Turkey Meatball Shepherd's Pie


Creamy, delicious, and topped with sweet potatoes, this shepherd's pie bakes in just one pan. To give it a twist from your usual shepherd's pie, make homemade turkey meatballs so this dish becomes extra special.

Turkey Meatball Shepherd’s Pie
Photo: Jason Donnelly
Prep Time:
20 mins
Bake Time:
55 mins
Cool Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
1 hr 35 mins


  • Nonstick cooking spray

  • ¼ cup finely chopped onion

  • ¼ cup grated Parmesan cheese

  • 3 tablespoon snipped fresh cilantro

  • 3 cloves garlic, minced

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper

  • 1 pound lean ground turkey

  • 1 14.5-15 ounce jar light Alfredo pasta sauce

  • 1 cup frozen peas, thawed

  • 1 12 ounce sweet potato, peeled and very thinly sliced

  • 1 tablespoon butter, melted

  • teaspoon salt

  • teaspoon black pepper


  1. Preheat oven to 400°F. Coat a 2-qt. rectangular baking dish with cooking spray. In a large bowl combine onion, cheese, 2 Tbsp. of the cilantro, the garlic, 1/4 tsp. salt, and 1/4 tsp. pepper. Add ground turkey; mix well.

  2. Using 1 Tbsp. for each meatball, shape turkey mixture into 1 1/4-inch balls; place in prepared baking dish. Bake 15 minutes; cool slightly.

  3. Pour Alfredo sauce over meatballs and liquid in dish; stir in peas. Layer sweet potato over mixture, overlapping slices. Brush with melted butter and sprinkle with 1/8 tsp. salt and 1/8 tsp. pepper.

  4. Bake, covered, 30 minutes. Bake, uncovered, 10 minutes more or until potatoes are tender and sauce is bubbly. Cool on a wire rack 20 minutes. Sprinkle with remaining 1 Tbsp. cilantro.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

275 Calories
13g Fat
20g Carbs
19g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 275
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 13g 17%
Saturated Fat 6g 30%
Cholesterol 87mg 29%
Sodium 719mg 31%
Total Carbohydrate 20g 7%
Total Sugars 5g
Protein 19g
Vitamin C 6.8mg 34%
Calcium 132mg 10%
Iron 1.7mg 9%
Potassium 416mg 9%
Folate, total 26.2mcg
Vitamin B-12 1mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.4mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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