Pulled Pork Shepherd’s Pie

If you have some leftover pulled pork, this shepherd’s pie is the perfect dish to prepare. I have made some pulled pork specifically to make this recipe. It’s THAT good!

A plate of bbq pork with mashed potatoes.

I make pulled pork a lot. Whether it is using my smoker, grill or even just using the slow cooker, I love the tender taste of a slow cooked pork butt or shoulder. I tend to make a lot and often have some leftovers. This pulled pork shepherd’s pie is one amazing way to use some leftover pork.

We love comfort food, especially during the cold weather months. One of out favourite types of comfort foods are oven baked casseroles. Shepherd’s pie is normally made with ground beef, but I figured that pulled pork would work well and give the dish a nice BBQ flavour.

A white plate with BBQ pork, mashed potatoes and meted cheese.

What Makes This Pulled Pork Shepherd’s Pie So Good?

  • Ultimate way to use leftovers! Sometimes leftovers seems boring. Not so, with this dish. I have gotten so many rave reviews for this recipe over the years
  • Make it ahead. This dish can be assembled and then placed in the fridge. Then, later that day or even the next day, it can be thrown in the oven and cooked. This makes it ideal for a weeknight meal or a time if you have guests.
  • Smokey! Saucy! Cheesy! Enough said.

A cooked pork butt with a thermometer inserted into the meat.

How To Make Pulled Pork

If you are reading this recipe and want to make some pulled pork then check out these various methods to cooke the pork for pulling.

Shredded pork meat mixed with BBQ sauce and spread in a baking dish.

How To Assemble A Shepherd’s Pie

The first layer of the shepherd’s pie is the meat. Toss the pork in your favourite BBQ sauce. Make sure that there is enough sauce, because you do not want the dish to be dry. It is best when it is sweet and saucy!

Frozen peas and corn spread over cooked meat.

The second layer is the mixed vegetables. Spread the peas and corn over the pork. I add them while they were still frozen. They will heat up while baking in the oven. There are many different types of vegetables that you could use. I have tried frozen mixed vegetables of carrots, peas, corn and green beans and it was also excellent.

Assembled shepherd's pie but not baked yet.

The top layer is potatoes and cheese. Mash the potatoes ahead and spread them over the vegetables. Then, sprinkle the grated cheese on top.

How Long To Bake Shepherd’s Pie

Once assembled, the pulled pork shepherd’s pie is ready to go in the oven. Bake in a 350F oven for 45-60 minutes. The cheese should be melted and the you may even see a little BBQ sauce bubbling around the edges. This meal is total comfort food with the taste of BBQ. What is not to love?!?!

Shepherd's pie in a baking dish and one portion on a plate.

This dish is smokey, saucy and sweet. There is so much flavour and the pulled pork goes so well with the potatoes, cheese and veggies.

Every time we make pulled pork shepherd’s pie we all say it is our favourite find. Sure we love ground beef shepherd’s pie, or skillet shepherd’s pie, but this version is a huge hit in our home.

A close up picture of shepherd's pie.

Other Pulled Pork Recipes!

Pulled Pork Shepherd's Pie

A close up picture of shepherd's pie.
4.87 out of 5
73 reviews
Use leftover pulled pork in this classic comfort food recipe. Mashed potatoes, corn, peas, cheese. Whether the pork is smoked or made in a slow cooker, this recipe works great. 
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour 15 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 30 minutes
Servings: 8 people


  • 5-6 cups pulled pork
  • 2 cups bbq sauce
  • 1 cup frozen peas
  • 1 cup frozen corn
  • 3-4 pounds potatoes
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1 1/2 cups grated cheddar cheese


  • Preheat oven to 350F.
  • Peel potatoes and, if they are large, cut in half. Place in a pot and fill with water. Boil until tender. Drain the water. Add the butter and milk to the potatoes. Mash until the potatoes are creamy.
  • Toss pulled pork with bbq sauce until evenly coated. Spread on the bottom of a 13x9 baking dish (lasagna pan).
  • Sprinkle frozen peas and corn on top of the pork.
  • Spread the mashed potatoes on top of the frozen veggies.
  • Top with the grated cheese.
  • Bake in the oven for 45-60 minutes. The cheese should be starting to brown and some bbq sauce should be bubbling up the sides.


Per serving:

Calories: 548kcalCarbohydrates: 64gProtein: 26gFat: 22gSaturated Fat: 10gCholesterol: 93mgSodium: 1784mgFiber: 2gSugar: 47g

Nutrition Disclaimer

This recipe was originally published in November 2013.


A plate of bbq pork with mashed potatoes.

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  • Sorry to correct you, shepherds pie is made out off mutton/lamb any other meat cooked like this is called a cottage pie. Awesome recipe though 👌

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  • Wow! What a great recipe. Thanks for this. A neighbor gave us a huge tray of bbq pulled pork. It was wonderful but after a few sandwiches I thought I’d just freeze the rest for another day. But ended up needing a quick meal for tonight.
    I made my favorite chunky mashed red potatoes with garlic. They are super easy to make. The bbq sauce with the mashed potatoes is super yummy!
    Thanks for another go-to recipe. I always have extra pulled pork in the freezer for easy meals and now I have another idea to use it for other than sandwiches.

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    • Thanks Kris! So glad that you enjoyed this recipe. We use it so often when I make pulled pork.

  • 5 stars
    My family loved it! We will be making it again! A new family favorite! Thank you for this recipe!

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  • I tried this tonight but tried instant mashed potatoes…it turned out great! My question is, does this freeze well?

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    • I have not tried freezing it, but I imagine it should freeze pretty well.

  • 5 stars
    After making this from leftover pulled pork from a birthday party and loving it, my wife now requests it regularly enough that I will make a pork shoulder with the soul intention of making this dish. I substitute the corn and peas for a bag of mixed veggies (the kind that the bag goes directly in the microwave) and use instant potatoes in place of real mashed potatoes (one family size pack and one regular size, makes about 6 cups of potatoes). Smoke a pork shoulder on the weekend, make the dish in a few minutes, put it in the fridge to bake during the week. Easy peasy.

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    • Thanks Matt! So glad you enjoy this version of shepherd’s pie. It is a family favourite here as well.

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