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Sweet Potato Shepherd's Pie

Sweet Potato Shepherd’s Pie

Health up your Shepherd's Pie with this Sweet Potato Shepherd's Pie! Ground Turkey, carrots and corn are combined together in savory gravy then topped with Maple Whipped Sweet Potatoes! Comfort food never tasted so good!
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 20 minutes
Servings 8 people
Calories 427kcal
Author Nicole Crocker


  • 2 Pounds Ground turkey ,I like to use 85% lean so it's not too dry
  • 2 Tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 teaspoons Ground sage
  • 2 teaspoons Dried thyme
  • 1 teaspoon Salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon Cayenne
  • 4 Carrots ,diced
  • 2 Medium Onions ,diced
  • 5 Cloves Garlic ,crushed
  • 5 Tablespoons All purpose flour
  • 4 Cups Chicken broth
  • 1 ,14 ounce package Frozen corn

For the Maple whipped Sweet Potatoes

  • 5-6 Large Sweet potatoes ,peeled and cut into cubes
  • 2 Tablespoons Unsalted butter
  • 1/4 Cup Full fat plain yogurt
  • 1 teaspoon Salt
  • 5-6 Tablespoons Real maple syrup


  • Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Heat a large, deep sauté pan over medium-high heat and spray with cooking spray.
  • Add ground turkey to the hot pan and cook 7-10 minutes until browned, breaking turkey up with a wooden spoon. Add Worcester sauce, sage, thyme, salt and cayenne. Cook for another minute. . Remove cooked turkey from pan and set aside.
  • In the same pan, sauté carrots, onions and crushed garlic over medium heat until tender, about 6-7 minutes, stirring frequently.
  • Add reserved turkey back to the pan and sprinkle entire mixture with flour. Cook for 1 minute then pour in chicken broth. Bring back to a boil then reduce heat to low. Simmer until gravy starts to form.
  • About 7-10 minutes. Remove from heat and add frozen corn. Pour into a 13x11 deep baking dish and set aside.

For the Maple Whipped Sweet Potatoes

  • Fill a large pot with water and add cubed sweet potatoes. Bring to a boil and cook until sweet potatoes are tender and cooked through. About 15 minutes depending on the size you cut your sweet potatoes.
  • Drain water and add butter to sweet potatoes. Let sit for a few minutes to cool.
  • Put sweet potatoes in a blender or food processor along with yogurt, salt and maple syrup and blend until smooth. about 1-2 minutes. (You can also mash or use a mixer if you don't have a blender or food processor)
  • Place dollops of whipped sweet potatoes over turkey mixture and then spread with a spoon.
  • At this point you can cover and store in the fridge. (Once it is cooled) or place it in your pre heated oven and bake for 45-60 minutes. Garnish with fresh thyme if desired and serve.


Calories: 427kcal | Carbohydrates: 63g | Protein: 32g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 71mg | Sodium: 1256mg | Potassium: 1369mg | Fiber: 8g | Sugar: 20g | Vitamin A: 35430IU | Vitamin C: 18.4mg | Calcium: 126mg | Iron: 3.3mg