The Best Low Calorie Shepherd’s Pie Recipe

The Best Low Calorie Shepherd's Pie Recipe

This is the best low calorie shepherd’s pie recipe ever! You can enjoy a huge serving for just 215 calories, leaving enough room for seconds, or dessert!

What makes this the best shepherds pie is not just the calorie count, but the amazing flavor and the use of real beef. Sure you can make this easy shepherds pie with turkey or chicken, but for the purest trying to cut calories, this will taste just like a classic shepherd’s pie recipe.

The Best Shepherd's Pie Recipe

This easy shepherd’s pie recipe with beef is packed full of protein (over 10g of protein!) and topped with fluffy mashed potatoes.

We even added a bit of cheese to the top so the recipe for shepherd’s pie has a browned and almost crispy topping.

The Best Low Calorie Shepherd’s Pie Recipe is just 215 calories…

The Best Low Calorie Shepherd’s Pie Recipe

Along with this low calorie shepherd pie recipe, you’ll find a shopping list, recipe card, nutrition label and more.

We’ve included everything you’ll need to make the best shepherd’s pie recipe easy and yummy without all the fuss and work.

The Best Shepherd's Pie Recipe

In this article you will find a low calorie recipe for shepherd’s pie with ground beef, plus so much more…

What You’ll Find in this Article:

  • Ingredients for Shepherd’s Pie (shopping list!)
  • How to Make Shepherd’s Pie
  • The Best Low Calorie Shepherd’s Pie Recipe (recipe card!)
  • Nutrition and Calories in Shepherd’s Pie Recipes

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We made this beef shepherd’s pie easy with the help of the following sections… or you can skip ahead to the printable/sharable recipe card below.

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Ingredients for Shepherd’s Pie

You can make this shepherd’s pie with corn and other frozen vegetables. In fact, this popular mashed potatoes and ground beef recipe is made extra easy by purchasing a frozen vegetable medley!

To make this shepherd’s pie simple, you can pre-make the mashed potatoes. Try this low calorie mashed potatoes recipe tonight, and make extras for your shepard’s pie dinner later this week.

The Best Shepherd's Pie Recipe

You can make this a shepherds pie beef recipe, or swap it out for ground turkey or chicken… it’s delicious no matter how you make it!

Shopping List for Shepherd’s Pie:

Special Tip: You can find all the measurements in the recipe card below. There you can choose how many servings of easy shepherds pie you want to make and it will do all the math for you!

You can get whatever frozen veggies you prefer, I like a mixture of carrots, peas and corn, and often will also get the bag that has green beans too. Now that you know what’s in shepherd’s pie, let’s move onto assembling the recipe.

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How to Make Shepherd’s Pie

This how to guide will show you how to make shepherd’s pie low in calories and healthy. At just 215 calories per serving, we had to lean on some of our best calorie cutting tricks to lighten up this recipe.

Calorie Cutting Tricks:

  1. Use Olive oil spray in place of butter (this saves 100’s of calories and lots of fat!)
  2. Replace heavy cream with Unsweetened almond milk (removes 100’s of calories, lots of fat and is metabolism boosting!)
  3. Add 0% Greek Yogurt to the mashed potatoes to add fluffiness and added protein (it’s also metabolism boosting!)
The Best Shepherd's Pie Recipe

We made this how to guide as simple as possible, so you can quickly glance and the easy to read steps while you’re in the middle of cooking.

How to Make Shepherd’s Pie Recipes:

  1. Preheat oven to 400° and lightly spray a 9×13 casserole dish with olive oil.
  2. Add the potatoes to large pot and cover with cold water. Bring to a boil, reduce to a simmer, and cook until fork tender, about 20 minutes.
  3. Meanwhile, heat a large pan over medium heat, and spray with olive oil. Then add the onions and cook until soft, about 10 minutes.
  4. Add ground beef to the pan with the onions and cook until no longer pink (about 5 minutes). Add in vegetables, 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper and mix together.
  5. Mix in the Worcestershire sauce and beef broth. Bring to a simmer, then reduce heat to low. Cook uncovered for 10 minutes.
  6. When the potatoes are done cooking, reserve a cup of potato water (use a coffee cup to dip in and remove water) and set aside.
  7. Drain the potatoes and add back to the pot. Add in 1/2 teaspoon salt, 1/4 teaspoon pepper, almond milk, Greek Yogurt and 1/8 cup of the potato water. Mash with a potato masher, adding more potato water as needed to thin the potatoes.
  8. In an even layer, spread the beef and vegetables mixture in the prepared casserole dish.
  9. Spread the mashed potatoes over the top of the ground beef. And sprinkle the top with cheese.
  10. Move to the oven and bake for 30 minutes, until browned and bubbling. If necessary, broil for the last 2 minutes to help brown the potatoes.

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The Best Low Calorie Shepherd’s Pie Recipe

The Best Shepherd’s Pie Recipe is just 215 calories and it is packed full of protein. You can make this Shepherd’s Pie Recipe with beef or with turkey or chicken… It’s easy and versatile!

In the next section you will find a nutrition label and below that more low calorie recipes for dinner!

The Best Low Calorie Shepherd's Pie Recipe

The Best Shepherd’s Pie Recipe {LOW CALORIE!}

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This low calorie shepherd's pie is just 215 calories! So low in calories you can have seconds without ruining your diet!
Our easy shepherd's pie has over 10g of protein… and yes, we did use ground beef and still made this best shepherd's pie recipe low in calories.
You can use ground turkey or chicken if you prefer, it will lower the calories even more!
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 55 mins
Total Time 1 hr 5 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine American, English, Irish
Servings 6 servings
Calories 215 kcal

Ingredients
  

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 400° and lightly spray a 9×13 casserole dish with olive oil.
  • Add the potatoes to large pot and cover with cold water. Bring to a boil, reduce to a simmer, and cook until fork tender, about 20 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, heat a large pan over medium heat, and spray with olive oil. Add the onions and cook until soft, about 10 minutes.
  • Add ground beef to the pan with the onions and cook until no longer pink (about 5 minutes). Add in vegetables, 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper and mix together.
  • Mix in the Worcestershire sauce and beef broth. Bring to a simmer, then reduce heat to low. Cook uncovered for 10 minutes.
  • When the potatoes are done cooking, reserve a cup of potato water (use a coffee cup to dip in and remove water) and set aside.
  • Drain the potatoes and add back to the pot. Add in 1/2 teaspoon salt, 1/4 teaspoon pepper, almond milk, Greek Yogurt and 1/8 cup of the potato water. Mash with a potato masher, adding more potato water as needed to thin the potatoes.
  • In an even layer, spread the beef and vegetables mixture in the prepared casserole dish.
  • Spread the mashed potatoes over the top of the ground beef. And sprinkle the top with cheese.
  • Move to the oven and bake for 30 minutes, until browned and bubbling. If necessary, broil for the last 2 minutes to help brown the potatoes.

Nutrition

Serving: 1cupCalories: 215kcalCarbohydrates: 40.2gProtein: 10.1gFat: 1.8gSaturated Fat: 0.8gCholesterol: 5mgSodium: 524mgPotassium: 949mgFiber: 7.6gSugar: 6.2gCalcium: 124mgIron: 2mg
Keyword Main Course
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Nutrition and Calories in Shepherd’s Pie Recipes

Most shepherds pie recipes are high in calories, and full of fat. But not ours!

We use three different calorie, and fat saving tricks (see above!) to make this traditionally unhealthy meal, healthy and delicious!

The Best Shepherd's Pie Recipe

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