Sweet Potato Shepherd's Pie

By abbeysue

Sweet potatoes and turkey add a healthy and tasty twist to traditional shepherd's pie.

Sweet Potato Shepherd's Pie
photographer: Nikki Sheriff
  • 1 lb. ground turkey

  • 1/2 med. onion, diced

  • 1 tbsp. olive oil

  • 1 tsp. garlic salt

  • 1 tsp. salt

  • 1 tsp. oregano

  • 1 (15.25 oz.) can of corn, drained

  • 1 (14.5 oz.) can of green beans, drained

  • 1 (15 oz.) can tomato sauce

  • 2 c. sweet potatoes, cubed (approx 3 med. potatoes)

  • 1/2 c. shredded cheddar cheese

  1. Preheat oven to 350. In a medium pot, boil sweet potato cubes until soft; approx. 10-15 minutes (depending on the size of your cubes). While sweet potatoes are boiling, heat olive oil on medium-high in a large pan and saute onions until translucent; 3-5 minutes. Add ground turkey; brown and season with garlic salt, salt & oregano. Add corn, green beans and tomato sauce. Heat throughout. Once potatoes have softened, drain all water and mash with a potato masher, hand held immersion blender, or hand mixer. Spoon meat mixture into the bottom of a casserole dish and cover with prepared mashed potatoes. Sprinkle the pie with shredded cheese and bake for 10-15 minutes until cheese is melted.

Nutritional Facts

Calories - 241
Total Fat - 9g
Saturated Fat - 3g
Sodium - 652mg
Carbohydrates - 25g
Fiber - 5g
Sugars - 7g
Protein - 17g

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1 reply

ohneclue 2016-03-28 18:26:14 -0500 Report

I don't understand why you have to heat your oven for almost 30 minutes while you're making all the rest of the ingredients for the dish. Seems to me that wastes a LOT of heat/utilities for no good reason. When you have the turkey browned and the veggies added, that would be a good time to preheat the oven. I don't understand WHY you would substitute sweet potatoes with a lot of sugar and high carb starch for a diabetic recipe rather than cauliflower to replace the high starch white potatoes. That makes NO diabetic sense to me. It STILL has the high starch that turns to blood sugar that the cauliflower doesn't. Also, if you brown the turkey FIRST, you don't have to add the oil and then put in the onions. They will "saute until translucent" just the same.