Shepards Pie 2 - Revised

Shepards Pie

Serves: 1-2

Happy Friday! I hope you have had a great week! Due to the holiday it definitely flew by very quick! Like I mentioned the other day, my desire for sweets has been null and void. I have been craving veggies and all things savory! This recipe definitely fits that bill! It is packed with veggies and tons of flavor! It also makes the perfect, healthy winter comfort meal! I hope you enjoy this recipe!

Shepards Pie 1

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Fit Ingredients

  • 3oz (85g) ground turkey breast (or beef or  TVP)
  • 1/4c (45g) frozen peas
  • 1/2c (85g) carrots, diced
  • 3oz portobello mushrooms
  • 2 tbs (20g) onion, diced
  • 1/2 tsp garlic, minced


  • 1 medium parsnip (~100g), peeled and chopped
  • 1c (170g) chopped cauliflower
  • 1/4c (56g) greek yogurt
  • 1/4 tsp paprika
  • salt & pepper to taste
  • 2 1/4 tsp (7g) hemp seeds


1. Pre heat your oven to 375 degrees.

2. Spray a baking dish with non stick spray.

3. In a medium pot add your parsnips and cauliflower.

4. Add enough water to the pot to cover your veggies.

5. Bring your veggies to a boil and cook until soft.

6. While your veggies are boiling saute your onion, garlic and ground turkey breast in a non stick skillet.

7. Add your carrots, peas and mushrooms to the ground turkey.

8. Cook for an additional 3-4 minutes. Mix in the hemp seeds.

9. When your parsnips are done, drain them and add your greek yogurt, salt & pepper.

10. Mash the parsnips and cauliflower until they resemble mashed potatoes.

11. Add your ground turkey and vegetable mixture to your baking dish.

12. Spread your mashed parsnips and cauliflower on top of your meat mixture.

13. Sprinkle the top with paprika.

14. Bake for ~ 30 minutes.

This recipe can make 1 large portion or two smaller size meals. If making this into 2 meals, pair with a salad or some fruit!

Shepards Pie 3

If you are looking for a healthy comfort meal during these winter months, this will definitely hit the spot! It is loaded with protein and veggies to keep you full and satisfied! Feel free to double or triple all the ingredients if you are serving a bigger crowd!

Shepards Pie 2


Nutrition: (for the entire recipe: 1 serving)

Calories: 385.3, Protein: 36.3g, Carbs: 48.0g, Fat: 5.2g (0g Saturated), Sodium: 207mg, Fiber: 12g (Net Carbd: 36g)


  • I've been craving shepherd's pie like crazy lately, this looks deliciously comforting! I really wanna try making it with a sweet potato topping, possibly even mini muffin size pies?!
    January 4, 2013
  • Ooo, a cauliflower and parsnip crust? WITH some sneaky hemp seeds? Mmm, I want!
    January 4, 2013
  • I have never had Shepards Pie and I love all the veggies that are included. I too haven't been craving sweets. This week has been all about eating well and hydrating, until tomorrow night I am allowed a cheat meal. ;) Have a fabulous weekend!
    January 4, 2013
  • Rachel
    Sounds good. but I don't have ground turkey. I DO have leftover christmas turkey that I froze in baggies in the freezer (I guess that's okay?). It's just regular, roasted (dry) chopped up turkey> Definitely not ground. But would something like that work or no?
    January 4, 2013
      • Rachel
        Thanks. I might try it. I'm SO not a cook might not work out well. The "pureeing" the parsnips, etc might fly over myy head :) I'm not sure what kind of "baking dish" to put it in...I don't have much here...maybe a "loaf" pan? Like one of those ones for banana bread? Ha... I need to ask ya abbout protein powders. I have tons of digestive issues, have considered paleo...not sure. I'm not active (walking ..lame). I have used whey isolate (100% pure, since I hear the concentrates can be more wonky on sensitive tummies) and have had mixed results but whey is neutral, relatively easy to go down, tasty, the "best" etc....but also is dairy...I think a lot of my problem is that I am attaached to my routines and have eaten the same things in excess for a few years now (things like my BELOVED eggs and greek I fear I may need to cut them out...I have seen random nutitionists and 2 told me to cut out dairy and use either vega or brown rice protein) and another two told me to continue using yogurt and only whey (since the others are "incomplete" and can be "wonky" and "chalky" and "bloaty") and they thought my issues were more to do with the excess and late night overeating I do of those either items. STILL I can't help but feeel like I need a hardcore elimination trial. Elmination is tricky because I'm attached to "my" foods...and because I also am NOT a fan of grains and beans (since I'm so inactive)...but without eggs and yogurt...yeah, I eat some turkey, fish, occasionally tofu, but I'm still "stuck" on breakfast (especialy how to get it in if I cut out eggs and yogurt which I'd normally doat breakfast/night you know? Or eggs and lunch,, gasp). Anyway, if I'm brave enough to cut those out, then I wonder about protein powders, part of me wants to stick to whey since paleo-enthusiasts do advocate those if stepping a big outside primal...but I also think a vegan one might be good if I try this elimination and want a "clean, healthy" I live in Canada and wonder what site online is MOST cheapest for me? Since I'm broke and need to get CHEAP...thoughts? I heard of "PerfectFit Protein" but was told shipping to canada would be TOO much. So now I'm wondering about LifeBasics or Plant fusion or just the whey or what? I have no idea. Thoughts? I need something easily digested, friendly, "clean", "cleansing like" and not bloating or offensive and neutral. But also something I can order and ship to canada online for CHEAPest possible. THANKS for any thoughts. Need help.
        January 5, 2013
  • Please cook for me! :)
    January 4, 2013
  • This looks delicious!
    January 5, 2013
  • Lorraine
    I have only discovered your wonderful website today! I am just after tucking into this delicious Shepards Pie. It was so tasty, thanks for the recpie! Blueberry coconut breakfast loaf is in the oven!!! Can't wait to try more.
    September 14, 2013
  • Paige
    Sarah, What size baking dish did you use? I want to make this for my boyfriend and I do you think I should double the recipe or just put a salad with it? Thanks
    October 2, 2013

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