Celebrate St. Patrick's Day by going into your kitchen and whipping up these versions of shepherd's pie. Not only do they have some unique twists, but they are sure to impress your party guests. Need more inspiration? Check out our tips on how to make this classic recipe your own:
This hearty, warm, vegetarian-style shepherd's pie replaces the meat with veggie-style grounds, which are mixed with a variety of veggies and topped with fluffy homemade mashed potatoes. It's just like the real, meaty deal.
Make these stuffed Irish shepherd's pie potatoes and everyone can have their own individual portion. As blogger Alejandra recommends, make a big batch of these and freeze them for quick lunches.
Have vegetarians in the family? This meatless shepherd's pie will bring everyone to the table.
Another great version of individual portions, this shepherd's pie in a jar is perfect for bringing to a St. Patrick's Day potluck party. The glass jars keep the pie contained, and you can easily reheat them in the microwave.
Like we recommended, using local spices makes for a fun twist on a classic Irish recipe. This Southwest turkey shepherd's pie uses different spices to bring some extra flavor into the meal.
The perfect pie to make after Thanksgiving but perfect any other time of year, this leftover turkey shepherd's pie will have everyone thinking you slaved in the kitchen for hours when you actually just used leftovers.
Mushrooms are a fantastic replacement for meat, since their texture when cooked is similar. Create this cheesy shepherd's pie with ground beef or lentils and crimini mushrooms and cater to both carnivores and vegetarians in your family.
A classic meat used in Irish cooking, lamb is a fantastic source of protein to use in this recipe. Bake this lamb shepherd's pie with garlic mashed potato crust and indulge in the true Irish spirit.
Live on the coast? Bring this seafood shepherd's pie to your St. Patrick's party using fresh, local seafood. Scallops, shrimp, clams and lobster would be a great addition.
Another fantastic option for vegetable lovers, this lentil and veggie shepherd's pie focuses on the heartiness of lentils, a nutritious legume that will fill up the hungriest of bellies.
This roasted veggie shepherd's pie with sweet potato topping recipe is a prime example of using different root vegetables as a topping. It's also vegetarian using roasted vegetables in place of the meat.
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