Curried Chicken Shepherd's Pie Recipe
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Curried Chicken Shepherd's Pie Recipe

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Use leftover mashed potatoes to crown this comforting casserole. The creamy chicken-and-veggie mixture is mildly seasoned with curry to please almost any palate. —Lori Lockrey, Scarborough, Ontario
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 25 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 25 min.
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 2 celery ribs, chopped
  • 3 tablespoons butter, divided
  • 1 cup frozen peas and carrots
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon curry powder
  • 1-1/2 cups reduced-sodium chicken broth
  • 1/2 cup 2% milk
  • 2 cups cubed cooked chicken
  • 2 tablespoons dried parsley flakes
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 cups mashed potatoes (with added milk and butter)
  • 1/4 teaspoon paprika

Nutritional Facts

1-1/2 cups: 410 calories, 19g fat (9g saturated fat), 99mg cholesterol, 1025mg sodium, 33g carbohydrate (7g sugars, 4g fiber), 27g protein.


  1. In a large skillet, saute onion and celery in 1 tablespoon butter until tender. Add frozen vegetables and remaining butter; cook 2 minutes longer.
  2. Stir in flour and curry powder until blended; gradually add broth and milk. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 1 minute or until thickened. Add the chicken, parsley, salt and pepper.
  3. Transfer to a greased 2-qt. baking dish. Top with potatoes; sprinkle with paprika. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 25-30 minutes or until heated through. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Curried Chicken Shepherd's Pie in Taste of Home June/July 2010, p55

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s_pants User ID: 174050 242419
Reviewed Jan. 24, 2016

"We all really enjoyed this! My 10 year old loved it!! I am not a fan of shepherd's pie, but really liked it. I used peas and corn instead of peas and carrots because that is what I had on hand. Can definitely see myself making it again."

jstowellsupermom User ID: 7101358 234117
Reviewed Oct. 6, 2015

"A hit with our family!! Great comfort food dish!!!"

karebear0099 User ID: 7266770 129945
Reviewed Aug. 20, 2014

"Super delicious, east, and fairly healthy. I used 3 tsp curry powder and instant mashed potatoes"

cindysue444 User ID: 2652718 173957
Reviewed May. 7, 2014

"My family tears this up every time I cook it. We love curry, I double the batch and put it in 4 tablespoons of curry."

mehalv User ID: 4612167 109614
Reviewed May. 18, 2012

"This was really tasty! The curry powder added a pleasing depth of flavor to this classic dish that was savory but not overpowering."

kafaughn User ID: 3552105 106504
Reviewed Sep. 21, 2011

"My family loved this. I was unsure about the curry, but the dish was so flavorful! I also added chopped zucchini."

KaylaMillar User ID: 5329334 147297
Reviewed May. 19, 2011

"Fantastic! I'm not a huge fan of shepherds pie but this was wonderful! Everyone loved it, including my picky 3 yr old."

KaylaMillar User ID: 5329334 109612
Reviewed May. 19, 2011

"Fantastic! I'm not a huge fan of shepherds pie but this was wonderful! Everyone loved it, including my picky 3 yr old."

katrinathaanum User ID: 5442809 178959
Reviewed Mar. 13, 2011

"I made this for my family and we LOVED it! I used instant mashed potatoes instead of fresh just to make things quicker.I used extra butter and milk when I made the potatoes. We also used corn instead of carrots because it was what we had and it came out great! My kids and husband enjoyed this and it was super easy"

lstreiff User ID: 5863046 173956
Reviewed Mar. 8, 2011

"Used can of mixed veggies, and chopped cabbage. Less broth, and a smig of buttermilk, garlic and celery salt. Yummy"

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