Smashed potatoes with a shepherd’s pie (or cottage pie in this case) topping, is a super simple way to get your shepherd’s pie fix in without fussing too much with the potatoes. This recipe was something I came up with from a failed recipe, but I was pleasantly surprised with the outcome!

I baked potatoes for about an hour while I prepared my shepherd’s pie filling, or cottage pie if you use ground beef (which I usually do).

Using my go to shepherd’s pie recipe, but this time using vegetable stock to change the flavor a tad, and added a little more Worcestershire sauce for a little more robustness.

Don’t forget the wine.

When the potatoes were done i started to scoop them out to make a twice baked potato with shepherd’s pie filling (check back later for that recipe). This is where failure happened.

They weren’t cooked enough and weren’t scooping well. I about abandoned the recipe at this point, but the thought “let’s try this as a smashed potato recipe”

I smothered the smashed potatoes with some Parmesan topped with shepperd’s pie filling and put them back in the oven for about 10-15 minutes. They came out all melted and ready to dig it. And they were really good!

They beauty about this recipe, is that it’s no frills, full of flavor, and a perfect “serve family style” type of meal. Set the pan on the table with a few plates, and everyone scoop a heaping of shepherd’s pie smashed potatoes and dig in!


November 9, 2017

Shepherd’s Pie Smashed Potatoes

Smashed potatoes with a shepherd’s pie (or cottage pie in this case) topping, is a super simple way to get your shepherd’s pie fix in without […]
March 16, 2017

Corned Beef Irish Nachos

Everyone loves to eat corned beef and cabbage the day of St. Patricks Day. I decided to find an easy way to rehash the leftovers by […]
March 16, 2016

Shepherd’s Pie Gordon Ramsay Style – REVISITED

Yesterday, I decided to make us some Shepherd’s Pie to begin celebrating our St. Patrick’s Day Week. Yes it’s a big deal in this Irish/Italian household. […]
March 17, 2015

Corned Beef Hash With Bacon

Now that St. Patrick’s Day is here, you’re probably cooking up the traditional corned beef and cabbage along with a some potatoes (if you’re not cooking […]
March 16, 2015

Pub Style Irish Nachos

St. Patrick’s Day is around the corner, and if you’re not planning on cooking anything too crazy why not keep in the spirit and do some […]
logo
Food Advertising by