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Shepherd's Pie

Looking for a lighter version of Shepherd’s Pie? Try this mouthwatering ground turkey recipe which is packed with veggies and topped with garlic mashed potatoes.

  • 6 people Servings
  • 10 minutes Prep Time
  • 45 minutes Total Time


You will need:

  • 1 large pot
  • 1 large skillet
  • 1 baking dish

Mashed Potato Ingredients

  • 3 lbs russet potatoes peeled & cubed
  • ¼ cup butter salted
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon pepper
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 cup whole milk

Turkey Filling Ingredients:

  • 1 lb ground turkey
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 yellow onion diced
  • 2 carrots diced
  • 2 celery stalks diced
  • 2 tablespoon cornstarch mixed with 2 tablespoon water
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon pepper
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 cup frozen peas
  • ½ cup whole milk
  • ½ cup chicken stock
  • parsley for topping
  • Step 1

    Prepare the mashed potatoes by placing the cubed potatoes in a large pot and fill with enough water to cover the potatoes.
  • Step 2

    Place over medium high heat and add salt to the water. Bring this to a boil.
  • Step 3

    Boil the potatoes for 15 minutes, or until you can break them apart with a fork.
  • Step 4

    While the potatoes are cooking, make the filling by heating the olive oil and browning the turkey in a large skillet over medium high heat. Once it's not pink anymore, add the salt, pepper, and thyme.
  • Step 5

    Set aside on a paper towel lined plate.
  • Step 6

    To the same skillet, saute the onion, carrot, and celery for 3-5 minutes.
  • Step 7

    Add the turkey back to the skillet.
  • Step 8

    Pour in the cornstarch mixture and chicken stock then bring to a gentle boil. Cook for 5-7 minutes until the mixture starts to thicken.
  • Step 9

    Reduce the heat to medium low and stir in the milk and peas.
  • Step 10

    Leave the mixture in the skillet or transfer it to a 9x13 baking dish.
  • Step 11

    Drain the potatoes and add them back to your large pot. Add the pepper, and garlic powder to the potatoes.
  • Step 12

    Use a potato masher to break apart the potatoes and combine the ingredients.
  • Step 13

    Once the potatoes are mostly smooth, stir in the butter and milk. Taste and add more salt if necessary.
  • Step 14

    Top the turkey mixture with the mashed potato mixture and bake in the oven at 350 degrees for 30 minutes.
  • Step 15

    Remove and top with chopped parsley. Enjoy!

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