Sweet Pot Shep Pie

Turkey Shepherds Pie w/ Sweet Potato

Turkey Shepherds Pie w/Sweet Potato

Meal Prep Made
We discovered this healthier version of shepherds pie in Vivian Howard's cookbook and never looked back. It is a hearty dish that can be made up ahead of time and baked in the oven later that evening. You can even freeze and reheat the leftovers in the microwave.
Prep Time 12 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 12 minutes
Course Dinner
Cuisine American
Servings 4
Calories 484 kcal
Avg Cost Per Serving $2.79
Avg Recipe Cost $11.18


  • 1 Baking Dish or Casserole Dish
  • 1 Potato Masher


  • 2 Sweet Potatoes Large
  • 1/8 Cup Brown Sugar
  • 2 Tbsp Butter
  • 1/4 Cup Parmigiano Reggiano Cheese
  • 1.5 Lbs Ground Turkey
  • 1 Cups Green pepper
  • 1 Onion
  • 1 Cans French Style Green Beans
  • 3 Ounces Tomato Paste
  • 1 Tbsp Olive Oil
  • 1 Tsp Salt
  • 1 Tbsp Garlic
  • 1 Tsp Chipotle Powder
  • 1 Tsp Paprika
  • 1 Tsp Ground Turmeric
  • 1 Tsp Ground Cumin
  • 4 Ounces Water


  • Preheat the oven to 350F
  • Wash the sweet potato
  • Peel the sweet potatoes and cut into 2 inch cubes
  • Place potatoes in a medium saucepan and cover with salted water
  • Bring to a boil you will reduce and simmer until potatoes are very tender
  • In the meanwhile chop the peppers
  • Chop the onions
  • Chop the garlic
  • Add the olive oil to a frying pan on medium heat. Once it's hot add the onions and peppers until glistening then add the garlic
  • Cook until you smell the garlic (approx. 1 minute) remove all the veggies from the heat and place into a bowl
  • Brown the ground turkey (you may have to add in a little more oil to the pan)
  • Add in the brown sugar and the spices to the meat
  • Once browned add in the tomato paste
  • Add the water
  • Taste and decide if the mixture needs any more spice
  • Let cook until it reduces into a thicker sauce consistency
  • Drain the potatoes and return them to the pot
  • Add the butter and mash them
  • Add the turkey mixture to a casserole dish or a aluminum foil baking pan
  • Layer the green beans on top
  • Add dollops of sweet potato so that it will spread evenly
  • Spread the mashed sweet potato evenly on the top
  • Sprinkle with the grated cheese ( you may add more butter if you prefer)
  • Bake for 1 hour uncovered



You can substitute corn for the green beans
Add mushrooms for extra flavor 
Serve with a little hot sauce if you want to spice it up 


Calories: 484kcalCarbohydrates: 44gProtein: 47gFat: 15gSaturated Fat: 6gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gMonounsaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 113mgSodium: 1068mgPotassium: 1400mgFiber: 8gSugar: 18gVitamin A: 17406IUVitamin C: 50mgCalcium: 175mgIron: 4mg
Keyword budget, Dinner, Fall Meal, Filling, freezer meal
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