Lamb Shepherd’s Pie recipe

Shepherd’s pie is hearty enough to easily feed a family, but elegant enough to be served on the fanciest of holidays—such as Easter dinner with the family.


2 tablespoons olive oil, divided
1 pound ground lamb
Sea salt and black pepper, to taste
1 cup chopped onion
½ cup chopped carrot
3 cloves garlic, chopped
2 teaspoons dried oregano
1 cup dry white wine
1 (28-ounce) can diced tomatoes
1 tablespoon tomato paste
1 cup frozen green peas
1 ½ pound gold potatoes, peeled, chopped
½ cup half-and-half
½ cup feta cheese
3 tablespoons butter


1) Preheat oven to 375°F.

2) Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a medium pot over medium. Season lamb with salt and pepper; add to pot and cook until browned, stirring, about 4 minutes. Remove from pot; set aside.

3) Add onion, carrot, garlic, and onion to pot; cook until softened, stirring, about 4 minutes. Add reserved lamb, wine, tomatoes, and tomato paste to pot. Bring to a boil over high heat; reduce to a simmer and cook, uncovered, 30 minutes. Add peas and simmer an additional 10 minutes, until stew is thickened and lamb is very tender.

4) Meanwhile, bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add potatoes and cook until soft, about 20 minutes. Drain and transfer potatoes to a large bowl. Add half-and-half, cheese, and butter; mash until just smooth.

5) Assemble the pie: Transfer stew filling to a 1 1/2-quart casserole dish. Spread potato topping evenly over. Bake until golden and puffy, about 30 minutes. Remove from oven, cool 10 minutes, and serve.

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Lamb Shepherd's Pie photo by Kristie
Review by Kristie on October 12th, 2011:

It came out so good! And I substituted the feta cheese for cream cheese and romano parmesian. Once the wine baked in it gave it a wonderful flavor that the whole family enjoyed!

Comment by Bob on June 25th, 2012:

By definition - Shepherds (sheep - get it!) Pie is lamb. If you use beef it is cottage pie.


Published: April 19, 2011
Average rating of 5.00 stars based on 1 reviews.
Summary: Shepherd's pie is hearty enough to easily feed a family, but elegant enough to be served on the fanciest of holidayssuch as Easter dinner with the family.
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