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Friday, October 12, 2012

Shepherd's Pie

I'm a big fan of shepherd's pie.  We've made it lots of times in the past - even once in bunny form!  Once again, since this is made with turkey and pork, it is not technically shepherd's pie which is made with lamb or cottage pie which is made with beef.  Nevertheless, it is based on the traditional British recipe and is tasty comfort food whatever you would like to call it.

Shepherd's Pie


  • 2 pounds turkey sausage (I used some of the Turkey and Sage Sausage we made the other day but did not make into sausage links)
  • 1 onion, sliced
  • 1 red bell pepper, diced
  • 1 green bell pepper, diced
  • 1 jalapeno, finely diced
  • 1 cup frozen corn
  • 1 cup frozen peas
  • 2 cups tomato sauce
  • 2 cups mashed potatoes (you could use Creamy Pepper Mashed Potatoes - that would taste fantastic!)
  • 1/2 cup cheddar or mozzarella cheese, shredded


Brown the sausage, onions and peppers in medium saucepan.

Add the corn and peas.

Mix in the tomato sauce and simmer over medium heat for another 15 minutes.  Spoon into a baking dish or pie pan.

Cover with mashed potatoes.

Top with cheese and put under the broiler until cheese is melted and golden brown.


Delicious.  I'm in British pub food heaven right now.  I should have served this with my favorite ale, but sadly didn't have any on hand.  Perhaps next time.

Any idea why I might be making shepherds pie right now?  This picture gives a clue as to why.  The first person to figure out exactly what the reason is wins a prize!  Leave a comment!

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  1. This looks delicious. Thanks for sharing on Foodie Friends Friday. Please come back Sunday to vote.

  2. Nom. With a pint of Guinness on the side, right?

  3. We love Shepherd's pie at our house and are always looking for a new recipe to try! Looks yummy!

  4. Sounds like a really healthy shepherd's pie.

  5. I don't think I've ever made shepherd's pie...although, I do remember my mom making it when I was little. I should totally try it out on my family!

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  6. Your Shepherds' Pie looks wonderful! It's one of my absolute favorite comfort foods to make!

  7. I think I would like to have you for my cook! I just looked at your roasted veggie with the ranch dressing. That looks so yummy that I had to follow to the blog for the recipe for ranch dressing. I think that would be a delicious way to fix those veggies and also to make my own ranch salad dressing. I have been using Annie's recipe fr salad dressing but I like having mixes made up ahead of time! Thanks. Nancy