Easy Autumn Comfort Food – Shepherd’s Pie

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Easy Autumn Comfort Food - Shepherd's Pie

Easy Autumn comfort meals are our favourite type of food and Shepherd’s Pie is a firm favourite in this house. We love a good meal plan, but on the odd occasion, we don’t stick to the plan. Because sometimes you’re just not in the mood for the planned meal. Or you’re not feeling well, tired from your kids waking a million and one times at night, or you’re just not in the mood to cook it all from scratch.

For that exact reason, I tend to keep some sachets of season mixes at home. Sometimes you just want to grab the mix that has all the seasonings in it, it saves so much time. It’s so easy that I can even pass the cooking spoon over to my husband and he will happily cook the meal. We love using the Schwartz seasoning mixes at home, as they are packed with flavour and simple to use. But we still like to make the meal our own and add a few personal touches to it.

We love adding a bit of Worcestershire sauce and top it with lots of cheese. Let’s not forget that extra bit of dijon mustard in the Mash, that brings it all together.

And here’s how we made our easy Shepherd’s Pie with the Schwartz Shepherd’s Pie Seasoning Mix.


What do I need?
  • 1 Sachet of Schwartz Shepherd’s Pie Seasoning Mix. You can pick yours up at Tesco.
  • 450g of lamb mince
  • 675g of potatoes, we always make more mash
  • 2 carrots
  • 100 grams of peas
  • 1 onions
  • Dijon mustard
  • Worcestershire sauce
  • Cheddar
  • 200ml water

We always have all of the above-listed ingredients, which is why we like using these season mixes every now and again. It makes it super simple and you don’t have to think or worry about all of these ingredients that you might not have.

Step 1

Prep the Mash, we love mash and always add an extra thick layer to our Shepherd’s Pie.

Peel a big bag of potatoes cut them to size and wash them. Put all the potatoes in a big pot, add water and salt. They should cook for about 25 minutes.

Step 2
  • Prep those vegetables.
  • Peel and slice the carrots and finely dice the onions.
  • Grate the cheese
Step 3

Brown the mince and onions with abit of oil.

Step 4

Mix 200ml of waters with the seasoning mix and add it to the mince. You can now also add the onions and carrots. We also add a big dash of Worcestershire sauce at this point to add even more flavour. Let it cook for 10min on low heat.

Step 5

Make the Mash. Everyone has their own spin on how mash should be made. We add a little bit of butter, milk, nutmeg and our secret touch – dijon mustard.

Step 6

Layer Up! First add the mince mixture and then the mash.

Step 7

Layer it with cheese, lots and lots of cheese. We love the extra, as it gives it even more of a comfort food touch.

Step 8

Almost done! Put in oven for 25 minutes and enjoy!

You can purchase the Schwartz Seasoning product at Tesco and you can find the product and more information about it on the Schwartz website.


If you you enjoyed reading about howto make a quicker version, of our favourite comfort food – Shepherd’s Pie. And if you haven’t already, why have a look at my weekly family meal plans?

Talking about comfort food, I’ve just uploaded my Brownie recipe. Why not give it a go?


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9 Comments

  1. 18th November 2019 / 7:34 pm

    I do love a good shepherds pie. I grate leeks and cheese on top of mine

  2. 17th November 2019 / 7:28 am

    Shepherd’s pie really is a wonderful autumn comfort food. Great for warming up after a day out in the chilly winds with the children

  3. 16th November 2019 / 10:18 am

    I love a pie, great comfort food. We do a vegan version of this but the spices are the same!

  4. 16th November 2019 / 9:54 am

    I love comfort food like this, perfect for autumn and winter when you need something warm and filling!

  5. 16th November 2019 / 8:08 am

    Shepard’s pie is one of our family favourites and adding cheese is definitely a must 🙂 I’ve never tried the Schwartz mixes so will definitely give them a go

  6. dear bear and beany
    15th November 2019 / 11:21 am

    We love a good shepherds pie! I’ve never thought to add cheese, but I’m definitely going to try this.

  7. MELANIE EDJOURIAN
    15th November 2019 / 8:37 am

    It sure is an amazing comfort food when the weather turns cold. One of my husbands favourite dishes too. Mixes are really handy to add flavour.

  8. Rhian Westbury
    15th November 2019 / 7:05 am

    I love a good shepherds pie as you can just throw in whatever veg you have and bulk it out x

  9. Rebecca Smith
    14th November 2019 / 10:03 pm

    We love those Schwartz mixes – they are SO handy! Love a good shepherds pie – it is the ultimate comfort food!

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