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Turkey Sweet Potato Shepherd’s Pie

I’m always looking for a new way to rework an old recipe.  So, how do you rework Shepherd’s Pie?  What about using sweet potatoes?  I had to rethink how that would look.  Sweet potatoes always make me think of Thanksgiving, so I decided to use ground turkey in place of hamburger.  Then I  thought the turkey needs to have a sweeter element to combine with the sweetness of the sweet potato.  So, I added peas and carrots instead of creamed corn.  Guess what?  This is now our new favorite.  Anyway, here’s the delicious result.

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Turkey Shepherd's Pie
Turkey Sweet Potato Shepherd's Pie
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A new twist on shepherd's pie. It's a shortcut to Thanksgiving any time of the year--a Kitchen Chicks original.
Turkey Sweet Potato Shepherd's Pie
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A new twist on shepherd's pie. It's a shortcut to Thanksgiving any time of the year--a Kitchen Chicks original.
Servings Prep Time Cook Time
6people 15 minutes 20 minutes
Servings Prep Time
6people 15 minutes
Cook Time
20 minutes
Ingredients
  • 3 large sweet potatoes
  • 1 15 ounce can crushed pineapple
  • 1 stick butter
  • 1 pound ground turkey
  • 1/2 onion chopped
  • 1/2 tsp ground sage
  • 1 tsp poultry seasoning
  • 1 bag frozen peas and carrots
  • salt and pepper to taste
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Ingredients
  • 3 large sweet potatoes
  • 1 15 ounce can crushed pineapple
  • 1 stick butter
  • 1 pound ground turkey
  • 1/2 onion chopped
  • 1/2 tsp ground sage
  • 1 tsp poultry seasoning
  • 1 bag frozen peas and carrots
  • salt and pepper to taste
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Instructions
  1. Peel and cut up the sweet potatoes and place in a dutch oven filled with water.
  2. Boil sweet potatoes in salted water until fork tender (about 20 minutes).
  3. While the potatoes are boiling, brown--well, turkey doesn't really turn brown, it's more like gray--the turkey with the onion until all the pinkness is gone from the meat and the onions are translucent.
  4. Add the poultry seasoning, sage and salt and pepper as they cook.
  5. After the turkey is finished cooking, add the peas and carrots and let them simmer until the potatoes are done.Turkey Shepherd's Pie
  6. Drain the potatoes in a colander.
  7. Put half the stick of butter in the pot that the potatoes were in and add the potatoes on top.
  8. Stir with a fork breaking up the potatoes as you go and the butter melts.
  9. Add 1/4 cup pineapple to the meat and the rest to the sweet potatoes. Stir in the pineapple with the fork.
  10. Pour the sweet potatoes on top of the turkey mixture.
  11. Cut the rest of the butter and place on top.
  12. Bake in 350 degree oven for 20 minutes.
  13. Let rest 10 minutes and serve.
Recipe Notes

We love this recipe at our house.  Not only is it absolutely delicious, but it's easy to make and a great change of pace from the everyday meals I prepare.

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