Shepherd’s Pie with Gouda & Garlic Mashed Potatoes

This is Tripp’s favorite meal. He asks for it at least once a week! while it isn’t the healthiest meal (ha), I do love that Tripp is consuming a healthy serving of veggies with each plateful... and he ALWAYS goes back for seconds.

FYI: I have never written out my own recipe before, so I hope I don't totally mess this up. 😂


  1. 1 lb of Ground Beef

  2. 1 yellow onion (diced)

  3. 3 cloves of garlic (minced)

  4. Carrots (I used 3 large ones, chopped)

  5. Green beans (I’ve used fresh and canned - either ways works great!)

  6. 1 can of cream corn

  7. 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce

For the Mashed Potatoes:

  1. 6-7 russet potatoes (peeled and chopped)

  2. 1/2 cup sour cream

  3. 3 -4 tablespoons butter

  4. Himalayan Pink Salt with Black Pepper & Garlic

  5. 1 cup of shredded gouda cheese

I start by putting my potatoes in water to boil and get soft. I like to let those cook while I’m working on the filling.

In an iron skillet, brown your ground beef. Remove from the skillet and drain and set aside. But leave some of the drippings in the skillet 😋!

Add a little butter to your skillet and sauté your onions until they are translucent. Then add in the garlic, carrots and green beans! I let all of that cook for about 10 minutes before I add back in the ground beef, worcestshire, and cream corn. Season with salt and pepper!

I keep all the veggies on a low simmer and stir frequently while I work on the mashed potatoes (the best part)!

Once the potatoes are soft enough to mash (easy to stick a fork through). Drain them, then put in the mixer with 1/2 cup of sour cream, 3-4 tbs of butter, and a tbs (or little more 😋) of the Himalayan Pink Salt with Pepper and Garlic (I love this seasoning). I mix those until the potatoes are creamy (you can add milk or more sour cream to make them creamier). I add stir in the Gouda cheese until melted.

Spread over the Veggies in the skillet. Add a little more Gouda cheese and a light sprinkle of paprika. Then put it in the oven to melt the cheese on top.

Then serve! I think (and my kids totally agree) it is best serve with warm blueberry muffins! 💙