Shepherd's Pie with Turkey

Published December 16, 2015

6 SmartPoints

Prep time: 25 min

Cook time: 42 min

Serves: 6

Seasoned meat and vegetables are nestled under creamy mashed potatoes and then baked to form a sensational, savoury pie.


  • 2 large uncooked potato(es), peeled and cut into 2-inch pieces

  • 1⁄4 cup(s) fat free sour cream

  • 1 Tbsp reduced-calorie margarine

  • 1 tsp table salt, or to taste

  • 2 tsp olive oil

  • 1 cup(s) uncooked onion(s), chopped

  • 2 medium uncooked carrot(s), diced

  • 2 rib(s) uncooked celery, diced

  • 1 pound(s) uncooked ground turkey breast

  • 3 Tbsp all-purpose flour

  • 1 Tbsp rosemary, fresh, chopped (or 1 tsp dried)

  • 1 tsp dried thyme

  • 1⁄2 tsp table salt

  • 1⁄4 tsp black pepper

  • 2 cup(s) canned chicken broth, or beef broth


  1. Preheat oven to 400ºF.

  2. Place potatoes in a large saucepan and pour in enough water to cover potatoes. Set pan over high heat and bring to a boil; reduce heat to medium and simmer 10 minutes, until potatoes are fork-tender. Drain potatoes, transfer to a large bowl and add sour cream and margarine; mash until smooth, season to taste with salt and set aside.

  3. Meanwhile, heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add onion, carrots and celery; cook until soft, about 3 minutes. Add turkey and cook until browned, breaking up the meat as it cooks, about 5 minutes. Add flour, rosemary, thyme, salt and pepper; stir to coat. Add broth and bring to a simmer; simmer until mixture thickens, about 3 minutes.

  4. Transfer turkey mixture to a 9-inch, deep-dish pie plate. Spread mashed potatoes over top and using the back of a spoon, make decorative swirls over the top. Bake until potatoes are golden, about 30 minutes. Slice into 6 pieces and serve.

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