Turkey Shepherd's Pie


This turkey shepherd's pie makes a healthy twist on an old favorite.

Prep Time:
25 mins
Cook Time:
50 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 15 mins


Mashed Potato Topping:

  • 3 large potatoes, peeled

  • ¼ cup warm milk

  • 2 tablespoons butter, room temperature

  • salt and ground black pepper to taste

Turkey Filling:

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

  • 1 onion, chopped

  • 1 pound ground turkey

  • 1 (4.5 ounce) can sliced mushrooms

  • 1 large carrot, shredded

  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley

  • 1 clove garlic, minced

  • 1 teaspoon chicken bouillon powder

  • ¼ teaspoon dried thyme

  • salt and ground black pepper to taste

  • 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour


  1. Start the topping: Place potatoes in a large pot and cover with salted water; bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer until tender, 15 to 20 minutes.

  2. While the potatoes are cooking, preheat the oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).

  3. At the same time, make the filling: Heat olive oil in a skillet over medium heat; stir in onion. Sauté onion until soft and translucent, about 5 minutes. Stir in ground turkey, mushrooms, carrot, parsley, garlic, bouillon powder, and thyme. Cook and stir until meat is broken up and cooked through, 5 to 7 minutes. Season with salt and pepper. Stir in flour and cook for 1 minute more. Remove from the heat and set aside.

  4. Finish the topping: Drain potatoes and transfer to a bowl. Add milk and butter and mash to desired consistency. Season with salt and pepper.

  5. Transfer filling to a deep-dish pie pan or casserole dish. Spread topping over filling and swirl with a fork.

  6. Bake in the preheated oven until the topping is lightly browned, about 30 minutes.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

339 Calories
13g Fat
38g Carbs
18g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 339
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 13g 17%
Saturated Fat 5g 24%
Cholesterol 71mg 24%
Sodium 342mg 15%
Total Carbohydrate 38g 14%
Dietary Fiber 5g 19%
Total Sugars 4g
Protein 18g
Vitamin C 39mg 197%
Calcium 59mg 5%
Iron 3mg 16%
Potassium 1069mg 23%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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