Shepherd's Pie With Ground Turkey Recipe

Shepherd's Pie With Ground Turkey Recipe

This Shepherd's pie is a simple and delicious mix of ground turkey and vegetables in a sauce with a topping of mashed potatoes; it's comfort food at its best.
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  • Serves: 8 persons



  1. Step 1

    Make the potato topping: In a large saucepan, combine the potatoes with enough cold water to cover by 1 inch.
  2. Step 2

    Bring to a boil and cook until tender, about 15 minutes.
  3. Step 3

    Drain the potatoes well in a colander. In a large bowl, combine the potatoes, milk, butter, salt, and pepper to taste.
  4. Step 4

    Using an electric mixer, beat on high speed until smooth. Set aside.
  5. Step 5

    Preheat the oven to 350 F.
  6. Step 6

    Bring a small saucepan of lightly salted water to a boil.
  7. Step 7

    Add the carrots and cook for 2 minutes to blanch.
  8. Step 8

    Drain and set aside.
  9. Step 9

    Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat.
  10. Step 10

    Add the onion and cook, stirring, until softened, about 2 minutes.
  11. Step 11

    Add the garlic and cook for 15 seconds.
  12. Step 12

    Stir in the ground turkey, breaking up the large pieces with a fork, and cook until browned.
  13. Step 13

    Add the blanched carrots, peas, corn, tomatoes, and tomato paste. Mix well.
  14. Step 14

    Cook, stirring often until the flavors have blended, about 10 minutes.
  15. Step 15

    Season with black pepper to taste.
  16. Step 16

    Spray a 3-quart gratin dish or shallow casserole with vegetable oil spray. Spoon the vegetable-turkey mixture into the prepared dish.
  17. Step 17

    Top with dollops of mashed potatoes.
  18. Step 18

    Bake for 30 to 45 minutes, until heated through. Serve hot.