Sweet Potato Shepherd's Pie

A new twist to this classic shepherd's pie recipe, sweet potatoes are full of vitamin A and are a good source of potassium.

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Serves8 (1 cup each)
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  1. Preheat oven to 325°F.
  2. Place the potatoes in a large saucepan and cover with water. Bring to a boil then reduce heat to simmer. Cook for about 15 minutes, or until potatoes are tender. Drain and potatoes then return to the pan.
  3. Add milk and mash until smooth. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Set aside
  4. Heat oil in a large fry pan and sauté onion and garlic until tender.
  5. Add ground beef and cook until brown.
  6. Add carrots, peas, tomatoes, and tomato paste. Stir to blend all ingredients together. Add pepper to taste.
  7. Spread beef mixture in a 9x12 baking dish. Top with mashed sweet potatoes and spread into a smooth layer. Bake for 30 minutes uncovered.

Recipe Tips

Make sure internal temperature is 165°F for 15 seconds before serving.

Two cups of mixed frozen vegetables can be used in place of carrots and peas.


Nutrition Facts
Sweet Potato Shepherd's Pie
Amount Per Serving (1 cup eachg)
Calories 471 Calories from Fat 180
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 20g 31%
Saturated Fat 7g 35%
Trans Fat 1g
Polyunsaturated Fat 2g
Monounsaturated Fat 8g
Cholesterol 102mg 34%
Sodium 181mg 8%
Potassium 1258mg 36%
Total Carbohydrates 36g 12%
Dietary Fiber 6g 24%
Sugars 14g
Protein 37g 74%
Vitamin A 488%
Vitamin C 50%
Vitamin D0%
Calcium 10%
Iron 26%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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