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Shepherd's Pie

50 mins

A rich-ingredient meal to make for your child would be the Shepherd's Pie. This recipe will encourage your little ones to eat their veggies and protein for the day.


700g potatoes, peeled and chopped

1 tbsp olive oil

1 medium (150g) onion, finely chopped

1 medium (120g) carrot, finely chopped

½ medium (100g) red capsicum, finely chopped

½ cup (60g) finely chopped celery

2 cloves garlic, crushed

500g lean beef mince

1 tbsp plain flour

2 tbsp tomato paste

2 tsp Maggi Original Seasoning

1 cup (250mL) chicken stock

30g butter

½ cup (125mL) low fat milk

1/3 cup (40g) grated low fat cheddar cheese

Step by step
  • 20 mins
  • 30 mins
  • 50 mins
    Time total
  • Preheat oven to 200°C/180°C fan forced.


  • Place potatoes in a large saucepan; cover with salted water; bring to the boil over high heat; simmer until potatoes are tender, about 20 minutes.

  • Heat oil in a frying pan over medium high heat; add onion, carrot, capsicum and celery; cook, stirring occasionally, for 5 minutes or until tender. Add garlic and mince; cook, breaking up any lumps, until mince is golden. Add flour; cook 1 minute; add tomato paste, MAGGI Original Seasoning and chicken stock; cook 15 minutes or until sauce comes to the boil and thickens. Spoon into a greased, 8 cup (2L) capacity oven proof casserole dish

  • Meanwhile, drain potatoes well; using a potato masher, mash until smooth; add butter and milk and mix until well combined. Spoon over mince; sprinkle with cheese; bake 30 minutes or until hot, bubbling and golden.


    For younger babies, simply place in a food processor or blender, thinning down

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