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May 5, 2019- Shepherd's Pie is a savory classic from the flavorful meat and gravy up to the creamy mashed potatoes! Instant Pot instructions included to make this meal a one pot wonder!! This classic comfort food is the perfect meal for your family! |Cooking with Karli| #instantpotrecipe #instantpot #groundbeef #shepherdspie #comfortfood #classic



Total time

45 minutes


  • 2 tbsp of extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 small chopped yellow onion
  • 2 medium carrots (make sure they are peeled and chopped)
  • 2 stalks celery (chopped)
  • 2 cloves of minced garlic
  • 2 tsp of fresh thyme leaves
  • 2 bay leaves (optional)
  • 2 lbs of boneless skinless chicken breasts (about 4)
  • kosher salt
  • freshly ground black pepper
  • 4 cups of low-sodium chicken broth
  • 4 cups of cold water
  • 8 oz of egg noodles
  • pinch crushed red pepper flakes (optional)
  • juice of 1/4 lemon (optional)
  • 2 tbsp of chopped parsley (garnish)


  1. Turn Instant Pot to the Sauté setting. Heat oil; then add onion, carrots, and celery. Cook until vegetables are slightly tender. Stirring occasionally this should take 6 to 8 minutes. Add garlic and thyme; cook an additional 1 minute. Add bay leaves (if your using them), then add chicken breasts. Season generously with salt and pepper (we also add garlic and onion powder to this step). Add broth and water; close lid. Set Instant Pot to Soup setting and for 7 minutes.
  2. Once completed and air has been naturally released from Instant Pot, remove the lid (carefully). Use a pair tongs to remove the chicken breasts. Place them onto a plate or cutting board. Using two forks, shred the chicken. Once shredded, place the chicken back inside the Instant Pot. Remove bay leaves and add egg noodles. Return Instant Pot to Sauté setting and cook, uncovered, until noodles are cooked through; this should take 4 to 6 minutes.
  3. Turn off Instant Pot and stir in pepper flakes and lemon juice (if you decide to use it). Ladle into bowls. Top with parsley and more black pepper before serving.
  4. My skepticism has cost me a lot of time where cooking is concerned. I am forever changed over to Team Instant Pot. Or as we like to call it–InstaPot!!
  5. View the recipe instructions at Recipes Mania

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