Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 25 mins

This is an easy, healthy version of a traditional English dish from the Colitis Cookbook. It's total comfort food! I like to add about a cup of frozen peas with the parsley.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In large skillet over medium heat, add the olive oil, ground turkey, diced onions and garlic.
  2. Saute the ingredients until the turkey is thoroughly cooked.
  3. Drain off excess juices from the turkey.
  4. Add the flour and incorporate thoroughly.
  5. Add the chicken stock and the rice or soy milk.
  6. Stirring constantly, bring the mixture to a boil, simmer for 1 minute and remove from heat.
  7. Add the chopped parsley and stir well.
  8. Place the meat mixture in a greased 9x9-inch casserole dish.
  9. Using a spatula, evenly distribute the mashed potatoes over the meat mixture.
  10. Sprinkle the paprika over the mashed potato topping.
  11. Bake the Shepherd's Pie for 25 to 30 minutes at 400 degrees.


Most Helpful

A really delicious dish! Chnaged this just a bit...used milk and potatoes...=) . Liked this a lot! Thanks for posting.

Aroostook June 13, 2003

So quick, easy and delicious. I used low Sodium Stock which I usually do and I recommend doing that but it did need a bit of Salt and Pepper. I prepared it as listed with the addition of the peas which were essential. After cooking it for 25 min. I covered the top with finely Shredded Cheese. It really made the dish even though it made it less healthy. I must admit we ate the whole thing so we pretty much blew any healthy ideas anyway. Thanks for a keeper.

Bill Butler February 16, 2012

I've never had Shepherd's Pie before, but this was a nice, easy meal to make with stuff we had around the house. Four stars is because I had to add more seasoning to keep the recipe from being bland. I didn't have chicken stock/broth, so I used 1/2 cup water plus a tablespoon of A-1, and one packet of soy sauce. Added a dash of cumin, cayenne pepper, and a dash of rosemary, as well as garlic and onion powder. I also added a lot of frozen peas and carrots. Very east recipe, and a fun one to let kids help you cook! I didn't use olive oil, I just didn't drain the meat. Thanks for an easy recipe, my FI enjoyed it!

arpankey August 08, 2009

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