Reuben Shepherd’s Pie is an Irish-inspired mash up of the reuben sandwich and Shepherd’s Pie and is perfect for St. Patrick’s Day! This dish has corned beef, sauerkraut, and caraway seasoned potatoes, and is topped off with Thousand Island dressing.
While January and February are two months that seem to drag on and on, March flies by for me. We usually spend a week in Florida and then there’s my birthday, and all of a sudden it’s April.
That said, I love getting a jump on my St. Patrick’s Day celebrations, specifically with food! I love a good buttery reuben any day of the year, and I especially love making reuben-themed dishes. I have a Reuben Casserole and Reuben Sliders already on my blog, and today I have another amazing reuben dish!
This time, I combined TWO Irish dishes – the reuben and Shepherd’s Pie – to make this Reuben Shepherd’s Pie.
I have to admit – I was a little skeptical when I first though of the idea. I felt that the likelihood of it being a bust was high. Spoiler alert: NOT A BUST! In fact, the complete opposite. We absolutely loved this Reuben Shepherd’s Pie. It has all of the flavors of a reuben, from the corned beef and sauerkraut, to the Thousand Island dressing and caraway seed flavoring, and still resembles a Shepherd’s Pie.
What is in Reuben Shepherd’s Pie
The filling of the Reuben Shepherd’s Pie is a combination of chopped corn beef, which I made in my Instant Pot, onion, carrots, and celery. This combination gets combined with a homemade beef gravy.
How Reuben Shepherd’s Pie is Layered
The corned beef mixture is the bottom layer and gets topped with sauerkraut and a combo of Swiss cheese and white cheddar cheese. Those layers are then topped with caraway seed filled mashed potatoes, dolloped with butter, and then is baked to perfection. Oh and don’t forget the Thousand Island Dressing drizzle on top after it’s baked. That definitely is the cherry on top for this dish!
If you’re a reuben fan, like I am, definitely give this recipe a try this St. Patrick’s Day! It’s full of reuben flavor and is stick-to-your-ribs comfort food.
Looking for other St. Patrick’s Day recipes? Check these out!