Sweet Potato Shepherd's Pie

January 17, 2022 • 0 comments

Sweet Potato Shepherd's Pie
This recipe is a veggie-fide version of a comfort food classic. We love to double this recipe to have left overs as well. This recipe is adapted from a version published by The Real Food Dietitians, if you ever need recipe ideas, its a great place to look. A cast iron skillet is a great tool for this recipe if you have one because you can transfer everything straight into the oven. This recipe is also great if you have left over vegetables that need to be used. Any vegetables that are already cooked can be added to your filling at the end because they just need to be heated through.
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  • Servings: 3-4


  • (1 pound) Ground Beef
  • (1 cup chopped) Carrots
  • (4 cloves - minced) Garlic
  • (1 small diced) Onion
  • (1 small diced) Green Pepper
  • (8oz sliced) Mushrooms
  • (4oz) Tomato Paste
  • (1 1/2 tsp) Chili Powder
  • (1/2 tsp) Dried Rosemary
  • (1/2 tsp or to taste) Salt
  • (1/4 tsp) Black Pepper
  • (1/4 cup) Water
  • (2 large or 3 small-medium) Sweet Potatoes
  • (1 Tbsp) Butter (for topping)
  • (1/2 tsp) Chili Powder (for topping)
  • (1/4 tsp) Salt (for topping)


  1. Thaw your ground beef in the microwave or in the refrigerator overnight. Cook the sweet potatoes in your oven (375 degrees for 45-60 mins) or in the pressure cooker for 20-25 minutes until soft all the way through.
  2. Preheat your oven to 375 if you did not already bake your sweet potatoes in the oven.
  3. Add the beef, onion, carrots, green pepper, mushrooms, and garlic to the skillet and cook until the carrots are tender.
  4. Make the sweet potato filling while the beef and vegetables are cooking. Add the peeled sweet potatoes and all other ingredients to a blender or food processor. Run into the sweet potatoes are smooth.
  5. Once your filling is done and your carrots are soft, drain any grease or water released from the vegetables from your pan. Then reheat your filling and add the tomato paste, rosemary, salt, pepper, and water.
  6. Finally, remove the filling from the heat. If you are using a cast iron skillet, add the sweet potato topping directly to your filling in the skillet. If you are not using cast iron, transfer your filling to an oven safe dish and top with the sweet potato topping.
  7. Bake for 15-20 minutes and enjoy!
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