Turkey Shepherds Pie w/ Sweet Potato

Turkey Shepherds Pie w/Sweet Potato

Meal Prep Made
We discovered this healthier version of shepherds pie 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 reheat the leftovers in the microwave.
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Course Dinner
Servings 4
Calories 484 kcal
Avg Cost Per Serving $2.79
Avg Recipe Cost $11.18


  • 1 Baking Dish or Casserole Dish


  • 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


  • Peel the sweet potatoes and cut into 2 inch cubes
  • Place potatoes in a medium saucepan and cover with water
  • Bring to a boil, reduce and simmer until potatoes are very tender.
  • Drain the potatoes and return them to the pot. Place the pot over low heat add brown sugar butter and salt.
  • Mash the potatoes so that they are nearly smooth and the butter and sugar are mixed in. Set aside.
  • Preheat the oven to 350 F
  • Add the olive oil to a frying pan on medium heat and once warm add the onions, peppers and salt
  • Cook until glistening then add the garlic
  • Cook until you smell the garlic (approx 1 minute) then push all the ingredients to the side of the pan or remove them from the heat and add in the turkey.
  • Add in the dry ingredients
  • Brown the turkey and dry ingredients together
  • Once browned add in the tomato paste and the water
  • Let cook until it reduces into a thicker sauce consistency
  • Add the turkey mixture to a casserole dish or a aluminum foil baking pan
  • Layer the green beans on top
  • Layer the mashed sweet potato on the very top
  • Sprinkle with the grated cheese
  • Bake for 1 hour


You can substitute spinach 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
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