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Turkey Shepherd's Pie Recipe
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Turkey Shepherd's Pie

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"A healthy twist on an old favorite."

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Original recipe makes 1 casserole Change Servings
  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    45 mins

    1 hr


  1. Boil potatoes until tender, 15 to 20 minutes. While potatoes are cooking, gather other ingredients.
  2. Mash potatoes with butter and milk. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Set aside.
  3. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).
  4. Heat olive oil in a skillet over medium heat; stir in onion. Saute onion until it has softened and turned translucent, about 5 minutes. Stir in ground turkey, carrot, mushrooms, parsley, thyme, garlic, and chicken bouillon. Cook and stir until meat is broken up and cooked through. Add salt and pepper to taste. Stir in flour and cook for 1 minute more.
  5. Transfer meat mixture to a deep dish pie pan or casserole dish. Spread mashed potatoes over meat, and swirl with a fork.
  6. Bake in preheated oven until tops of mashed potatoes are lightly browned, about 30 minutes.
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  • Tip
  • Aluminum foil can be used to keep food moist, cook it evenly, and make clean-up easier.

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Most Helpful Positive Review
Feb 12, 2008

I made this tonight with only one exception - used cauliflower instead of potatoes to make it a little healthier. Boiled cauliflower and garlic, added horseradish and cheese when mashing and it was so good with this recipe. My husband loves shepherd pie, but we've been trying to eat better. Thank you very much for this recipe!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Aug 28, 2011

simple basic good. though def not 10 servings

Oct 12, 2005

good, basic recipe. I added s. cream to my potatoes to make them creamier. Also added different veggies~ squash, peas, carrots. Also added worstchire (sp?) & garlic. Added chicken broth (seemed too dry without) before adding the flour to make the "gravy". I put cheese on top of my potatoes & put them under the broiler for the last 5 minutes of cooking. Great way to make a "comfort food" healthy (somewhat)!

Mar 01, 2006

YUM! Easy to prepare, even for a novice like me. Like so many others I added worcestershire sauce, xtra garlic and some veggies - recipe was easy to play around with. I added a bit of horseradish, rosemary and parmesan to the mashed potatoes to give them a little kick up the arse, and topped with cheese. Hurrah!

Feb 03, 2008

I omitted the bouillon bc I didn't have it and didn't drain the meat - added about 2 tbsp of chicken broth to that. It was perfect! My husband is from Ireland and loved it - it's really hard to get him to try any red meat substitutions!

Sep 12, 2011

This was wonderful with a few additions: added 1/2 cup of chicken broth to carrot/turkey/onion mixture and let it cook off just a little before putting in the oven to retain moisture, but still kept bouillon in too; Chopped carrots and sauteed with the onions at the beginning so they would soften; Added canned peas and used fresh mushrooms; Roasted 4 cloves of garlic by drizzling with olive oil, placing in foil and putting in the oven until cooked through. Then mashed cloves in the mashed potatoes; Added sour cream, about 1/3 of a cup, to the mashed potatoes; and Added a little garlic powder to mixture.

Feb 09, 2004

Too much potato vs. meat. I add Worcestershire sauce to the meat mix and shredded cheese melted over the potato. It was very tasty and great for a raining day.

Nov 05, 2006

This was a great recipe! We made turkey gravy to go with it since it looked a little dry, and it was excellent!


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  • Calories
  • 339 kcal
  • 17%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 38 g
  • 12%
  • Cholesterol
  • 71 mg
  • 24%
  • Fat
  • 12.9 g
  • 20%
  • Fiber
  • 5.3 g
  • 21%
  • Protein
  • 18.3 g
  • 37%
  • Sodium
  • 342 mg
  • 14%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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