Quick shepherd’s pie

Serves 4. Preparation 10 minutes. Cooking 30 minutes.  With thanks to Waitrose for contributing this recipe.


  • Olive oil (1 tbsp)
  • 1 medium-sized onion, diced
  • 2 medium-sized carrots, diced
  • Dried rosemary (1 tsp) Onion gravy granules (2 tbsp)
  • Worcestershire sauce (2 tbsp)
  • Frozen peas (100g/3oz)
  • 2 frozen garlic baguettes


  1. Preheat oven to 200ºC/180°C fan/gas mark 6.
  2. Fry the lamb mince with the onion, carrots and rosemary in a large saucepan for five minutes. Add the gravy granules, Worcestershire sauce and peas with 100ml/4floz boiling water.
  3. Cover and simmer for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. Transfer to an ovenproof serving dish. Slice the garlic bread and arrange over the top of the lamb mixture. Drizzle the bread with the oil and bake for 15 minutes until golden.


Suitable for:

  • a quick and simple recipe
  • people with loss of weight or appetite
  • people with loss of taste or smell.

Nutritional information (without new potatoes and broccoli)

Energy 479kcal; Protein 30g; Total fat 28g (of which saturates 12g); Carbohydrate 22g; Fibre 3g.