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instant pot shepherds pie
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Instant Pot Shepherd’s Pie

Instant Pot Shepherd’s Pie. How to cook an authentic shepherd’s pie in the instant pot pressure cooker. Loaded with minced lamb, carrots, and peas with a delicious mashed potato topping. This healthy shepherd’s pie is also gluten free and easy to make from scratch.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Instant Pot
Servings: 6
Calories: 444kcal


Instant Pot Shepherd’s Pie Ingredients:


  • Peel and slice your onion, peel and dice your carrots and sauté in the instant pot with extra virgin olive oil. Load into the instant pot your minced lamb and stir for a couple of minutes until the mince starts to brown.
    Instant Pot Recipe For Shepherd’s Pie
  • Pour in stock, carrots, tinned tomatoes, and seasonings and stir.
    Instant Pot Recipe For Shepherd’s Pie
  • Cancel the sauté and lower your trivet over the minced lamb. Add the steamer basket ready for the potatoes.
    Instant Pot Recipe For Shepherd’s Pie
  • Peel and dice your potatoes and load onto the steamer basket.
  • Place the lid on the instant pot, set the valve to sealing and cook for 5 minutes on meat and stew. Allow for 5 minutes natural pressure release before releasing pressure.
    Instant Pot Recipe For Shepherd’s Pie
  • Remove the potatoes and mash with salt, thyme, butter, and milk. Add frozen peas to the instant pot and stir and adjust seasoning in case it is bland. Load the meat and potatoes onto dinner plates and enjoy!
    Instant Pot Recipe For Shepherd’s Pie


Thick. Is your shepherd’s pie not thick enough? If that is the case, then stir in a little of the mashed potatoes and reduce the stock slightly. You will then have a thick instant pot shepherd’s pie filling.
Thanks for reading our instant pot shepherd’s pie recipe on Recipe This. We have many more instant pot recipes for you to check out next. If you would like to try the beef version, then I recommend our instant pot cottage pie.


Calories: 444kcal | Carbohydrates: 37g | Protein: 19g | Fat: 25g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 66mg | Sodium: 168mg | Potassium: 1057mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 3639IU | Vitamin C: 44mg | Calcium: 62mg | Iron: 3mg
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