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Ground Turkey Shepherd's Pie

Ground Turkey Shepherd's Pie

  • Author: Nicole | Fresh Apron
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 50 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour
  • Yield: 6 servings 1x


This Ground Turkey Shepherd's Pie is a healthy and comforting meal that's perfect for cooler weather. It's filled with lean meat and vegetables in a delicious gravy, then topped with fluffy mashed potatoes. The whole family will love this cozy casserole that's baked to perfection.




  • 1 1/2 pounds yukon gold potatoes, peeled and cut into (1 inch) chunks
  • 1/2 cup chicken broth
  • 2 tablespoons sour cream
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • paprika, for sprinkling

Turkey Filling

  • 1 pound ground turkey
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1 small yellow onion, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 carrot, peeled and chopped
  • 3/4 cup frozen peas
  • 3/4 cup frozen corn
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • 1 cup low sodium chicken broth
  • 1 tablespoon tomato paste
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 teaspoon fresh rosemary, chopped
  • salt and pepper, to taste


  1. Boil the potatoes. Place the potatoes in a large pot of salted water. Bring to a boil. Cover and reduce heat. Simmer for 15-20 minutes, until potatoes are soft enough to pierce with a fork.
  2. Brown the turkey. While the potatoes are simmering, heat a large skillet over medium heat. Add the ground turkey and season with salt and pepper. Cook, breaking up the meat, until cooked through, about 5 minutes. Remove from pan and place in a bowl. Set aside.
  3. Prepare the turkey filling. Wipe out the skillet used to cook turkey. Heat 2 teaspoons of oil over medium low heat. Add the onion, garlic, and carrot. Cook until tender, about 4 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add the peas, corn, flour, chicken broth, tomato paste, Worcestershire sauce, thyme, and rosemary. Stir to combine. Season with salt and pepper. Add the cooked ground turkey and stir to combine. Simmer for 5-7 minutes, until thickened.
  4. Mash the potatoes. Drain the potatoes. Add the chicken broth, sour cream, salt and pepper. Using a potato masher, mash the potatoes until smooth. Taste and add more salt and pepper as needed.
  5. Assemble the casserole. Preheat the oven to 375°. Spoon the ground turkey mixture on the bottom of an 8 inch casserole dish. Top with the mashed potatoes. Sprinkle with paprika.
  6. Bake. Place in the oven and bake for 25 minutes until top is golden. Let stand for 5 minutes before serving.