Chicken marsala shepherd's pie

Heather Disarro

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Chicken Marsala shepherd's pie takes the classic Italian dish and smothers it with a thick layer of creamy potatoes. This is one comfort meal that will be a hit from the first bite.

Chicken Marsala shepherd's pie

Chicken Marsala shepherd's pie recipe

Serves 4-6


  • 1 pound red-skin potatoes
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 3 large boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 2 cups sliced cremini mushrooms
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • 1/2 cup Marsala wine
  • 1/4 cup sherry


  1. In a large pot, cover the potatoes with cold water.
  2. Bring to a boil over high heat, then reduce heat to medium and boil the potatoes until very soft.
  3. Drain, then mash the potatoes with the 1/4 cup of butter, milk and Parmesan cheese. Season with black pepper if desired.
  4. In a large skillet, heat 2 tablespoons of butter over medium heat.
  5. Add the chicken. Saute until the chicken is cooked through, about 10 minutes.
  6. Add the mushrooms and cook another 4 to 5 minutes.
  7. Add the flour and coat the chicken and mushrooms in it.
  8. Add the Marsala wine and sherry, stir to combine, and cook until the mixture is very thick.
  9. Season as desired with salt and pepper.
  10. Spread the chicken and mushroom mixture into the bottom of a casserole dish.
  11. Top with the mashed potatoes and spread it evenly over the chicken.
  12. Serve immediately, or broil until the potatoes on top are golden brown.
  13. Serve hot.

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Heather Disarro
Heather is the writer behind the food blog, Heather’s Dish, and the coordinator of the beauty blog, Faces of Beauty. She and her husband live at the base of the Rocky Mountains in the Denver metro area and are constantly active, especially with their two crazy lab mixes Bunker and Keira. They had their first baby, Weston, in March 2012 and have been boundlessly blessed by him every day of his life. You can find more at Heather’s personal blogs, Heather’s Dish and Faces of Beauty or send her a tweet at @heathersdish.