Ground Turkey Shepard’s Pie with a Twist
The Best Shepherd’s Pie is filled with ground turkey, sautéed vegetables in a rich sauce, topped with cheesy mashed potatoes, and baked…doesn’t get better than that! Here is an tasty twist on an old classic…
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What is Shepards Pie?
Shepards Pie is a ground meat pie cooked in a gravy or sauce with a topping of mashed potato. Normally it is served with ground red meat or lamb but I like to use ground turkey.
This recipe is super easy it is to make and it always turns out so good! I add an asian twist with the sauce incorporating hoisin and soy sauce—honestly I think thats what makes this recipe insanely delicious.
Ground Turkey Shepard’s Pie
Serving size 3-4 people
- 8-10 oz ground Turkey
- 1/2 onion, chopped
- 4 garlic cloves, minced
- 2 long carrots, peeled chopped into 1/2 inch pieces
- 1 cup broccoli cut to smaller pieces
- 4-5 gold Idaho Potatoes peel and diced to 1/2 inch pieces (soak in water to clean beforehand)
- 2 Tbsp Canola oil
- 2 Tbsp salted butter
- 1 Tbsp cream cheese (can substitute with milk or sour cream)
- Salt and pepper
- cheddar cheese for topping(sharp cheddar is a delicious substitute)
- Chives &/or green onions chopped for topping (optional)
- 1/4 cup ketchup
- 1/4 cup homemade broth or water
- 1 1/2 tsp hoisin
- 3 tsp soy sauce low sodium
- 1 tsp sriracha (optional but recommended)
- Preheat oven to broil, adjust rack to middle. Clean all the vegetables and prep accordingly (prep instructions in ingredients list)
- In a medium pot, place the cut potatoes with a big pinch of salt and cover completely with water. Heat the pan on medium high and bring to a boil. Cover leaving a crack open and cook for 15 minutes, drain and return potatoes back to pot.
- While the potatoes are cooking, heat a tablespoon of oil on a large saucepan on medium high heat. Cook the ground turkey for 6-8 minutes until browned, season with a pinch of salt and pepper. Transfer to a bowl.
- Heat a tablespoon of oil on the same pan and sauté the onions, carrots and broccoli for 5 minutes on medium heat, season with a pinch of salt and pepper. Add the minced garlic and cook for 30 seconds. Add the ground Turkey back to the pan.
- While the vegetables are cooking, mix together the sauce ingredients in a small bowl.
- Add the sauce to your vegetable/meat mixture and cook on medium heat for 3 minutes. Take the pan off heat and add 1 Tbsp of butter. Mix together until the butter is completely combined.
- Once your potatoes are tender, add 1 Tbsp of butter and 1 Tbsp of cream cheese. Mash up your potatoes using a potato masher. Season your potatoes with salt and pepper and taste.
- Add your meat/veggie mixture to a 12 inch cast iron skillet or an oven safe pie pan. Using a spoon or spatula, add your mashed potatoes to the top of the meat/veggie mixture spreading evenly and to the edges. Add some cheese to the top and broil for 6-8 minutes, until the cheese is nicely browned(be careful not to burn to cheese). Sprinkle with chopped chives and enjoy
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