Ground Turkey Shepherd’s Pie

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Ground turkey shepherd’s pie is a twist to a classic using a high protein source but with all the classic flavors you fell in love with.

Ground turkey shepherd's pie

Indulge in the ultimate comfort food with a modern twist – a flavorful ground turkey shepherd’s pie recipe. This reinvented classic takes all the comforting elements you love, like creamy mashed potatoes and hearty vegetables, and adds a healthy twist by using lean ground turkey instead of traditional beef. Not only does this make it lighter, but the turkey allows all the other ingredients to shine but you still receive a great protein source.

Imagine sinking your fork into a layer of perfectly seasoned ground turkey, mixed with onions, carrots, and peas, all nestled beneath a blanket of velvety mashed potatoes. The aroma alone will have your mouth watering in anticipation.

Get ready to fall in love with comfort food all over again, as this reinvented ground turkey shepherd’s pie recipe takes center stage on your dinner table. It’s the perfect combination of nostalgia and innovation, ensuring each bite is both familiar and exciting.

How To Make Ground Turkey Shepherd’s Pie

Ingredients needed

  • Ground turkey
  • Onion
  • Galic
  • Frozen peas and carrots
  • Tomato paste
  • All-purpose flour
  • Chicken broth
  • Worcestershire sauce
  • Russet potatoes
  • Butter
  • Heavy cream
  • Parmesan
  • Seasonings (listed below)

Important tip before starting

Do not skip the flour in this recipe for the turkey. Due to the turkey being low in fat the mix doesn’t come together like beef does. The flour brings all the ingredients together in harmony for a great, meaty base.

Ground turkey shepherd's pie

Making the shepherd’s pie using ground turkey

  1. First, leave the frozen peas and carrots out so that they can thaw. Or just place them in fridge overnight. Then place the potatoes in boiling water and cook until soft, about 20-30 minutes.
  2. Now, prep all the ingredients before starting the recipe. Preheat oven to 400F.
  3. In a pot, cook and brown the turkey then remove it from the pan.
  4. Then, add in the onions and garlic and cook them until soft and fragrant.
  5. Make a little room in the pot and add in the tomato paste. Cook with the onions and garlic for about 15 seconds.
  6. Now, add back in the cooked ground turkey along with the peas and carrots.
  7. Add in the chicken broth and Worcestershire sauce. Lastly, sprinkle the flour across the top then mix. After, add salt and pepper to taste.
  8. Next, prep the potatoes. Combine all the ingredients together and taste for salt.
  9. In a 9×9 baking dish add the meat mix first and pat down. Carefully spread the mashed potatoes topping across the meat.
  10. Place in a preheated oven for 25-30 or until the top starts to brown.
  11. Remove and allow to cool before serving.

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Ground turkey shepherd's pie

Ground Turkey Shepherd’s Pie

Ground turkey shepherd's pie is a twist to a classic using a high protein source but with all the classic flavors you fell in love with.
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Prep Time 35 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 9 serving

Equipment

  • 9×9 baking dish

Ingredients
 

  • 1 pound ground turkey
  • 1/2 medium yellow onion, diced
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1.5 cup frozen peas & carrots, thawed
  • 3 ounces tomato paste
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 1 tablespoon worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour

Topping

  • 2 pounds russet potatoes
  • 8 tablespoon butter
  • 1/3 cup half & half
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 cup freshly grated parmesan

Instructions
 

  • First, leave the frozen peas and carrots out so that they can thaw. Or just place them in fridge overnight. Then place the potatoes in boiling water and cook until soft, about 20-30 minutes.
  • Now, prep all the ingredients before starting the recipe. Preheat oven to 400℉.
  • In a pot, cook and brown the turkey then remove it from the pan.
  • Then, add in the onions and garlic and cook them until soft and fragrant.
  • Make a little room in the pot and add in the tomato paste. Cook with the onions and garlic for about 15 seconds.
  • Now, add back in the cooked ground turkey along with the peas and carrots. 
  • Add in the chicken broth and Worcestershire sauce. Lastly, sprinkle the flour across the top then mix. After, add salt and pepper to taste.
  • Next, prep the potatoes. Combine all the ingredients together and taste for salt.
  • In a 9×9 baking dish add the meat mix first and pat down. Carefully spread the mashed potatoes topping across the meat.
  • Place in a preheated oven for 25-30 or until the top starts to brown.
  • Remove and allow to cool before serving.
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