Deer Shepherd’s Pie

Deer Shephards Pie

Our Deer Shepherd’s Pie recipe is so good it will make your tongue smack your lips. Get ready to loosen your belt buckle!

Deer Shepherd’s Pie

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 40 minutes

Total Time: 45 minutes

Yield: 6 pieces

Serving Size: 1 piece

Calories per serving: 551

Fat per serving: 15.2g

Deer Shepherd’s Pie


  • 2 lbs of ground deer burger
  • 2 cups of mixed vegetables
  • 2 cans of cream of celery
  • 1 can of cream of chicken
  • 6 cups of mashed potatoes
  • 1/2 cup of finely shredded mild cheddar cheese or cheddar cheese blend of your choice (optional)


  1. Put the ground deer burger in a large frying pan. Crumble it as it fries. Once it’s done–about 10 minutes, drain the excess fat from the burger. Add the cans of cream of celery and cream of chicken soups into the burger. Stir well, and then add the mixed vegetables, and stir well again.
  2. Preheat the oven to 350. Pour the deer shepherd’s pie burger mixture into a 9″ x 13″ casserole dish, and spread the mixture evenly. Make sure to leave head room for the mashed potatoes.
  3. Then try to say “deer shepherd’s pie burger mixture” five times in a roll–I bet you can’t LOL!
  4. For the potatoes that go on top of the deer shepherd’s pie, you can make your own–what I call “real mashed taters” or you can use instant potatoes. There’s no shame in using instant potatoes! As a matter of fact, my all-time favorite mashed potatoes are Idahoan four cheese. I use three packs for this dish and they are so easy to make. It’s a real time saver, plus they are delicious. But whatever potatoes you use, just make them as you normally do.
  5. When done, dip mashed potatoes out of the bowl one tablespoon at a time and spread them evenly on the deer shepherd’s pie.
  6. Once you are finished with the potatoes, sprinkle mild shredded cheddar cheese on top of that. You don’t want too much cheese. Make sure you can still see a little of the potatoes under the cheese. You can omit the cheese if you want and it’s still delicious!
  7. Place the dish in the oven and let it bake for about 30 minutes. The best way to tell if it’s done is when the cheese melts and it starts to brown. If you didn’t put cheese on yours, the mashed potatoes will start to crack and brown when it’s done.

Some people like it best without the cheese. It cuts calories. I am one of those people, so I make two dishes and fix one without the cheese or you can do half with cheese and a half without cheese. Either way, your family, and friends will love this Deer Shepherd’s Pie recipe.

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The good, the bad and the delicious…

  • The Deer Shepherd’s Pie is low in cholesterol and sugar.
  • It’s very high in sodium, especially for those that are on a strict low-sodium diet.

Deer Shepherd’s Pie Nutrition Facts

Nutrition Grade: B

Yields: 6 Pieces Serving Size: 1 Piece
Calories 551
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 15.2g 23%
Saturated Fat 5.1g 26%
Trans Fat 0.0g
Cholesterol 52mg 17%
Sodium 1894mg 79%
Total Carbohydrates 55.8g 19%
Dietary Fiber 3.7g 15%
Sugars 1.7g
Protein 44.9g
Vitamin A 11%
Vitamin C 7%
Calcium 18%
Iron 15%

To make this dish more diet-friendly…

  • Omit some of the mashed potatoes and the cheese–maybe up to half.
  • Use the low fat and low sodium cream of celery and cream of chicken soups.
    • Both of these changes will make a huge difference in the sodium amount and calories.
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8 thoughts on “Deer Shepherd’s Pie”

  1. As always your recipes look delicious… and because of them I just may TRY some deer when I’m somewhere that they are serving it! hahaha

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