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Shepherds pie recipe


Siobhan Berry of shares a delicious recipe for the whole family. A delicious shepherd's pie suitable for the entire family, including baby.

Preparation time: 20 minutes

Cooking time: 50 minutes


Serves: 4 people

  • 2 tbsp Butter
  • 2 - Carrots
    peeled and finely chopped
  • 1 handfull Cheddar Cheese
  • 1 handfull Frozen Peas
  • 0.5 tbsp Ground Cinnamon
  • 2 tbsp Milk
  • 0 - Olive Oil
  • 1 - Onion
    peeled and finely chopped
  • 2 - Parsnips
    peeled and diced
  • 2 large Potato
    peeled and diced
  • 1 handfull SuperValu Fresh Thyme
  • 500 g SuperValu Quality Irish Lamb Mince
  • 1 tbsp SuperValu Tomato Purée
  • 300 ml Vegetable Stock


  1. Heat the oil in a medium saucepan, then soften the onion and carrots for a few minutes. When soft, turn up the heat, crumble in the lamb and brown. 
  2. Mix in the cinnamon, add the tomato purée, then fry for a few minutes. 
  3. Pour over the stock and add the thyme, bring to a simmer and cook for 30 minutes. 
  4. Meanwhile, heat the oven to 180C. 
  5. Steam the potatoes and parsnips for 15-20 mins until tender. 
  6. Mash the parsnip and the potatoes together then mix in the cheese and butter with a splash of milk. 
  7. Stir in the frozen peas with mince before portioning out into ovenproof dishes, pipe on the mash and top with a few more frozen peas. 
  8. The pie can now be chilled and frozen or bake for 20-25 minutes until the top is starting to colour and the mince is bubbling through at the edges. Leave to stand for 5 mins before serving.

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