Single Serving Shepherds Pie is simple and easy to follow while keeping true to its Irish background. Delicious ground lamb, Dubliner Cheddar Mash, carrots, green peas, and the perfect seasoning makes an ideal comfort food for your family to enjoy. Shepherd’s Pie is a type of savory pie with minced meat and mashed potato on top.

I used this original recipe when we had little ones; it can easily be scaled down to fit your needs. I  now use a “Single” Pyrex dish method for servings since it’s the two of us in the house.

 

Single Serving Shepherds Pie is simple and easy to follow while keeping true to its Irish background. Delicious ground lamb, Dubliner Cheddar Mash, carrots, green peas, and the perfect seasoning that makes an ideal comfort food for your family to enjoy. Shepherd's Pie is a type of savory pie with minced meat and mashed potato on top.Shepherd’s Pie is a fantastic simple supper to make for any day of the week or even for an ST. Patrick’s Day meal celebration with your favorite friends and family members.

 

 

Single Serving Shepherds Pie

  • Three pounds of lean ground lamb or beef

  • Dubliner Mashed Potatoes, recipe below

  • Three carrots, sliced

  • One onion, diced

  • One cup of green peas

  • One cup Dubliner Cheese, grated

  • 1/2 cup beef stock

  • One tablespoon of unsalted butter

  • One tablespoon of olive oil

  • One clove of garlic, minced

  • Two tablespoons of Worcestershire sauce

  • One and 1/2 tablespoons tomato paste

  • Kosher salt

  • freshly ground black pepper

 

Directions for Single Serving Shepherds Pie

  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.

  2. Add butter and olive oil to a large skillet over medium heat. Let the olive oil heat up before adding vegetables. Saute onions, carrots, and garlic until tender for about 7 minutes. Season with kosher salt and fresh ground pepper to your taste. Once the vegetables have softened and browned a little, add the tomato paste and mix evenly. Add the ground lamb or beef and cook until it is no longer pink about 10 minutes. Add the Worcestershire sauce and beef stock. Season with kosher salt and fresh ground pepper, if needed.

  3. Cook and simmer vegetables and ground meat for another 10 minutes. Mix in peas at this time. Transfer mixture to an oven-proof baking single-serve Pyrex dish and spread evenly. Add Dubliner cheese to the top of the meat. Place potato mash on top of the ground meat mixture and spread out evenly once the top surface has been covered.

  4. Place the dish into the preheated 375-degree oven and cook until browned, about 30 minutes.

 

 

Dubliner Mashed Potatoes for Single Serving Shepherds Pie

  • Four pounds of potatoes, peeled, quartered

  • Four tablespoons of unsalted butter

  • 1/4 cup of half and half

  • One cup of grated Dubliner Cheese

  • Kosher Salt

  • freshly ground black pepper

 

 

Directions

  1. Fill a large saucepan with cold water and a tablespoon of salt. Add potatoes to the water and bring to a boil. Let potatoes cook until soft, about 20 minutes.

  2. Once the potatoes are at the desired density, drain them and place them back into the saucepan for mashing.

  3. Add butter and cream and begin to mash potatoes into a semi-smooth consistency.

  4. Once at the desired texture, add cheese and mix well. Season with salt and pepper.

 

 

 

 

 

Shepherds Pie

Single Serving Shepherds Pie

Heidy McCallum
Single Serving Shepherds Pie is simple and easy to follow while keeping true to its Irish background… Delicious ground lamb, Dubliner Cheddar Mash, carrots, green peas and the perfect seasoning that makes a perfect comfort food for your family to enjoy.
4.73 from 11 votes
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine Irish
Servings 8 Servings
Calories 800 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 2 pounds lean ground lamb or beef
  • Dubliner Mashed Potatoes recipe below
  • 3 carrots sliced
  • 1 onion diced
  • 1 cups green peas
  • 1 cup Dubliner Cheese grated
  • ½ cup beef stock
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 ½ tablespoon tomato paste
  • Kosher salt to taste
  • black pepper to taste
Dubliner Mashed Potatoes
  • 4 pounds potatoes peeled, quartered
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • ¼ cup half and half
  • 1 cup grated Dubliner Cheese
  • Kosher Salt to taste
  • black pepper to taste

Instructions
 

Directions For Mashed Potatoes

  • Fill a large saucepan with cold water and a tablespoon of salt. Add the potatoes to the water and bring them to a boil. Let potatoes cook until soft, about 20 minutes.
  • Once the potatoes are at the desired density, drain the potatoes and place them back into the saucepan for mashing. Add butter and cream and begin to mash potatoes into a semi-smooth consistency. Once at desired texture, add cheese and mix well.
  • Season with salt and pepper.

General Directions

  • Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.
  • Add butter and olive oil to a large skillet over medium heat. Let the olive oil heat up before adding vegetables. Saute onions, carrots, and garlic until tender for about 7 minutes. Season with kosher salt and fresh ground pepper to your own taste.
  • Once the vegetables have softened and started to brown a little, add the tomato paste and mix evenly. Add the ground lamb or beef and cook until it is no longer pink about 10 minutes. Add the Worcestershire sauce and beef stock.
  • Season with kosher salt and fresh ground pepper, if needed.
  • Cook and simmer vegetables and ground meat for another 10 minutes. Mix in peas at this time. Transfer mixture to an oven-proof baking single-serve Pyrex dish and spread evenly. Add Dubliner cheese to the top of the meat. Place potato mash on top of ground meat mixture and spread out evenly once the top surface has been covered.
  • Place the dish into the preheated 375-degree oven and cook until browned for about 30 minutes.

Nutrition

Calories: 800kcalCarbohydrates: 49gProtein: 41gFat: 50gSaturated Fat: 27gCholesterol: 172mgSodium: 702mgPotassium: 1266mgFiber: 7gSugar: 7gVitamin A: 4584IUVitamin C: 56mgCalcium: 481mgIron: 4mg
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19 Comments

  1. 4 stars
    My husband makes a delicious Shepard’s Pie…now I will have to try yours as well! It looks delicious!

  2. 5 stars
    I love making single serve dishes. I’m going to try your Single Serve Shepherds Pie for my son-in-law, he loves shepherds pie and I’ve never made, but I’m loving your recipe.

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