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Turkey and Sweet Potato Shepherd's Pie

Makes: 4 servings
Prep 40 mins Bake 375°F 20 mins
Turkey and Sweet Potato Shepherd's Pie
  • 1 1/2  pounds  sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into 2-inch pieces
  • 2  cloves garlic, halved
  • 1/4  cup  fat-free milk
  • 1/2  teaspoon  salt
  • 12  ounces  uncooked ground turkey breast
  • 1/2  cup  chopped onion
  • 1 1/4  cups  coarsely chopped zucchini (1 medium)
  • 1  cup  chopped carrots (2 medium)
  • 1/2  cup  frozen yellow corn
  • 1/4  cup  water
  • 1 8  ounce can  tomato sauce
  • 2  tablespoons  Worcestershire sauce
  • 2  teaspoons  snipped fresh sage or 1/2 teaspoon dried sage, crushed
  • 1/8  teaspoon  black pepper
  •  Snipped fresh sage (optional)

1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. In a medium saucepan, cook sweet potatoes and garlic, covered, in enough lightly salted boiling water to cover for 15 to 20 minutes or until tender; drain. Mash with a potato masher or beat with an electric mixer on low speed. Gradually add milk and salt, mashing or beating to make potato mixture light and fluffy. Cover and keep warm.

2. Meanwhile, in a large skillet cook turkey and onion over medium heat until meat is brown, stirring to break up turkey as it cooks. Drain, if needed. Stir in zucchini, carrots, corn, and water. Bring to boiling; reduce heat. Simmer, covered, for 5 to 10 minutes or until vegetables are tender.

3. Add tomato sauce, Worcestershire sauce, sage, and pepper to turkey mixture; heat through. Spoon turkey mixture into a 1-1/2-quart souffle dish or casserole, spreading evenly. Spoon mashed potato mixture in mounds on turkey mixture.

4. Bake, uncovered, in the preheated oven for 20 to 25 minutes or until heated through. If desired, sprinkle with additional fresh sage before serving. Makes 4 servings.

From the Test KitchenTip for Using Thanksgiving Leftovers:
  • You can use leftover mashed or sweet potatoes. Reheat 2 to 2-1/2 cups leftover mashed regular sweet potatoes in a microwave safe bowl. Cover and micro-cook on 70 percent power for 1-1/2 to 2 minutes, stirring once. Use 2 cups chopped, cooked turkey for the ground turkey. Cook onion in 1 tablespoon cooking oil until tender, but not brown. Add vegetables and cook as directed. Add cooked leftover turkey with the tomato sauce; continue as directed.
Nutrition Facts (Turkey and Sweet Potato Shepherd's Pie)
  • Servings Per Recipe 4,
  • cal. (kcal) 268,
  • Fat, total (g) 1,
  • chol. (mg) 42,
  • carb. (g) 41,
  • fiber (g) 7,
  • pro. (g) 24,
  • sodium (mg) 824,
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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