If I had to pick what my favorite comfort food dish would be, Shepherd’s Pie would be my go-to!
And if you’ve been around here for a while, you know that we typically swap ground turkey for ground beef in several of our dishes. It’s a healthier alternative without compromising taste. And this time of year warm, comfort meals are a must.
What’s even better is that this meal is quick, easy and hearty for a weeknight dinner.
And who doesn’t love mashed potatoes?! To make this meal even more convenient, you can use boxed mashed potatoes to expediate the process. However, making them from scratch is always recommended for the best outcome in taste and texture.
Let’s dive in..
- 2 tbsp olive oil
- 1 medium yellow onion, diced
- 1 lb. lean ground turkey
- 8 oz. canned yellow corn
- 8 oz. frozen peas and carrots
- 3 tbsp ketchup
- 1/3 cup chicken broth
- 1 tbsp flour
- Pinch of salt
- Pinch of black pepper
- 1 ½ tsp garlic powder
- 1 tsp dried thyme, separated
- 4 cups prepared mashed potatoes, from scratch or according to instant box instructions
- Preheat oven to 350 F. Spray a 10 inch pie dish or quiche dish with non-stick cooking spray, then set aside.
- Heat olive oil in a large skillet. Add diced onions and cook until softened. Then add ground turkey and cook until broken up and browned. Season with salt and pepper. Set aside in mixing bowl.
- In the skillet, add peas, carrots and corn until cooked. Then add to turkey mixture in mixing bowl. Stir in ketchup, chicken broth, garlic powder and ¾ tsp thyme until well combined.
- Pat mixture into prepared baking dish until tightly packed. Top evenly with mashed potatoes until turkey mixture is completely covered and dish is full. Sprinkle with remaining ¼ tsp of thyme.
- Bake for 20 minutes. Allow 5 minutes to cool.
- Serve warm & enjoy!