This ground turkey shepherd's pie is an easy recipe with basic main ingredients - turkey, corn, and potatoes. Although simple to prepare, it is large on taste and has always been a favorite. It also freezes and re-heats well, so I often make a few batches at a time. The potatoes can be cooked in chicken or beef broth for added flavor. Enjoy!


Recipe Summary

20 mins
57 mins
2 mins
1 hr 19 mins
1 2-quart casserole


Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Instructions Checklist
  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

  • Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Saute onion and 1 clove garlic until onion is translucent, about 5 minutes. Add ground turkey; cook until browned, 5 to 7 minutes. Pour off and discard any excess fat.

  • Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Add potatoes and cover. Boil until tender, 12 to 15 minutes. Drain potatoes and let sit in pot, covered, 2 to 3 minutes. Add milk, butter, salt, and remaining 1 clove garlic; mash.

  • Combine whole kernel corn and cream-style corn in a small bowl.

  • Layer ground turkey mixture evenly in a 2-quart casserole dish. Layer corn mixture on top. Add mashed potatoes, pushing downward and spreading to fill the casserole dish evenly.

  • Bake, covered, in the preheated oven, about 20 minutes. Remove cover and bake until top is browned, about 10 minutes more.

Cook's Note:

Margarine can be substituted for the butter.

Nutrition Facts

417 calories; protein 22.1g; carbohydrates 52.2g; fat 15.3g; cholesterol 73.5mg; sodium 809.4mg. Full Nutrition