Ground turkey and vegetables combine with fresh dill before being topped with sweet and salty sweet potato fries.
Comfort food season is in full effect, my friends. Here in my neck of the woods, the snow is falling and the ground covered in a beautiful, sparkly Winter wonderland. It literally looks like a snow globe outside my window and I couldn’t be happier.
When it comes to classic comfort dishes, I am all about using healthier ingredients to hit all of the flavor and texture notes we crave from food. Instead of a butter-filled pie crust, I top my Lighter (Dairy Free) Chicken Pot Pie with light and flaky phyllo dough.
Cauliflower is pureed with sharp parmigiano reggiano cheese and spicy dijon mustard in my decadent Creamy Mac and Cheese with Cauliflower.
And when it comes to chili, I love topping it with avocado and cilantro instead of sour cream and frito chips.
Not only will your swimsuit thank you come Spring but your body will feel energized and happy after the meal, not weighed down begging to be hidden in a giant sweater.
Although I’m all for giant sweaters and leggings this time of year. Just sayin’.
Your fork is waiting.
Shepherd’s Pie with Sweet Potato Fries
- 16 oz ground turkey breast
- 1 medium onion (diced)
- 4 cloves garlic (grated)
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ¼ teaspoon pepper
- 2 carrots (diced)
- 2 tablespoons white whole wheat flour (or all purpose)
- 1 cup chicken broth (low sodium)
- 2 cups frozen mixed vegetables
- ¼ cup fresh dill
- Rosemary Sweet Potato Fries (for topping)
- Prepare Rosemary Sweet Potato Fries and bake for 30 minutes or until crispy.
- While fries are baking, heat deep saucepan over medium-high heat and add ground turkey. Use a potato masher to break down the turkey a bit then add diced onions, grated garlic, salt, pepper, and carrots.
- Stir turkey and vegetable mixture frequently with a wooden spoon until turkey is cooked through and veggies are soft about 10-12 minutes.
- When turkey starts to become golden brown and delicious, add flour and cook for 30 seconds stirring frequently.
- Add chicken broth to the pan and use a wooden spoon to scrape up browned bits from the bottom. Stir in frozen vegetables then bring mixture to a boil. Reduce heat to low and simmer 5-10 minutes. Stir every minute or check the thickness of the gravy. Feel free to add more broth if the sauce is too thick.
- When the sweet potato fries are hot and ready, add fresh dill to the turkey mixture. Check for seasoning and add salt or pepper if necessary.
- Serve sweet potatoes on top of the turkey mixture to create Shepherd’s Pie or simply serve side by side.