Lazy Mom’s Quick and Easy Shepherd’s Pie

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One of my favorite, go-to meal plan ideas for Fall and Winter is Shepherd’s Pie… but seriously, who has time to cook the filling, make mashed potatoes, put it all together, and then, bake it all over again??? Here’s how I make all the same flavors happen in 30 minutes or less for a quick and easy weeknight dinner perfect for any weekly meal plan… or scroll to the end for a printable version of the recipe and ingredients list.


This is a great way to serve up all the flavors of Shepherd’s Pie in minutes, instead of laboring for hours. Also a great ground beef recipe alternative to the usual meatloaf, tacos or meat sauce.

You can serve the finished product over your choice of grains, or one of our favorite ways to do it, that reminds me of our trips to Scotland and Ireland, “jacket potato” style over baked potatoes.

For full ingredient list and cooking instructions, see printable recipe at the end of this post.

Dice and saute onions in olive oil in a sautee pan over medium heat. Cook until translucent, about 3-5 minutes.

Add ground beef. Season with salt and pepper, to taste. Cook meat over medium-high heat until fully cooked.

Once meat is fully cooked, combine brown gravy mix with water. Add to pan. Stir in cream of mushroom soup. Simmer over low heat until thickened.

Gently fold in frozen vegetables.

Serve over your choice of rice, pasta or baked potatoes.

Lazy Mom's Easy Shepherds Pie

Lazy Mom's Easy Shepherds Pie

Yield: 4-6 servings
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes


  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 1 1/2 cups frozen mixed vegetables
  • Olive oil
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 3 TBSP Brown Gravy Mix
  • 1 10.5 oz can Cream of Mushroom Soup
  • 2 cups water

Serve over choice of...

  • Baked potatoes
  • Rice or rice pilaf
  • Pasta


    1. Add olive oil to a 12" saute pan over medium heat.
    2. Add diced onions and cook til translucent (~5 minutes).
    3. Add ground beef. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
    4. Once meat is fully cooked, combine brown gravy mix 2 cups water and add to pan. Stir in cream of mushroom soup. Simmer over low heat.
    5. Once gravy has thickened, add frozen mixed vegetables and gently fold in. Simmer covered for 5 minutes.
    6. Serve over your choice of grains or Irish style "jacket potatoes" over baked potatoes.

Thank you for sharing!

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Meghan spent nearly a decade as a Financial Analyst, before spending the last 7+ as a SAHM to three little ones. She shares simple money tips for moms to help your family reach your financial goals by building a financial plan you can LIVE with! You can learn more about her background in finance, catch her daily on Instagram and Facebook, and her weekly live discussions in her community for Family Finance Moms.

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