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Devour This Cheesecake Factory Shepherd’s Pie Recipe for a Delectable Comfort Meal

Milla Sigaba
May 10, 2024
12:30 P.M.
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Indulge in a culinary classic with a twist as we unveil the Cheesecake Factory shepherd’s pie recipe — a sumptuous blend of fluffy mashed potatoes and richly seasoned beef that transforms traditional comfort food into an unforgettable meal.

Welcome to your culinary escape with this Cheesecake Factory shepherd’s pie recipe — a dish that marries the rustic charm of traditional comfort food with a touch of gourmet flair.

At the Cheesecake Factory, shepherd’s pie transcends its humble origins, featuring a savory blend of beef and vegetables crowned with a velvety layer of mashed potatoes. Read on to discover how to recreate this delightful dish that promises to gather smiles around your table.

Guide to Perfecting the Cheesecake Factory Shepherd’s Pie Recipe


Mashed Potatoes:

  • 2 1/2 pounds of Yukon Gold potatoes, peeled and chunked
  • 1/2 cup whole milk
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 5 tablespoons butter
  • 2 teaspoons salt, divided
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper

Beef Filling:

  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 2 medium onions, diced
  • 2 cups sliced mushrooms
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 1/2 cups fresh or frozen peas
  • 2 carrots, diced
  • 1 medium zucchini, sliced
  • 1 1/2 pounds lean ground beef
  • 2 cups low-sodium beef broth
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 3/4 teaspoon ground black pepper


  1. Preheat your oven to 350°F.
  2. In a large pot, cover the potato chunks with cold water, add a teaspoon of salt, and bring to a boil. Simmer until the potatoes are tender.
  3. Drain the potatoes and return them to the pot. Add milk and butter, mashing until smooth. Stir in Parmesan cheese, and season with the remaining salt and pepper.
  4. In an oven-proof skillet, melt butter over medium heat. Add carrots, onions, and peas, cooking until softened. Introduce zucchini, garlic, and mushrooms, cooking until aromatic.
  5. Stir in the ground beef, seasoning with salt and pepper, and cook until browned. Sprinkle with flour, then pour in beef broth and Worcestershire sauce, bringing to a boil until the sauce thickens.
  6. Transfer the meat mixture into a baking dish, spreading evenly. Top with mashed potatoes, smoothing all the way to the edges.
  7. Place the dish in the oven on a baking sheet to catch any drips and bake for about 30 minutes until bubbly.
  8. Let the shepherd’s pie cool slightly before serving, ensuring it's warm and inviting.

This Cheesecake Factory shepherd’s pie recipe brings you not just a dish but an experience — a delightful, comforting feast that's as enjoyable to prepare as it is to eat.

After mastering this delectable shepherd’s pie, why not broaden your culinary repertoire further with our guide on mastering the perfect Italian spinach pie recipe?

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