Cheesecake Factory Shepherd’s Pie Recipe

In this post, we will dive into the secret Cheesecake Factory Shepherd’s Pie Recipe which tastes amazing and is super easy to make.

Whether you’re good at cooking or new in the kitchen, this recipe is super easy to follow and will make you feel like a chef.

Why You’ll Love This Cheesecake Factory Shepherd’s Pie Recipe

You will love this tasty Cheesecake Factory Shepherd’s Pie Recipe as it’s great for both kids and adults, also it’s quite healthy.

Personally, my kids can be a bit funny with food but they love this recipe because it’s quite simple and it tastes delicious.

I also love this meal because it’s really easy to make and it can be made for any occasion such as a post-gym meal or a quick dinner.

Ingredients

  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 cups mixed vegetables (carrots, peas, corn)
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 1 cup beef broth
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 4 cups mashed potatoes
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 2 tablespoons butter

Kitchen Equipment

  • Large skillet
  • Saucepan
  • Baking dish
  • Mixing bowls
  • Wooden spoon or spatula
  • Measuring cups and spoons
  • Oven mitts

How to make this Cheesecake Factory Shepherd’s Pie Recipe

1. Cook the Meat and Vegetables

  1. Preheat the oven to 400°F (200°C).
  2. In a big pan, cook the ground beef on medium heat until it’s not pink anymore for roughly 5-7 minutes, and make sure to pour out any extra fat.
  3. Add chopped onion and minced garlic to the pan.
  4. Cook until the onion is soft for about 3-4 minutes.
  5. Mix in the vegetables, tomato paste, beef broth, and Worcestershire sauce.
  6. Cook for another 5 minutes until the vegetables are soft.
  7. Add salt and pepper to taste.

2. Make the Mashed Potatoes

  1. Peel and chop 4 big potatoes, then boil them in salty water until they’re soft which takes roughly 15 minutes.
  2. Drain the potatoes, then mash them with butter and a little milk until they’re smooth and creamy.

3. Put Together the Shepherd’s Pie

  1. Spread the meat and vegetable mix evenly in the bottom of a baking dish.
  2. Put the mashed potatoes on top, spreading them out to cover the meat mixture completely.
  3. Sprinkle shredded cheddar cheese on top.

4. Bake the Shepherd’s Pie

  1. Put the baking dish in the preheated oven and bake for about 20 minutes, until the cheese is melted and bubbly and the top is brown.
  2. Take it out of the oven and let it cool for a few minutes before eating.

What pairs with this Cheesecake Factory Shepherd’s Pie Recipe

This Cheesecake Factory Shepherd’s Pie Recipe is great to have by itself and is also quite filling.

But if you want to pair it up with something else then I suggest having it with a side salad, Chili’s Chicken Crispers Recipe, or some black garlic bread.

When it comes to drinks you can have this with a glass of milk which is great for the little ones, or you can have it with a nice red wine like Merlot.

Tips

  • Feel free to add veggies to this recipe if you want to make your meal more nutritious. You can add mushrooms, green beans, and even tomatoes for extra flavor.
  • You can play around with the cheeses, if you do not have cheddar cheese feel free to use Mozzarella or any other cheese you have.
  • You can cook the meat and vegetables the day before and keep them in the fridge. Which can be helpful if you haven’t got much time to cook.

FAQ

Can I use ground turkey instead of beef?

Suppose you prefer to use Ground turkey that will work as well as beef. Maybe you are trying to cut down on red meat and turkey would be a healthier alternative.

Can I freeze Shepherd’s Pie?

Of course, you can freeze the Shepherd’s Pie and store it in a freezer for up to 3 months. When you are ready to eat it make sure to defrost it properly before you heat it up.

How can I make this recipe gluten-free?

If you want this recipe to be gluten-free, make sure that the beef brother and Worcestershire sauce are gluten-free. Most mashed potatoes tend to be gluten-free but you can check on the label just to be sure.

Conclusion

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Cheesecake Factory Shepherd’s Pie Recipe

Recipe by JuliaCourse: MainCuisine: BritishDifficulty: Easy
Servings

6

servings
Prep time

20

minutes
Cooking time

30

minutes
Calories

400

kcal
Total time

50

minutes

Try this tasty Cheesecake Factory Shepherd's Pie Recipe! It's easy to make and perfect for kids and parents to enjoy together.

Ingredients

  • 1 pound ground beef

  • 1 cup chopped onion

  • 2 cloves garlic, minced

  • 2 cups mixed vegetables (carrots, peas, corn)

  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste

  • 1 cup beef broth

  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce

  • Salt and pepper to taste

  • 4 cups mashed potatoes

  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese

  • 2 tablespoons butter

Directions

  • Cook the Meat and Vegetables
  • Preheat the oven to 400°F (200°C).
  • In a big pan, cook the ground beef on medium heat until it's not pink anymore for roughly 5-7 minutes, and make sure to pour out any extra fat.
  • Add chopped onion and minced garlic to the pan.
  • Cook until the onion is soft for about 3-4 minutes.
  • Mix in the vegetables, tomato paste, beef broth, and Worcestershire sauce.
  • Cook for another 5 minutes until the vegetables are soft.
  • Add salt and pepper to taste.
  • Make the Mashed Potatoes
  • Peel and chop 4 big potatoes, then boil them in salty water until they're soft which takes roughly 15 minutes.
  • Drain the potatoes, then mash them with butter and a little milk until they’re smooth and creamy.
  • Put Together the Shepherd's Pie
  • Spread the meat and vegetable mix evenly in the bottom of a baking dish.
  • Put the mashed potatoes on top, spreading them out to cover the meat mixture completely.
  • Sprinkle shredded cheddar cheese on top.
  • Bake the Shepherd's Pie
  • Put the baking dish in the preheated oven and bake for about 20 minutes, until the cheese is melted and bubbly and the top is brown.
  • Take it out of the oven and let it cool for a few minutes before eating.

Notes

  • Feel free to add veggies to this recipe if you want to make your meal more nutritious. You can add mushrooms, green beans, and even tomatoes for extra flavor.
  • You can play around with the cheeses, if you do not have cheddar cheese feel free to use Mozzarella or any other cheese you have.
  • You can cook the meat and vegetables the day before and keep them in the fridge. Which can be helpful if you haven't got much time to cook.
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I create recipes almost every day, sometimes with a little help from my husband (who’s a great taste tester!). Oh, and did I mention I’m a mom of two awesome kids, Sofia and Noah? They love trying my new recipes and always push me to create more and experiment with new dishes.