Slow Cooker Shepherd’s Pie Recipe

Slow Cooker Shepherd's Pie Recipe

Slow Cooker Shepherd’s Pie Recipe

Growing up in England we ate a lot of shepherd’s pie and now as a Mum I understand why:

  • It’s the ultimate comfort food recipe
  • Kids love it
  • It’s cheap and……
  • It’s really easy and is a perfect one pot meal

A couple of years ago I decided I’d turn my regular recipe into this slow cooker shepherd’s pie recipe. Although I could make it in the oven in about 1/2 an hour I needed a soccer night recipe. Ya know, one that would cook for a couple of hours in the slow cooker while we were out watching Isaac play and then be ready the minute my starving kids walked in the door. And voila….the slow cooker version of my childhood fave was born!

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I LOVE the ease of cooking in the crock pot! 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 which is why I run 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 feature a new recipe.

Slow Cooker Shepherd's Pie Recipe

Slow Cooker Shepherd’s Pie Recipe

Slow Cooker Shepherd’s Pie Recipe


  • 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)


  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.

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

Slow Cooker Shepherd's Pie Recipe

To Serve

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!

Slow Cooker Shepherd's Pie Recipe

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