Recipe: Turkey Sweet Potato Shepherd’s Pie

Recipe Turkey Sweet Potato Shepherd's Pie

It’s more than likely that there is an over abundance of leftover turkey in your refrigerator from Thanksgiving last week. Turkey sandwiches and plain old turkey just wont cut it any more. What to do? Try this recipe for Turkey Sweet Potato Shepherd’s Pie, a fun combination of everyone’s favorite food holiday in pie form. And wouldn’t you know it, there’s a banana in this recipe to enhance the flavor!

Turkey Sweet Potato Shepherd’s Pie

Makes 4-6 servings

Ingredients:

  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 pounds ground turkey or chopped leftover turkey
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 teaspoons poultry seasoning
  • 2 1/2 pounds sweet potatoes, peeled and cubed
  • 1 onion, cut into 1-inch dice
  • 2 carrots, peeled and grated
  • 4 ribs celery, chopped
  • 4 tablespoons butter, divided
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • 2 cups turkey or chicken stock (recommended: Kitchen Basics brand)
  • A few dashes Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 (10-ounce) box frozen peas
  • 1 very ripe banana
  • A few dashes hot sauce
  • 2 cups shredded sharp yellow Cheddar

Instructions:

  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees Fahrenheit
  2. In a deep skillet or a Dutch oven heat 2 tablespoons oil over high heat
  3. Add meat and break up with a wooden spoon, season with salt and pepper and poultry seasoning
  4. Place sweet potatoes in a pot, cover with water, cover pot, bring to a boil, salt and cook 15 minutes until tender
  5. Grate onions and carrots into the turkey
  6. Add the celery and stir, cook 5 minutes
  7. While vegetables are cooking, heat 2 tablespoons butter in a small pot over medium heat
  8. Add flour to melted butter and whisk 1 minute then whisk in stock and season with salt, pepper and Worcestershire. Thicken a few minutes
  9. Stir the gravy into the turkey mixture
  10. Stir peas into meat and turn heat off
  11. Drain potatoes and return pot to heat
  12. Add remaining butter and melt over medium heat
  13. Peel and slice banana and add potatoes to the pot
  14. Season the potatoes with salt and pepper and a few dashes hot sauce. Mash potatoes and banana to combine, adjust seasoning
  15. Top the meat with the potatoes. Cover potatoes with cheese and set in oven
  16. Bake to melt cheese, 5 minutes
  17. Enjoy!

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Source: Food Network

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