Today’s I’m sharing a recipe for an Instant Pot shepherd’s pie. This family-friendly shepherd’s pie uses ground beef (instead of the traditional lamb), and your Instant Pot® or multi-cooker pressure cooker to prepare the filling and potatoes. If you’re looking for more recipe ideas for the Instant Pot, I’ve found several delicious, tried-and-true Instant Pot recipes, and have been creating many new Instant Pot/pressure cooker recipes. Stay tuned for more on the blog!
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This recipe starts with the Instant Pot’s Sauté function and cooking the ground beef, onion, garlic, salt, and pepper in oil until the beef has browned and the onions are soft and translucent, about 5 minutes.
Then you add in tomato paste, Worcestershire sauce, and thyme to the pot, along with some beef broth and frozen peas and carrots.
For the potatoes, you use your Instant Pot’s metal collapsible trivet. Place the trivet in the pot so that it rests a little bit above the meat mixture, and place the potatoes on top of the trivet. The meal then cooks on high pressure for 15 minutes if potatoes are on the smaller side or 20 minutes if they are medium or large, allowing 10 to 15 minutes for pressure to build first.
After the timer goes off, allow the pressure to release naturally for 10 minutes before releasing the remaining pressure using the quick-release method. The potatoes are then transferred to a bowl.
Add half-and-half, butter, and garlic salt to the bowl with the potatoes and mash them until well blended and creamy.
Assemble the pie by pouring the meat mixture from the Instant Pot into an 8-inch square baking pan.
Spoon the mashed potatoes over the meat mixture and spread out evenly.
Broil the shepherd’s pie in a preheated oven until the top starts to golden and brown.
There you go! A hearty dinner for the family, prepped in your Instant Pot. Here’s the recipe for Instant Pot Shepherd’s pie. Don’t forget to pin for later!