Wednesday 21 September 2022

Hidden Veg Shepherd’s Pie - Recipe!

The cooler and colder months are almost here and we all love a hearty, warming meal at the end of the day. Today I am sharing a recipe for a classic Shepherd’s Pie packed with hidden veg, topped with Idahoan Cheddar Cheese Perfect Mash for a tasty shortcut which the whole family will love!

Hidden Veg Shepherd’s Pie

Serves 4.


For the filling:

1 tbsp olive oil.
onion, finely chopped.
carrotspeeled, finely chopped.
courgettepeeled, finely chopped.
100g of frozen peas.
400g tin of chopped tomatoes.
400g of lamb mince. (or 400g leftover roast lamb, shredded)
2 of tablespoons of plain flour.
tablespoons of tomato puree.
Half a teaspoon of dried rosemary.
lamb stock cube.
Salt and freshly ground black pepper.

For the topping:
100g of mature Cheddar, coarsely grated.

1. Preheat the oven to 200C/180C Fan/Gas 6.

2. Heat a large, non-stick saucepan over a medium heat with 1 tbsp olive oil. Add the onion, carrots, peas and courgettes and fry for 8 10 minutes, stirring regularly until the vegetables have softened.

3. Allow the vegetables to cool slightly then add to a blender along with the tinned tomatoes and blend until smooth.

4. Fry the lamb mince until it has browned or warm the leftover shredded lamb through . Sprinkle the flour over the lamb and stir well. Add the vegetable purĂ©e, 100ml boiling water and
dried rosemary and stir again to combine. Crumble over the stock cube, season with salt and pepper.

5. Bring to the boil, then simmer for 25 30 minutes, stirring regularly, until the sauce has thickened.

6. Prepare your Idahoan Buttery Perfect Mash as per packet instructions. Stir in half of the cheese.

7. Spoon the mash on top of the lamb and vegetable mix and spread evenly. Sprinkle over the remaining cheese. Bake for 25 30 minutes, or until the cheese has melted and turned golden brown and the filling is bubbling.

Recipe from Idahoan Perfect Mash. You can find more recipes and information over on their website.


  1. What a genius idea to blend in the veggies! I often add lots of vegetables to my meat pies but the boys just pick them out even though I have long suspected that they'd like the taste of them in the pie.

  2. Ooo this looks lovely and hearty. I what a great idea to hide the veg as well X