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Crock Pot Shepherds Pie Recipe with Instant Potatoes

This crock pot shepherds pie recipe is quick and easy. Try out this tasty heartwarming dish!

Course dinner
Cuisine American
Keyword crock pot, potato
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 3 hours
Total Time 3 hours 5 minutes
Servings 6 people
Calories 644 kcal
Author Jamie


  • 2 pounds ground chuck browned and drained
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 onion diced
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • 1 16 oz. pack frozen peas and carrots
  • 1 to 2 cups beef broth depending on how saucy you like your shepherd’s pie
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 1 teaspoon thyme leaves
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 4 to 5 cups prepared mashed potatoes
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese


  1. Prepare a slow cooker liner with non-stick cooking spray.
  2. In a large skillet over medium-high heat, add the olive oil and onions. Cook the onions until softened and stir in garlic.
  3. To the onions, add all ingredients EXCEPT the mashed potatoes and cheese. Stir together well. Transfer the mixture to the slow cooker liner and spread evenly.
  4. Cover and cook on high for 3 hours or low for 6 hours.
  5. Remove the slow cooker lid and add the mashed potatoes, spreading into an even layer. Top with cheese and recover the slow cooker until the cheese has melted.
  6. Serve garnished with sliced green onions or alone.
Nutrition Facts
Crock Pot Shepherds Pie Recipe with Instant Potatoes
Amount Per Serving
Calories 644 Calories from Fat 351
% Daily Value*
Fat 39g60%
Saturated Fat 16g100%
Trans Fat 2g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 16g
Cholesterol 126mg42%
Sodium 846mg37%
Potassium 971mg28%
Carbohydrates 37g12%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 35g70%
Vitamin A 307IU6%
Vitamin C 36mg44%
Calcium 183mg18%
Iron 4mg22%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. We are not nutritionist and this data was calculated via WP Recipe Maker to the best of our ability. Always check nutrition values yourself based on the ingredients you use.