Shepherd’s pie is a delicious and hearty dish your entire family will love. Also called cottage pie, this easy meal is true comfort food. Read on for the best of the best side dishes to serve with shepherd’s pie.
Shepherd’s pie is the ultimate comfort food. My no bake shepherd’s pie recipe is one of the most popular recipes on my site, and for good reason. With a hearty meat filling topped with creamy mashed potatoes, this is a simple and delicious main dish that your whole family will love. Looking for the perfect side dish to serve with your shepherd’s pie recipe? Look no further! Read on for a list of great options to round out your perfect meal.
What is Shepherd’s Pie?
Shepherd’s pie is a meat and potato casserole that originates in the UK. A thick layer of ground meat is seasoned with a rich gravy of tomato paste, Worcestershire sauce and spices, and topped with creamy mashed potatoes. Traditional shepherd’s pie is made with ground lamb; whereas, cottage pie is made with ground beef with a beef broth gravy. My version of shepherd’s pie uses ground turkey to lighten the dish up a bit. This simple dish is great any time the weather is cool!
In my opinion, one of the best parts of Shepherd’s Pie is the delicious rich gravy. Bread is the perfect side to soak it all up. These homemade bread recipes are just what you need to complete your meal.
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Cottage pie is a hearty meal. When I’m serving it, I like to forgo heavy sides in favor of lots of veggies. These delicious vegetable side dishes will bring a perfect balance to your dinner.
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A big green salad is a perfect side dish for Shepherd’s Pie. Healthy and fresh, these salads will give a nice pop of color to your table and be a nice contrast to your main dish.
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Now, all that’s left to do is to make your shepherd’s pie and chose your favorite side! With choices this delicious, you can’t go wrong.