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Healthy Shepherd's Pie
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Healthy Shepherd's Pie with Carrot Rutabaga Mash

This lightened up Shepherd's Pie recipe uses a carrot rutabaga mash in place of a mashed potato for added nutritional value and the same hearty taste!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time45 mins
Total Time1 hr
Course: Healthy
Cuisine: Comfort Food
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 325kcal


  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 lb Ground turkey
  • 2 onions diced
  • 2 cloves garlic chopped
  • 1 tbsp flour
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 2 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 tbsp red wine
  • 1/2 cup beef broth
  • 2 cups frozen vegetables

Carrot Rutabaga Mash

  • 4 Carrots peeled and chopped
  • 1 rutabaga peeled and chopped
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper


  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Boil carrots and rutabaga in water in a large saucepan for 20 minutes. Check with a fork for doneness and drain. Mash with lemon juice, salt and pepper then set aside.
  • While the carrots and rutabagas are boiling, heat oil in a large skillet over med-high heat. Add ground turkey, onions and garlic, cooking for 5 minutes until turkey is lightly browned. Add flour, mixing well to combine. Add salt & pepper, Worcestershire sauce, red wine and beef broth, cooking another 5 minutes until mixture has thickened.
  • Stir the frozen vegetables into the meat mixture, then add to a large 9x13 baking dish. Top with carrot & rutabaga mash, then bake for 15 minutes. Serve and enjoy!


Calories: 325kcal | Carbohydrates: 36g | Protein: 33g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 62mg | Sodium: 1515mg | Potassium: 1191mg | Fiber: 9g | Sugar: 11g | Vitamin A: 14840IU | Vitamin C: 44mg | Calcium: 112mg | Iron: 3mg