Keema Shepherd's Pie Keema Shepherd's Pie

Keema Shepherd's Pie

This is a new take on traditional Shepherd's Pie but with a twist.  The filling is a lamb keema base and the topping is prepared mash (or you can make your own with either a mixture of sweet potatoes or butternut squash and potatoes) and sprinkled with breadcrumbs for an extra crunch.

prep time
15 mins

cook time
20 minutes

4 people


  • 450g prepared lamb keema
  • 150ml good, hot lamb or vegetable stock
  • 675g prepared root vegetable mash or any mash of your choice
  • 2 tablespoons fresh or dried breadcrumbs
  • 2 tablespoons freshly chopped flat-leaf parsley or coriander


  1. Put the prepared keema in a large non-stick pan with the stock and heat for 3-4 minutes until piping hot, breaking up the mixture with a wooden spoon.  Preheat the oven to 180°C, 160°C Fan, Gas Mark 4.
  2. Spoon the lamb into a large ovenproof baking dish or 4 small ovenproof dishes.  Heat the mash and spoon over the keema. Sprinkle over the breadcrumbs.
  3. Cook in the oven for 20 minutes until the mash is golden.  Garnish with the herbs and serve with a selection of seasonal vegetables.


If you prefer a crispier topping, leave in the oven for a further 10-15 minutes. Use the Easy Lamb Keema recipe as the base for the Shepherd's pie.