Nutrients per serving

  • Calories  390
  • Protein  26 g
  • Carbohydrates  22 g
  • Fat  22 g
  • Cholesterol  94 mg
  • Sodium  312 mg
  • Potassium  605 mg
  • Phosphorus  296 mg
  • Calcium  99 mg
  • Fiber  2.3 g

Renal and renal diabetic food choices

  • 3 meat
  • 1 starch
  • 1-1/2 vegetable, medium potassium
  • 1-1/2 fat

Carbohydrate choices


Helpful hints

  • Double boiling potatoes in a large pot of water reduces potassium content. Peel and cut potatoes into small pieces, cover with water and boil  5 minutes. Replace with fresh water and cook to desired consistency. Discard cooking water.
  • Freeze extra portions for a quick meal later.
  • The nutrient analysis includes gravy from a dry mix. Make low-sodium homemade gravy to reduce sodium content.

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Easy Shepherd’s Pie
12patches says:

Is there a reason this recipe is in twice in the listing of recipes? We both just love this recipe I don't make it much as we are also diabetics and potatoes are a food we have to watch out for. Dietitian comment: Yes one version is lower in protein. In the past this was indicated in the recipe name. I am checking into why the name was changed. Thanks for your feedback.

Jan. 20, 2017, 3:13 PM
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lucygoosy says:

this sounds good I am going to make this thanks

Jan. 06, 2017, 5:23 PM
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Rishtonite says:

I'm amazed that nobody else has spotted the error in this recipe. Shepherd's pie is made with lamb, not beef. If you use beef it is called cottage pie.

Dec. 14, 2016, 2:43 PM
Easy Shepherd’s Pie
scorpii says:

I have made this recipe twice because my husband and I liked it so much. It is very meaty and we didn't miss salt at all. The gravy is not needed, but make sure that you make lots of mashed potatoes. I liked mine with an extra pat of butter on top. Yum.

Feb. 29, 2016, 10:59 AM
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slborop says:

is the brown gravy supposed to be from a jar and not homemade? Dietitian comment: See note in Helpful hints. You can substitute homemade, especially if you want to reduce the sodium.

Feb. 05, 2016, 5:15 AM
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vms00205 says:

I really do wish you would indicate what size pots, pans, and baking dishes to use in your recipes.

Jan. 21, 2016, 3:58 PM
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bstrandy says:

I can't wait to try this recipe. My roommate is Irish and love shepherd's pie. Since he started dialysis he has been very limited all the foods he can eat and can't eat. This will make him very happy and I plan on trying this either tomorrow night or the next. The only thing that I would change are the frozen peas because nobody in her house likes peas. I think I would take the suggestion that someone else made about using green beans. Thank you for the great recipe.

Jan. 06, 2016, 4:05 PM
Easy Shepherd’s Pie
ohneclue says:

I'm diabetic and just started with early Kidney problems according to my lab work so my concern is far more directed to the potatoes and NONDAIRY CREAMER in the recipe so I would NEVER cook this USING CHEMICALS rather than cauliflower subbing for the potato carbs and a nut or coconut milk sub for the chemical junk nonfood used to dilute the potatoes! As a fellow dietitian, I am astounded that a dietitian would recommend a cup of nondairy creamer chemicals to a kidney patient as a diluent to potatoes! I was impressed with my initial contact with DaVita but this doesn't impress me at all. Dietitian comment: Thanks for your comment. We are in the process or revising all recipes with NDC due to the undesirable phosphate additives now in NDC.

May. 16, 2015, 10:57 PM
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jrlawr says:

This is similar to what I make. The difference is I use a can of tomato soup instead of tomato sauce. I also use green beans instead of carrots and pepper. I think the non dairy creamer would add chemicals to the dish..Prefer natural, like milk in the potatoes. Dietitian comment: You could use substitute unenriched rice milk for the NDC.

May. 15, 2015, 10:06 AM
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maryanncol says:

This is a great recipe - one of my hubby's favorites and it is me that is on dialysis.

May. 15, 2015, 9:27 AM
Easy Shepherd’s Pie
sguess4 says:

this is so close to the real thing I was beyond thrilled

Mar. 29, 2015, 7:23 AM
Easy Shepherd’s Pie

I dont know if I didnt use enoughpotatoes or changing to 1 percent milk made that much difference, but I had toadd more potatoes because 1 cup of milk made the potatoes soup. Otherwise good flavor will make again

Nov. 16, 2014, 8:57 AM
Easy Shepherd’s Pie

Would using a mashed cauliflower (rather than leeched potatoes) lower potassium content? Dietitian comment: Yes the cauliflower is lower in potassium, even after the potatoes are leached.

Oct. 27, 2014, 7:43 AM
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JEAustin says:

Very tasty and easy to make. A recipe worth saving!

Apr. 27, 2014, 5:52 AM
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JimmyAlle says:

Could you add the gravy before baking ? that would keep the meat moist and that is how I have cooked regular Sheppards Pie. What would be the differents ? Dietitian comment: Great suggestion!

Oct. 10, 2013, 7:37 AM
Easy Shepherd’s Pie
cats says:

I think this is too high in potassium for someone who is not on dialysis yet. CKD non-dialysis I use the Lower Protein one

Jun. 05, 2013, 1:42 AM
Easy Shepherd’s Pie

This is a kid friendly meal. They couldn't even eat the whole portion.

Apr. 29, 2013, 4:29 PM
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frankath says:

HI EVERYONE I'M NEW AND WOULDOVEN TO MAKE SOME OF THESE RECIPES. IS THERE A WAY TO CONVERT THE INGREDIENTS MEASURES AS I DON'T KNOW CUP MEASUREMENTS THANK YOU IN ADVANCE Moderator comment: There are websites with information on converting Imperial to metric measurements. Here is one site to help:

Oct. 02, 2012, 5:47 AM
Easy Shepherd’s Pie

This is very easy to make and tastes yummy!! I recommend it highly. I followed the recipe exactly except that I added just a bit more tomato sauce and it was delicious!

Aug. 27, 2012, 2:33 PM
Easy Shepherd’s Pie

Out standing, but I used shredded beef.left over roast. I did soak my potatoes for 2 hours also. Charlie S.

Jan. 27, 2010, 4:38 PM
Easy Shepherd’s Pie

This was an amazing recipe, However make sure you do not accidently make it with French vanilla Liquid Non Dairy Creamer. French Vanilla Shepards Pie was an interesting taste, however a normal taste would have been better.

Jan. 20, 2010, 3:15 PM
Easy Shepherd’s Pie
newatthis says:

Great recipe - my husband loves it...but did I miss something? My pie never gets "bubbly." When do you add the gravy - prior to baking, or on top after it's done? Moderator comment: Good catch on the gravy. We contacted Juhi who told us the gravy is to be served on top once the pie is plated. As for bubbly it may be bubbly depending on how long you cook it, but if it doesn't bubble when done don't worry.

Jan. 05, 2010, 6:15 AM

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