Turkey Shepherd’s Pie
This is comfort food at its best. I served this with steamed broccoli, but a simple greens salad would go perfectly with this.You can also make this ahead of time and refrigerate it. To heat, place a piece of foil on top and place in the preheated oven until heated through (I'm guessing it would take about 35-40 minutes); remove the foil and continue baking another 5-10 minutes.
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 leek white parts only, washed well and thinly sliced
- 5 medium potatoes peeled and cut into 2 inch chunks
- 1/2 cup non-fat Greek yogurt
- 1 cup low-fat milk
- 5 roasted garlic cloves mashed (optional)
Shepherd's Pie Filling
- 1 1/2 tablespoon olive oil
- 2 carrots peeled, minced
- 2 celery stalks trimmed, minced
- 1 leek trimmed and sliced, or 1 medium onion, finely chopped
- 4 garlic cloves
- 1 teaspoon dried thyme
- 1/2 teaspoon dried rosemary
- 1 pound ground turkey
- 1/2 cup red wine
- 8 ounce can tomato sauce
- 1 cup frozen peas
- salt and pepper to taste
- 1/4 cup shredded low-fat cheese
- 2 tablespoons Romano cheese
Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
Heat olive oil in a saute pan and add leek; saute until lightly browned and caramelized.
Place potatoes in a large pot. Cover with water and bring to a boil; cook until tender, about 25 minutes. Drain well and place potatoes in a large mixing bowl. Add yogurt and milk; beat until smooth. Season with salt and pepper. Stir in mashed roasted garlic cloves (if using) and sauteed leeks.
Heat oil in a large saute pan on medium heat. Add carrots, celery, leek and garlic, thyme and rosemary and saute until vegetables soften, about 5-6 minutes. Add turkey and use the back of a large spoon to break into pieces; cook until browned. Add red wine and cook until wine reduces and just evaporates. Add tomato sauce and frozen peas, and season with salt and pepper. Transfer to a large casserole dish. Spread mashed potatoes on top of meat filling. Sprinkle shredded cheese and Romano cheese on top.
Bake for 10-12 minutes until cheese is melted.