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HelloFresh Shepherd’s Pie Recipe

I’ve always found that the HelloFresh Shepherd’s Pie recipe brings a certain heartiness to the table that’s hard to match.

Ensuring the potato topping is light and fluffy is my secret to a pie that’s both comforting and gourmet.

I layer the meat and veggies with care, knowing that each stratum contributes to the final, savory experience.

What I love about this dish is its ability to bring a touch of rustic elegance to any meal.

It’s a classic that I’ve refined over time, and it never fails to remind me of home with every delicious forkful.

How to Make Hellofresh Shepherd’s Pie

HelloFresh Shepherds Pie Recipe

Ingredients List

  • 10-ounce Yukon Gold potatoes cut into ½-inch pieces
  • Olive oil
  • 1 large carrot, diced
  • 1 yellow onion, chopped
  • 8 ounce button mushrooms, quartered
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • 1 unit chicken stock concentrate
  • ¼ ounce fresh thyme, thinly sliced
  • ½ cup white cheddar cheese, grated
  • 2 tablespoons sour cream
  • Salted water for boiling potatoes

Step-by-step process

Step 1

Place the ½-inch potato pieces into a pot, cover them with salted water, and bring it to a boil.

Cook for 15-20 minutes or until the potatoes are tender.

Drain the potatoes well and return them to the pot.

Step 2

Add sour cream and a pinch of salt to the drained potatoes.

Use a potato masher to mash until smooth.

Set aside.

In a large pan, heat a drizzle of olive oil over medium-high heat.

Add the diced carrot and chopped onion to the pan and cook for 5-7 minutes or until the vegetables are softened.

Step 3

Stir in the quartered mushrooms and cook for 3-4 minutes.

Add the ground beef to the pan, breaking the meat into pieces as it cooks.

Cook until the beef is browned and cooked through.

Add 1 tablespoon of all-purpose flour to the pan and cook for 1-2 minutes.

Stir in the chicken stock concentrate and sliced thyme.

Cook until the mixture thickens and forms a sauce.

Season with salt and pepper to taste.

Step 4

Preheat the broiler to high.

Transfer the meat and vegetable mixture into an oven-safe dish, spreading it out evenly.

Top this layer with the mashed potatoes, spreading it smoothly across the meat filling.

Sprinkle the grated ½ cup white cheddar cheese over the potatoes.

Place the dish under the broiler and broil until the cheese is melted and golden.

Keep an eye on the pie to avoid burning.

Step 5

Carefully remove the dish from the oven and allow it to cool for a few minutes before serving.

Enjoy your delicious Hellofresh Shepherd’s Pie with juicy vegetables, a rich meat filling, and cheesy mashed potatoes!

Side Dishes for Hellofresh Shepherd’s Pie

Hellofresh Shepherd’s Pie is a comforting and delicious meal on its own, but pairing it with the right side dish can elevate your dining experience.

In this section, we have compiled a list of side dishes that will complement the flavors of this classic dish, and some of them even incorporate fresh veggies and tomatoes.

Corn Salad

A colorful and flavorful corn salad can serve as the perfect accompaniment to your Hellofresh Shepherd’s Pie.

With a base of sweet corn kernels, you can add crisp cucumbers and juicy tomatoes to the mix.

A simple dressing of olive oil, salt, apple cider vinegar, and pepper will bring out the flavors and tie everything together.

Steamed or Roasted Vegetables

For a healthier side dish, enjoy a variety of steamed or roasted vegetables alongside your Hellofresh Shepherd’s Pie.

Choose your favorites, such as carrots, zucchini, bell peppers, or asparagus, and prepare them with a touch of olive oil, salt, and pepper.

Roasting the vegetables will bring out their natural sweetness and add a delicious contrast to the flavors of the shepherd’s pie.

Garlic Bread

Garlic bread is a crowd-favorite side dish that pairs well with almost any meal, including your Hellofresh Shepherd’s Pie.

Toasted French baguette slices slathered with a mixture of butter, garlic, and parsley provide a satisfying crunch that is hard to resist.

This side dish will round out your meal, making it a feast for your taste buds.

Ingredients Substitutes

Greek yogurt or Plain yogurt

If you’re looking for a substitute for sour cream in your HelloFresh shepherd’s pie, you can use Greek yogurt or plain yogurt, which have a similar consistency and tangy flavor.

Both options also contain less fat than sour cream, making them a healthier alternative.

Almond Cheese

For a non-dairy cheese option, almond cheese works as a good substitute for white cheddar cheese in the HelloFresh shepherd’s pie.

Another option is to use vegan cheese alternatives that can melt and have a similar consistency to cheddar cheese.

How to Store Hellofresh Shepherd’s Pie

Storing your Hellofresh Shepherd’s Pie is important for preserving its freshness and flavor.

Below are a few methods for storing the shepherd’s pie, depending on the stage you’re at in the cooking process.

Keep in mind that using an appropriately sized baking dish, such as an 8-by-8-inch or a 9-by-13-inch dish, will affect the storage and reheating process.

Refrigerator

If you have prepared the shepherd’s pie but haven’t baked it yet, you can store it in the refrigerator for up to 24 hours.

Be sure to cover the baking dish tightly with plastic wrap or aluminum foil to prevent any moisture from seeping in.

