The Humble Shepherd

The Humble Shepherd

Amanda Fetters 1

"Ground turkey stands in for ground beef or the more traditional lamb in this simple version of shepherd's pie. Frozen vegetables make assembly simple; you can even use instant mashed potatoes instead of making your own to cut down on preparation time."


1 h 20 m servings 566 cals
Serving size has been adjusted!

Original recipe yields 6 servings



  • Calories:
  • 566 kcal
  • 28%
  • Fat:
  • 34.4 g
  • 53%
  • Carbs:
  • 36g
  • 12%
  • Protein:
  • 30.5 g
  • 61%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 130 mg
  • 43%
  • Sodium:
  • 1036 mg
  • 41%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

On Sale

What's on sale near you.


  • Prep

  • Cook

  • Ready In

  1. Preheat an oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Lightly grease a medium baking dish.
  2. Cover potatoes with water in a saucepan and boil for 20 to 30 minutes, or until fork-tender. Drain and beat until smooth with an electric mixer. Add butter, milk, and salt and pepper to taste; beat to desired consistency.
  3. Heat 1 tablespoon of oil in a large skillet over medium high heat. Cook and stir turkey and onion until turkey is fully cooked. Add gravy mix and water; stir often, until gravy is thick and bubbly. Season with salt and pepper.
  4. Add turkey mixture to the baking dish. Next, layer the peas and carrots, and top with the mashed potatoes. Top with a layer of shredded cheese.
  5. Bake in the preheated oven for 20 to 25 minutes, or until cheese is melted and the potatoes are golden on the top.
  • profile image

Your rating



  1. 134 Ratings


I made this for dinner the other night to rave reviews. I made the following changes: -used one jar of prepared turkey gravy and omitted the water and gravy mix -used instant mashed potatoes (...

I did add my own veggies, instead of frozen, my own herbs and made the fresh mashed. This one is worth a try.

With the only seasonings being salt and pepper, I imagined this would be a very dull dish. I made lots of adjustments, adding garlic, white pepper, and worchestershire sauce to the turkey to spi...

I was skeptical of this recipe to be honest, but I was VERY pleasantly surprised. I didn't measure anything, but did for sure cut back on butter. Made it (a little) healthier also by using les...

This was so good, the kiddos, who have never had shepherd's pie and were a little skeptical, went back for seconds! I only had one necessary change: I've never bought a gravy mix, so I scraped ...

Easy to substitute with. I used frozen corn and some green pepper for the veggies. Also, I didn't have gravy I used a mix of BBQ sauce, whirschire sauce, and chiptole spice blend to mi...

Finally a Shepherd Pie I like! I used ground beef because that's what I had thawed. Since some reviewers felt it lacked flavor, I added a generous amount of garlic salt and Italian seasoning. ...

Very good. I've made it twice now, and the only thing I did differently the second time was use less milk because the potatoes were a bit on the runny side the first time.

For what I wanted, this was perfect. I just made my own gravy and added some more spices (parsley, garlic powder, mixed up salt). Instead of milk in the potatoes, I added sour cream and used red...