I've been making variations of this shepherd's pie recipe for over 10 years, and it's still a requested favorite!

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Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
40 mins
total:
55 mins
Servings:
6
Yield:
6 servings
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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

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  • Heat olive oil in a large oven-safe skillet over medium-high heat. Cook ground turkey until browned, about 5 minutes. Reduce heat to medium. Stir in onion, bell pepper, garlic, salt, pepper, oregano, cumin, ancho chile powder, and cinnamon. Cook, stirring occasionally, until onion and peppers have softened, about 5 minutes. Stir in tomatoes and pumpkin. Top with mashed sweet potatoes and sprinkle with smoked paprika.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until flavors are well combined and sweet potatoes are browned, about 30 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

452 calories; protein 34.6g; carbohydrates 48.1g; fat 14.3g; cholesterol 111.7mg; sodium 765.6mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (13)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
10/28/2019
Was an absolute hit at my house tonight.wanted to try something new and this was it! Super easy to make and absolutely delicious. I subbed the green peppers out for red peppers though. I was nervous about the ground turkey but it was perfect. The flavors are terrific and compliment each other well. I will definitely be making this again a new fall favorite! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 4 stars
02/02/2021
Pretty good. Will make this again. Added corn (b4 reading others' comments) and green beans. Increased spices slightly, so did not find it bland at all. Read More
19 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 15
  • 4 star values: 3
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
09/30/2020
Stuck to the recipe out of respect to the chef, halved the recipe which still produced a lot of yummy leftovers!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/28/2019
Was an absolute hit at my house tonight.wanted to try something new and this was it! Super easy to make and absolutely delicious. I subbed the green peppers out for red peppers though. I was nervous about the ground turkey but it was perfect. The flavors are terrific and compliment each other well. I will definitely be making this again a new fall favorite! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/08/2020
This was wonderful!! I made it exactly as directed but did add frozen corn as we love it and it adds good color. My husband had 3rds. Definitely will make again!! Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
11/26/2020
Bland. Only substitution was regular paprika instead of smoked praprika. Family had to really get creative to give the dish some flavor. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
03/10/2020
I was cooking for 3, so halved the stated recipe quantities. I did not have cumin, so omitted it with no problem. Since we are vegetarian, I used Morningstar crumble instead of the turkey. REALLY good! I’d like to try this again but add either cheese or “Crema Mexicana” (fantastic stuff if you’ve never tried it - ! Read More
Rating: 4 stars
02/02/2021
Pretty good. Will make this again. Added corn (b4 reading others' comments) and green beans. Increased spices slightly, so did not find it bland at all. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/12/2019
My husband and I loved this recipe! The spices tomatoes pumpkin ground turkey and sweet potatoes were a delicious combination of flavors. Next time I'll probably add some canned or frozen corn since I think that would be good with the other ingredients. Thanks for a terrific recipe! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
11/13/2020
Made it just as it was.. delicious. Wow. A keeper! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
11/16/2020
SO good! I left out the bell pepper due to the tastes of one family member, and topped half with sweet potato and the other half with yukon gold potato, but stuck to the recipe for the rest of it and everyone loved it! This is going in the rotation for sure. Thanks for a great recipe! Read More
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