Shepherd’s Pie in the Air Fryer

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Air Fryer Mini Shepherd’s Pie

If you have Thanksgiving or Christmas leftovers, or if you want to enjoy and quick, easy, and personalized air fryer dinner, then you have got to try this simple mini shepherd’s pie recipe that is perfect for the air fryer.

What You Need to Make Mini Shepherd’s Pie

This recipe is perfect if you have leftovers. Or you can throw it together with some simple ingredients from your freezer or pantry. To make a tasty shepherd’s pie, you will need:

  • 2, 6-ounce boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt, plus extra for sprinkling
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper plus extra for sprinkling
  • 12-ounce jar chicken gravy
  • 1 1/2 cups frozen mixed vegetables, thawed
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 2 cups prepared mashed potatoes
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted

Of course, you can use turkey, ham, or any other meat of your choice instead of chicken.

How to Prepare the Chicken

First you will want to cook your chicken. You can do this in the air fryer or any other way you prefer to cook chicken, like in the instant pot. You can cook the chicken in chunks or make shredded chicken.

If you want to cook the chicken in the air fryer, then check out this recipe for making the perfect air fryer chicken

If you want to cook chicken in the instant pot, then read this recipe.

How to Prepare the Vegetables

While the chicken is cooking, prepare the vegetables. You can use leftovers or a frozen vegetable mix. In a skillet on medium hit, combine the gravy, vegetables, onion powder, salt, and pepper. Cook on the skillet for 5 to 7 minutes or until heated through.

How to Make Mini Shepherd’s Pies

Once the chicken and vegetables are ready, combine the two together. Spoon this mixture evenly into 4 ramekins. I recommend using 8 ounce ramekins. Top each of the ramekins with 1/2 cup of mashed potatoes and drizzle melted butter on top.

Cooking Mini Shepherd’s in the Air Fryer

Place each of the ramekins in the air fryer basket and cook for 6 to 7 minutes at 400°F/200°C, or until the pies are heated through and the tops are golden.

Final Thoughts

These shepherd’s pies are so simple and easy in the air fryer. Especially, if you already have leftovers that you want to use up or if you are looking for a quick and easy dinner on a busy weeknight. When will you be making these adorable pies this week?

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Shepherd's Pie in the Air Fryer

Air Fryer Shepherd's Pie is a simple recipe that is perfect for busy week nights.
4.5 / 5 ( 2 Reviews )
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Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Serves: 4
Adjust Servings: 4

Equipment

Ingredients

  • 12 ounces boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • ¼ teaspoon salt plus extra for sprinkling
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper plus extra for sprinkling
  • 12 ounce jar chicken gravy
  • 1 ½ cups frozen mixed vegetables thawed
  • ½ teaspoon onion powder
  • 2 cups prepared mashed potatoes
  • 2 tablespoons butter melted

Instructions

  • Coat air fryer basket with cooking spray. Sprinkle chicken with salt and pepper, place in basket, and air fry 5 minutes. Turn chicken over and continue to cook 5 to 6 more minutes or until no pink remains in center. Remove to a cutting board, let cool slightly, and cut into 1/2-inch chunks.
  • Meanwhile, in a skillet over medium heat, combine gravy, vegetables, onion powder, 1/4 teaspoon salt, and 1/4 teaspoon pepper. Cook 5 to 7 minutes or until heated through. When chicken is ready, stir that in and spoon mixture evenly into 4 (1-cup) ramekins.
  • Top each ramekin with 1/2 cup mashed potatoes and drizzle melted butter on top.

Nutrition

Calories: 356kcal | Carbohydrates: 38g | Protein: 23g | Fat: 13g | Sodium: 733mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 2g

Meal Type: Main Dish
Categories: Healthy, Air Fryer

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