Ground Beef Potpie

Total Time

Prep: 25 min. Bake: 30 min. + standing


6 servings

Updated: Sep. 28, 2023
A must-try for the meat-and-potato lover in your home, slices of this hearty ground beef potpie are sure to satisfy. Best of all, our home economists used a refrigerated pastry crust to make it easy as pie.


  • 1 pound lean ground beef (90% lean)
  • 2 medium onions, chopped
  • 1-1/2 cups finely chopped carrots
  • 2 cups mashed potatoes (without added milk and butter)
  • 1/4 cup beef broth
  • 1 teaspoon rubbed sage
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried marjoram
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 sheet refrigerated pie crust
  • 1 large egg, beaten, optional


  1. Preheat oven to 400°. In a large nonstick skillet, cook beef, onions and carrots over medium heat until meat is no longer pink, breaking meat into crumbles; drain if necessary. Stir in potatoes, broth and seasonings. Spoon into an ungreased 9-in. pie plate.
  2. Place crust over filling; crimp edge to seal. Cut slits in top. If desired, brush with egg wash. Bake until crust is golden brown, 30-35 minutes. Let stand for 10 minutes before cutting.

Ground Beef Potpie Tips

Can you make this recipe with ground turkey instead of ground beef?

You can certainly substitute ground turkey as a healthier alternative to the ground beef. Bear in mind, ground turkey does not have as much fat and flavor as ground beef, so adjust your seasonings accordingly. Otherwise, try this turkey potpie recipe.

Should the edge of the pie crust be inside the pie plate or over the edge?

For this ground beef potpie, the crust can extend over the edge for your crimp. As it bakes, the crimped edge will shrink slightly and hug the filling of the potpie. In case of drips, place the pie plate on a foil-lined baking sheet. If you want to go the extra mile, here’s our guide on how to make decorative pie crusts.

Can you make ground beef potpie ahead of time?

The filling for this ground beef potpie can be prepared ahead of time and kept in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 2 days. When you’re ready to prepare the potpie, remove the filling from the refrigerator and let it sit for about 20 to 30 minutes. This way, it will come to room temperature before spooning it into the pie plate and topping it with the crust. If you liked this recipe, try more of our top potpie recipes.

Mark Neufang, Taste of Home Culinary Assistant

Nutrition Facts

1 piece: 358 calories, 16g fat (7g saturated fat), 54mg cholesterol, 541mg sodium, 34g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 4g fiber), 18g protein.