Easy Autumn Shepherd’s Pie

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This Easy autumn Shepherd’s pie recipe with a twist of savory fall spices & topped with brown butter-rosemary pumpkin mashed potatoes.  

A glass pie dish filled with shepherd's pie made with fall spices and topped with rosemary brown butter pumpkin mashed potatoes.  There's a small plate in the background with a serving of the shepherd's pie and a small pumpkin in the background

John absolutely loves Shepherd’s pie; anytime I ask him what his dinner requests are for the week, it’s always “Shepherd’s Pie, Chicken Pot Pie and Mac & Cheese”.  Cleary a meat and potatoes kind of guy :).

I had this idea of making a fall twist on the traditional shepherd’s pie and wow guys it’s sooooo good!  Warm, cozy and perfect for a cold fall night.

This easy Autumn Shepherd’s pie recipe is an easy fall dinner recipe using the same ingredients found in a classic Shepherd’s pie recipe like beef and corn but with the addition of savory fall spices and topped with pumpkin-brown butter mashed potatoes.

If you’re looking for an easy fall dinner, this Autumn shepherd’s pie is a must-try.  It’s the perfect comfort food casserole!

What’s in Easy Autumn Shepherd’s Pie?

  • Ground Beef
  • Corn, Peas & Carrots
  • All Spice
  • Pumpkin Mashed Potatoes (with brown butter & rosemary)

Just like the tradtional Shepherd’s pie recipe but with a hint of allspice and delicious pumpkin mashed potatoes.

I like the combination of the regular potatoes with the pumpkin puree because it keeps that mashed potato feel with just a hint of the creamy pumpkin.

You can also make this easy casserole dish ahead and either freeze until ready to cook or store in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.

For more Fall comfort food dinners try:

Slow Cooker Pumpkin Chili
Pumpkin Coconut Curry Soup with Chickpeas
Apple, Gouda & Bacon Stuffed Chicken Breast
Slow Cooker Apple Cider Pork Tenderloin


Easy Autumn Shepherd’s Pie

This Easy autumn Shepherd’s pie recipe with a twist of savory fall spices & topped with brown butter-rosemary pumpkin mashed potatoes. 
Course Dinner, Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword autumndinner, casseroles, classicshepherdspie, comfortfoods, Easy, falldinners, pumpkinrecipes
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 4
Author Wine a Little Cook A Lot


  • 2 tbsp Olive Oil
  • 1 Yellow onion diced (about 1 cup)
  • 1-2 Carrots peeled and diced (about 1 cup)
  • 1 Garlic clove minced
  • 1 lb Ground Beef
  • 1 tbsp Flour
  • 1 tbsp Worcester sauce
  • 1 tsp Allspice
  • Pinch of salt and pepper
  • 1 cup Yellow corn
  • 1 cup Frozen peas
  • 4 tbsp Butter half a stick
  • 2 tsp Fresh rosemary finely chopped
  • 2-3 Medium sized potatoes I used red skinned
  • 1 cup Pumpkin puree
  • ¼-1/3 Milk
  • ¼ cup Grated Parmesan cheese


  • Heat olive oil over medium heat in a large saute pan.
  • Add in onions and carrots, cooking until softened, about 7-10 minutes.
  • Add in garlic and ground beef, breaking up with your spoon; cook 4-5 minutes until no longer pink.
  • Add in flour, stir and cook 1 minute.
  • Mix in Worcester, all spice, salt and pepper.
  • Add in corn and peas, mix to combine and set aside while you make the mashed potatoes.
  • Fill a medium saucepan ¾ with water. Bring to boil.
  • Add in potatoes and cook for about 10 minutes until fork tender.
  • Drain and set aside.
  • In the same pan, return back to medium heat and add butter. Continue cooking until fully melted. Keep cooking, as you stir, until you see it start to foam and notice brown specks. It will have a nutty aroma. It should take up to 5 minutes for this process
  • Add potatoes to the butter and rosemary.
  • With hand mixer or potato masher, mash potatoes until no longer lumpy.
  • Gradually add in the milk and grated cheese until desired consistency.
  • Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  • Place meat mixture in 9-10” pie plate or a 9x9 square baking dish. Top with pumpkin mashed potatoes.
  • Bake at 350 until mixture is bubbly and top is slightly browned.


For a tutorial on how to make brown butter, click here!
*Shepherd's Pie can be made ahead of time and kept covered in the refrigerator until ready to bake.
*You can freeze an unbaked pie for up to 1 month in your freezer.

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