3.78 from 18 votes

Turkey & Sweet Potato Shepherd's Pie

Ground turkey and sweet potatoes are a tasty twist on a shepherd's pie. It's the perfect comfort food on a cold night.
Course Main Dish
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 462kcal
Author Aubrey


  • 2 T olive oil
  • 2 T butter
  • 2 1/2 lbs. sweet potatoes peeled and cubed
  • 2 carrots peeled and chopped
  • 2 stalks of celery chopped
  • 1 large onion chopped
  • 2 T chopped fresh thyme
  • 2 t fresh rosemary chopped
  • 2 1/2 lbs ground turkey
  • 1/4 c tomato paste
  • 2 T flour
  • 2 T Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 c chicken broth
  • 4 oz. cream cheese
  • 1 egg beaten
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 12 oz frozen peas


  • preheat oven to 375 degrees
  • put sweet potatoes into a large pot and cover with water, place on heat and bring to a boil. Continue to cook until fork tender
  • while the sweet potatoes cook heat a large pan over med high heat and add olive oil
  • add carrots, celery and onion to the heated pan and cook until soft
  • add salt, pepper, thyme, rosemary and ground turkey
  • stir turkey around and cook until golden and crumbly
  • add the tomato paste, flour and Worcestershire
  • stir in chicken broth and simmer.
  • drain the sweet potatoes and return to pot but keep off of heat
  • smash until smooth with a potato masher or add to a mixer and mix until smooth with the paddle attachment
  • once smooth, add in butter, cream cheese, salt and pepper
  • beat the egg in a small dish and add a couple of tablespoons of the sweet potato mixture and mix to bring up the temp of the eggs
  • add egg mixture into the pot of sweet potatoes and beat for a couple of minutes
  • add frozen peas to the ground turkey pan
  • grease a 13 x 9 baking dish and pour in the turkey mixture
  • cover with the sweet potatoes in an even layer
  • bake for 35 minutes and enjoy!


Calories: 462kcal | Carbohydrates: 42g | Protein: 40g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 121mg | Sodium: 571mg | Potassium: 1296mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 11g | Vitamin A: 23580IU | Vitamin C: 31.9mg | Calcium: 105mg | Iron: 3.8mg