Turkey Shepherd's Pie

Shepherd's pie with ground turkey, a mirepoix of celery, onions, and carrots, as well as some pantry items. Filled with the rich flavors of the fall and is easy to make!
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Course: Dinner, Lunch, Main Course
Servings: 4 people

Equipment

  • 1 13 x 9 baking pan
  • 1 Medium nonstick skillet

Ingredients

Meat and Vegetable Filling:

  • 1 Tbsp canola oil (any vegetable oil will do)
  • 1 lb ground turkey
  • 2 cups frozen Mirepoix vegetables (thawed)
  • 2 Tbsp unbleached all-purpose flour

Sauce Reduction:

  • ¾ cup heated water (in microwave safe measuring cup/bowl) +
  • 1 tsp chicken Bouillon Powder (dissolved in water)
  • 1 Tbsp soy sauce (we used no salt; so didn't care for low-sodium - but normally what we use)
  • 2 - 3 dashes Tabasco sauce (or any hot sauce you may have on hand)
  • 2 Tbsp ketchup

Seasoning mix:

  • 1 Tbsp Mrs. Dash Original seasoning
  • ¼ tsp Mrs. Dash Extra Spicy seasoning
  • ¼ tsp organic turmeric
  • tsp Poultry Seasoning
  • ¼ tsp paprika
  • tsp allspice
  • tsp sage
  • salt and pepper to taste

Topping:

  • 2 pkgs instant mashed potatoes (cooked per package directions)
  • cup shredded cheese (any blend works; we used Mexican blend)

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 375°F.
  • Prepare your instant mashed potatoes (per the package's instructions) and set aside to let slightly cool. OR you can use refrigerated mashed potatoes (just easier to spread if warm).
  • Over medium-high heat (we set the marker between 5 and 6), in the skillet, add the oil until hot and brown the ground turkey.
  • Add the mirepoix mix and sauté the vegetables in the remaining oil, along with the turkey, until just translucent.
  • Stir in the flour and seasoning mix, cook for about a minute, and stir to thicken.
  • Add all of your sauce reduction ingredients and continue stirring until mixture begins to boil. Reduce heat and simmer for about 5 minutes.
  • Spread the ground turkey and mirepoix mixture in an even layer on the bottom of a 9 x 13 baking dish. Top with the mashed potatoes and sprinkle with shredded cheese.
  • Place the dish in the oven and bake for 25 minutes, until the cheese is fully melted and the sides of the dish have become a bit of a golden brown crust. Serve and Enjoy!

Notes

We ended up just baking some Sister Schubert's Dinner Rolls alongside our shepherd's pie.
You can even mash it up in a bowl and just enjoy!
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