I usually use a shepherd's pie recipe with cream of mushroom soup, but wanted to try something different. I don't think I'll ever go back, this is quite good.
I did make a number of changes, as follows:
- I cut the whole recipe in half and used an 8x8 casserole dish.
- I used Italian turkey sausage instead of ground beef (as suggested by others). This gives it a great flavor.
- I tried to get rid of some of the grease from the ground turkey before adding the tomato sauce and veggies.
- I omitted the can of diced tomatoes (I'm a bit peculiar about where I like my tomatoes and shepherd's pie is not one of them).
- Instead of the canned vegetables, I used fresh asparagus, red bell pepper, and mushrooms. I really enjoyed this combination.
- I steamed the potatoes instead of boiling them (heard this keeps in more of the nutrients) - this increased the cooking time to 20 minutes.
- I added some feta cheese to the potato mixture; I don't know if this had much effect on the final product.
- I used the water from the boiled potatoes instead of milk (healthier).
- I didn't broil it at the end (my broiler is frustrating - separate from the main oven - didn't seem worth it).
Overall, I really enjoyed this. And it's a super easy recipe. Definitely a keeper!
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I usually use a shepherd's pie recipe with cream of mushroom soup, but wanted to try something...