The Chew co-host Carla Hall is a savory-pie specialist: As a contestant on Top Chef, she won a challenge by making the ultimate chicken potpie. For this Mediterranean revamp of a shepherd’s pie, Hall adds feta and fresh mint and swaps in fried potato slices for the usual mashed potatoes. Slideshow:  More Lamb RecipesRecipe from Food & Wine Chefs' Easy Weeknight Dinners


Credit: © Fredrika Stjärne

Recipe Summary test

45 mins
45 mins
4 to 6


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Preheat the oven to 350°. In a large nonstick skillet, heat the olive oil over moderately high heat. Add the potatoes and cook, stirring occasionally, until golden brown, about 7 minutes. Drain on paper towels and season with salt and pepper.

  • Meanwhile, heat a 10-inch cast-iron skillet over moderately high heat. Add the ground lamb, season with salt and pepper and cook, stirring to break up the meat, until browned, about 5 minutes. Drain off all but 1 tablespoon of fat from the pan. Add the onion and cook, stirring frequently, until softened, about 3 minutes. Add the garlic, the chopped mint and the oregano and cook, stirring, for 1 minute. Add the flour and cook over moderate heat, stirring, for 2 minutes. Add the chicken stock, season with salt and pepper and bring to a boil. Stir in the peas and remove from the heat. Spread the meat mixture in an even layer and arrange the potatoes on top in overlapping slices. Top with the feta.

  • Bake the pie for about 15 minutes, until the cheese is lightly browned and the meat is bubbling. Let cool slightly, then garnish with mint leaves and serve.