Upside Down Shepherd's Pie: Meat and vegetables on top of a bed of mashed potatoes garnished with green onion slices in a square white dish next to a spoon with a cup of milk and white towel in the back all on a wooden surface

Upside Down Shepherd's Pie

Make a quick version of Shepherd's Pie that's packed with vegetables and meat with a beef gravy all served on a bed of mashed potatoes.
Course Main Dish
Cuisine British
Keyword beef, potatoes, vegetable
Prep Time 30 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 521kcal
Author Stephanie Lynch



  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 1/2 onion chopped
  • 2 stalks celery chopped
  • 1 carrot shredded
  • 1 tsp rosemary
  • 4 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 cups beef broth
  • 2 tbsp all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 3 cups mashed potatoes


  • In a large skillet, over medium-high heat, warm the oil
  • Brown the ground beef, drain, then return to the pan
  • Meanwhile, prepare the mashed potatoes according to the directions
  • Add in the chopped vegetables (onion, celery, carrot), rosemary, and minced garlic then cook until tender, about 5 minutes
  • In a small mixing bowl, whisk the beef broth with the flour
  • Add the broth mixture to the pan and bring to a boil
  • Then reduce the heat to medium and simmer until thickened, about 4 minutes
  • Stir in the salt and pepper
  • Divide the mashed potatoes among 4 serving bowls then top with the beef mixture


Calories: 521kcal | Carbohydrates: 44g | Protein: 25g | Fat: 26g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 80mg | Sodium: 887mg | Potassium: 997mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 2635IU | Vitamin C: 39.9mg | Calcium: 65mg | Iron: 3.3mg