Turkey Sweet Potato Pie ( Shepherd's Pie)

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 30 mins

A twist on the shepherds pie. AHHHHHHHHH Sweet Comfort food! This is made with sweet potatoes and ground turkey and a good hint of curry!Good to make with your leftover Thanksgiving sweet potatoes and turkey. You can even put a layer of stuffing in, top with some pecans.....

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Boil sweet potatoes till tender add honey, buttermik, butter,cinnamon, salt and pepper to taste.
  2. Mashing till smooth.
  3. Set aside.
  4. Saute in oil the onions, garlic, and turkey till just under done.
  5. Add curry, salt, pepper, sage, sprinkle flour over turkey mix and pour in the milk.
  6. Add the peas.
  7. In a butter 8x8 casserole pan lay meat mixture then place potatoes over meat covering all to seal.
  8. Top with dabs of butter.
  9. Bake in a 350 degree oven for 15-20 minutes just to slightly brown top.


Most Helpful

This was excellent, and my husband and I both loved it even though I had to make changes due to my current dietary restrictions (replaced buttermilk with coconut milk, and omitted butter, olive oil, and curry powder). A delicious, fairly simple, and wonderfully flexible recipe, that I look forward to making the "original" way very soon.

Megan_L February 17, 2013

the mashed sweet potato topping is AWESOME. I did change the honey to 1/4 cup, which made them come out a little sweeter, but, it was a great contrast. The filling needed more flavor - i did add carrots and celery along with the peas, but, I think the ground turkey itself needed some more spices for flavor. I did put a layer of stuffing between the pot pie and the sweet potato topping - that was a wonderful addition.

ShortieNJ December 12, 2010

I thought this was good but missing something. It was better to me once I added some more salt and pepper, but my husband wasn't thrilled about it. I did leave out the peas as I noticed at the last minute I was out. I added carrots. Next time I might try changing the seasonings to chili powder and cumin instead of curry and add some extra garlic. I think the mashed sweet potatoes on top were the best part of this pie.

Kate J November 20, 2009

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