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sweet potato shepherd's pie in a casserole dish

Sweet Potato Shepherd's Pie

Course: Dinner
Cuisine: American, Irish
Diet: Gluten Free
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 342kcal
Author: Sarah Holt
This Shepherd's pie is the ultimate comfort food, a ground beef and vegetable casserole topped with fluffy sweet potatoes. Simple, delish and easy to make!
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Ingredients

Sweet Potatoes

  • 1 ½-2 pounds sweet potatoes peeled and cut in half
  • 2 tablespoons butter optional to make the potatoes creamy
  • cup beef broth
  • salt and black pepper to taste
  • ½ teaspoon paprika

Shepherd's Pie

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 yellow onion diced
  • 1 carrot peeled and diced
  • 1 celery stick diced
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon fresh rosemary or ½ teaspoon dried rosemary
  • 1 teaspoon fresh thyme or ½ teaspoon dried thyme
  • ½ teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1 cup beef broth
  • 1 tablespoon flour cornstarch or arrowroot powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper

Instructions

Sweet Potatoes

  • Add sweet potatoes to a large pot with water, cover and bring to a boil over high heat. Once boiling, turn the heat down to medium-high, remove the lid and cook for 20 minutes or until potatoes are tender enough for a fork to easily slide in and out.
  • Drain water and mash the sweet potatoes with salt, black pepper, paprika and broth. Set aside.

Shepherd's Pie

  • Heat olive oil over medium-high heat. Once hot, add diced onion, carrot and celery. Season with ½ teaspoon salt and cook until soft and translucent, about 5-7 minutes.
  • Add ground beef, black pepper, another ½ teaspoon salt, garlic cloves, tomato paste, Worcestershire sauce and mix, breaking up the ground beef.
  • Add in the thyme, rosemary, nutmeg and beef broth. Stir and cook the beef mixture for 6-8 minutes. Stir in 1 tablespoon of flour, cornstarch or arrowroot powder to thicken, cook for 2 more minutes.
  • Turn off the heat and add the mixture to a baking dish. I used a round dish but a 9x13 inch baking dish will work.
  • Spoon mashed sweet potatoes over beef in a baking dish, careful not to mix the two. Using a fork make a zig-zag design. Top with a sprinkle of paprika.
  • Bake at 400 degrees F for 20 minutes. Broil for a few minutes on high if desired.

Nutrition

Nutrition Facts
Sweet Potato Shepherd's Pie
Serving Size
 
1 Serving
Amount per Serving
Calories
342
% Daily Value*
Fat
 
17.95
g
28
%
Cholesterol
 
54.23
mg
18
%
Sodium
 
774.58
mg
34
%
Potassium
 
762.05
mg
22
%
Carbohydrates
 
28.68
g
10
%
Fiber
 
4.37
g
18
%
Sugar
 
7.18
g
8
%
Protein
 
16.28
g
33
%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Vitamin A
 
17894.79
IU
358
%
Vitamin C
 
6.97
mg
8
%

Nutritional information is based on third-party calculations and should be considered estimates. Actual nutritional content will vary with brands used, measuring methods, portion sizes and more.

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