Sweet Potato and Turkey Shepherd's Pie

Sweet Potato and Turkey Shepherd's Pie
Servings: 10 Yield: servings Prep 15 mins Cook 38 mins Bake 350°F 1 hr


  • 2 1/2 pounds sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into 2-inch pieces
  • 1/4 cup light brown sugar
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 cups diced yellow onion
  • 3 cups quartered button mushrooms
  • 2 pounds ground turkey
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 2 teaspoons smoked paprika
  • 2 teaspoons turmeric
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground chipotle pepper
  • 8 ounces tomato sauce
  • 10 ounces frozen spinach
  • 2/3 cup grated Parmesan

Make It

1. Heat oven to 350 degrees . Place sweet potatoes in a medium pot and cover with water. Bring to a boil, reduce to a simmer and cook until fork-tender, about 10 minutes. Drain and return to pot over low heat. Add sugar, butter and 1/2 tsp of the salt. Mash sweet potatoes and mix until ingredients are incorporated.

2. Heat 1 tbsp of the oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add onion and 1/2 tsp of the remaining salt; cook 5 minutes. Push onions to edge of pan. Pour in another 1 tbsp of the oil and add mushrooms. Cook 2 minutes without stirring, allowing mushrooms to brown. Mix with onions; cook 2 minutes more. Transfer to a plate.

3. Add remaining 1 tbsp oil to pan. Stir in turkey, breaking up meat with a spatula. Season with remaining 1/2 tsp salt, the garlic, smoked paprika, turmeric, cumin and chipotle. Cook 4 minutes. Stir in onions and mushrooms, tomato sauce, spinach and 1 cup water. Bring to a simmer and cook 10 to 15 minutes, until mixture thickens.

4. Spread turkey mixture into a 9 x 13-inch baking dish. Spread mashed sweet potatoes over the top in an even layer. Sprinkle with Parmesan. Bake at 350 degrees for 1 hour, uncovered.

Nutrition Facts

Servings Per Recipe: 10; Amount Per Serving: cal. (kcal): 360, Fat, total (g): 18, chol. (mg): 85, sat. fat (g): 6, carb. (g): 28, fiber (g): 4, pro. (g): 23, sodium (mg): 670, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.