Sweet Potato & Turkey Shepherds Pie

Ok, can we all talk about one of THE most popular New Years Resolutions out there? It’s somewhere along the lines of Eating Healthy, Meal Planning, Losing Weight, Getting In Shape, etc… you get the idea right? Well I want to help you with all of that… today’s recipe is a total game changer! My family devoured this healthier option, but the best part is that you don’t lose out on that ‘winter comfort food’ feeling!

If you don’t feel like this is enough, pair with a simple salad and maybe even a slice of crusty bread and you have a complete meal perfect to cozy up with on a cold winter night.

Sweet Potato & Turkey Shepherds Pie

This lighter twist on a classic dish is perfect for the freezer, or to enjoy straight away! My family loves this meal on a cold, snowy Sunday. Serve with delicious crusty bread and you're all set!
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Prep Time:30 minutes
Cook Time:44 minutes


  • 1 lb Extra Lean Ground Turkey
  • 1 small Onion diced
  • 2 cloves Garlic Minced
  • 2 tbsp Tomato Paste
  • 1 1/4 cup Chicken Broth
  • 2 tsp Cumin
  • 1 tsp Smoked Paprika
  • 1 tbsp Worcestershire Sauce
  • 2 tsp Oregano dried
  • 1 1/2 cups Corn frozen kernels
  • salt & pepper to taste
  • 4 cups Sweet Potatoes cubed
  • 2 tbsp Butter salted
  • 1/3 cup Cilantro optional, for garnish


  • Peel sweet potatoes, and place in a large pot with enough water so they are covered. Boil until fork tender. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  • Meanwhile in a dutch oven over medium-high heat sauté ground turkey until browned. Add chopped onions and minced garlic. Continue cooking until onions are translucent.
  • Stir in the tomato paste, Worcestershire sauce, cumin, paprika and oregano. Add 1 cup of chicken broth and bring everything to a boil. Reduce to low, and simmer. Add frozen corn kernels – simmer another 10 minutes.
  • While the turkey mixture is simmering, drain potatoes and put back on the stove over low heat. Mash over low heat for a few minutes to help let the steam out of the potatoes.
  • Remove from heat, add remaining 1/4 cup broth, butter, and salt & pepper to taste. Mash/mix together. Add the turkey mixture to an oven safe casserole dish. Top and spread out mashed sweet potatoes.
  • Bake for 45 minutes or until sides gets crispy. Serve hot with a sprinkle of cilantro!


Freeze It: Follow directions until step 5. Let sit and cool completely before covering with ton foil. Freeze for up to two months. Place frozen casserole in a 400 degree oven, covered in foil. Bake for 45 mins. Remove foil, and continue cooking until sides get crispy (about another 15 minutes). 
Servings: 6 servings

What winter comfort meals do you crave this time of year?

Delicious Sweet Potato & Turkey Shepherds Pie. Don't miss out on winter comfort foods! This delicious meal rings in at 5 SmartPoints per serving! #weightwatchers #5SmartPoints

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  1. I love this idea, Kaitie! Not only is Shepherds Pie a comfort food to me, I am sure your recipe is just as appealing to children as it is to adults. And thank you for the Weight Watchers information. I am pinning it as well as sending it along to my sister who will also appreciate your recipe. Happy New Year!

  2. I love this twist on a classic comfort food! And I’m also jazzed about the freezer tip, I’m a big fan of making lots of leftovers for lazy nights 🙂

  3. I’m a big fan of sweet potatoes for a substitute for white potatoes and I think the flavour and moistness of sweet potato really lend themselves well to ground turkey, I’ll have to give it a try!

  4. I love that you put sweet potato on shepherds pie! This looks so delicious, especially with the ground turkey!! I can’t wait to make it for my hubby as he adores shepherd’s pie almost as much as I do!! 😉

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