Slow Cooker Shepherd’s Pie

Slow Cooker Shepherd’s Pie


Servings 4
Time Needed Prep
Ingredients 13
Difficulty Easy

Rating (click to rate)

3.7 based on 294 ratings.


  • 500 g Lamb Mince
  • 1 tbsp Olive Oil
  • 420 g Tomatoes, Diced
  • 1 Carrot, Diced Finely
  • 1 Brown Onion (diced Finely)
  • 1 Celery Stick chopped
  • 1 tbsp Tomato Sauce
  • 1 tbsp Worcestershire Sauce
  • 1 tbsp Gravy Mix
  • 4 Potatoes peeled
  • 1/4 cups Milk
  • 1 tbsp Butter
  • 1/2 cups Cheese (grated) (optional)

Nutrition Information

Qty per
98g serve
Qty per
Energy 34.3kcalcal 35.178657323981kcalcal
Protein 2.42gg 2.4819927324791gg
Fat (total) 1.2125gg 1.2435604083186gg
 - saturated 0.755gg 0.77434070786023gg
Carbohydrate 3.3625gg 3.4486365962649gg
 - sugars 0.25gg 0.25640420790074gg
Dietary Fibre 0gg 0gg
Sodium 36.1375mgmg 37.063228252051mgmg

Nutritional information does not include the following ingredients: Lamb Mince, Olive oil, Tomatoes, diced, Carrot, diced finely, Brown onion (diced finely), Celery stick, Tomato sauce, Worcestershire sauce, Gravy mix, Potatoes, Butter, Cheese (grated)

Please Note - Nutritional information is provided as a guide only and may not be accurate.

Slow Cooker Shepherd’s Pie is so easy to make and it’s perfect for an easy dinner all year round.

Now I do get the question quite often ‘If you are making a Shepherd’s Pie anyway, why would you make it in the slow cooker?’ – and it is a legit question.

The answer is that it can slowly simmer there for hours, with the flavours just intensifying.  It is also great for serving at a party or a crowd because it can be served straight from the slow cooker.


  1. In a frypan heat the olive oil until hot.

  2. Add the onion, celery and carrot and cook until soft and starting to colour.  Add the mince and cook until browned well.

  3.  Pour the mince mixture into the slow cooker.  Add the tin of tomatoes, tomato sauce, Worcestershire sauce and gravy mix.

  4. Cook on HIGH for four hours.  Stir every so often.

  5. Cut the large potatoes into quarters and boil in salted water until tender.

  6. Add the milk and butter and mash until smooth.

  7. Take the lid off the slow cooker and if there is a lot of liquid pooling on top of the mince, remove it with a spoon and discard.

  8. Spoon the potato neatly over the top of the mince and top with the cheese.

  9. Place the lid on the slow cooker and cook for a further hour or until the cheese is melted.

  10. Alternatively you can remove the crockery and brown the cheese under the grill (if your slow cooker bowl is suitable to do so).

  11. Serve with a salad and crusty bread.

Recipe Hints and Tips:

  • Slow Cooker Shepherds Pie can be frozen but is quite messy to scoop out.  It can be kept in the fridge for up to three days.

Jody Allen
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Jody Allen is the founder of Stay at Home Mum. Jody is a five-time published author with Penguin Random House and is the current Suzuki Queensland Amb...Read Moreassador. Read Less

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