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Crock Pot Shepherd's Pie

Homemade crock pot shepherd’s pie is so easy tomake. This freezer meal is an easy shepherd’s pie for any night of the week.
Prep Time25 minutes
Cook Time4 hours
Total Time4 hours 25 minutes
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American, british
Keyword: crock pot shepherd's pie, crock pot shepherd's pie recipe, crockpot shpeherd's pie, shepherd's pie crock pot
Servings: 8
Calories: 500kcal
Author: Hannah Stewart


Mashed Potato Ingredients:

  • 4 large russet potatoes, peeled and chopped
  • 1/2 cup butter (for paleo use coconut oil or ghee)
  • 1/2 cup milk (I prefer almond milk)
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp dried thyme
  • 3 tsp salt or salt to taste
  • 1/2 tsp pepper or pepper to taste


  • 2 lb ground beef
  • 1 small onion, diced
  • 2 cup carrots, chopped
  • 1 cup celery, diced
  • 2 tbsp olive oil

Sauce Ingredients:

  • 1 cup diced tomato
  • 1 cup stock (I prefer chicken or veggie)
  • 1 tsp dried basil
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1 tsp thyme
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp tapioca starch



  • Put on a large pot of salted water (Add a large pinch of salt) and bring to a boil. Meanwhile peel and chop potatoes. Once water is boiling add potatoes and boil for 15-25 minutes (Or until potatoes fall apart when poked with fork)
  • Blend together sauce ingredients and set aside.
  • Add sauce and filling ingredients to the slow cooker and cook on low 4-6 hours or high 2-3 hours. (Do not stir beef and sauce together until after cooked)
  • Check potatoes for doneness. (If potatoes fall apart when poked with a fork they are ready to be drained and mashed) If not let boil longer. If potatoes are ready drain and mash together with all mashed potato ingredients.
    Season with salt and pepper to taste. Set aside to cool.
  • Once beef/filling is cooked, break apart the beef and mix together filling.
  • Top off with mashed potatoes and cook on low for 30 minutes.
  • Serve and enjoy!