Mushroom & Herb Shepherd’s Pie topped with White Cheddar Mas

2 servings


50 minutes

active time

1 hour 5 minutes

total time


16 ounce Yukon Gold Potatoes

2 tablespoon Sour Cream

½ cup White Cheddar Cheese

8 ounce Button Mushrooms

6 ounce Carrots

1 unit Yellow Onion

¼ ounce Thyme

1 teaspoon Garlic Powder

1 tablespoon Flour

1 ½ ounce Tomato Paste

3 unit Veggie Stock Concentrate

1 tablespoon Olive Oil

3 tablespoon Butter




• Wash and dry produce. • Dice potatoes into ½-inch pieces; place in a large pot with enough salted water to cover by 2 inches. Bring to a boil and cook until tender, 15-20 minutes. • Reserve ½ cup potato cooking liquid, then drain and return potatoes to pot. • Keep covered off heat until ready to mash.

• While potatoes cook, trim and quarter mushrooms. Trim, peel, and finely dice carrots. Halve, peel, and dice half the onion (whole onion for 4 servings). Strip half the thyme leaves from stems (all the leaves for 4); mince leaves.

• Heat a large drizzle of olive oil in a medium, preferably ovenproof, pan over medium-high heat (use a large, preferably ovenproof, pan for 4 servings). Add mushrooms and a big pinch of salt. Cook, stirring occasionally, until lightly browned, 5 minutes. • Add a drizzle of olive oil to pan, then stir in carrots, diced onion, and salt. Cook, stirring, until veggies are softened, 5-7 minutes more.

• Stir 1 TBSP butter (2 TBSP for 4 servings) into pan with veggies until melted, then add minced thyme, garlic powder, and flour. Cook, stirring, 1 minute. • Stir in tomato paste until incorporated, 1 minute. • Pour in ¾ cup water (1 cup for 4) and stock concentrates, scraping up any browned bits from bottom of pan. Bring to a boil, then reduce to a low simmer and cook until sauce has thickened, 2-3 minutes. Season generously with salt and pepper. Turn off heat. TIP: If your pan isn’t ovenproof, transfer mixture now to a baking dish.

• Mash drained potatoes with sour cream, half the cheddar (you’ll use the rest in the next step), and 2 TBSP butter (3 TBSP for 4 servings) until smooth and creamy, adding splashes of reserved potato cooking liquid as needed. Season with salt and pepper.

• Heat broiler to high. • Once filling has thickened, spoon mashed potatoes on top. Spread potatoes into an even layer, leaving a 1-inch border around edge of pan. • Sprinkle potatoes with remaining cheddar.

• Broil shepherd’s pie until cheese is lightly browned, 3-4 minutes. TIP: Watch carefully to avoid burning. • Let rest at least 5 minutes, then divide between plates and serve.


Serving Size



660 kcal

Total Fat

37 g

Saturated Fat

20 g

Unsaturated Fat


Trans Fat



85 mg


860 mg

Total Carbohydrate

68 g

Dietary Fiber

11 g

Total Sugars

17 g


18 g

2 servings


50 minutes

active time

1 hour 5 minutes

total time
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