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Shepherd's Pie

(Family Style: For 2 Adults and 2 Kids)
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Shepherd's Pie

Shepherd's Pie - Fluffy inside and crispy on top: a winning combination for all ages

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Health Score:
9,3 / 10
35 min.
ready in 1 hr 15 min.
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Nutritional values

Potatoes and cabbage provide plenty of potassium - this is beneficial for the regulation of the body's water balance, among other things. They also contribute vitamin C plus fibre, while the meat provides protein.

Instead of savoy cabbage leaves, other cabbage leaves are also suitable for the Shepherd\'s Pie. By the way, the dish can be prepared really well: Just layer it all and keep it in the fridge until you bake it.

1 serving contains
(Percentage of daily recommendation)
Calorie463 kcal(22 %)
Protein32 g(33 %)
Fat20 g(17 %)
Carbohydrates36 g(24 %)
Sugar added0 g(0 %)
Roughage8 g(27 %)
Vitamin A0.2 mg(25 %)
Vitamin D1.9 μg(10 %)
Vitamin E5 mg(42 %)
Vitamin B₁0.8 mg(80 %)
Vitamin B₂0.8 mg(73 %)
Niacin18.4 mg(153 %)
Vitamin B₆0.9 mg(64 %)
Folate90 μg(30 %)
Pantothenic acid3.3 mg(55 %)
Biotin22.6 μg(50 %)
Vitamin B₁₂3.1 μg(103 %)
Vitamin C116 mg(122 %)
Potassium1,759 mg(44 %)
Calcium174 mg(17 %)
Magnesium97 mg(32 %)
Iron4.9 mg(33 %)
Iodine38 μg(19 %)
Zinc5.3 mg(66 %)
Saturated fatty acids8.5 g
Uric acid254 mg
Cholesterol71 mg
Development of this recipe:


1 ½ pounds starchy potatoes
3 sheets Savoy cabbage (about 225 grams)
1 onion (about 70 grams)
1 red Bell pepper (about 200 grams)
11 ounces button Mushroom
1 bunch flat-leaf parsley
3 tablespoons Canola oil
12 ounces mixed Ground meat
white peppers
2 tablespoons Tomato paste (about 40 grams)
¾ cup
1 tablespoon breadcrumbs (about 10 grams)
How healthy are the main ingredients?
Savoy cabbageTomato pasteparsleypotatosaltonion

Kitchen utensils

1 large Pot (with lid), 1 Measuring cups, 1 wide Pot, 1 Slotted spoon, 1 Cutting board, 1 Small knife, 1 Brush, 1 Rubber spatula, 1 Tablespoon, 1 large Skillet, 1 Wooden spoon, 1 Casserole dish (about 28 x 20 cm), 1 Small pot, 1 Fork, 1 Potato masher, 1 Nutmeg grater (or fine grater)

Preparation steps

Shepherd's Pie preparation step 1

Scrub the potatoes and cook in a large pot of boiling salted water until knife-tender, 20-25 minutes.

Shepherd's Pie preparation step 2

Meanwhile, bring 500 ml (approximately 2 cups) of water in a wide pot to boil. Rinse cabbage leaves and blanch for 4 minutes, then remove with a slotted spoon and let cool.

Shepherd's Pie preparation step 3

Peel the onion and chop finely. Halve bell pepper, remove ribs and seeds, rinse and pat dry. Finely chop pepper. 

Shepherd's Pie preparation step 4

Clean mushrooms and cut in half or quarters depending on size.

Shepherd's Pie preparation step 5

Rinse the parsley, shake dry, pluck off the leaves and chop finely.

Shepherd's Pie preparation step 6

Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a large skillet and cook onion until translucent. Add mushrooms, bell pepper and ground meat. Sauté over medium heat until meat is browned.

Shepherd's Pie preparation step 7

Season meat mixture with salt and pepper and stir in the tomato paste. Cook briefly, then stir in 100 ml (approximately 1/3 cup) of water and the parsley.

Shepherd's Pie preparation step 8

Put the meat mixture in a baking dish (about 28 x 20 cm) (approximately 12 x 8 inches) and top with cabbage leaves. Heat the milk in a small pot.

Shepherd's Pie preparation step 9

Drain the potatoes, rinse under cold water, peel and mash with a potato masher. Add the hot milk. Season with salt and freshly grated nutmeg.

Shepherd's Pie preparation step 10

Distribute puree on the cabbage leaves. Smooth surface with a rubber spatula, sprinkle with breadcrumbs and drizzle with the remaining oil. Bake on the middle rack of preheated oven at 200°C (fan 180°C, gas: mark 3) (approximately 400°F) until golden brown, about 40 minutes. Let cool slightly before serving.