This recipe is my modern-day version of shepherds pie. I would call it Shepherdess pie, but it still has meat. let me count thy ways that This version is the way to go:
- its lean
- its flavorful
- its good for YOU & the WHOLE family!
- it easy to make!
- its made in a cast iron skillet which doubles to cook on the stove, then in the oven and you can serve out of it. easy clean up!
- it has no artificial colors, flavors, ingredients, or preservatives.
- its all natural
What makes this healthy is my substitution of natural or organic ground turkey or chicken, instead of the traditional beef or lamb. I also load up on extra veggies, and instead of peas I do mushrooms.
To make my ground turkey “taste” like beef, when its browning, I deglaze with a 1/4 cup of Worcestershire, Dales, or Soy Sauce. All of them give meat that umami flavor.
While I cut my vegetables, I have the potatoes boiling on the stove. I do a medium boil to not overcook the potatoes. Once they’re done, I season them, then mix and set aside to spread over the meat mixture later.
After the potatoes are done, I brown the meat in a cast iron skillet, then deglaze with Worcestershire sauce. Once the meat is halfway to three-quarters cooked, I take it out and drain any liquid, and set a side.
After I set the meat aside, I brown and soften the vegetables for about 5 minutes then add the meat back in, turn the heat off the stove, spread with mashed potatoes, top with cheese and put it in the oven!
I can promise you after trying this healthier version, you will never go back!
- ground turkey
- Worcestershire sauce
- gold potatoes
- white pepper
- Italian seasoning
- roasted garlic powder
- sharp & mild cheeses
- boil potatoes
- cut veggies
- once potatoes are done, mix salt, pepper, white pepper, roasted garlic powder, cream, butter and milk until combined, and set aside.
- brown grown turkey for 4 min then deglaze with worcesterhire sauce. season to your liking
- drain turkey and set aside
- in the same pan, soften carrots, mushrooms, garlic, onions, and celery for 5 min.
- Add turkey back in
- combine, then add potatoes on top
- top with cheese and pepper!
- put in a 375 degree oven for 25 minutes
P.s you can put a few dashes of hot sauce on the final product…I like Cholula. or you can do a piece of bread and butter.
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