Years ago my husband tried to impress me with his kitchen culinary skills by trying his hand at Shepherd’s Pie. He spent about 8 hours in the kitchen reading recipes, chopping vegetables, peeling potatoes and browning meat. Basically, it took him about 8 hours in preparation alone!
I’ve never seen someone chop vegetables as slow as he did. He was so meticulous in making sure the vegetables were perfectly chopped. He has to follow a recipe exactly as it was written without ANY leeway!
He finally pulled it out of the oven and looked with amazement at his final product. He was so proud of himself! He even garnished the dish with parsley! LOL! I was quite impressed with his creation as well, albeit starving by the time he got it all done.
But nonetheless, he gave me the night off from fixing dinner. It was also the heartfelt thought that mattered too, not the time it took to prepare. I do promise you though that THIS instant pot recipe for Shepherd’s Pie will not take anywhere near 8 hours of preparation!
The one thing that is great about this time of year and the cold temperatures is making those good ole fashioned comfort foods. Shepherd’s Pie is a perfect comfort food that can last a few days!
But, let’s be honest. Sometimes it takes just too long to make! With the holidays, we tend to be so much busier than normal, which makes life a little more hectic.
The best part of this recipe is how fast it can be made. Say goodbye to long recipes and hello to delicious! Another thing that is great about this recipe is using up those left over mashed potatoes from Christmas dinner! It is for sure a double win! Here’s how to make shepherd’s pie that’s quick, easy, and family friendly!