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Sweet Potato Turkey Shepherd's Pie Recipe Review

Friday, January 25, 2013

I made's Sweet Potato Turkey Shepherd's Pie for lunch today and it was absolutely THE BOMB! I made enough changes to it to warrant a redo of my version of the recipe. Sorry that some of the measurements are in grams, but that's how I have to buy stuff here in Italy.

This was so good I had to tear myself away from the pan and was incredibly tempted to have another portion. My husband loved it too and said he never would have guessed this was a "diet recipe". Can't wait to have more for dinner!

Sweet Potato Turkey Shepherd's Pie (Adapted from
Serves 8


For the potatoes:
850 g sweet potato, diced, skin intact
3 cloves garlic
1/3 cup 1% milk
1/4 cup chicken broth
100 g sour cream
salt and freshly ground pepper to taste

For the filling:
480 g ground turkey
1 medium onion, diced
1 parsnip, diced
3 cloves garlic, diced
100g mushrooms, diced
200g frozen peas
2 tbsp flour
1 cup chicken broth
2 tsp tomato paste
1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
1 tsp freshly chopped rosemary
salt and freshly ground pepper
hot paprika

Boil sweet potatoes and garlic in a pot of salted water until cooked and soft. Drain and mash with chicken broth, sour cream, salt and pepper. Set aside.

Preheat oven to 400°F.

In a large saute pan brown turkey for about five minutes; season with salt and pepper. Add the onion and sauté one minute. Add the parsnip, salt and pepper to taste; cook about 5 minutes. Add garlic and mushrooms; sauté another 3-4 minutes. Add flour, salt and pepper and mix well. Add frozen peas, chicken broth, tomato paste, Worcestershire sauce, rosemary, and mix well. Simmer on low about 10 minutes.

Put meat mixture in a 9x12 pan. Spread sweet potato mixture on top. Use a fork to scrape the top of the potatoes to make ridges; sprinkle with paprika. Bake 20 minutes or until potatoes turn golden. Remove from oven and let it cool 10 minutes before serving.

Nutritional Information:
305 calories
11g fat
15.3g protein
36g carbohydrates
7g fiber
4% calcium
34% iron

Original Recipe:


Member Comments About This Blog Post:
CELIAMINER 1/27/2013 10:21AM

    Thanks for pointing out your review and for listing your modifications. Can't wait to try this!

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INAFFIT319 1/26/2013 2:48PM

    Yum! I love sweet potatoes.

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MYRTROSE 1/25/2013 8:32PM

    OOO that looks great. Making it this weekend!

Update 1/27/13
Everyone loved it! I ate 2 servings and my family polished off the rest!
Thanks so much for the great recipe. This is definitely a keeper!

Comment edited on: 1/27/2013 2:33:16 PM

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PSSN4FITNESS 1/25/2013 2:21PM

    This sounds awesome! I have all of these ingredients on hand right now, so I may try it out!

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LMDIENER 1/25/2013 1:59PM

    This looks sooooo good! I'm going to have to give it a try for sure.

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DALID414 1/25/2013 1:39PM

    Sounds good!

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MERRY_XMAS 1/25/2013 1:04PM

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-AMANDA79- 1/25/2013 11:46AM

    YUM!! You did all that for lunch? Will you marry me? :D

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NUOVAELLE 1/25/2013 11:02AM

    I was sure this would be a success! And I'm so glad I discovered thanks to the challenge. It's got some really good recipes.
Sweet potatoes are not easy to find here but if I do, I'll definitely have a look at your version of the recipe. One reason is that it's in grams! So, no need to apologize about it, some of us find it useful!

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