For leftovers after baking, allow the shepherd’s pie to cool completely before transferring it to an airtight container.

Store the container in the refrigerator for up to 3 to 4 days.

Remember to seal the container to avoid any contamination or cross-flavors properly.

Freezing

Hellofresh Shepherd’s Pie can also be stored in the freezer for longer periods of time.

If you choose to freeze your shepherd’s pie, use a baking dish that is compatible with freezer storage, such as a 9-by-13-inch dish with a tight-fitting lid.

Wrap the dish securely in plastic wrap and aluminum foil to prevent freezer burn.

The frozen shepherd’s pie can be stored for up to 2 months.

When you’re ready to enjoy your stored shepherd’s pie, make sure to follow proper thawing and reheating procedures to maintain the quality and flavor of the dish.

Common Mistakes to Avoid

Not seasoning with salt

It’s important to properly season your HelloFresh shepherd’s pie, especially when it comes to the beef mixture.

Make sure to add salt and pepper to taste, as this will greatly enhance the flavors of your dish.

Overcooking the vegetables

While cooking the vegetables, such as yellow onion and celery, remember to add splashes of water to prevent them from browning.

Overcooking the vegetables can result in a less appealing texture and taste for your shepherd’s pie.

Not using enough liquid in the beef filling

To achieve a perfectly cooked traditional ground beef filling, be sure not to skimp on the beef stock.

Using enough liquid will ensure a moist and flavorful filling for your shepherd’s pie.

Inadequate potato cooking

In order to make creamy, thyme-flecked mashed potatoes, it’s important to cook the potatoes just right.

Don’t forget to reserve some potato cooking liquid, as it helps achieve the ideal consistency for your mashed potatoes.

Incorrect assembly

When assembling your shepherd’s pie, be mindful of creating a border around the edge using your mashed potatoes.

Leaving a gap around the edge can help prevent the filling from spilling out as it cooks.

Not adding meaty mushrooms

To elevate your dish’s comforting goodness, try adding meaty mushrooms like cremini or shiitake, sliced into ¼-inch-thick half-moons.

These mushrooms will provide additional richness and depth to the flavor profile of your shepherd’s pie.

Overlooking the thyme leaves

When preparing your HelloFresh shepherd’s pie, pay attention to the thyme leaves.

Follow the recipe for the required amount of thyme, and make sure to strip the leaves from the stalks.

Thyme leaves will give your shepherd’s pie a pleasant aromatic touch, delighting your taste buds.

Insufficient butter usage

For an extra touch of indulgence, be sure to use the recommended amount of butter in your mashed potatoes and beef mixture.

The TBSP of butter adds a velvety texture, making your HelloFresh shepherd’s pie even more irresistible.

HelloFresh Shepherds Pie Recipe

HelloFresh Shepherd's Pie Recipe

I've always found that the HelloFresh Shepherd's Pie recipe brings a certain heartiness to the table that's hard to match.
Making sure the potato topping is light and fluffy is my secret to a pie that's both comforting and gourmet.
I layer the meat and veggies with care, knowing that each stratum contributes to the final, savory experience.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 6
Equipment
  • 1 broiler
  • 1 pot
  • 1 potato masher
  • 1 Large pan
Ingredients
  
  • 10 ounce Yukon Gold potatoes cut into ½-inch pieces
  • Olive oil
  • 1 large carrot diced
  • 1 yellow onion chopped
  • 8 ounce button mushrooms quartered
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • 1 unit chicken stock concentrate
  • ¼ ounce fresh thyme thinly sliced
  • ½ cup white cheddar cheese grated
  • 2 tablespoons sour cream
  • Salted water for boiling potatoes
Instructions
 
  • Place the ½-inch potato pieces into a pot, cover them with salted water, and bring it to a boil.
    Cook for 15-20 minutes or until the potatoes are tender.
    Drain the potatoes well and return them to the pot.
  • Add sour cream and a pinch of salt to the drained potatoes.
    Use a potato masher to mash until smooth.
    Set aside.
    In a large pan, heat a drizzle of olive oil over medium-high heat.
    Add the diced carrot and chopped onion to the pan and cook for 5-7 minutes or until the vegetables are softened.
  • Stir in the quartered mushrooms and cook for 3-4 minutes.
    Add the ground beef to the pan, breaking the meat into pieces as it cooks.
    Cook until the beef is browned and cooked through.
    Add 1 tablespoon of all-purpose flour to the pan and cook for 1-2 minutes.
    Stir in the chicken stock concentrate and sliced thyme.
    Cook until the mixture thickens and forms a sauce.
    Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  • Preheat the broiler to high.
    Transfer the meat and vegetable mixture into an oven-safe dish, spreading it out evenly.
    Top this layer with the mashed potatoes, spreading it smoothly across the meat filling.
    Sprinkle the grated ½ cup white cheddar cheese over the potatoes.
    Place the dish under the broiler and broil until the cheese is melted and golden.
    Keep an eye on the pie to avoid burning.
  • Carefully remove the dish from the oven and allow it to cool for a few minutes before serving.
    Enjoy your delicious Hellofresh Shepherd's Pie with juicy vegetables, a rich meat filling, and cheesy mashed potatoes!

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