Crock Pot Shepherd’s Pie

Crock Pot Shepherd’s Pie

There’s just some things in life that need a second go-around. Bell bottoms, platform shoes, the hair crimper, Mick Jagger….and now the crock pot. Let me start off by saying, I HEART MY CROCK POT! In fact over the years I’ve been called the Crock Pot Queen by friends and family as I LOVE the ease of cooking in there. You’d have to try hard to burn food in there, it makes cheap meat taste great and it makes not-so-great-cooks (like myself!) look awesome. Yup, I LOVE the fact that the crock pot is now back in vogue and to celebrate that, I’m starting something new at Mummy Deals: Slow Cooker Mondays.

For a while now it’s been Slow Cooker Monday at our house as Mondays are work days and if nothing goes in the pot early on, then nobody is eating anything more than cereal at 5pm. So to help you out with new recipes each week I’ll be featuring a new recipe and other bloggers are invited to link up so we can get a bunch of new options for all of us. So here’s the first.

I’m English and when it comes to food there’s only one type of food that comes to mind when I think comfort food. One dish that I make if I really need some cheering up. For this little British girl there’s only one thing I want to put in my oven when fall hits: Slow Cooker Shepherd’s Pie. It’s a meal all in one and the best part? My (fussy) Hubs loves it too!

Crock Pot Shepherd’s Pie Ingredients

2# ground turkey or beef
1 cup of carrots
1 cup of peas
1 packet brown gravy
Salt and pepper
5 large potatoes
Milk
1 TBS butter
1/2 cup shredded cheese (any kind)

Optional
Chopped onions
1 cup of spinach blended. Yup I added this and you couldn’t tell!

Directions

  1. Brown meat slightly and add to pot.
  2. Mix the gravy.
  3. Mix in vegetables, 1/2 of the brown gravy.
  4. Make mashed potatoes with potatoes, milk and butter and add to the top of the meat mix.
  5. Use a fork to make a criss-cross pattern on the top.
  6. Cook on low for 3 hours.
  7. 15 minutes before serving add the cheese and cook for the remainder.

Serve alone or with bread.  Add gravy to taste.  Sure you could make it in the oven but man did it taste good from the crock pot!

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Comments

  1. Annmarie W. says:

    Thanks! I’ll be looking forward to new recipes! I LOVE my crock pot, but used it a LOT when we were redoing out kitchen. So I sort of burned out on the same ‘ole stuff that I make it in. Seeing some new recipes will definitely make me want to get it back out & use it again!

  2. OMG That looks amazing!!! I think you’ve inspired me to try it! THANKS!

  3. I had no idea you could make Shepherd’s Pie in a crockpot!

  4. what a great idea, perfect time of year to break out the crock pot again

  5. Sounds yummy! I have to admit, the shepherd’s pie I’ve had here is nothing like what I’d eat in England. Difference in cheese and gravy maybe? Still, this sounds like a great crock pot meal to make as the weather cools.

  6. I do love my crockpot! Now you have inspired me to find something to cook in it again…it has been too long!

  7. We love shepherd’s pie and never thought about making it in the crock pot… I usually do a big make and freeze of all of my casseroles but will bookmark this recipe for when I run out!

  8. I make a lasagna in my crockpot. Still perfecting it and as soon as I do, I will post the recipe. It is yummy and who would have thought you could make a lasagna in the crockpot!

  9. I love slow cooker recipes. The only problem I have is that most recipes don’t tell me what size slow cooker that I need to use. I know that slow cookers and most efficient when 3/4 full so I want to make the most of it. What size slow cooker do you use? Besides its only me and hubby and lots of leftovers last forever.

    • Hi April, I use a 4qt but you could also use a bigger pot and if necessary add a little foil to help! Just crumple some up on the top to fill the space. Hope that helps!

  10. I love this recipe! I’ve made it for the family a few times now and it is always a winner, thanks for posting!

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