We’ve been updating some of our favorite recipes – and this Cheddar Topped Shepherd’s Pie recipe was our second post ever published here on A Family Feast!
It’s the perfect recipe to make anytime you are looking for some hearty and delicious comfort food! This cheddar topped shepherd’s pie is very filling, and this recipe makes a generous amount so it’s great for feeding a small crowd – or (better yet) to have for leftovers the day after!
This recipe uses carrots rather than the version of shepherd’s pie that I grew up with that included corn in the filling. I personally think the earthiness of the carrots makes this taste so much better, and it’s the perfect complement to the savory beef and the rich, cheddar-potato topping!
The recipe was adapted from one that originally appeared in Martha Stewart’s Everyday Food (original recipe here) – we tweaked the proportions of vegetables and cheese a bit and also added in more seasonings to really enhance the flavor of the meat and vegetable mixture to our liking.
We strongly recommend that you use block white cheddar and not the pre-shredded cheddar which seemed to make this recipe a little greasy when we made it for the first time.
This recipe was originally published on A Family Feast in October 2012. The photos and recipe have been updated.
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