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Today's Recipe

The Humble Shepherd Pie

Posted by Admin on April 3, 2011 at 4:11 PM Comments comments (0)


Ground turkey stands in for ground beef or the more traditional lamb in this simple version of shepherd's pie. Frozen vegetables make assembly simple; you can even use instant mashed potatoes instead of making your own to cut down on preparation time.


Original Recipe Yield 6 servings



cooking spray

700 g russet potatoes, peeled and cut into 1 1/2-inch thick slices

100 g butter, cut into pieces

250 ml milk

salt and pepper, to taste

20 ml vegetable oil

500 g ground turkey

1 onion, chopped

2  packets instant chicken gravy mix

250 ml water

500 g frozen peas and carrots, thawed

250 g shredded cheese of choice



Preheat an oven to 180 degrees C. Lightly grease a medium baking dish.

Cover potatoes with water in a saucepan and boil for 20 to 30 minutes, or until fork-tender. Drain and beat until smooth with an electric mixer. Add butter, milk, and salt and pepper to taste; beat to desired consistency.

Heat 1 tablespoon of oil in a large skillet over medium high heat. Cook and stir turkey and onion until turkey is fully cooked. Add gravy mix and water; stir often, until gravy is thick and bubbly. Season with salt and pepper.

Add turkey mixture to the baking dish. Next, layer the peas and carrots, and top with the mashed potatoes. Top with a layer of shredded cheese.

Bake in the preheated oven for 20 to 25 minutes, or until cheese is melted and the potatoes are golden on the top.

Nutritional Information


Amount Per Serving Calories: 584 | Total Fat: 35.9g | Cholesterol: 130mg