Shepherd's Pie is classic comfort food. Our version uses ground turkey and plenty of vegetables for maximum nourishment.
Skill Level: Intermediate. Serving Size: 1/6th of casserole pan.
Course Main Course
Total Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 230kcal


  • 4 medium yellow squash/summer squash, thinly sliced
  • 3 medium sweet potatoes, thinly sliced
  • 1 large parsnip, peeled and diced
  • 1 large carrot, peeled and diced
  • 1 small onion, diced
  • 4 whole garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 ½ cups green beans, trimmed and diced
  • 10 oz. ground turkey
  • 1 T. sage, dried and ground
  • 1 T. thyme, dried and ground
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • ½ cup chicken stock


  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  • Grease a 13" x 9" glass casserole pan (or use non-stick casserole pan).
  • In small mixing bowl, toss yellow squash in 1 tsp. of olive oil and a small amount of salt, pepper, sage, and thyme.
  • In separate small bowl, toss sweet potatoes with 1 tsp. of olive oil and a small amount of salt, pepper, sage and thyme.
  • Preheat large stock pot or very shallow sauté pan to medium heat. Add small amount of olive oil and cook carrots, parsnips, onion, and garlic (stirring occasionally) until tender.
  • Add ground turkey to mixture and cook until turkey is cooked, about 10 minutes.
  • Once turkey is cooked, add green beans and remaining salt, pepper, sage and thyme.
  • Add chicken stock to pan and bring to a boil. Allow the liquid to reduce for 1-2 minutes.
  • Remove from heat and let cool.
  • In your casserole pan, add a single layer of yellow squash to the bottom.
  • Add the meat and vegetable filling in an even layer on top of the yellow squash.
  • Top the meat and vegetable filling with a single layer of sweet potatoes.
  • Place pan in oven. Bake for 30 minutes or until sweet potatoes have browned/roasted.
  • Remove from oven and serve! Enjoy!


Nutrition Information: This dish is rich in vitamin A, vitamin C, potassium, and dietary fiber. Feel free to add more ground turkey or substitute for ground chicken if desired. Gluten-free, dairy free, nut free.
Calories: 230, Fat: 6g, Protein: 14g, Carbohydrates: 31g, Fiber: 8g, Added Sugar: 0g, Sodium: 430mg