Shepherd’s Pie

Makes 6 servings.

Shepherd's Pie

Shepherd’s pie has two names: traditionally called cottage pie, it was made with beef while shepherd’s pie was made with lamb. These English/Irish dishes were made with leftover roasted meat chopped finely and whatever mashed potatoes and cooked vegetables were left over from the Sunday night dinner.

To put a healthier spin on this dish, I substituted extra-lean ground turkey for the lamb or beef and sweet potatoes for regular white potatoes.

Whichever way you make it, this dinner is economical and easy to make, especially if you are using leftover cooked vegetables. Serve with a tossed green salad.

Did you know?

To thaw frozen vegetables, place them in a colander and run hot water over them until they thaw. Drain well and then add them to the recipe.

Tip

Sweet potatoes contain beta carotene, which our bodies convert into vitamin A. This vitamin is needed for cell growth and development; for healthy skin, bones, teeth, nails, and vision; and for maintaining healthy immunity.

Each serving contains: 250 calories; 15 g protein; 10.5 g total fat (6 g sat. fat, 0 g trans fat); 23 g carbohydrates; 4 g fibre; 148 mg sodium

Source: Homemade and Man-Made

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