Turkey & Sweet Potato Shepherd's Pie

Turkey & Sweet Potato Shepherd's Pie
Prep time: 30 mins
Cook time: 35 mins
Total time: 1 hour 5 mins
Serves: 8
Recipe from: realhousemoms.com

Ground turkey and sweet potatoes are a tasty twist on a shepherd's pie. It's the perfect comfort food on a cold night.


  • 2T olive oil
  • 2 T butter
  • 2½ lbs. sweet potatoes, peeled and cubed
  • 2 carrots, peeled and chopped
  • 2 stalks of celery, chopped
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 2 T chopped fresh thyme
  • 2 t fresh rosemary, chopped
  • 2½ lbs ground turkey
  • ¼ c tomato paste
  • 2 T flour
  • 2 T Worcestershire sauce
  • 4 oz. cream cheese
  • 1 egg, beaten
  •  salt and pepper to taste
  •  12 oz frozen peas


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees put sweet potatoes into a large pot and cover with water, place on heat and bring to a boil. Continue to cook until fork tender

  2. Heat a large pan over med high heat and add olive oil add carrots, celery and onion to the heated pan and cook until soft add salt, pepper, thyme, rosemary and ground turkey stir turkey around and cook until golden and crumbly add the tomato paste, flour and Worcestershire stir in chicken broth and simmer.

  3. Drain the sweet potatoes and return to pot but keep off of heat smash until smooth with a potato masher or add to a mixer and mix until smooth with the paddle attachment once smooth, add in butter, cream cheese, salt and pepper

  4. Beat the egg in a small dish and add a couple of tablespoons of the sweet potato mixture and mix to bring up the temp of the eggs add egg mixture into the pot of sweet potatoes and beat for a couple of minutes

  5. Add frozen peas to the ground turkey pan

  6. Grease a 13 x 9 baking dish and pour in the turkey mixture cover with the sweet potatoes in an even layer

  7. Bake for 35 minutes and enjoy!