Trader Joe’s Shepherd’s Pie, Beef with Gravy

This Trader Joe’s shepherd’s pie is made with beef, gravy, vegetables and mashed potatoes, and is super filling and rich dish. This has been around at TJs in some form for many, many years, and has changed a bit over the last few. It’s not the best tasting beef shepherd’s pie I’ve ever had, but it does have a lot healthier ingredients than the average frozen beef shepherds pie. Its not that easy to find legitimate beef shepherd’s pie in the frozen section, so as long as your expectations aren’t too high, I think people will like this version………….

  • 170 calories per serving
  • Net Weight: 16 oz
  • 3 grams of fat per serving

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Beef Shepherd’s Pie at Trader Joe’s

This Trader Joe’s shepherd’s pie is a solid option when you want a stick to your ribs, comfort food in the winter.There are definitely a lot of potatoes in this and they tend to dominate the taste and texture, but there are still a decent amount of veggies and beef. How does everyone like this beef shepherd’s pie compared to ones they’ve made or had at restaurants? If anyone has a good homemade shepherds pie recipe, we’d love to hear about it! And if you can’t make it out to TJs, give these items a try…..

Colman’s Shepherd’s Pie Mix, 1.75-Ounce Packages (Pack of 12)

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25 thoughts on “Trader Joe’s Shepherd’s Pie, Beef with Gravy

  1. I purchased the Shephard’s pie as it is my favorite dish. It was 90 and possibly 95% potato. It actually looked the opposite of the picture on the box.

    1. I think they changed the recipe because I purchased TJ’s Shepard’s Pie maybe a year ago and it was pretty good – especially the potatoes. Then I purchased more a week ago and this one was horrible! No flavor to speak. Disgusted that I purchased two.

    2. I agree. Wish I had read the reviews before I bought this. You would be better off making your own by combining Idaho Brand instant potatoes any flavor(the approx. dollar packet with two cups boiling water added). Microwave some frozen mixed vegetables. Microwave a container of pulled beef (I’ve forgotten the brand name – it’s a refrigerated product). Combine carefiully and you’ll have a “shepherd”s pie” that tastes far better than TJ’s.

      1. Tell the world. Trader Joe knows this stuff stinks. Take it out of inventory. REFUND ALL WHO BOUGHT THE HORRIBLE POTATO SOUP. SHAME ON trader Joe. They know it stinks. Yes stinks.

    3. Tell the world. Trader Joe knows this stuff stinks. Take it out of inventory. REFUND ALL WHO BOUGHT THE HORRIBLE POTATO SOUP. SHAME ON trader Joe. They know it stinks. Yes stinks.

    4. This shepherd’s pie was much too salty and I like my food salted. A very unhealthy level of sal. The green beans should be omitted as they are just chewy with no crunch. Add more corn and peas. No string beans. Would not buy this again. Very disappointed. I am very fond of well made Shepherd’s Pie but not this!

  2. Nasty and wouldn’t feed it to my dog. Nothing at all like the picture on the package and am going to take empty container back to store for refund. TJ’s should pull this from their line of frozen entrees!

  3. I’ve had a lot better potato soup. Had a real hard time finding any beef. Had two micro pieces of carrot, two pieces of corn, two peas and two small green things I couldn’t identify. 95% runny potato purrie.

  4. This was not good – I will not buy this again.
    As mentioned, it’s 98% bad mashed potatoes with a few carrots and peas. Negligible amounts of beef.

  5. I’m a big Trader Joe’s fan and shopper. I agree with all the preceding negative comments about this product. Not up to Trader Joe’s standards.
    One of the problems is that the cooking instructions call for leaving the plastic film in place (except for one corner) which is probably what causes the mashed potatoes to turn to soup. This dish should have a browned crust of mashed potatoes on the top. The beef, though hard to find, if some kind of shredded stuff instead of ground beef or chunks of beef. Probably the worst dish they have ever sold.

  6. Disappointing. Plenty of mashed potato, reasonable amount of beef, hardly any vegetables and no gravy I could find. Cooked in the microwave and didn’t find mashed potatoes runny like some did.

  7. My comments match the others.
    1. The artwork on the box is deceptive. The proportion of potatos to meat/veggies is completely reversed.
    2. It’s lacking in flavor.

    That being said? I still buy it. I periodically get a craving for shepherd’s pie and so I keep a couple in the freezer. Every so often, I’ll have some leftover ground beef and/or veggies, so I’ll crack one of these open, heat it up, and then use my various leftovers/spices/sauces to get it how I like it.

  8. I hadn’t read the reviews before trying this product which I bought a week ago at my local TJ’s. I’m a great fan of both chicken pot pies and Shepard pie, which I’ve made with both beef and lamb from scratch before. This was an impulse buy, but I thought it might make for an easy entrée when in a pinch. So that pinch came last night. I made a nice big green salad and had it with this item, cooked as directed. I couldn’t agree more with several of the comments here. Honestly, it smelled like dog food and it had so little “innards” of nutrition that I might as well have eaten a bowl of mashed potatoes. A total and complete waste of money and an insult to carry the Trader Joe’s name. Just say no.

  9. Unpopular opinion: I LOVED IT! I love mashed potatoes and gravy and beef but hardly eat it because *health* but although VERY high in sodium, it’s 340 cals for the whole box. I ate the whole thing and loved every bite. Maybe the other reviewers eat a lot of frozen meals or fast food? I don’t, so this was a treat for me.

  10. This was edible but not very good, because the potatoes need to be thicker. We may have had one with more meat and veg than others here. Flavor was good, texture was not. I recommend baking without the plastic film, then adding thyme and shredded cheese and broiling until there’s a crisp top. Will not buy again, but if you have it, try it.

  11. I wish I had read the reviews. I come to expect quality from TJs. This product needs to be taken off the shelf and given these reviews I can’t imagine why it hasn’t. Really it’s mostly water. I was really hungry and I wasn’t going out so I thought how bad could it be. Well really uneatable.

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