Sweet Potato Shepherd’s Pie

Sweet Potato Shepherd’s Pie
Summary

This 30-minute meal packs in lean protein from the turkey, lots of vegetables, and healthy carbs from the sweet potatoes. Sweet potatoes are packed with vitamin A and have a lower glycemic index compared to white potatoes.

  • Prep time
    30 min
  • Servings
    8 Servings
  • Serving size
    1/8 of recipe
Nutrition Facts

Nutrition Facts

8 Servings

  • Serving Size
    1/8 of recipe
  • Amount per serving Calories 235

  • Total Fat 9g
    • Saturated Fat 2g
  • Cholesterol 55mg
  • Sodium 250mg
  • Total Carbohydrate 23g
    • Dietary Fiber 4g
    • Total Sugars 8g
  • Protein 17g
  • Potassium 550mg
Ingredients

Ingredients

  • large sweet potatoes (peeled and diced)
    2
  • Nonstick cooking spray
    1
  • small onion (diced)
    1
  • garlic (minced)
    2 clove
  • lean ground turkey
    1 1/4 lbs
  • tomato(es) (14.5 ounce, diced)
    1 can
  • frozen mixed vegetables (bag (carrots, corn, peas and green beans))
    16 oz
  • yellow mustard
    1 tbsp
  • Worcestershire sauce
    2 tbsp
  • black pepper
    1/4 tsp
  • corn starch
    2 tsp
  • cold water
    1 tbsp
  • margarine (trans-fat-free)
    2 tbsp
Directions

Directions

  1. Place sweet potatoes in steam basket in a medium pot with 2 cups water. Bring to a boil, reduce heat, and simmer. Cover and steam until tender, about 15 minutes.

  2. While potatoes are cooking, spray a large sauté pan with cooking spray. Add onions and sauté over medium-high heat for 3 minutes or until onions look clear. Add garlic and sauté for 30 seconds. Remove from pan and set aside.

  3. Add turkey and cook until brown, about 6-7 minutes. Add onions back to pan and stir to mix.

  4. Add diced tomatoes, mixed vegetables, yellow mustard, Worcestershire, and black pepper. Bring to a simmer.

  5. In a small bowl, mix together corn starch and water. Add to turkey mixture and stir. Let simmer for 5 more minutes.

  6. Meanwhile, drain the sweet potatoes. Place sweet potatoes in a medium bowl and mash with a potato masher. Add margarine and whisk until smooth.

  7. Preheat broiler. Pour cooked turkey mixture evenly into an 11x14 inch pan or medium casserole dish. Spread sweet potatoes evenly on top of turkey mixture.

  8. Broil for 5 minutes.

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