Shepherd’s Pie With Brown Gravy & Thyme Butter Potatoes

Shepherd’s Pie With Brown Gravy & Thyme Butter Potatoes

This has to be another family favorite and super comforting! Take this classic shepherd's pie turned into a healthier version but still absolutely delicious!
Prep Time15 minutes
Cook Time45 minutes
Course: Dinner, lunch
Cuisine: American
Keyword: beef recipes, beef wellington, casserole, dinner, easy dinner, healthy dinner, healthy lunch, healthy recipe, itrackbites, mashed potatoes, shepherds pie, weight watchers, weightloss, ww, ww recipe
Servings: 8


  • Pressure cooker or large pot
  • Oven
  • Pan
  • Stand mixer or hand mixer


Mashed Potatoes

  • 3 Pounds Potatoes I use Yukon
  • 32 oz. Fat free chicken broth
  • 3 TBSP Light butter
  • 1/2 Cup Unsweetened almond milk
  • Salt & pepper to taste

Beef & Brown Gravy

  • 1 Onion Chopped
  • 2 Pounds Ground beef 96/4
  • 3 Garlic cloves minced
  • Salt & Pepper to taste
  • 1/2 tsp Fresh thyme sub 1 tsp dried thyme if fresh isn't available
  • 1 TBSP Cornstarch
  • 1/2-2/3 Cup Hot water
  • 1 tsp Better Than Boullion beef base


  • 2 Frozen bags mixed veggetables

Thyme Butter Topping

  • 2 TBSP Light butter melted
  • 1 tsp Fresh thyme or 1/2 tsp dried thyme


  • If you have a pressure cooker then you need to bust it out and use it.
  • First peel potatoes and cut into uniform sizes ( big 2" chunks )
  • Place potatoes into the pressure cooker and pour the fat free chicken broth over the potatoes making sure the potatoes are covered completely.
  • Set to high pressure for 11 minutes
  • Once done, release steam, strain liquid and place into a stand mixer with whisk attachment or into a bowl and get and handheld mixer
  • Add the 3 TBSP light butter, 1/2 cup almond milk and mix until light and fluffy. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Set aside
  • In a pan saute the onions until translucent. Add garlic and saute for another 30 seconds
  • Add the beef and cook until completely cooked through.
  • Add 1/2 tsp fresh thyme , beef bouillon base and season with salt and pepper to taste.
  • Once beef is cooked through take a bowl , pour the hot water in and whisk in the cornstarch.
  • Pour the mixture into the beef mixture and cook until a nice brown gravy forms
  • Pour the frozen veggies over the beef mixture then put the mashed potatoes on top of the veggies
  • Set oven to 375 degrees. Bake for 30 minutes
  • Pour melted butter and thyme mixture over the top, set oven to low broil and broil until golden brown
  • Serve and enjoy


Recipe serves 8
4 WW ( Purple plan )
7 WW ( Blue & Green plan )
8 Bites on Better Balance iTrackBites
365 Calories






2 responses to “Shepherd’s Pie With Brown Gravy & Thyme Butter Potatoes”

  1. Ivy Avatar

    Just delicious! It doesn’t taste “diet” at all!

    1. Chef Allie Avatar

      Yes thatโ€™s the way I like it! ๐Ÿค—๐Ÿค—

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