Clean Eating Sweet Potato Shepherd's Pie

Wednesday, September 25, 2013


Serves: 4-5


  • 1 1/2 pounds ground turkey meat
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1-2 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 1 large shallot, chopped
  • 1 cup diced carrots
  • 1/2 cup frozen peas
  • 1/2 cup sweet corn
  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 4-5 large sweet potatoes
  • 1/2 cup low sodium chicken broth
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup grated cheddar cheese


  1. Place your sweet potatoes in the microwave for about 20-30 minutes, or until they are cooked all the way through.
  2. While the potatoes cook, saute the garlic, shallot and onions together in the oil.
  3. When the onions are translucent, add in the turkey meat, carrots, peas, sweet corn, and balsamic vinegar and continue to cook until the veggies are cooked most of the way. They don’t have to be completely cooked because they will bake more in the oven. Just a bit tender is good.
  4. When that is finished cooking, transfer everything to a casserole dish. (Mine was 9×13).
  5. Using a thick towel so you don’t burn yourself, peel the potatoes while they are still hot.
  6. Place them in a mixing bowl with the chicken broth, garlic powder, onion powder and salt. Blend with a hand blender until smooth. A food processor or regular blender will work too.
  7. Smooth the potatoes over the meat in the casserole dish. Drag a fork lightly across the top to “rough up” the surface a bit for baking.
  8. Sprinkle with cheddar cheese
  9. Bake at 350 degrees F. for approximately 30 minutes or until it’s nice and bubbly (you’ll see that if your casserole dish is clear glass).
Adapted from The Gracious Pantry


  1. Wow, 12 cloves of garlic? And where is the amount for the shallot?

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  3. Girl I have made this twice and its an awesome recipe. But if you use 12 cloves of garlic you are not going to be able to taste anything for weeks. 1-2 is perfect.

  4. My Apologies! 1-2 cloves of Garlic (I've updated above) and 1 large shallot.

  5. I made this last night and it was great! :) I substituted some other vegetables I had on hand for the corn and peas to make it paleo. My only complaint is that it was somewhat bland--I would definitely recommend seasoning the meat and veggies while cooking them on the stove. Also (maybe it was just the size of mine), three sweet potatoes didn't seem to be enough. If I make this again, I'll use four or five. Thanks for the great recipe!