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Shepupherd’s Pie (Doggie Shepherd’s Pie)

Shepherd’s pie isn’t just for humans anymore! With a few tweaks to the popular British dish, this savory pie is transformed into a dog-safe tasty treat. This quick and easy recipe is made from meat and veggies moistened with a gravy and topped with mashed potatoes. Shepupherd’s pie is a fun and creative way to spoil your dog with a delicious special meal to celebrate a holiday, their birthday, or any other time you just want to party.

Easy Doggie Shepherd's Pie
Dog-friendly Shepherd's Pie
Dog-safe Shepherd's Pie

This pie was a huge hit with Shadow and Sasha. They thought it was woofing fantastic and couldn’t get enough of it.


Doggie Shepherd’s Pie

  • 1 lb ground beef

  • 2 Tbsp flour

  • 1 Tbsp tomato paste

  • 1 cup reduced sodium beef broth

  • ½ cup corn

  • ½ cup peas

  • ½ cup plain breadcrumbs

  • 1 large egg, beaten

  • 1½ cups cooked plain mashed potatoes

  • ½ cup cheese, shredded or crumbled


Doggie Shepherd’s Pie

  1. Preheat oven to 400°F. Spray a pie dish with nonstick cooking spray.

  2. In a large skillet or pan, cook the ground beef over medium-high heat until browned and cooked through. Drain any excess fat.

  3. Sprinkle the cooked ground beef with the flour and toss to coat, continuing to cook for another minute. Add the tomato paste and broth and stir to combine. Bring to a boil, reduce heat to low, cover, and simmer for about 5 minutes or until the sauce is thickened slightly.

  4. Add the corn, peas, breadcrumbs, and beaten egg and mix until thoroughly combined.

  5. Spread the mixture evenly into the prepared pie dish.

  6. In a large bowl, mix the mashed potatoes with the cheese until well combined. Pipe or spoon the mashed potatoes on top of the meat mixture. Place the pie onto a baking sheet.

  7. Bake for about 20 minutes, or until the potatoes begin to brown. Remove the pie to a cooling rack and allow to cool completely before serving to your pup.

Note: It's ok to use instant potatoes as long as they are 100% potato. The small amount of milk and butter won't hurt unless your dog is lactose intolerant. In that case, just omit those ingredients.

Celebrate your pooch by making an easy homemade dog cake (or pupcake) for their birthday! Made with simple, wholesome ingredients, these adorable cakes are perfect for spoiling your furry friend. They’re simple to make and a great way to celebrate another year with your pup.

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