Turkey Shepherd's Pie with Sweet Potato Topping

Turkey Shepherd's Pie with Sweet Potato Topping
Servings: 8 Prep 20 mins Bake 375°F 30 mins to 35 mins Cook 23 mins


  • 1 small sweet potato (about 6 ounces)
  • 1 pound russet potatoes
  • 1 ear corn
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 small sweet red pepper, chopped
  • 1 rib celery, chopped
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1 pound ground turkey
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 can (14.5 ounces) chicken broth
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley

Make It

1. Microwave the 1 pound sweet potatoes and 1 pound russet potatoes at 100 per cent power 8 minutes. Turn potatoes over and rotate. Microwave 8 minutes more. Wrap in foil.

2. Heat oven to 375 degrees F. Peel and chop remaining small sweet potato. Remove kernels from ear of corn (you should have about 3/4 cup); discard cob.

3. In large skillet, melt 1 tablespoon butter over medium-high heat. Add chopped sweet potato; saute 2 minutes. Add corn, red pepper, celery, onion and garlic; saute 3 minutes. Add ground turkey. Cook, breaking up clumps, until no longer pink, about 3 minutes. Sprinkle with flour, 1 teaspoon salt, thyme and 1/8 teaspoon pepper; stir to blend. Gradually add 1 cup of broth; cook until thickened, about 2 minutes. Stir in parsley.

4. Spoon turkey mixture into 9-inch deep-dish pie plate. Unwrap baked sweet and russet potatoes; peel. Place potatoes in large bowl. With potato masher, mash potatoes with remaining broth, 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1/8 teaspoon pepper until smooth and blended. Mound potato mixture over turkey mixture, spreading to edge of dish. Melt remaining 1 tablespoon butter; brush over potato topping.

5. Bake in 375 degree F oven until filling is bubbly and potato topping is slightly browned, 30 to 35 minutes. Let stand 10 minutes before serving. Makes 8 servings.

Nutrition Facts

Servings Per Recipe: 8; Amount Per Serving: cal. (kcal): 282, Fat, total (g): 10, chol. (mg): 50, sat. fat (g): 4, carb. (g): 35, fiber (g): 3, pro. (g): 14, sodium (mg): 715, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.