Shepherds Pie with Sweet Potatoes
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3.62 from 13 votes

Sweet Potato Shepherd's Pie

Shepherd's pie gets a flavorful twist with whipped sweet potatoes scented with maple and orange zest. Comfort food you can feel good about eating.
Course Main Dish
Cuisine english
Keyword shepherds pie with sweet potato
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 415kcal
Author Liz Della Croce


  • 1 pound ground sirloin (turkey chicken or lamb also work)
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon ground sage
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne
  • 2 carrots diced
  • 1 medium onion diced
  • 3 cloves garlic grated
  • 2 tablespoons white whole wheat flour or all-purpose
  • 2 cups beef or chicken broth low sodium
  • 1 cup peas frozen
  • 4 cups Maple Whipped Sweet Potatoes
  • 6 ounces shredded Manchego cheese or other sharp cheese


  • Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Heat a large, deep sauté pan over medium-high heat and spray with cooking spray.
  • Add ground sirloin to the hot pan along with Worcester sauce, sage, thyme, salt and cayenne. Cook until browned, 7-9 minutes, using a wooden spoon to break down meat. Remove cooked beef from pan and set aside.
  • In the same pan, sauté carrots, onions and minced garlic over medium heat until tender, about 6-7 minutes, stirring frequently.
  • Add reserved beef back to the pan and sprinkle entire mixture with flour. Cook for 60 seconds then pour in chicken broth. Bring back to a boil then reduce heat to low. Simmer until gravy starts to form.
  • Stir in frozen peas and cook until heated through, 1-2 minutes.
  • Spread beef and vegetable mixture in an even layer on the bottom of a casserole or 8 x 11 baking dish.
  • Top the beef mixture with the whipped sweet potatoes and use a rubber or offset spatula to spread evenly.
  • Sprinkle with shredded cheese then bake in the oven until bubbly and golden brown on top, 45-55 minutes depending on oven strength.
  • Garnish with fresh parsley before serving.



Calories: 415kcal | Carbohydrates: 33g | Protein: 28g | Fat: 19.8g | Saturated Fat: 11.2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 8.6g | Cholesterol: 87mg | Sodium: 954mg | Fiber: 5.4g | Sugar: 15.1g