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Every Shepherd I know loves Michele Romano’s Italian shepards pie recipe !! Just joking of course, but the point is even a shepards pie can be remarkably tasty and very satisfying, especially when it becomes an Italian creation.

Shepards Pie

Shepards pie probably did not originate in Italy, yet still, with the popularity of Italian cuisine and the warm character and comfort of many Mediterranean dishes, shephards pie can’t possibly be excluded from Italian fare! Just the exact amount of spice in the meat mixture and the perfect amount of pizzazz when topped with garlic parmesan cheese mashed potatoes makes this shepards pie recipe a must for every cook out there!

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Shepards Pie Recipe

Note: This recipe is for an 8 x 8 pan or casserole dish.


  • 2 lb lean ground beef.
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 small onion chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 8 cremini button mushrooms, sliced
  • 1 tbsp fresh rosemary leaves (or ½ tbsp dried)
  • 1 tsp salt
  • Pepper
  • 1 cup organic beef broth
  • 1 cup organic peas (or mixed peas and carrots)
  • 6 medium large russet potatoes
  • ¼ cup butter
  • ½ cup milk
  • ½ cup Parmesan cheese


  1. Peel potatoes, boil until cooked, add in butter, milk and Parmesan cheese.
  2. Mash potatoes until smooth and fluffy set aside.
  3. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  4. Fry hamburger in olive oil until half cooked.
  5. Add in onions, garlic, mushrooms, rosemary, salt and pepper.
  6. Stir fry until hamburger is nicely browned, add in beef broth, stir in flour until thickened.
  7. Place hamburger mixture in bottom of casserole dish.
  8. Spread frozen peas and corn evenly over top hamburger mixture.
  9. Spread mashed potato mixture over top vegetables.
  10. Bake in oven for 40 minutes or until bubbling and golden on top.

Prep Time: 45 min.
Cook Time: 40 min.
Serves: 6

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