Mini Shepherd’s Pies

Just like a savory Shepherd’s Pie, except these are in individual servings. These Mini Shepherd’s Pies are not only a yummy St. Patrick’s Day Dinner idea, but could be fixed anytime.

Use your muffin tin to make these delicious Mini Shepherd's Pies! Perfect for St. Patrick's Day Dinner! Pin to your Recipe Board!

Typically a pie has a pastry or biscuits on top, similar to pot pies, but if you bake your casserole with mashed potatoes on top, then it’s a Shepherd’s Pie. And the result is a rich, creamy pie, or in this case, individual mini pies, packed with flavor.

These Mini Shepherd’s Pies can also be frozen for a future quick meal, so you might want to make a double batch. And their size is perfect for little hands!

Mini Shepherd's Pies

St. Patrick’s Day has always been a fun holiday for our family. Typically you think of Corned Beef and Cabbage, but we like to change things up a bit around here, and think outside the box a little.

Starting with a refrigerated biscuit, these Mini Shepherd’s Pies are super easy. The filling is somewhat typical with ground beef, mixed vegetables, ketchup and seasonings. Then the top is your typical mashed potato topping, but these have additional Cream Cheese in the potatoes, making them extra creamy and full of flavor. And then a little sprinkle of shredded Colby & Monterey Jack Cheeses to add a little color and more flavor.

Use your muffin tin to make these delicious Mini Shepherd's Pies! Perfect for St. Patrick's Day Dinner! Pin to your Recipe Board!

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Mini Shepherd’s Pies

Use your muffin tin to make these delicious Mini Shepherd’s Pies! Perfect for St. Patrick’s Day Dinner!

  • Total Time: 40 mins
  • Yield: 16 1x


  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 3 tablespoons finely chopped onion
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic, minced
  • 1/3 cup ketchup
  • 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  • 1 cup frozen mixed vegetables
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 (3 oz) package cream cheese, softened
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 1 tube (12 oz) refrigerated buttermilk biscuits
  • 56 large potatoes, cooked and mashed-{or you can use potato flakes, make according to box
  • 1/4 cup shredded cheese (any kind will work)


  1. Peel and cook potatoes until tender, mash with cream cheese and butter
  2. While the potatoes are cooking, brown the ground beef and onion until meat is no longer pink.
  3. Add garlic and cook for 1 minute or until tender.
  4. Drain off fat is necessary
  5. Stir in ketchup, vinegar and salt, set aside.
  6. Lightly spray a muffin tin with non-stick cooking spray
  7. Press 1 biscuit dough onto the bottom and up the sides of each muffin cup
  8. Fill with a spoonful of beef mixture
  9. Top with a spoonful of mashed potatoes
  10. Sprinkle with cheese
  11. Bake at 375 degrees for 20-25 minutes
  12. Serve immediately


  1. Freezer Tips – Cool pies completely before placing them in a single layer freezer container. Cover and freeze for up to 2 months. To cook after freezing – thaw in fridge for 8 hours, place on a greased baking sheet and bake at 375 degrees for 15-18 minutes or until heated through.
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  • Prep Time: 20 mins
  • Cook Time: 20 mins
  • Category: Main Dish

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  1. Hi Liz,
    I’d like to make these for a company potluck. If I make them the night before, how do you think they would be reheated in the microwave ?

    • Hi Jeanne, I’m not really sure. I’m afraid they might get soggy. You could prepare the filling and the potatoes, then assemble them in the morning. Or reheat in the oven. They do freeze well, so you could do that, but I’m not sure the microwave is the answer.
      Happy Cooking!

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