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Gluten Free Shepherd’s Pie

  • Author: Michelle Minnaar
  • Prep Time: 30 minutes
  • Cook Time: 75 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hours 45 minutes
  • Yield: 6 1x


A gluten free shepherd’s pie recipe is an English classic, consisting of lamb mince & potatoes simmered in gravy. Dairy free shepherd’s pie also optional.



  • 15ml (1 tbsp) vegetable oil
  • 1 onion, peeled and finely chopped
  • 3 carrots, peeled and cubed
  • 2 celery sticks, washed and chopped
  • 450g (1lb) lamb mince
  • 15ml (1 tbsp) cornstarch
  • 600ml (1pt) lamb or vegetable stock
  • 15ml (1 tbsp) tomato puree
  • 5ml (1 tsp) thyme, finely chopped
  • 15ml (1 tbsp) rosemary, finely chopped
  • 1kg (2lbs) Albert Bartlett Rooster potatoes, peeled and sliced
  • 90g (3oz) butter
  • 45ml (3 tbsp) milk


  1. Gently fry the onion in the oil until softened.
  2. Add the carrots and celery and fry for 5 minutes.
  3. Turn up the heat and fry the lamb mince until browned, stirring the mixture constantly.
  4. Turn down the heat and sprinkle the cornstarch over the mixture and stir.
  5. Pour in the stock, tomato puree, thyme and rosemary.
  6. Stir thoroughly and let the mixture slowly bubble for about 20 minutes.
  7. Preheat the oven to 180°C/ fan 160°C/356°F/gas mark 4
  8. Meanwhile, boil the potatoes in plenty of salted water.
  9. When cooked, drain the potatoes and mash with the butter and milk.
  10. Pour the meat in an ovenproof dish and top evenly with mash.
  11. Ruffle the mash and bake for 20 minutes or until the mince bubbles and the mash is golden brown.
  12. Serve immediately with green vegetables.


  • You can add grated Cheddar cheese to the mash and sprinkle some more on top to create a decadent Shepherd’s Pie.
  • Before baking the pie you can actually let it cool down and freeze it. Thaw and bake later!
  • Category: Main Course
  • Cuisine: English


  • Serving Size: 1 serving
  • Calories: 563
  • Sugar: 4.9 g
  • Sodium: 191 mg
  • Fat: 30.4 g
  • Saturated Fat: 14.1 g
  • Carbohydrates: 30.8 g
  • Fiber: 3.3 g
  • Protein: 41.7 g
  • Cholesterol: 109 mg