Crock pot shepherd’s pie 

This Crock pot shepherd’s pie recipe is so easy with all those ingredients just sitting there in the fridge, and partly because it tastes so darn good. It’s so easy, in fact, that you scarcely need a recipe, and thus the somewhat free-form feel to this recipe.

In a nutshell, we’re just browning ground beef, moistening it with gravy, adding some veggies, and slathering mashed potatoes on top. Bake, and that’s it. You can make this Crock pot shepherd’s pie on Saturday or even Sunday for a special finale meal for the holiday.

With a flaky bottom crust, a meaty filling, and a crown of sour creamed mashed potatoes —tastes positively glorious. It’s best to make this recipe in individual dishes to maintain the integrity of the construction.

Here’s a Crock pot shepherd’s pie recipe for the adventurous cook, a spicy-saucy meat filling topped with tangy mashed sweet potatoes. I always make this recipe in one larger pie in a deep-dish pie pan. As with shepherd’s pies generally, you want to be sure that you end up with a good amount of sauce with the meat, so don’t reduce the sauce too much on the stovetop prior to filling your pie shells. What this lacks in tradition, it makes up for in great taste and good looks.

plate of shepherd's pie

Crock pot shepherd’s pie is America’s favorite pie! There are so many varieties of mashed potatoes with distinct flavors that make them the perfect ingredient. They can be cooked with instant mashed potatoes or prepared mashed potatoes, both ways give good results. Some of our best instant mashed potatoes varieties I recommend for are: Hungry Jack Mashed Potatoes, Creamiest Mashed Potatoes: Idaho Spuds and Betty Crocker Mashed Potatoes.

Shepherd’s pie or Cottage pie, is a British dish consisting of a meat pie with a crust of mashed potato.

There are many tons of names for this recipe, In British, the “cottage pie” is a call name for the pie recipe with a beef dish and “shepherd’s pie” concerned the lamb dish. In the united states, the people are more of a beef-eating than the lamb-eating and that why our mostly recipes made with ground beef.

what's shepherd's pie

Regardless of what you call it, shepherd’s pie recipe has many variations, but basically is a casserole layer with some defining ingredients as cooked red meat with vegetables in a gravy. This crock pot shepherd’s pie topped with a layer of mashed potatoes before it’s baked until it is well browned.

the right slow cooker size for this crockpot Shepherds pie recipe.

I have the crockpot and it’s my absolute favorite classic kitchen appliance. All that due to all the nice things about this as it can work perfectly to give a nice mashed potato, brown the meat in the same pan and very handy.

The 5-quart slow cooker or larger is the most popular option intended for families.

shepherd's pie in red cooker


Ground beef.


Minced garlic.

Beef broth.

Thyme leaves.


Peas and carrots.

Tomato paste.

Mashed Russet Potatoes.

shepherd's pie ingredients


Step One: Browning the ground beef:

The first thing to do is you need to brown your ground beef with your onion in a skillet over medium-high heat, drain.

Step Two: Boil the potatoes:

Place the peeled in a medium pot, add cold water until cover it whit at least an inch. Boil your potatoes until tender about 20 minutes over low heat. Then Drain and mash.

Step Three: Add the ingredients:

Mix together all ingredients. Bring your crockpot and spray it with cooking spray. Then add everything in your crockpot except the mashed potatoes. Cook for 6 hours on low (Or for 4 hours on high) and 2 hours after spread the mashed potatoes over the top.

Serve and Enjoy!

How to make crockpot shepherd's pie

Notes & Tips

  • For this Crock Pot Shepherd’s Pie Recipe, I like to make my own mashed potatoes, but for you, if you don’t want you can use the instant potatoes. Both ways will make a yummy dish.
  • This recipe is able to be adjustable to meet your friend’s needs or your family, If you don’t like some of the ingredients, leave ’em out!  Love another ingredient, add some more.
  • Make sure to adjust the crockpot size accordingly of veggies quantity are you adding.
  • The calorie counts and nutrition facts vary depending on which ingredients you choose to use in this recipe.
  • For about the cooking time, you should always test the recipe because time is always a basic guideline that you can adjust as needed.
  • For about the beef browning, you can pre-brown in your crockpot to fastest the process without using a skillet.



Ready In:




Good For:

Main Course


About Crock Pot shepherd’s Pie


  • 2 pounds ground beef.

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil.

  • 1 onion (diced).

  • 1 clove garlic (minced).

  • 16 oz frozen peas and carrots.

  • 1 to 2 cups beef broth.

  • 1 teaspoon salt.

  • ½ teaspoon black pepper.

  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste.

  • 1 teaspoon thyme leaves.

  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch,

  • 4 to 5 cups mashed potatoes.

ground beef

Nutrition Fact Of Shepherd’s Pie

Calories: 693

Total Fat: 40 g

Cholesterol: 174 mg

Sodium: 1481 mg

Potassium: 1499 mg

Carbohydrate: 52 g

Protein: 34 g

Step by Step Instructions

Step 1

Brown your ground beef with onion, drain.

Step 2

Mix together all ingredients.

Step 3

Spray your crockpot with cooking spray and pour your beef mixture except the mashed potatoes.

Step 4

Cover and cook on low for 6 hours.

Step 5

Spread evenly the mashed potatoes over the top and cook for another 2 hours.

Step 6

Serve immediately. Enjoy!

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