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Cottage Pie vs. Shepherd’s Pie: What’s the Difference?

Written by the MasterClass staff

Last updated: Feb 24, 2022 • 3 min read

Shepherd’s pie and cottage pie are savory British casserole dishes rather than pastries—both feature ground meat and potato topping. These meat pies are more similar than they are different, but if you’re planning to make them, it’s important to learn how to differentiate between shepherd’s pie and cottage pie.