Healthy sweet potato shepherd's pie

Healthy Sweet Potato Shepherd's Pie

A classic fall recipe made with lean turkey meat, peas, seasonings, and topped with delicious mashed sweet potatoes.
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword shepherds pie, sweet potato
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
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Total Time 1 hour
Servings 6
Calories 328kcal


  • 1.5 lbs Sweet Potatoes peeled and chopped
  • ½ Tsp Italian Seasoning Blend
  • Sea salt and pepper, to taste

The Filling:

  • 1 Tbsp Olive Oil
  • 1 Medium Yellow Onion diced
  • lbs Lean Turkey Meat
  • 2 Tbsp Tomato Paste
  • 3-4 Garlic Cloves minced
  • ½ Tsp Dried Oregano
  • 1 Tbsp Smoked Paprika
  • 1 Cup Chicken or Beef Broth
  • 1 Cup Frozen Peas or any other veggies like corn, carrots, defrosted


  • Preheat the oven to 375°F
  • Place the sweet potatoes in a large saucepan with just enough water to cover. Bring to a boil and cook until the potatoes are tender. About 10 minutes.
  • Drain and mash, then season with salt, pepper, and Italian seasoning blend.
  • Heat oil in a large nonstick pan over medium-high heat. Sauté the onions for 3-4 minutes, then stir in the garlic and cook for a minute or so.
  • Add the ground meat and cook, crumbling with a wooden spoon, until the meat is cooked through.
  • Stir in the tomato paste, oregano, paprika, salt and pepper, and broth. Simmer for a few minutes until the liquid is reduced, then stir in the peas.
  • Spread the meat mixture into a 2-quart baking dish. Add mashed potatoes on top and spread it evenly all the way to the sides.
  • Bake until the potatoes are just starting to brown, about 25-30 minutes. Rest, then serve and enjoy!


Calories: 328kcal | Carbohydrates: 30g | Protein: 25g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 84mg | Sodium: 329mg | Potassium: 827mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 17011IU | Vitamin C: 18mg | Calcium: 80mg | Iron: 3mg