Learn how to reheat shepherd's pie using these simple methods so that you can enjoy your delicious leftovers! No need to worry about your food drying out or becoming soggy! Whether you made too much or simply want to store your shepherd's pie for later, these tips and tricks are sure to help you out!
Guide To Reheating Shepherd's Pie
Shepherd's pie is one of my favorite warm and cozy comfort foods! It is the perfect all-in-one dish that is loaded up with so many tasty ingredients, from mashed potatoes to ground lamb or beef!
Another added bonus is that shepherd's pie typically makes anywhere from 6-8 servings, making it ideal for a large family! However, if you have a smaller family then you are bound to have some leftovers on hand. Luckily for you, those leftovers are super easy to reheat later (and taste fantastic!)
- Guide To Reheating Shepherd's Pie
- How To Reheat Shepherd's Pie In The Oven
- How To Reheat Shepherd's Pie In The Microwave
- How To Reheat Shepherd's Pie On The Stovetop
- How To Reheat Shepherd's Pie In An Air Fryer
- Tips For Reheating Shepherd's Pie
- How To Reheat Frozen Shepherd's Pie
- Best Way To Reheat Shepherd's Pie
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Shepherd's pie is a hearty and satisfying dish that can be enjoyed as a leftover meal. Here are some tips and methods for reheating shepherd's pie.
How To Reheat Shepherd's Pie In The Oven
The oven is usually a safe bet for reheating leftovers! Plus, it's an ideal option for when you are reheating a large amount of food.
- Preheat. Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C).
- Cover. Place the shepherd's pie in an oven-safe dish and cover it tightly with foil.
- Bake. Bake for 30-40 minutes, or until it is heated through. *If you want to crisp up the mashed potatoes on top, remove the foil for the last 10-15 minutes of cooking.
How To Reheat Shepherd's Pie In The Microwave
The microwave is the quickest way to heat up your leftovers, so it's perfect for when you're in a pinch. However, it does not have as tasty results as the other methods do so I only recommend using the microwave if necessary.
- Prepare. Place a serving of shepherd's pie in a microwave-safe dish and cover it with a lid or plastic wrap.
- Heat. Microwave on high for 2-3 minutes, or until it is heated through.
- Check. Stir the shepherd's pie and check the temperature before serving.
How To Reheat Shepherd's Pie On The Stovetop
If you have leftover shepherd's pie that has not been frozen, you can reheat it on the stovetop.
- Heat. Heat a skillet over medium heat and add a small amount of oil or butter.
- Cook. Add the shepherd's pie to the skillet and cook, stirring occasionally, until it is heated through.
How To Reheat Shepherd's Pie In An Air Fryer
The air fryer does such a great job at reheating shepherd's pie that it is my second favorite method, right after the oven! It is quick, easy, and yields a tasty result!
- Preheat. Preheat your air fryer to 350°F (175°C) and line it with parchment paper.
- Heat. Place your shepherd's pie into the air fryer and heat it for 5 minutes.
Tips For Reheating Shepherd's Pie
- Let the shepherd's pie come to room temperature before reheating. This will help it cook more evenly and prevent the edges from drying out.
- Cover the shepherd's pie with foil or a lid to prevent the top from drying out.
- Add a splash of water or broth to the shepherd's pie before reheating to help keep it moist.
- Use a meat thermometer to ensure that the internal temperature of the shepherd's pie reaches 165°F (74°C) before serving.
- Don't reheat the shepherd's pie more than once to avoid overcooking and loss of flavor.
How To Reheat Frozen Shepherd's Pie
There are a few different ways you can reheat your frozen shepherd's pie. First of all, you can allow it to defrost in the fridge overnight and then heat it in the oven following the steps above.
Secondly, you can heat it in the oven straight from frozen and skip the thawing process altogether!
- Preheat. Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C).
- Cover. Cover the frozen shepherd's pie with aluminum foil.
- Heat. Heat in the oven for 60-90 minutes (if frozen) or 30-40 minutes (if thawed).
Best Way To Reheat Shepherd's Pie
My favorite method for reheating shepherd's pie is in the oven, with the air fryer as a close second. They both do a great job at reheating the food and keeping a great texture.
The main difference comes down to how much you need to be reheating. If you are heating up a larger amount then the air fryer won't work and you'll need to opt for the oven. However, any of these methods will work!
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By following these methods and tips, you can reheat shepherd's pie to perfection and enjoy it as a delicious leftover meal. Leave a comment down below and let me know which method is your favorite!
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How To Reheat Shepherd's Pie: Gordon Ramsay Shepherd’s Pie (+Best Tips & Tricks!)
- 2 tablespoon olive oil (extra virgin)
- 1 lbs ground lamb
- 2 teaspoon each, salt & pepper (divided into 2 equal portions - 1 teaspoon each)
- 1 large white onion (finely grated)
- 1 large carrot (finely grated)
- 2 cloves garlic (finely grated)
- 2 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
- 2 tablespoon tomato puree (or tomato paste, but then only 1 ½ tablespoons)
- 1 cup dry red wine (I use Cabernet Sauvignon or Pinot Noir)
- 2 sprigs fresh thyme (chopped)
- 1 sprig fresh rosemary (chopped)
- 1 cup chicken stock
- 2 lbs russet potatoes (washed, peeled and quartered)
- 2 tablespoon butter (unsalted)
- 2 large egg yolks
- 1 cup Parmesan cheese (reserve some for topping, if desired)
- Bring a large cast iron skillet, skillet, or frying pan to high heat with the olive oil.2 tablespoon olive oil
- After the oil is hot, add in the ground lamb. Spread in an even layer and crisp one side, then turn and crisp the bottom side. Break apart the ground lamb after it is browned and crisped. Season the lamb with salt and pepper (use the first portion of salt & pepper, 1 teaspoon of each).1 lbs ground lamb, 2 teaspoon each, salt & pepper
- Add in the onion, garlic, and carrot and cook for about 2-4 minutes till vegetables are soft.1 large white onion, 1 large carrot, 2 cloves garlic
- Pour in the Worcestershire sauce then the tomato puree and combine. Add in the red wine, thyme and rosemary and cook until most of the wine has evaporated off.2 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce, 2 tablespoon tomato puree, 1 cup dry red wine, 2 sprigs fresh thyme, 1 sprig fresh rosemary
- Pour in the chicken stock and cook for 3-4 minutes. Then turn heat off and set aside.1 cup chicken stock
- In a large stockpot cover peeled potatoes with water then boil the potatoes for about 20 minutes or until potatoes are soft. Drain.2 lbs russet potatoes
- Mash potatoes either with a fork or a ricer if you have one.
- Season with the remaining salt & pepper.2 teaspoon each, salt & pepper
- Stir in the butter, egg yolks and stir very quickly then add the Parmesan cheese and combine well. (Optional - reserve a few tablespoons of the Parmesan cheese for topping the Shepherds pie)2 tablespoon butter, 2 large egg yolks, 1 cup Parmesan cheese
Assembling The Shepherd's Pie
- Spoon the lamb meat into a casserole dish and then top with the potato. Using a spatula run the potatoes completely over the mince filling in any holes. It should look like a smooth mound.
- Sprinkle the remaining Parmesan cheese on the top and then using a fork drag along the top of the potatoes (this will give the potatoes a nice crunchy texture where they get raised by the fork).1 cup Parmesan cheese
- Place in your preheated oven at 350°F (180°C) for 18-20 minutes.
- Remove from the oven and allow 5-10 minutes to cool before serving.
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