Instant Pot Slow Cooker Shepherd’s Pie Casserole Recipe

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Instant Pot Slow Cooker Shepherd’s Pie Casserole is thick and hearty comfort food, like a traditional Shepherd’s Pie. The frozen diced hash browns gives the thick cross between a soup and a stew some texture. The dish is super easy to make, and quite filling.

Instant Pot Slow Cooker Shepherd's Pie Casserole Recipe From Val's Kitchen

Shepherd’s Pie is one of my favorite comfort foods. But, it involved mashed potatoes and using the oven so it can take a little time and effort. Sometimes a girl just doesn’t want to make a lot of effort to get a meal on the table. I had some frozen diced hash browns on hand and was trying to figure out what to make with them. I thought it would be interesting to try and make a layered Shepherd’s Pie in the Instant Pot. Instant Pot Slow Cooker Shepherd’s Pie Casserole is thick and hearty, like a traditional Shepherd’s Pie. The frozen diced hash browns gives the thick cross between a soup and a stew some texture. The dish is super easy to make, and quite filling. Hubby really enjoyed it and suggested we have it again. Here’s how I make Instant Pot Slow Cooker Shepherd’s Pie Casserole.

Instant Pot Slow Cooker Shepherd’s Pie Casserole

Equipment Needed

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  • electric pressure cooker (I used a 6 qt Instant Pot)
  • measuring cups
  • measuring spoons
  • silicone cooking spoon

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Ingredients

  • 1.5 lbs ground beef
  • 32 oz frozen frozen diced hash brown potatoes (I used Ore Ida)
  • 8 oz onion dip & dressing (I used Axelrod, it’s in the dairy case. You can use just plain sour cream but I like the extra bit of flavor you get from using the dip.)
  • 10 3/4 oz can cheddar cheese soup
  • 16 oz frozen corn
  • 2 tsp onion powder
  • 2 tsp garlic powder
  • 8 oz shredded cheddar cheese
  • salt and pepper to taste

Instant Pot Slow Cooker Shepherd's Pie Casserole Recipe From Val's Kitchen

Instructions

Place the ground beef into the Instant Pot.

Set the Instant Pot to saute and brown the meat.

Place the soup, onion dip and seasonings into a glass bowl and combine thoroughly.

Once the meat has browned, remove it and add to the mixing bowl and combine thoroughly.

Place half of the frozen diced potatoes into the pot.

Place the beef mixture on top of the potatoes.

Place the corn on top of the beef mixture.

Place the remaining half of the frozen diced potatoes into the pot.

Set the Instant Pot to cook on slow cook high for 4.5 hours or until the frozen potatoes on the top have cooked through.

Place the shredded cheese into the pot and stir well. (You can just place the cheese in a layer on top and not stir, I don’t do it that way because I prefer it when the cheese goes through the whole dish.)

Continue to cook for 15 minutes.

Serve immediately with salt and pepper to taste.

Instant Pot Slow Cooker Shepherd's Pie Casserole Recipe From Val's Kitchen

Instant Pot Slow Cooker Shepherd's Pie Casserole

Instant Pot Slow Cooker Shepherd's Pie Casserole Recipe From Val's Kitchen

Instructions

Place the ground beef into the Instant Pot. Set the Instant Pot to saute and brown the meat. Place the soup, onion dip and seasonings into a glass bowl and combine thoroughly. Once the meat has browned, remove it and add to the mixing bowl and combine thoroughly. Place half of the frozen diced potatoes into the pot. Place the beef mixture on top of the potatoes. Place the corn on top of the beef mixture. Place the remaining half of the frozen diced potatoes into the pot. Set the Instant Pot to cook on slow cook high for 4.5 hours or until the frozen potatoes on the top have cooked through. Place the shredded cheese into the pot and stir well. (You can just place the cheese in a layer on top and not stir, I don't do it that way because I prefer it when the cheese goes through the whole dish.) Continue to cook for 15 minutes. Serve immediately with salt and pepper to taste.

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    19 comments

    candy February 7, 2018 - 7:48 am

    My family enjoys eating shepherds pie and there are so many different way to make it. Plus it is great because it helps me clean out the refrigerator.

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    Amber Myers February 7, 2018 - 8:25 am

    What a perfect meal for the winter! I love hearty foods like this when it’s chilly out. I’m pretty sure everyone in my family would gobble this up.

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    Heather @ Kraus House Mom February 7, 2018 - 10:31 am

    I need to try this. My family loves shepherds pie and I love my Instant Pot.

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    Angelic Sinova February 7, 2018 - 11:05 am

    I LOVE Shepherd’s Pie so much! I’ve actually been craving it all winter long but haven’t food a place to get it from. I never thought of making my own, let alone a Shepherd’s Pie Casserole!? I know what I’m having for dinner this weekend.

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    Joanna @ Everyday Made Fresh February 7, 2018 - 1:27 pm

    We really enjoy eating shepherd’s pie. It’s a meal I don’t make that often, but should.

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    Tomi C February 7, 2018 - 5:01 pm

    I am loving experimenting with my Instant Pot. I haven’t thought of making shepherd’s pie in it. I’ll have to try this recipe because shepherd’s pie is one of my family’s favorite dishes.

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    Pam February 7, 2018 - 8:12 pm

    I love the idea of shepherd’s pie in the instant pot. It seems like you can make just about anything in the instant pot.

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    Terri Steffes February 7, 2018 - 9:56 pm

    That looks super good. I love love love shepherds pie. Add some mashed potatoes, or maybe a biscuit on top and call it a day!

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    Emily February 7, 2018 - 10:56 pm

    Oh this looks like a great meal idea! We got an instant pot for Christmas and are still figuring out good recipes for it, so I am always on the lookout for more of them. I will be adding this to our list, thank you!

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    Farida February 8, 2018 - 2:06 am

    I think I’ll love this dish because potatoes and cheese are some of my favorite things which are both in it! But honestly, I have not tasted this kind of pie before. Thanks for introducing it to me.

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    Our Family World February 8, 2018 - 3:00 am

    We never can say no to shepherd’s pie. It is always a hearty meal that we as a family enjoy together. My daughter is learning to make it herself. Hopefully, she masters the recipe and makes it for dinner someday.

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    Ricci February 8, 2018 - 3:11 am

    I love Shepard’s Pie!! I need to try this version in an Instapot. Maybe this will make me purchase an Instapot?? LOL!!

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    Sandy N Vyjay February 8, 2018 - 7:55 am

    Mashed potatoes are something that we love in our home. We use that a lot in combination with rice as a vegan option.

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    pat. February 8, 2018 - 11:04 am

    y tasste for this main depends on its ingredients–ni catsup please.

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    Sara Welch February 8, 2018 - 4:30 pm

    That look so warm and sticky. I would love to fill up with this!

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    Kita Bryant February 8, 2018 - 4:31 pm

    I really need to give this one a shot! I already have all of the ingredients around!

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    Bohemian Babushka February 8, 2018 - 6:59 pm

    BB’s thinking it may be time to get one of those pots… Sweetie would love that recipe. Went ahead and pinned it. Gracias for the recipe. BB2U

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    Anosa Malanga February 8, 2018 - 10:18 pm

    I love sheperds pie too. My cousin actually introduce this menu to me and share her recipe. After that I always make it especially when I have time to prepare. I’ll try this one and some twist according to my taste.

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    Claudia Krusch February 9, 2018 - 12:13 pm

    Oh, my! It looks soooo good! Perfect comfort food! I can’ t wait to make this weekend!

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