Shepherd’s Pie for Toddlers

by Mona Fe on Apr 15, 2022

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The Quick and Easy Shepherd’s Pie Recipe for your Toddler

Everything tastes better when presented in an eye-catching way.

That’s why we’ve turned the crowd favourite, Shepherd’s Pie, into a quick and easy mini version to impress your toddler.

All you need is a We Might Be Tiny Snackie so you can whip up your very own mini Shepherd’s Pie and turn it into a super cute cat, bear or bunny―our signature characters.

Our silicone Snackies are specifically designed to transition from freezer to microwave and oven to dishwasher. They also love to look after your snacks while out and about or come to the rescue at dinnertime when fussy eaters often strike.

How you serve this recipe is totally up to you:

Make 1 small serving in a Snackie to please the toddler in your life and bake the rest in a big dish or turn them all into mini pies ready for today’s play date. This recipe is enough for 6 Snackies (or 1 Snackie and a big dish).

Need a bigger serving size because you’ve got more bellies to feed?

Simply adjust the quantities accordingly.

Makes 6 Snackies | Prep 20 minutes



  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 onion, finely diced
  • 1 garlic, finely diced
  • 500 g lamb mince
  • 2 carrots, peeled and grated half a large zucchini, grated
  • 1 small red capsicum, finely diced
  • 400 g (1 can) diced tomatoes
  • 1 tbsp tomato paste
  • 1 tbsp stock concentrate
  • ¼ tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp oregano
  • ½ tbsp balsamic vinegar


  • 750 g potatoes, cut into large chunks (peeling optional)
  • 125 ml (½ cup) milk
  • 30 g butter
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 100 g (1 cup) cheese, grated (optional)


Preheat oven to 180 C.

Heat oil in a large frying pan over medium-high heat. Add onion, and sauté for

5 minutes or until softened. Add garlic, carrot, zucchini,and capsicum, and sauté for a further 5 minutes.

Add lamb mince and cook for 5-10 minutes, stirring frequently to break up lumps.

Add diced tomatoes, tomato paste, stock, oregano, cinnamon, and balsamic vinegar, and stir to combine.

Allow mixture to come to the boil. Reduce heat to low and cook, stirring occasionally, for 10 minutes or until the sauce thickens.

Meanwhile, cook potato in boiling water for 12 minutes or until tender. Drain well. Return to the pan and mash until smooth. Add milk and butter and stir to combine. Season to taste.

Spoon lamb mixture into Snackies. Top with mash. Use the back of a fork to even out and add texture to the topping. Sprinkle grated cheese evenly if using. Bake for 20 minutes or until golden.


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