Turkey Shepherd’s Pie with Cauliflower Mash is a lightened up version of Shepherd’s Pie with ground turkey and topped with cauliflower mash!
A combination of the winter and pregnancy has me craving comfort food, constantly. Comfort food, to me, is usually meat and potatoes. Sometimes pasta. Sometimes soup and sometimes anything covered in cheese. But a lot of meat and potatoes.
As an attempt to enjoy the feeling and flavors of comfort food but perhaps lighten things up a bit, I created this Turkey Shepherd’s Pie with Cauliflower Mash! And let me tell you – it did not disappoint. It was delicious, filling, and healthy to boot!
Ingredients in Shepherd’s Pie with Cauliflower Mash
Carrots, Peas, and Corn
How to Make Turkey Shepherd’s Pie
This recipe has a few steps, but if you can multitask in the kitchen, it should be pretty straightforward. You’ll start by prepping the cauliflower and then steaming it. I like to do it on the stovetop, but you can also steam it in the microwave, if you prefer.
While the cauliflower is steaming, get started on the filling. Simply brown the ground turkey and then add the onion to get it softened a bit. You’ll add the garlic and then some flour, which will help thicken then mixture when you add the chicken broth. You’ll add the chicken broth along with the Worcestershire, tomato paste, herbs, salt, pepper, and the frozen veggies. And that’s it – your filling is done!
Once the cauliflower is done steaming, you will drain it, and then puree it with cream cheese, garlic powder, and salt in a food processor.
The whole filling mixture gets transferred to an oven-safe dish, topped with the cauliflower mash, and baked to bubbly perfection!
We all devoured this meal and there were actually no leftovers after this dinner. Now that speaks for itself!