The BEST recipe for an Easy Shepherds Pie! Perfect comfort food for your family! | This recipe is Gluten Free and Dairy Free with Paleo and Whole30 options |

Gluten Free Shepherds Pie

An easy to cook recipe for delicious winter comfort food, Easy gluten free Shepherds Pie, can easily be paleo or Whole 30 too.

Course Main Course
Cuisine British
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 409 kcal
Author Noshtastic


  • 1 lb lean ground lamb, or beef 450g
  • 1 tbsp oil
  • 3 large carrots medium dice
  • 1 large onion chopped
  • 2 tbsp tomato paste
  • 1 tbsp Gluten Free Worcestershire sauce omit for paleo/W30
  • 2 cups gluten free beef stock 500ml
  • 4 medium potatoes peeled and cut into large chunks
  • 2 tbsp butter or vegan margarine for dairy-free, it's not paleo)
  • 2 tbsp arrowroot powder or cornstarch if not paleo
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese - optional
  • salt to taste
  • pepper to taste


  1. Scroll up to watch the recipe video!

  2. For Whole30 - omit the butter in the potatoes and do not add cheese, no Worcestershire sauce either. For Paleo omit the Worcestershire sauce and add butter and cheese if that works for you.

  3. Heat the oil in a pan and add the onion and carrots and saute for a 3 - 4 minutes.

  4. Add the ground lamb or ground beef and brown over a medium heat, stirring all the time, spoon off excess fat if necessary.

  5. Add the tomato purée and Worcestershire sauce then cook for a few more minutes. Add the beef stock, bring to a simmer, then cover pan and cook for about 20 minutes.

  6. Heat your oven to 350F

  7. After 20 minutes uncover the pan and continue to cook for 20 more minutes.
  8. Add two tablespoons of cornstarch or arrowroot (for paleo/w30) to a cup with a three tablespoons of cold water and mix well. Remove the pan from the heat and add half of the starch mixture to the meat, stirring to avoid lumps and give it a few minutes to thicken up, add the remainder if required.

  9. While the meat is cooking boil the peeled potatoes in slightly salted water for 10-15 minutes until soft, do not overcook. Drain, then mash together with the butter.

  10. Put the cooked meat mixture into an ovenproof dish then top it with the mashed potatoes - you may not need all the potatoes - and spread out with a fork, add shredded cheese on top if you like.

  11. Place dish on a baking sheet and bake for 20-25 mins until the top is starting to colour and the meat gravy is starting to leak out around the edges.

Recipe Video

Recipe Notes

You will need an 8x8 oven proof dish to bake this in.

Nutrition Facts
Gluten Free Shepherds Pie
Amount Per Serving
Calories 409 Calories from Fat 198
% Daily Value*
Fat 22g34%
Saturated Fat 10g63%
Cholesterol 67mg22%
Sodium 425mg18%
Potassium 1001mg29%
Carbohydrates 32g11%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 5g6%
Protein 20g40%
Vitamin A 5325IU107%
Vitamin C 16.9mg20%
Calcium 86mg9%
Iron 2.8mg16%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.