Sweet Potato Shepherd's Pie

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Sweet Potato Shepherd's Pie

This Simple Cooking with Heart recipe is a tasty twist on a classic American casserole dish. This is a great dish to cook on those colder nights when you want a warm and hearty meal.

Nutrition Facts

Sweet Potato Shepherd's Pie

CaloriesCalories

352 Per Serving

ProteinProtein

31g Per Serving

FiberFiber

9g Per Serving

Cost Per ServingCost Per Serving

$3.94
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Calories 352
Total Fat 6.5 g
Saturated Fat 2.5 g
Trans Fat 0.5 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.5 g
Monounsaturated Fat 2.5 g
Cholesterol 63 mg
Sodium 196 mg
Total Carbohydrate 46 g
Dietary Fiber 9 g
Sugars 14 g
Protein 31 g

Ingredients

Servings  4  

  • 1 lb. sweet potatoes OR
  • 45 oz. canned, unsweetened yams or sweet potatoes in water, rinsed
  • 1/2 cup skim milk
  • 1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon or nutmeg
  • non-stick Cooking spray
  • 1 medium onion (any color), chopped
  • 1 bell pepper (any color), seeded, chopped
  • 1 lb. extra-lean, fat-free, ground turkey (95%-99% lean)
  • 1/2 tsp. dried thyme or basil
  • 16 oz. frozen vegetable medley (like green beans, corn, and peas) or whatever is on sale, thawed
  • 1 cup low-sodium beef broth
  • 2 tsp. cornstarch

Directions

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  1. Preheat the oven to 400° F.
  2. Wash and peel sweet potatoes. Chop into 1-inch pieces.
  3. Add to a large pot and cover with water. Bring to a boil over high heat. Cook until potatoes are very tender, about 12 to 15 minutes. Drain in a colander.
  4. Return sweet potatoes to pot. Add milk, cinnamon, or nutmeg. Mash with a fork or potato masher until smooth.
  5. Spray large pan with cooking spray. Add chopped onion and bell pepper and cook over medium-high heat until softened, about 5 minutes. Add meat and thyme, cooking until done, about 5 more minutes.
  6. Add vegetables, beef broth, and cornstarch, stirring to combine. Cook a few minutes until sauce has thickened. Remove from heat.
  7. Add beef mixture into an 8- or 9-inch baking dish. Spread the sweet potatoes evenly on top of the beef and vegetables. Cook in oven until entirely heated, about 15 minutes.

Keep it Healthy:  Sweet potatoes are chock full of minerals and vitamins, making them a fabulous and healthy starch alternative.

Tip:  1 (14.4 oz.) bag of frozen pepper stir-fry can be substituted for the fresh onion and pepper.


Tip: Double the recipe for the mashed sweet potatoes and serve as a side for the next dinner.

 

This Simple Cooking with Heart recipe is a tasty twist on a classic American casserole dish. This is a great dish to cook on those colder nights when you want a warm and hearty meal.

Nutrition Facts

Sweet Potato Shepherd's Pie

CaloriesCalories

352 Per Serving

ProteinProtein

31g Per Serving

FiberFiber

9g Per Serving

Cost Per ServingCost Per Serving

$3.94
×
Calories 352
Total Fat 6.5 g
Saturated Fat 2.5 g
Trans Fat 0.5 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.5 g
Monounsaturated Fat 2.5 g
Cholesterol 63 mg
Sodium 196 mg
Total Carbohydrate 46 g
Dietary Fiber 9 g
Sugars 14 g
Protein 31 g

Ingredients

Servings  4  

  • 1 lb. sweet potatoes OR
  • 45 oz. canned, unsweetened yams or sweet potatoes in water, rinsed
  • 1/2 cup skim milk
  • 1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon or nutmeg
  • non-stick Cooking spray
  • 1 medium onion (any color), chopped
  • 1 bell pepper (any color), seeded, chopped
  • 1 lb. extra-lean, fat-free, ground turkey (95%-99% lean)
  • 1/2 tsp. dried thyme or basil
  • 16 oz. frozen vegetable medley (like green beans, corn, and peas) or whatever is on sale, thawed
  • 1 cup low-sodium beef broth
  • 2 tsp. cornstarch

Directions

Tip: Click on step to mark as complete.

  1. Preheat the oven to 400° F.
  2. Wash and peel sweet potatoes. Chop into 1-inch pieces.
  3. Add to a large pot and cover with water. Bring to a boil over high heat. Cook until potatoes are very tender, about 12 to 15 minutes. Drain in a colander.
  4. Return sweet potatoes to pot. Add milk, cinnamon, or nutmeg. Mash with a fork or potato masher until smooth.
  5. Spray large pan with cooking spray. Add chopped onion and bell pepper and cook over medium-high heat until softened, about 5 minutes. Add meat and thyme, cooking until done, about 5 more minutes.
  6. Add vegetables, beef broth, and cornstarch, stirring to combine. Cook a few minutes until sauce has thickened. Remove from heat.
  7. Add beef mixture into an 8- or 9-inch baking dish. Spread the sweet potatoes evenly on top of the beef and vegetables. Cook in oven until entirely heated, about 15 minutes.

Keep it Healthy:  Sweet potatoes are chock full of minerals and vitamins, making them a fabulous and healthy starch alternative.

Tip:  1 (14.4 oz.) bag of frozen pepper stir-fry can be substituted for the fresh onion and pepper.


Tip: Double the recipe for the mashed sweet potatoes and serve as a side for the next dinner.