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Hearty Shepherd's Pie For Your Christmas Potluck Gathering

Prepping the perfect potluck dish doesn’t have to be a stressful experience, even around the chaotic holiday season. Looking for Christmas-themed food ideas of a low-maintenance recipe that’s easy to transport and has mass appeal for the annual Christmas potluck party...not sure where to start?

This Christmas, surprise your friends and family with a hearty pie that will guarantee to fill their belly with love! Also known as Cottage Pie, this dish is an incredibly popular one during this festive season due to its wide array of fillings that are packed with nutrients.

Amaze your host and everyone this holiday season with this super easy and delicious shepherd's pie!


  • 6 Potatoes (Cut into chunks)

  • 3 Carrot (Diced)

  • 3 Celery Sticks (Diced)

  • 1 Tomato (Diced)

  • 1 Whole Onion (Diced)

  • 5 Garlic Cloves (Diced)

  • 400 grams Ground pork (or beef, or a mixture of pork and beef)

  • Chicken Stock / Water

  • 1 dash Salt and pepper

  • 3 Bay Leaves

  • Tomato Puree

  • Worcestershire Sauce

  • Butter


  1. Add a chuck of butter into the saucepan and sauté the onion and garlic until fragrant.

  2. Next, add in the meat and sauté until almost cooked. You can then add in the vegetables in batches and continue to sauté until cooked.

  3. Add in about 4 tablespoon of tomato puree, 2 tablespoon of Worcestershire sauce, salt and pepper to taste. Once combined, you can throw in the bay leaves and add water into the saucepan and let it simmer about in medium low heat for about 20 minutes or until the water has dissolved.

  4. Lastly, turn off the heat and remove the bay leaves and let fillings cool down.

  5. In a pot of boiling water, add in salt and potatoes to cook until soften. Drain the water from the pot and mash the potatoes with butter, salt and pepper.

  6. Transfer the meat fillings into a casserole dish and spread the mash potatoes on top of the meat fillings. You can then draw designs using a fork onto the mash potatoes.

  7. Bake the pie at 190 Celcius at roughly 25 - 30 minutes or until the mash potatoes turned golden brown.

  8. Remove from oven and serve!

A hearty, comforting, and perfectly seasonal—a great dish to include in your Christmas feasting.

Try this easy Christmas dinner recipe for a merry holiday!

Don't let 2020's challenges keep you from enjoying a perfectly festive Christmas dinner, or from safely enjoying yourself. This year, we need all the comfort we can get. Stay safe and be merry this Holiday!

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