Classic Shepard Pie

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 6
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 311.1
  • Total Fat: 8.1 g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0 mg
  • Sodium: 454.4 mg
  • Total Carbs: 41.2 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 3.9 g
  • Protein: 19.3 g

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Seasoned meat and vegetables are nestled under creamy mashed potatoes and then baked to form a sensational, savory pie. Seasoned meat and vegetables are nestled under creamy mashed potatoes and then baked to form a sensational, savory pie.
Number of Servings: 6


    2 large potato(es), peeled and cut into 2-inch pieces
    1/4 cup chicken broth
    2 tsp olive oil
    1 cup onion(s), chopped
    1 cup carrot(s), diced
    1 cup celery, diced
    1 pound uncooked ground lean beef OR 1 LB uncooked ground lean turkey
    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 canned chicken broth, or beef broth


Modified from weight watchers Classic Shepards Pie recipe:

Preheat oven to 400ºF.

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 1/4 c chicken broth; mash until smooth and set aside.

Meanwhile, heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add onion, carrots and celery; cook until soft, about 3 minutes. Add turkey(or beef) 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.

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.

Chef Tips
We renovated Shepherd's Pie by:
Using naturally lean turkey breast instead of fattier lamb or beef.

Swapping nonfat sour cream for most of the butter in the mashed potato topping.

Adding reduced-calorie margarine, instead of butter, to the mashed potatoes.

Number of Servings: 6

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user BLACKDOVE5.

Member Ratings For This Recipe

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    Very Good
    I'm frech canadian, so I've never had what american call Shepard Pie before, over here we have china pot (Paté Chinois) instead, but I wanted to try it! Very easy to make, a tad long but hey! that's shepard pie ;) it's very good! Thanks for the recipie! - 5/21/08