Sweet Potato Turkey Shepherds Pie

January 4, 2013

Happy New Year Friends!

I hope that you all enjoyed the holiday season and are ready for 2013! Have you set any New Year’s resolutions?

One of my resolutions is to continue to create new, healthy & delicious recipes. Another one of my resolutions is to blog these recipes more which I hope makes all of you happy (and hungry)! 🙂

I made this Sweet Potato Turkey Shepherds Pie last night for my two roommates and boyfriend. Three hungry men and they all liked it! There you have it….this is is a guaranteed man-pleasing dinner!!!


This is a take on a classic comfort food. By substituting sweet potato for potato and lean ground turkey for ground beef, this version becomes guilt-free without sacrificing flavor.

This Shepherds Pie doesn’t take too much time and the ingredients are also quite minimal. I also love that you can do all the dishes while the pie is cooking in the oven.

Even though I live in San Diego where it doesn’t snow (or even rain much), I picture enjoying this warm dish by a fire during the winter months. Wherever you may be, I hope you try this recipe this winter!

Sweet Potato Turkey Shepherds Pie


For the Potatoes:

2 Large Sweet Potatoes, peeled, diced (1-1/2 pounds)

1/2 cup 2% milk

1 t butter

salt & pepper

For the filling:

1lb lean italian seasoned ground turkey (I found this at Sprouts)

1 yellow onion, chopped

1 cup frozen vegetable medley (mine included peas, carrots and corn) *You can also use fresh veggies you have on hand

1 cup sliced mushrooms

3 cloves garlic, minced

1/4-1/2 cup organic Ketchup

1 t Worcestershire sauce (omit for Gluten Free version)

1 t Oregano

salt & pepper


Boil sweet potatoes in a pot of salted water until cooked and soft (about 15 minutes). Drain and mash with milk, butter, and salt and pepper.

Preheat oven to 400°F.

In a large saute pan brown turkey; season with salt and pepper. When cooked, set aside on a plate. Add olive oil to the pan, then add the onion and sauté one minute.

Add garlic and mushrooms; sauté another 3-4 minutes. Add frozen vegetables, salt & pepper, Ketchup, Worcestershire sauce, oregano, cooked turkey, and mix well. Simmer on low about 5 minutes.

In 6 oven safe individual dishes spread 1 cup of the meat mixture on the bottom of each dish. Top each with 1/2 cup mashed sweet potatoes. Bake 20 minutes or until potatoes turn golden. Remove from oven and let it cool 10 minutes before serving.


IMG_0450Bon Appetit! And Cheers to 2013! 🙂







2 Responses to “Sweet Potato Turkey Shepherds Pie”

  1. Nick Marcum Says:

    This is my new favorite! So yummy for my tummy! 🙂

  2. Kelly Reed Says:

    Sounds delish, must try this recipe.

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