Prep 30 mins
Cook 30 mins
Yet another recipe to try from the "Food Networks, Rachael Ray show!" Thought It might be great for turkey leftovers and Who doesn't love shepherd's pie!
- 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
- 2 lbs ground turkey or 2 lbs chopped leftover turkey
- salt & freshly ground black pepper
- 2 teaspoons poultry seasoning
- 2 1⁄2 lbs sweet potatoes, peeled and cubed
- 1 onion, cut into 1-inch dice
- 2 carrots, peeled and grated
- 4 celery ribs, chopped
- 4 tablespoons butter, divided
- 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
- 2 cups turkey stock (recommended (Kitchen Basics) or 2 cups chicken stock (recommended, Kitchen Basics)
- 2 -3 dashes Worcestershire sauce
- 1 (10 ounce) box frozen peas
- 1 very ripe banana
- 2 -3 dashes hot sauce
- 2 cups shredded yellow sharp cheddar cheese
- Preheat oven to 425°F.
- In a deep skillet or a Dutch oven heat 2 tablespoons oil over high heat.
- Add meat and break up with a wooden spoon, season with salt and pepper and poultry seasoning.
- Place sweet potatoes in a pot, cover with water, cover pot, bring to a boil, add salt and cook 15 minutes until tender.
- Add onions, carrots and celery into the turkey. Stir, and cook for 5 minutes.
- While vegetables are cooking, heat 2 tablespoons butter in a small pot over medium heat.
- Add flour to melted butter and whisk 1 minute.
- Whisk in stock and season with salt, pepper and Worcestershire.
- Cook a few minutes to thicken.
- Stir peas into meat and turn heat off.
- Drain potatoes and return pot to heat.
- Add remaining 2 tablespoons of butter and melt over medium heat.
- Peel and slice banana and add potatoes to the pot.
- Season the potatoes with salt and pepper and a few dashes hot sauce.
- Mash potatoes and banana to combine, adjust seasoning.
- Top the meat with the potatoes.
- Cover potatoes with cheese and place in the oven to melt cheese, about 5 minutes.
This was really delicious and had great flavor. I made a lot of changes but I think the end product was true to the recipe. I left out the banana (didn't have), used 1.2 lbs turkey, 2 lbs sweet potato, 4 small carrots, 1 celery, 1/2 onion and 2 cloves garlic. I also added frozen corn with the peas. The cheese on top was good, but I think you could easily leave it out if watching calories. Really great flavor, like thanksgiving and the sweetness of the potatoes went so good with the filling!