Gluten Free Sweet Potato Shepherd's Pie Recipe

Monday, September 16, 2013

Sweet potatoes and tender turkey mince replace the classic ingredients in this comforting autumnal pie!
Sweet Potato Shepherd's Pie from
Feeds 2 adults; 1 toddler with leftovers

As autumn begins to make her presence known, I've been meal planing warming and heart family recipes. Food with roughage that sticks to your ribs and keeps you warm. Like this Sweet Potato Shepherd's Pie. I love the sweetness of this pie found in the frozen corn and the potato. It's like a big, aesthetically pleasing and tummy-filling hug.

The best things about this recipe are that it is a cinch to prepare. It's ready in 30 minutes or less. Callum absolutely devoured it. The Emmental or Swiss cheese adds a perfect element of nuttiness to the dish and it's packed with veggies and lean ground turkey mince.

It's very forgiving and versatile, too, so feel free to swap out any ingredient or half or double any quantity. I must be honest with you, the only thing I measured before making this was the sweet potato. That's because I had to ask for the husband to pick up a specific amount on his way home! All other measurements have been added at the time of typing this up and are what I feel I would have used. By all means, explore and play and make it to your family tastes.

A plate of sweet potato shepherd's pie from


For the shepherd's pie
1 tbsp garlic granules
1 tbsp dried oregano
1 tsp dried parsley
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tbsp olive oil
1 cup frozen sweetcorn
1 cup pureed cherry tomatoes
1 1/2 cups fresh green beans
2 cups ground turkey mince or ground beef mince
3 sweet potatoes
3 or 4 stalks spring onions/scallions, diced
Emmental/Swiss to sprinkle (optional)
salt and pepper

A Close up of Sweet Potato Shepherd's PIe Autumn Family Recipe from


Sweet Potato Shepherd's Pie
  1.  Preheat the oven to 180C/350F.
  2.  Peel and dice the sweet potato and boil it for about 10 minutes, until it is soft and tender but not breaking down.
  3. Fry the spring onions in the olive oil for a minute or two. Add the turkey, some salt, oregano, parsley, garlic and a knob of butter (optional). Allow to cook for about 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. 
  4. Add the corn, green beans, tomato puree and heat through.
  5. Meanwhile, drain the sweet potato and mash using a fork or potato masher. Sprinkle the mash with a bit of butter cinnamon and salt.
  6. Tumble the turkey and vegetable mix into a casserole dish or pie pan and spoon over the mashed potato.
  7. Sprinkle with grated Emmental cheese and bake for 10 minutes at 180C/350F.
Sweet Potato Shepherd's Pie: Fall Family Recipe from

Gotta have sweet potato? Check out these other dishes featuring the sweet spud:
Southern Fried Chicken with Fiery Sweet Potato Fries and Buttermilk Biscuits

Honeyed Tarragon Pork with Roasted Cabbage and Sweet Potato Puree

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