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Sweet Potato Shepherd’s Pie

This mouthwatering Sweet Potato Shepherd’s Pie is a hearty dish that is full of flavor and will quickly become a favorite meal!

Sweet Potato Shepherds Pie on Plate

Sweet Potato Shepherd’s Pie

My family loves sweet potatoes and switching out the mashed potatoes for sweet potatoes in Shepherd’s pie was a huge hit at our house. Shepherd’s pie is comfort food at it’s best!

Sweet Potato Shepherds Pie In Skillet

Substitutions and Tips For Making Sweet Potato Shepherd’s Pie

Shepherd’s pie is such a easy recipe to make to your own. If your family does not like mushrooms leave them out or you could add zucchini or one of their favorite vegetables instead.

Use whatever mixture of frozen vegetables you have on hand. Frozen peas or a bag of frozen mixed vegetables are what I use most of the time.

Sweet Potato Topped Shepherds Pie

You can use ground turkey or chicken in place of ground chuck. If you prefer you can make the topping with russet potatoes instead of sweet potatoes.

Sweet Potato Shepherd’s Pie Ingredients

Sweet Potato Shepherds Pie Ingredients

Ingredient List:
1 ½ pounds ground chuck
1 small onion, finely chopped
8 ounce package mushrooms, sliced
8 ounce bag frozen peas or frozen mixed vegetables
½ teaspoon cumin
½ teaspoon salt
¼ teaspoon ground thyme
¼ teaspoon black pepper
½ teaspoon chili powder
¼ cup tomato paste
1 cup water

For the sweet potato topping:
3 to 4 medium sweet potatoes, peeled and cooked
½ cup (1 stick) butter
½ to ¾ cup milk, depending on desired consistency

How To Make Sweet Potato Shepherd’s Pie

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

In a large bowl, combine cooked sweet potatoes, butter, and ½ cup milk. Beat until combined. Add additional milk if needed.

In a large skillet, brown the ground beef with the mushrooms and onions, crumbling as it cooks. Drain well.

Add remaining ingredients to the skillet with the beef, except for the mashed sweet potatoes. Bring to a simmer.

Ground Beef And Vegetable Saute In Skillet

If you are using a cast iron skillet spoon the mashed sweet potatoes over beef mixture. If not you will need to transfer the beef mixture to a 2-quart baking dish before add sweet potato topping.

Next you will smooth the sweet potato topping. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes or until bubbly.

Sprinkle with smoked paprika or chopped parsley as garnish if desired.

Sweet Potato Shepherds Pie Skillet

Sweet Potato Shepherd’s Pie

This mouthwatering Sweet Potato Shepherd’s Pie is a hearty dish that is full of flavor and will quickly become a favorite meal!

Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword Sweet Potato Shepherd’s Pie
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Servings 4
Author Recipes Simple

Ingredients

  • 1 ½ lbs ground chuck
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 8 ounce package mushrooms, sliced
  • 8 ounce bag frozen peas or frozen mixed vegetables
  • ½ tsp cumin
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp ground thyme
  • ¼ tsp black pepper
  • ½ tsp chili powder
  • ¼ cup tomato paste
  • 1 cup water

Sweet Potato Topping

  • 3 to 4 medium sweet potatoes, peeled and cooked
  • ½ cup (1 stick) butter
  • ½ to ¾ cup cup milk, depending on desired consistency

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

  2. In a large bowl, combine cooked sweet potatoes, butter, and ½ cup milk. Beat until combined. Add additional milk if needed.

  3. In a large skillet, brown the ground beef with the mushrooms and onions, crumbling as it cooks. Drain well.

  4. Add remaining ingredients to the skillet with the beef, except for the mashed sweet potatoes. Bring to a simmer.

  5. If you are using a cast iron skillet spoon the mashed sweet potatoes over beef mixture. If not you will need to transfer the beef mixture to a 2-quart baking dish before add sweet potato topping.

  6. Next you will smooth the sweet potato topping. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes or until bubbly.

  7. Sprinkle with smoked paprika or chopped parsley as garnish if desired.


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