bookmarking this for a freezer meal too. Thanks for linking up and check out this week’s Hunk of Meat Monday.

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