Healthy Recipes

Hearty, Fall-Inspired Shepherd's Pie Recipe

Build muscle while satisfying your fall food cravings with this hearty and healthy classic.

Fall Shepherd's Pie
Nick Ferrari
Calories 524
Protein 30g
Fat 28g
Carbs 37g
Nick Ferrari

It’s the same each and every autumn: The weather turns cool and crisp, the days get shorter and darker, and inevitably, even your iron-clad resolve to eat clean begins to wane. Cravings for veggies and chicken are replaced by a desire for richer, more rib-sticking meals—thick cream-based soups, warm bread, mashed potatoes…This delicious shepherd’s pie recipe aims to satisfy those dangerous cravings while delivering enough protein to further your training goals; and the classic mashed potato crust can be dropped altogether if you’re watching carbs. Comfort food has never been so good.

Hearty, Fall-Inspired Shepherd's Pie Recipe Servings: 5
You'll need
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 1 clove garlic, crushed
  • 1 large carrot, diced
  • 1 lb lamb, minced
  • 1 cube beef stock
  • 1 lb tomatoes, chopped
  • 3 tbsp tomato puree
  • 1 tbsp corn flour
  • 2 lbs potatoes
  • 1 stick butter
  • 1 pinch salt and freshly ground black pepper


1. Heat the olive oil in a pan over medium heat. Add the onion, garlic, and carrot and cook until soft. Add the lamb and beef cube and cook until the meat is brown and has a crumbly texture. Stir in the tomatoes, tomato puree, and corn flour. Simmer, stirring occasionally, for about 15 minutes, or until thickened.
2. Peel and chop potatoes; toss in a large pot and cover with water. Bring to a boil over medium heat, and cook until soft. Drain and add them back to the pot. Mash with a potato masher, stir in the butter, and season to taste with salt and pepper.
3. Turn broiler on low.
4. Put the filling into a deep baking dish, top with the mashed potatoes, and put under the warm broiler until the top is brown and crisp.