Y’all know how normally when you make a Shepherd’s Pie you start it on the stove, then transfer it to a pie pan and bake it in the oven?
Well, we are not playing around with that mess here today. This is all done in one cast iron skillet.
Because after the crazy busy few weeks I’ve had with home improvements inside and out, slammed at work, and taxes (UGH), I can’t handle one more thing. I might explode. Or implode. Or both.
Seriously, I am not cut out for
physical torture manual labor or math. I think I may have sprained a brain fuse or blown my gluteus maximus. Or blown a brain fuse and sprained my butt.
And the nasty rainy weather we’ve had all week has done nothing to improve my sunny disposition, so it seemed appropriate to share one of my favorite comfort foods – Shepherd’s Pie.
Start it on the stove and transfer the whole thing to the oven.
The only thing I would have done differently?
Added beer. I had to put it in a glass instead.
One Pan Shepherd’s Pie
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 lb carrots peeled and diced
- 1 onion diced
- 8 cloves garlic minced
- 1 pound ground chuck or whatever comes close in the package
- 1 pound ground lamb you can leave this out if you don't like it and just use 2 pounds ground of chuck
- 1 teaspoon rosemary
- 1 teaspoon thyme
- salt and pepper to taste
- 1/2 cup flour
- 2 cups beef stock
- 1 - 1/2 cups frozen peas
- 3-4 cups prepared mashed potatoes
Preheat oven to 350
Melt butter with olive oil in a cast iron skillet or oven safe skillet over medium-high heat
Add carrots and cook 3-4 minutes
Add onions and cook 2-3 minutes
Add garlic and cook another 1-2 minutes
Add ground chuck and lamb and cook until browned, about 15 minutes
Add rosemary, thyme, salt, and pepper and stir for a minute or so
Sprinkle flour over contents of pan and stir for 1 minute
Stir in beef stock and, bring to a boil, reduce heat,add peas, and simmer for about 5 minutes or until it is a thick gravy consistency
Top with mashed potatoes
Bake at 350 for 25 minutes
Turn heat up to broil and broil for another 5-7 minutes
Update: I meant to include a link for these mashed potatoes in case you need a recipe. It’s what I used for this Shepherd’s Pie and omitted the goat cheese.
YUMMY – perfect comfort-food recipe for this gloomy day!!
Thanks Sarah! I sure am getting tired of all these rainy days!
Gayle @ Pumpkin 'N Spice
This shepherds pie looks perfect, Rachelle! Definitely my idea of the perfect comfort food. I love the hearty flavors in here!
Thanks so much Gayle!
Olivia @ Olivia's Cuisine
Love shepherd’s pie! I love baking things in my cast iron so I have less dishes to deal with! 🙂
I totally agree Olivia!
This is my kind of meal! I love anything that involves less dishes. And I loveee shepards pie! Ive never added rosemary but it sounds like a nice additionthat i will have to try out.
Thanks Caitlin! Me too and me too! 🙂
Your shepherd’s pie looks heavenly, thanks for sharing 😀
Thanks so much Lily!
I haven’t had shepherd’s pie in ages, and that needs to change! This looks spectacular!
Thanks Marcie! I can’t believe how much time goes by before I remember how much I love shepherd’s pie.
Oh I love your easy-peasy version of shepherds pie! I adore the classic, but you are right… it needed a “too tired to cook” makeover. this definately fits the bill! Thanks for sharing ♡ p.s. your writting had me cracking up 🙂 so thanks for the giggles too! Cheers!
Thanks Cheyanne! I’m glad you got your giggle on and your “too tired to cook” comment cracked me up too! Cheers!
Jess @ whatjessicabakednext
I love shepherd’s pie! My mum cooks this for our family all the time – definitely one of my favourite dinner recipes growing up! 😀
Me too, Jess! I bet your mum makes the best shepherd’s pie!
Kelly - Life Made Sweeter
Your shepherd’s pie looks fantastic, Rachelle! I love that it’s all made in one pan! Total comfort food and less dishes sounds perfect!
Thanks Kelly! One pan is the ticket for sure!
Unbelievable! This dish looks absolutely amazing! Love it! One pot- even better! Pinned!
Thanks Mira! One pot is the way to go!
Lindsey @ American Heritage Cooking
Yeees! Love shepherds pie and my cast iron skillet! This recipe looks so easy and filling! Perfect
Hey, friend! I hope culinary school is going well! Cast iron rocks my world!
Katalina @ Peas and Peonies
Love the idea of using a cast iron to make the pie, less dishes to clean and probably so much flavor.
Thanks Katalina! Heck yeah! All in one and less mess is the best!
Savita @ ChefDeHome
One pot pie is a delicious idea, indeed! I really like the addition of lamb! one of my favorite! thanks for sharing, Rachelle!
Thanks Savita! I really like lamb in my SP and one pot makes things so easy!