Shepherd’s pie is warm, hearty, and comforting. It’s traditionally made with ground beef. However, our version uses turkey instead, which makes it lighter and leaner, but just as filling. This Turkey Shepherd’s Pie also uses a combination of sweet potatoes and white potatoes to give you some extra fiber, vitamin C, and vitamin A. This twist adds an extra level of flavor as well as health benefits you can boast about! Like most casserole dishes, this recipe is super easy and convenient. It’s a great way to use up leftover turkey and veggies. It reheats well, so you can even freeze a few portions, so you have a healthy meal ready to heat up on busy nights. There’s something here for everyone to love!
Yields: 6 servings | Serving Size: 1 cup | Calories: 366 | Total Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Trans Fat: 0g | Cholesterol: 72mg | Sodium: 729mg | Carbohydrates: 24g | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 4g | Protein: 30g | SmartPoints (Freestyle): 10
- 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
- 1 medium yellow onion, diced small
- 2 clove garlic, minced
- 2 stalks celery, diced small
- 1 medium carrot, diced small
- 1/2 cup peas
- 1/2 teaspoon Kosher salt
- 3 cups (boneless & skinless) turkey or chicken breast, cooked and shredded (leftovers work great!)
- 1 cup turkey or chicken gravy
- 1 teaspoon ground rosemary
- 1 teaspoon dried oregano
- 1 teaspoon dried ground sage
- 2 cups mashed potatoes
- 1 cup mashed sweet potatoes
- 3 egg whites, lightly beaten
- 2 tablespoons fresh parsley, chopped
- 1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Lightly coat a 9x13 inch casserole dish with nonstick spray.
- In medium skillet, heat oil on medium heat. Add onion, garlic, celery, and carrot. Cook until onions are translucent. The carrots may still be crunchy. Add peas, salt, turkey, gravy, rosemary, oregano, and sage. Bring to a boil and simmer for 1 minute. Pour into prepared casserole dish.
- In a separate bowl, combine both potatoes, egg whites, and parsley, Mix well. Drop by spoon fulls on top of turkey mix. Using a spoon, spread as evenly as possible over the turkey. Sprinkle with parmesan.
- Bake for 20 minutes or until top begins to brown. Let set for 5 minutes before serving.