spud lite shepherd's pie
Spud Lite Shepherd’s Pie

It’s National Potato Day; and who doesn’t love the humble spud? However you have them; mashed, baked, fried, in their jackets or out of them, curly, straight or crimpy, the good old ‘tater is classic comfort food!

To celebrate National Potato Day we have a winter classic recipe from Spud Lite; it’s hearty, it’s warm, it’s filling, and at 8.9% carbs, Spud Lite potatoes have considerably less carbs than the average of 12 or 13% for other types of potatoes, so you can enjoy your Shepherd’s Pie, without that carbed out feeling, but with all the golden goodness and flavour of potatoes that we love so much!



¼ cup Olive Oil
olive oil
750g lamb mince
2 brown onion, peeled and diced
2 cloves garlic, crushed
2 large carrot, peeled and diced
2 celery stick, diced
2 tbsp chopped rosemary
2 tbsp plain flour
¼ cup tomato paste
2 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
2 cups beef stock
1 cup frozen peas, thawed
salt flakes and freshly ground black pepper

Spud Lite Mash Potato

1 kg Spud Lite potatoes, peeled
60g unsalted butter
¼ cup low fat milk
¾ cup strong cheddar, grated
¼ cup finely chopped parsley
salt flakes and freshly ground black pepper


Step 1 – Cook Lamb

Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a large heavy-based saute pan over a medium-high heat and brown lamb in two batches until golden. Set aside.

Step 2 – Cook Ingredients

Heat remaining oil in the same pan over a low heat. Add onion, garlic, carrot, celery and rosemary, cover and cook for 10 minutes or until onion is tender. Add flour, stirring to combine and cook for a further 2 minutes.

Step 3 – Add Lamb

Return cooked lamb to the pan and increase heat to medium. Add tomato paste, Worcestershire sauce and stock, stirring until combined. Cover and cook for 20 minutes or until sauce thickens. Add peas, stirring to combine. Check seasoning and adjust accordingly.

Step 4 – Preheat Oven

Preheat oven to 200°C (180°C fan-forced).

Step 5 – Make Spud Mash

Meanwhile for the mash, steam potatoes for 15 minutes or until very tender. Remove from heat and mash until smooth. Add butter, milk, cheddar, parsley, salt and pepper, stirring until mash is well combined and smooth.

Step 6 – Create Shepards Pie

Spoon lamb mixture into a large deep pie dish on a baking tray and top with mash.

Place baking tray in preheated oven for 45 minutes or until the mash potato top is crispy and golden.

Step 7 – Serving time!

Now serve and enjoy your crispy and golden shepherd’s pie.

spud lite shepherd's pie

About Spud Lite Potatoes

25% less carbs than the average potato

spud lite variety

Spud Lite is a golden, creamy potato bursting with nutrition. Spud Lite is super tasty and incredibly easy to prepare. Providing a light, creamy and non-earthy flavour when mashed and a crisp, crunchy, soft pillow texture when roasted or fried, it’s versatility makes it the complete all-rounder.

Spud Lite is a potato variety that has come from natural cross pollination without any genetic modification. The growing period is 20 – 30% shorter than most other varieties, which means it needs less maintenance and feeding. It has also consistently shown that it has a longer shelf life than many other popular potato varieties – meaning less greening and less wastage. Spud Lite is exclusive to us, helping bring back the potatoes to its original glory.

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