Shepherd’s Pie | Slimming World & Weight Watchers Friendly

Spring is the perfect time for lamb and this super comforting, Shepherd’s Pie uses lean cuts of meat making it a Syn Free, Low Point and Low Calorie version.

Want to use beef mince instead? Check out our Syn Free Cottage Pie recipe!Shepherd's Pie | Slimming World & Weight Watchers Friendly

For the full list of ingredients and comprehensive instructions, please see the recipe card at the end of this post.

Before you scroll, there’s important stuff in the blurb 👍

This Shepherd’s Pie contains loads of veg, and is also great served with some fresh spring greens or savoy cabbage.

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Shepherd’s Pie is a classic British dish which pretty much everyone we’ve ever met has their own way of making.

You might like to top yours with carrot and swede, but personally we love to top ours with our Syn Free Creamy Mashed Potatoes!

They’re just so creamy, and perfect to top this Shepherd’s Pie.

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This hepherd’s Pie is really simple to make – you’ll need a good baking dish like this one from Amazon.

We’ve got some great tray baked recipes such as this Syn Free Lemon and Garlic Chicken Tray Bake!

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How many Syns are in this Shepherd’s Pie?

This Shepherd’s Pie is Syn Free! It’s like a hug on a plate, and perfect for a chilly evening.

It’s also contains loads of Speedy veg too. You can serve it with whatever you like, why not choose something from our Slimming World Speed Food List?

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How Weight Watchers friendly is this Shepherd’s Pie recipe?

If you’re looking for a Low Point version of this comforting classic then look no further! Our version is just 7 Smart Points per portion.

You could even halve the portion and serve with a whole heap of veg to cut down the Points even more.

How many Calories are in this Shepherd’s Pie?

You’ll never believe that such a filling meal could be so low in Calories.

There are just 355 Calories per portion in this Shepherd’s Pie – and worth every one!

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Shepherd’s Pie traditionally contains minced lamb, though trying to get hold of lamb mince which is guaranteed at less than 5% fat this is notoriously difficult (AKA impossible) to get hold of, so we’ve used lean diced lamb instead.

You need to make sure you use lean diced lamb in order to keep this recipe Syn Free, Low in Points and Calories.

We’ve chopped it very finely to create more of a minced lamb texture but if you prefer it chunkier then leave it!

You could chop the meat in a food processor but be careful; it is easy to end up with a puree which wouldn’t be too pleasant!

If you prefer minced beef, you could try our Syn Free Cottage Pie instead!

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Can I freeze this Shepherd’s Pie?

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This recipe can be frozen, but please remember to do the following;
– Freeze it as soon as it is cold enough
– Use a container or bag that is suitable for freezing.
– Defrost thoroughly before reheating.

Make sure it’s piping hot before serving!

How do I make this Shepherd’s Pie ?

For the full list of ingredients and comprehensive instructions, please see the recipe card at the end of this post. Before you scroll, there’s important stuff in the blurb 👍

Step 1

Preheat the oven to 180°C. Cut the diced lamb very finely, and chop the onion.

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Step 2

Spray a large saucepan with Low Calorie Cooking Spray and brown the lamb for 5-6 minutes. Slice the carrots, chop the green beans and grate the courgette, and add to the saucepan along with the onion and garlic.

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Step 3

Cook the veg for around 5 minutes until they have just started to soften.

Step 4

Add the tomato puree, lamb stock pot and beef Oxo cubes. Cover with boiling water (around 900ml, depending on the size of your saucepan), mix thoroughly and pop a lid on.

Shepherd's Pie | Slimming World & Weight Watchers Friendly

Cook for 25 minutes on a low heat, stirring occasionally to ensure it doesn’t stick to the bottom.

Step 5

Meanwhile, cook the Creamy Mashed Potatoes from our recipe, making double the amount!

Shepherd's Pie | Slimming World & Weight Watchers Friendly

The spring onions are optional.

Step 6

Remove the lid from the meat, add the frozen peas and leave to reduce on a high heat for around 5 minutes.

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Step 7

Pour the meat into a baking dish, top with the mashed potatoes, spray with Low Calorie Cooking Spray and place in the oven for 30 minutes until golden and crisp!

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Why not take a look at our Top Slimming World Mince Recipes article?

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INGREDIENTS
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INSTRUCTIONS
  1. Preheat the oven to 180°C. Cut the diced lamb very finely, and chop the onion.
  2. Spray a large saucepan with Low Calorie Cooking Spray and brown the lamb for 5-6 minutes. Slice the carrots, chop the green beans and grate the courgette, and add to the saucepan along with the onion and garlic.
  3. Cook the veg for around 5 minutes until they have just started to soften. 
  4. Add the tomato puree, lamb stock pot and beef Oxo cubes. Cover with boiling water (around 900ml, depending on the size of your saucepan), mix thoroughly and pop a lid on. Cook for 25 minutes on a low heat, stirring occasionally to ensure it doesn't stick to the bottom.
  5. Meanwhile, cook the Syn Free Creamy Mashed Potatoes from our recipe, making double the amount! The spring onions are optional.
  6. Remove the lid from the meat, add the frozen peas and leave to reduce on a high heat for around 5 minutes. 
  7. Pour the meat into a baking dish, top with the mashed potatoes, spray with Low Calorie Cooking Spray and place in the oven for 30 minutes until golden and crisp!

If you make this recipe, snap a pic and hashtag it #pinchofnom — We love to see your creations on InstagramFacebook, & Twitter!

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This recipe can be frozen, but please remember to do the following;

- Freeze it as soon as it is cold enough.
- Use a container or bag that is suitable for freezing.
- Defrost thoroughly before reheating (you can use the defrost setting on your microwave.)
- Make sure it is piping hot all the way through before serving.

If making this recipe Gluten Free please make sure to check the ingredients that you’re using

Especially things such as; 

- Stock cubes
- Soy sauce - substitute with Tamari.
- Worcestershire sauce - substitute with Henderson’s Relish.
- Etc.

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  2. Can the meat/veg part of this recipe be cooked in the slow cooker? I have three nights a week where a slow cooker dinner is a must!

    1. Hi Kelly
      It should be fine to cook the meat/veg for this in the slow cooker. You may need to take the lid off for the last hour of cooking time to thicken it a bit. Hope that helps.

  3. I made this the weekend and portioned it all out for the freezer, had one last night and oh my word!! It was absolutely delicious!! Anyone who loves Shepherds Pie needs to make this. I found it very comforting and filling!! Thank you Pinch of Nom!!

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