Love shepherd's pie? We do, too! Especially this Mushroom Shepherd's Pie. It's full of mushrooms and your choice of ground meat (or vegetarian sub!) and topped with the most delicious brown butter potatoes. It's a healthy dinner recipe that is sure to please.
Brown Butter Potatoes
2lbspotatoes, peeled and cut into large cubes
⅓cupbutter, use ghee for Whole30
1teaspoonfresh thyme leaves
1clovegarlic, very finely minced
Mushroom Shepherd's Pie
1 ½lbsmushrooms, halved or quartered
1 ½lbs.ground meat (see notes), or veggie meat, if needed
2tablespoonsWorcestershire, vegetarian, if needed - sub chopped anchovies or coco aminos for Whole30
Salt and pepper, to taste
Put the potatoes in a large pot, cover them with water, and bring to a boil. Boil until the potatoes are soft, about 15 mintues. Drain them through a colander, add them back into the pan, and mash well.
2 lbs potatoes
Make the brown butter while the potatoes are boiling. Melt the butter (or ghee) over medium heat. Keep it on the heat until it is fragrant and many brown specks appear. Remove from the heat and stir in the thyme and garlic. Pour the brown butter over the mashed potatoes and stir through. Salt the potatoes well.
While the potatoes are cooking , begin the shepherd's pie. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Heat the oil in a large pan over medium-high heat. Add the onion and cook for 5 minutes. Add the mushrooms and cook until they have released their liquid and are starting to brown, about 10 minutes. Add the ground meat (or veggie meat) and carrots and cook until the meat is no longer pink. Add the garlic, tomato paste, and Worcestershire sauce and cook for 2-3 minutes. Season to taste with sea salt and pepper.
1 tablespoon oil, 1 large onion, 1 ½ lbs mushrooms, 1 ½ lbs. ground meat (see notes), 2 large carrots, 4 cloves garlic, ¼ cup tomato paste, 2 tablespoons Worcestershire
Transfer the mushroom shepherd's pie to an ovenproof baking dish. Top with the brown butter mashed potatoes and spread them evenly over the top. Bake in the oven for 30 minutes, or until it is hot and starting to bubble at the sides.
Remove from the oven and dig in!
I usually use a mix of beef and pork in this recipe. Feel free to use ground chicken for a lower cal option. Ground lamb also works very well.