Once in a while you really need a meal that warms your heart and soul. One of my favourite meals growing up was Shepherd’s Pie. This Healthy Shepherd’s Pie takes me right back to my childhood.
Living here in Canada, the winters can be long and grueling. Comfort food can often help you feel better and keep you feeling cozy during the cold months. I still love a good Shepherd’s Pie, however, now I put a healthy spin on it when I make it. And believe me when I say, this healthy Shepherd’s Pie is just as satisfying!
Whether you are feeding a family with little ones or, just yourself 🙂 this Shepherd’s Pie is sure to be a hit! This recipe is gluten and dairy free. Feeds 4-5 people.
For the Healthy Shepherd’s Pie you’ll need:
- 1 package ground turkey
- 4-5 sweet potatoes (medium or large)
- 1 can diced tomatoes
- 2 carrots diced up
- 1 onion chopped
- 2 celery stalks diced up
- 1 cup chopped frozen green beans
- 1 tbsp dried basil
- 3 galric cloves minced
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Coconut milk
Set oven to 375F degrees. Peel your potatoes and chop up into cubes. I like to steam them because they hold more nutrients when steamed but for fluffier potatoes you can boil, either one will work. Steam or boil potatoes, when finished mashup with coconut milk. Set aside. Put ground turkey into pan on medium heat, break up and stir until cooked through. Add onion to pan, stir until onion cooked. Add garlic, celery, carrots, green beans, basil, and can of diced tomatoes, salt and pepper. Allow vegetables to cook, and simmer flavours for about 20 minutes. Poor ingredients from pan into a oven safe square coriander dish. Spread the sweet potatoes on top of turkey mixture evenly. Put it in the oven for 20 mins. Allow to cool before serving.