skinnymixer's Rustic Shepherd's Pie

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skinnymixer's Rustic Shepherd's Pie

Shepherd’s Pie is a true winter classic… A great way to create a budget friendly, veggie filled meal in the Thermomix that is both delicious and comforting.

I opted to use low carb potatoes in mine, but you could easily substitute them with sweet potato or alternatively this popular mashed cauliflower recipe. To make this a complete meal, you can steam vegetables from step 5 if you wish, and you can also opt to make it dairy free or top with grated cheese too! Enjoy.

Love Nik xx

P.S. Michael wants me to let you all know that he thinks it would take it to ‘a whole other level’ if you stirred fried onion and bacon through the rustic mash.

5 from 4 votes

skinnymixer's Rustic Shepherd's Pie

Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time45 mins
Total Time55 mins
Author: Skinnymixers
Recipe type: Main Meal
Servings: 6


Mince Ingredients

  • 1 medium brown onion peeled, halved
  • 1 medium carrot roughly chopped
  • 2 cloves of garlic peeled
  • 30 g olive oil
  • 300 g liquid beef stock or 300g | 10.6 oz water + 1 tbsp beef stock concentrate
  • 70 g tomato paste
  • 5 g worcestershire sauce or soy sauce
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1/4 tsp cracked black pepper
  • 500 g lamb or beef mince
  • 100 g frozen peas

Rustic Mash

  • 500 g potatoes unpeeled, cut into small cubes
  • 30 g butter
  • 30 g cream
  • 1/2 - 1 tsp salt


  • Add onion, carrot and garlic to mixer bowl. Chop for 3 sec/speed 6/MC on. Scrape bowl down.
  • Add oil and cook for 5 min/100°C or 212°F/speed 1/MC off.
  • Add stock, tomato paste, worcestershire sauce, paprika and pepper to mixer bowl.
  • Insert simmering basket and put the mince inside the simmering basket.
  • Put your deep steaming tray in place with the potatoes inside. Cook for 20 min/steaming temp/speed 3. Break mince up with a spoon carefully half way through cooking.
  • Set your mince aside in your baking dish, preheat your oven to 200°C or 400°F and continue to cook potatoes for a further 5 min/steaming temp/speed 3, or until cooked.
  • Stir through peas and desired amount of gravy (liquid in the mixer bowl) through the mince.
  • At this point you can choose to rinse the mixer bowl if you want to, put your potatoes into the mixer bowl with butter, cream and salt - mash briefly for 3-4 sec/speed 4/MC on.  Repeat if required.
  • Top mince mixture with rustic mash and bake in the oven for 20 min, or until golden brown.


Bellini Users
Use your sharp blade for this recipe.
At step 5 use ST temp if using an Intelli and 120-130°C or 250-270°F if using a Supercook.
At step 6 use ST temp if using an Intelli and 120-130°C or 250-270°F if using a Supercook. Add on a extra cooking time if required.
At step 8 process until desired mash consistency.
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Nutrition Facts
skinnymixer's Rustic Shepherd's Pie
Amount Per Serving (220 g)
Calories 406 Calories from Fat 254
% Daily Value*
Fat 28.2g43%
Saturated Fat 11.7g73%
Sodium 432mg19%
Carbohydrates 13.3g4%
Sugar 4.1g5%
Protein 23.3g47%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.




  1. I have never liked Shepherds Pie but my husband loves it so I have made it quite a few times & each time differently to see if I would enjoy it but never had any success, that is until this recipe! I love love this dish, my husband thinks it’s the best one he has eaten & even my fussy as 4 year old ate it without complaining. I used half cauliflower half potatoes for the mash just because I like to sneak extra veg in when I can. This will be a regular in our household & it freezes well.

  2. Lovely warming family meal. Miss doesn’t like anything 3.y.o. ate the filling (if I picked the peas out and dished hers with no mash) but that is still a win!!! Thank you!

  3. Made it tonight after a recommendation by a friend. I added one zucchini to step 1.
    Also put 10g of Worcestershire sauce and 170g of tomato paste as I decided to just finish the bottle off.
    This part tastes pretty good.

    Made a combination of potato, sweet potato and cauli mash… haven’t tried yet, Will tomorrow.

    Thanks for the recipe.

  4. Made this for tea! Was absolutely delicious! Even fussy miss 5year ate it and asked to have it tomorrow night for tea!

  5. I don’t think the recipe is very clear. Do you add the sauce mix with the mince when you put the mince aside and continue to cook the potatoes?

    1. Anne, No it clearly says in step 3 add stock, tomato paste and pepper to mixer bowl then insert simmer basket in step 4 and place mince inside.

    I had some bacon and cauliflower that I needed to use, put the bacon in with the onions cos I hadn’t read ahead and didn’t know it would become the gravy, I’d do it again in a heartbeat tho!! OMG! That gravy was to die for!
    Subbed the potato with cauliflower and this dish was demolished by mr 2.5, and miss 1! (They even ate the peas which is unheard of!

    Was planning on freezing the leftovers for hubby, but don’t think there’ll b any now!

    Thanks Nik!

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  7. Made this tonight for the first time. It was delicious. Even my fussy husband who thinks thermomix meals are ‘bland’ really enjoyed it. Mr 2 and Miss 5 were also fans. This will definitely be on the meal rotation from now on!

  8. Today was the first day we used our thermomix. We made a couple of school snacks and this for dinner. It tasted amazing. Next time I would add some chilli as we are chilli fans and maybe a few extra veggies, but overall it tasted great just the way it is.
    Next time I will make a double batch. Family of 5 plus one meal for lunch the next day but with the kids going back for seconds my lunch bowl got eaten haha. So good to have something all 3 kids enjoyed and a great experience for our first thermomix meal.

  9. So yummy to reduce carbs I did 2x zucchini instead of carrots and did a half cauliflower and half broccoli mash! Cauliflower hater in my household had 2 servings – so great that you can do all the steps together and walk away for 20’mins will defiantly become a weekly staple

  10. This was delish, everyone devoured it! I did half potato and cauliflower for the mash, used veggie stock, added mushrooms and I accidently forgot to add the peas but still came out great. Thanks for another great recipe Nik ☺

  11. Made this tonight for the first time. I used lamb mince and veggie stock, added a capsicum and an extra carrot and put parmesan on the mash. I would add more veggies next time but it is delicious 🙂 Will definitely make it again

  12. I never comment on recipes but this was delicious!! I didnt have tomato paste so I put a tin of tomatoes in and no water. Added a heaped tablespoon of vege stock bone broth powder.

  13. Thanks for this fabulous all in one meal. I made a double portion and used cauli mash. My daughter is quite sick at the moment so the ease of this recipe has allowed me to get a wholesome meal on the table for dinner tonight’ and still look after her.

  14. This has become part of our regular weeknight meals. Instead of the paprika I use a dash of curry powder, cinnamon and ground cloves. It’s such a tasty meal (not to mention quick and easy).

  15. Yum! Great wholesome cheap meal – so much better than I remember it being as a kid… will definitely make this one again. Will hide some more veggies next time too.

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