"Ground turkey stands in for ground beef or the more traditional lamb in this simple version of shepherd's pie. Frozen vegetables make assembly simple; you can even use instant mashed potatoes instead of making your own to cut down on preparation time."
Method for The Humble Shepherd
- 1Preheat an oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Lightly grease a medium baking dish.
- 2Cover potatoes with water in a saucepan and boil for 20 to 30 minutes, or until fork-tender. Drain and beat until smooth with an electric mixer. Add butter, milk, and salt and pepper to taste; beat to desired consistency.
- 3Heat 1 tablespoon of oil in a large skillet over medium high heat. Cook and stir turkey and onion until turkey is fully cooked. Add gravy mix and water; stir often, until gravy is thick and bubbly. Season with salt and pepper.
- 4Add turkey mixture to the baking dish. Next, layer the peas and carrots, and top with the mashed potatoes. Top with a layer of shredded cheese.
- 5Bake in the preheated oven for 20 to 25 minutes, or until cheese is melted and the potatoes are golden on the top.
- cooking spray
- 1 1/2 pounds russet potatoes, peeled and cut into 1 1/2-inch thick slices
- 6 tablespoons butter, cut into pieces
- 1 cup milk
- salt and pepper, to taste
- 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
- 1 pound ground turkey
- 1 medium onion, chopped
- 2 (1 ounce) packages instant chicken gravy mix
- 1 cup water
- 1 (16 ounce) package frozen peas and carrots, thawed
- 2 cups shredded cheese of choice
November 26, 2016