Paula Deen has two shepherd pie recipes available on the Food Network website, as of 2015. Her regular version requires the use of a baking pan or casserole dish, while her Christmas version requires the use of six ramekins.
The two shepherd pie recipes have a similar list of ingredients. Both recipes utilize onion, ground beef, tomato sauce, mixed vegetables and seasonings for the meat layer. They both ask for potatoes, milk, butter, sour cream and seasonings to create the mashed potato layer. However, for the crumbly layer, the regular shepherd pie uses a biscuit batter while the Christmas shepherd pie calls for a cornbread batter.