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Gluten Free Shepherds Pie

Gluten Free Shepherds Pie is a delicious mealtime classic that everyone enjoys. Ready to make GF Shepherds Pie in under an hour? Give this easy homemade gluten free recipe from Gluten Free Journey a try today!
Gluten Free Shepherds Pie

Gluten Free Shepherd's Pie

Gluten Free Journey
You don't have to say goodbye to this mealtime classic anymore! Enjoy a delicious, flavourful gluten free Shepherd's Pie at your next dinner with this simple Celiac friendly recipe.
5 from 3 votes
Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 1 hr
Course Dinner
Servings 6 people


Mashed Potato Topping

  • 1 3/4 pounds yellow potatoes
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup cheddar cheese (optional)

Shepherd's Pie Filling

  • 1 1/2 pounds extra lean ground beef
  • 1 onion (chopped)
  • 1 cup frozen peas
  • 1 cup frozen carrots (small pieces)
  • 1 cup frozen corn
  • 1 tablespoon tomato paste
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce (*gluten free)
  • 1/2 to 3/4 cup beef stock
  • 2 teaspoons thyme
  • 1 tablespoon parsley
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch (*gluten free)


Shepherd's Pie Filling

  • Add ground meat, onion and carrots to pan with oil/bacon fat.
  • Fry over medium-high heat until the meat is browned.
  • Add ground meat, onion, celery, and carrot to the pan with oil/bacon fat.
  • Add frozen peas and cook for about 3 more minutes.
  • Add gluten-free cornstarch (sub for sweet rice flour optional) as a thickener and stir to blend.
  • Stir in tomato paste, gluten-free Worcestershire sauce, beef stock, thyme, and parsley.
  • Cook until the mixture is thick and all vegetables are tender.
  • Remove from heat and set aside.

Mashed Potato Layer

  • Heat oven to 375 F.
  • Fill a large saucepan about half full with water.
  • Add 1 teaspoon salt and bring to a boil.
  • Peel and quarter potatoes.
  • Add potatoes to boiling water, reduce heat to medium, and simmer until tender.
  • Drain completely.
  • Mash potatoes with potato masher.
  • Add butter and milk and mash until smooth.
  • Stir in shredded cheddar cheese and chopped chives (optional).
  • Spoon meat and vegetable mixture into a 1 1/2-quart baking dish.
  • Spread mashed potatoes over the top of the meat.
  • Bake in heated oven for about 30 minutes or until the potatoes are golden brown.


Need to speed things up? Substitute with Clubhouse Gluten Free Shepherd's Pie mixes - follow instructions as usual excluding tomato paste, Worcestershire sauce, beef stock and cornstarch.
Save some money and buy frozen mixed vegetables too!
Gluten Free Shepherds Pie

Adding a quick, healthy, delicious dinner to your families weekly gluten free meal plan is easy with our Gluten Free Shepherds Pie recipe. Customize this recipe with a variety of vegetables, meats and spices to fit your dietary needs & wants. Some would call this a “Cottage Pie” because we use beef instead of lamb, but we aren’t ones to argue with our Grandma’s!

If you find you’re unable to find gluten free Worcestershire sauce, omit it from the recipe entirely and order online for next time! Many Worcestershire sauces are made with malt vinegar which contains gluten and we do not recommend taking that risk.

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3 Responses

  1. 5 stars
    Loved it! Great meal to whip up with easy ingredients. The only thing I added was a little seasoning and tomato sauce to give it the tomatoey flavor. Wish I could attach a picture!

  2. 5 stars
    This is on the top of the comfort food lover’s list. My grandkids love shepherd’s pie, so I will have to make this for them. Leftover would be great to pack in a thermos for their lunches too!

  3. 5 stars
    I introduced this recipe to my family and they loved it, my son asks for this about once a month. It’s definitely an investment of time but it’s so worth it.

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