This is a recipe for delicious and comforting Shepherd’s Pie in meatball form served over creamy mashed potatoes. This is a great Irish dish for St. Patrick’s day dinner!
Shepherd’s pie is a classic British dish which pretty much everyone I’ve ever met has their own way of making. I saw this twist on shepherd’s pie and waited about 24 before having to try it out. It looked THAT good…and ended up tasting as good as it looked so I was very excited.
If you want to get all technical, Shepherds pie is actually made with lamb, if it’s made with beef it is called “cottage pie”. Good to know, right? I was actually a little surprised to learn this because if I’ve ever ordered “shepherd’s pie” in a restaurant, it’s always been made with beef. Such confusion! But, like I said in my last post featuring the beloved shamrock shake, I’m not Irish and I’m sure everyone who is Irish already knew this.
Shepherd’s pie is one of those recipes that I think just about everyone can get behind. After all, it’s half mashed potatoes and half hearty beef. Who wouldn’t love that? Especially when it is so cold outside we can’t feel our finger tips and just want some good, simple comfort food. Yup, it’s back to the snow and cold here in Rochester…..but we did have a good run this past weekend with our 65 degree day! I’m pulling for more of those days in the near future.
These mashed potatoes came out so nice and fluffy, and are deliciously topped with seasoned, baked meatballs, and covered with a beef pan-gravy that was very easy to make. Last, but not least, some mixed veggies thrown in there. No side dish was needed here because you have your meat, starch and vegetable all in one dish. Can’t beat that!
Recipe source: adapted from iowagirleats.com- Craving more? Sign up for the Wishes & Dishes Newsletter for a fresh serving of content delivered every week to your inbox! And stay in touch on Facebook , Twitter , Pinterest and Instagram for all of the latest updates!