Shepherd’s Pie (Kids)

by kiwi-recipes
  • 1 Tbsp oil
  • 500 g lean beef or lamb mince
  • 420 g jar pasta sauce *
  • 1 stalk celery, finely chopped
  • 6 button mushrooms, sliced
  • 1 carrot, peeled and finely chopped
  • 1 courgette and/or other seasonal green vegetables, finely chopped
  • 2 cups mashed potato or cooked pasta

Brown mince in the oil in a hot pan, breaking the mince up ito small pieces with the back of a spoon. This is best done in two batches. Stir in pasta sauce and vegetables except the potato. Cover and simmer gently for 15 mins. Spoon mixture into a pie dish and top with mashed potato. Bake at 180ºC for about 15 min or until top is golden.

Babies 6-7 months

* At this age, leave out the pasta sauce. Puree the meat and vegetable mixture in a food processor or baby mouli. Mix with a little of baby’s milk if necessary to achieve a smooth consistency your baby can swallow.

Babies 8-9 months

Serve the layers separately so baby can experience different tastes and textures.

Older children

Add garlic, Worcestershire sauce or vegetable stock for additional flavours.

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