The Best Ground Turkey Shepherd’s Pie is filled with ground turkey, sauted vegetables in a rich sauce, topped with cheesy mashed potatoes, and baked…doesn’t get better than that!
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What is Shepards Pie?
Shepards Pie is a ground meat pie cooked in a gravy or sauce with a topping of mashed potato. Normally it is served with ground red meat or lamb but I like to use ground turkey.
This recipe is super easy it is to make and it always turns out crazy good! I add an asian twist with the sauce incorporating hoisin and soy sauce—honestly I think thats what makes this recipe insanely delicious.
You’ll start out by cooking your potatoes for the mashed potatoes, browning the ground turkey and sautéing the vegetables. Mix together ketchup, water, hoisin, soy sauce and sriracha for the sauce and add it to your meat/veggie mixture.
Pour your meat mixture to a 12 inch cast iron pan. Using a spoon or spatula, top your mixture with an even layer of mashed potatoes. Then add a few pieces of sharp cheese and broil for 5-8 minutes (don’t burn the cheese!). Sprinkle some chives or green onions on top and voila!
Tools You’ll Need To Make This Recipe
Ground Turkey Shepard’s Pie
Serving size 3-4 people
- 8-10 oz ground Turkey
- 1/2 yellow onion, chopped
- 4 garlic cloves, minced
- 2 long carrots, chopped
- 1 cup broccoli cut to smaller pieces
- 12 mini medley Potatoes diced to 1/2 inch pieces (soak in water to clean beforehand)
- 2 Tbsp Canola oil
- 2 Tbsp salted butter
- 1 Tbsp cream cheese (can substitute with milk or sour cream)
- Salt and pepper
- 2-3 slices of Savory cheddar cheese for topping(sharp cheddar is a delicious substitute)
- Chives &/or green onions chopped for topping (optional)
- 1/4 cup ketchup
- 1/4 cup water
- 1 1/2 tsp hoisin
- 3 tsp soy sauce
- 1 tsp sriracha (optional but recommended)
- Preheat oven to broil. Clean all the vegetables and prep accordingly (prep instructions in ingredients list)
- In a medium pot, place the cut potatoes with a big pinch of salt and cover completely with water. Heat the pan on medium high and bring to a boil. Cover leaving a crack open and cook for 15 minutes, drain and return potatoes back to pot.
- While the potatoes are cooking, heat a tablespoon of oil on a large saucepan on medium high heat. Cook the ground turkey for 4-6 minutes until browned, season with a pinch of salt and pepper. Transfer to a bowl.
- Heat a tablespoon of oil on the same pan and sauté the onions, carrots and broccoli for 5 minutes on medium heat, season with a pinch of salt and pepper. Add the minced garlic and cook for 30 seconds. Add the ground Turkey back to the pan.
- While the vegetables are cooking, mix together the sauce ingredients in a small bowl.
- Add the sauce to your vegetable/meat mixture and cook on medium heat for 3 minutes. Take the pan off heat and add 1 Tbsp of butter. Mix together until the butter is completely combined.
- Once your potatoes are tender, add 1 Tbsp of butter and 1 Tbsp of cream cheese. Mash up your potatoes using a potato masher. Season your potatoes with salt and pepper.
- Add your meat/veggie mixture to a 12 inch cast iron skillet or an oven safe pie pan. Using a spoon or spatula, add your mashed potatoes to the top of the meat/veggie mixture spreading evenly and to the edges. Add some cheese to the top and broil for 5-8 minutes, until the cheese is nicely browned(be careful not to burn to cheese). Sprinkle with chopped chives and enjoy