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Curried Chicken Shepherd’s Pie

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


  • 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


  • In a large skillet, saute onion and celery in 1 tablespoon butter until tender. Add frozen vegetables and remaining butter; cook 2 minutes longer.
  • 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.
  • 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.
Nutrition Facts
1-1/2 cups: 410 calories, 19g fat (9g saturated fat), 99mg cholesterol, 1025mg sodium, 33g carbohydrate (7g sugars, 4g fiber), 27g protein.

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  • geipa
    Mar 14, 2019

    This was excellent. My grandson loved it and I will make again. Followed recipe but increased the veggies to 2 cups. Thanks for sharing a great recipe.

  • s_pants
    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
    Oct 6, 2015

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

  • karebear0099
    Aug 20, 2014

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

  • cindysue444
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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