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Ground Turkey Shepherd's Pie with Cauliflower Mash Topping
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Ground Turkey Shepherd's Pie with Cauliflower Mash Topping

This Ground Turkey Shepherd's Pie with Cauliflower Mash Topping is a deliciously healthy, slimmed down version of the classic comfort food dish.
Prep Time25 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time50 mins
Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Comfort Food
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 359kcal
Author: MaryAnn Dwyer

Ingredients

Cauliflower Mash

  • 2 10 oz. pkg. frozen riced cauliflower
  • 1 6.5 oz. package Boursin cheese

Filling

  • 2 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 cup onion, chopped
  • 3 carrots, peeled and diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 lb. ground turkey
  • 1 tsp. Kosher salt
  • 1/2 tsp. freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 Tbsp. flour
  • 1 cup reduced sodium chicken broth
  • 1 Tbsp, tomato paste
  • 1 Tbsp. Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tsp. fresh thyme leaves
  • 1 tsp. fresh rosemary leaves
  • 1/2 cup corn
  • 1/2 cup fresh or frozen peas
  • parsley, finely chopped for sprinkling on top

Instructions

Cauliflower Mash

  • Microwave the cauliflower according to the package directions. Combine the cauilflower and Boursin cheese in a food processor until smooth. Set aside.

Filling

  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  • Add olive oil to a large saute pan over medium-high heat. Add the onions and the carrots and cook for 5 minutes, stirring often. Add the garlic and continue to cook for one minute.  Add the ground turkey, salt and pepper and cook until no longer pink, breaking the meat up with a spoon. 
  • Sprinkle the meat with the flour, stirring until combined. Cook for 2 minutes. Add the chicken broth, tomato paste, Worcestershire sauce, thyme and rosemary. Stir until well combined. Bring the mixture to a boil, then reduce to a simmer and cook until the mixture thickens, about 8-10 minutes,
  • Add the corn and the peas and mix to combine. Spread the mixture in a 9x9 baking dish. Top with the cauliflower mash, spreading to the edges. Sprinkle top with parsley, if desired.
  • Bake for 25 minutes until cauliflower mash begins to brown and mixture appears to be bubbling. Remove from oven and let stand for 10 minutes before serving.

Nutrition

Calories: 359kcal | Carbohydrates: 13g | Protein: 20g | Fat: 25g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 41mg | Sodium: 436mg | Potassium: 467mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 5305IU | Vitamin C: 11.5mg | Calcium: 34mg | Iron: 1.7mg