If you love traditional shepherd’s pie, you’ll love homemade Shepherd’s Pie Soup! It’s filled with ground beef, potatoes, veggies, and more. This creamy soup is made for chilly nights because each bowl is hearty, cozy, and comforting.
What’s in Shepherd’s Pie Soup
This soup tastes just as delicious and comforting as a traditional Shepherd’s Pie. And soups are always easy to throw together!
- Meat: I used 80/20 ground beef, but any kind works. Try ground chicken, turkey, or lamb if you like.
- Carrots: Instead of fresh carrots, substitute a frozen carrot, corn, and pea mix. If using the frozen vegetable mix, add 1 ½ cups of it in step 7 when you would add the other frozen vegetables.
- Broth: Chicken broth is the base of the soup. Vegetable broth would also be delicious.
- Potatoes: Instead of baby red potatoes, use your favorite or whatever you have on hand – Yukon gold, russet, and fingerling potatoes are all wonderful options.
- Sage: Ground sage is an easy way to add herby flavor to the soup. Instead of ground sage, use ½ teaspoon of freshly minced sage.
- Cheese: Be sure to use freshly shredded cheddar cheese. It melts more smoothly into the soup than pre-shredded cheese.
- Cornstarch: Thickens the broth to create a rich and creamy soup.
- Half and Half: This adds a creamy texture to the soup.
Can I make this soup vegetarian?
Yes, you can definitely make a meatless version of this shepherd’s pie soup if you prefer. Simply omit the ground beef, or use plant-based meat crumbles. You can also replace the chicken broth with vegetable broth.
Classic Shepherd’s Pie is a hearty and comforting casserole-style dish made with meat, potatoes, gravy, and vegetables.
If you’re serving a crowd, I highly recommend making a double batch of this soup recipe – just make sure your pot is big enough! You can also combine 2 individual batches and keep the soup warm in a crockpot.
Yes! As you’ll see in the recipe card, you should brown the ground beef (about 5-7 minutes) before adding it into the soup. This ensures that it is fully cooked.
How to Store and Reheat
Store leftover soup in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. I don’t recommend freezing, because this soup contains potatoes and cream, which will get grainy when frozen.
Reheat gently on the stove, stirring in more half and half if you like.
What to Serve with Shepherd’s Pie Soup
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