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This Healthy Shepherds Pie recipe is a culinary masterpiece. Perfect for meal prepping. The recipe caters to both family dinners and those committed to the Apex weight loss plan. A beloved comfort food classic, this Shepherd’s Pie has undergone a nutritious transformation, making it a perfect addition to your healthy eating journey.

For families, this dish is a surefire winner. It combines rich flavours that even the pickiest eaters will love. With a hearty layer of lean ground turkey or beef (or a plant-based alternative for the vegetarians in your family), a colourful medley of vegetables, and a velvety sweet potato or cauliflower mash, it’s a well-balanced, satisfying meal that brings everyone together at the dinner table.

Now, for those following the Apex weight loss plan, this Shepherd’s Pie is a game-changer. It’s thoughtfully crafted to align with your goals, ensuring you don’t have to sacrifice taste for progress. It’s low in calories and saturated fats, yet high in essential nutrients, like fiber, vitamins, and protein. The ingredients in this recipe promote satiety and keep those cravings at bay, helping you maintain your calorie deficit while still eating delicious meal.

This Healthy Shepherd’s Pie is a versatile, nutritious, and flavourful dish suitable for families and those on a weight loss journey. It exemplifies that eating healthily doesn’t mean giving up on taste. So, gather your loved ones around the table, and savour the satisfaction of a meal that’s as nourishing as it is delicious. Whether you’re serving your family or optimising your weight loss plan, this Shepherd’s Pie is a win-win option.

Shepherds Pie Healthy Recipe

Shepherds Pie

Great healthy and homely Shepard's Pie that will keep everyone happy!
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Course Main Course
Servings 2 People
Calories 465 kcal


  • 1 Medium Onion
  • 2 Medium Carrots
  • 2 Medium Celery Sticks
  • 2 Small Garlic Cloves
  • 20 Gram Low Fat Butter
  • 200 Gram Lean Mince 5% Fat
  • 1 Tbsp Plain Flour
  • 1/2 Tbsp Tomato Puree
  • 1/2 Small Reduced Salt chicken stock cube
  • 250 ml Boiling water
  • 1 Tbsp Worcestershire Sauce
  • 100 Gram Frozen Peas
  • 300 Gram Floury Potatoes
  • 25 ml Low fat milk
  • 50 Gram Sugar snap peas
  • 1/4 Tsp Pepper


  • Cut the onion in half and peel off the skin, then finely chop. Peel the carrots and dice with the 2 Medium Celery Sticks. Peel the 2 Small Garlic Cloves and use a garlic crusher or grate on the fine side of a box grater.
  • Heat a frying pan over a medium heat. Add half of the butter and once it is melted tip in the 1 Medium Onion, carrots, celery and garlic, stirring to combine. Cook for about 5 minutes until softened, stirring occasionally with a wooden spoon.
  • Add the steak mince to the pan and cook for another 3-4 minutes or until browned, stirring occasionally and breaking up any lumps with a wooden spoon. Stir in the 1 Tbsp Plain Flour and cook for 1 minute, stirring. Then stir in the tomato puree and allow to cook for a further minute.
  • Dissolve the 1/2 Small Reduced Salt chicken stock cube in the boiling water and pour into the mince mixture with the Worcestershire sauce, stirring to combine. Bring to a simmer and then cook for 10 minutes until thickened, stirring occasionally. Stir in the 50 Gram Sugar snap peas and place in a small ovenproof dish. Set aside to allow a skin to form. This will make it easier to spread the potatoes in an even layer on top.
  • Preheat the oven to 180C / 350F / gas mark 4. Peel and dice the 300 Gram Floury Potatoes. Steam the potatoes for 10-12 minutes, or until tender, with a pinch of salt (optional). To check, piece one with the tip of a sharp knife and you should feel no resistance. Tip into a bowl and mash with a potato masher until smooth. Season with plenty of freshly ground black pepper, then beat in the rest of the butter with the milk. Spoon the mash on top of the mince, starting with dollops around the edges and finishing with the middle. Spread around with a table knife until you have a nice even layer and then bake for 30-40 minutes until piping hot and golden brown.
  • About 5 minutes before the pie is due to come out of the oven, steam the sugar snap peas for 1-2 minutes until just tender. Drain and arrange on plates with the Shepherd’s pie to serve.


Calories: 465kcalCarbohydrates: 40gProtein: 30gFat: 25gSaturated Fat: 3gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0.3gCholesterol: 63mgSodium: 576mgPotassium: 866mgFiber: 4gSugar: 9gVitamin A: 10533IUVitamin C: 25mgCalcium: 89mgIron: 4mg
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