Smashed Potato Shepherd’s Pie (Cottage Pie)

Smashed Potato Shepherd’s Pie (Cottage Pie)

Blushing Belle

A hearty meal brimming with fresh ingredients, and packed full of flavor! Perfect for a fall evening comfort food dish the whole family can enjoy!


You can save time prepping vegetables by adding them to a food processor. Just be careful not to process too much or everything will be mush. For people who do not want to use alcohol, beef broth is a great substitute! Any kind of cheddar cheese will work here (but especially a sharp, old, white cheese.)


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(you're also free to use any kind of potatoes!)

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Make the Smashed Potatoes:


Add potatoes to a large pot of salted water. Bring to a boil and cook for 7-10 minutes, or until just fork tender. Drain and rinse with cold water to stop them from cooking.


Using a spatula, place the flat end over one potato at a time and press down with your hand to "smash" them.

Make the Filling:


In a large frying pan over medium-high heat, add ground beef. Cook for two minutes. Stir in onion, celery, carrot, garlic, mushrooms, and red pepper. Cook until all meat has browned, about 8 to 10 minutes. Drain excess grease.

Season with salt, pepper, thyme, basil, and oregano. Stir in flour, Worcestershire, and tomato paste.


Cook for 3 to 5 minutes, stirring frequently. Pour in beer (or broth if using in place of alcohol) and scrape any bits from the bottom of pan. Simmer for a few minutes and add corn and peas.

Assemble the Pie:

Preheat oven to 425°F.


Pour the filling into a large 9" x 13" casserole pan.


Top with smashed potatoes. Sprinkle with salt, pepper, and cayenne (paprika for a non-spicy version).


Place into the oven and cook for 10 minutes, uncovered. Sprinkle cheese on top and continue cooking for another 10 to 20 minutes, or when potatoes are nicely browned.

Allow to cool slightly and serve!

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