Healthy Comfort Food: Low Carb Turkey Sweet Potato Shepherd’s Pie

Each week Tim and I plan a healthy date night, take one of our favourite comfort food recipes and put a lighter, cleaner, gluten free and dairy free #JennyApproved spin on it. And I don’t know about you, but I am definitely craving healthy comfort food right now!

This week was the turn of one of my favourite healthy recipes, Turkey Sweet Potato Shepherd’s Pie. This easy, family friendly recipe can be assembled ahead of time, then baked in the oven when you are ready to eat. We made this a one pan meal by sauteeing the turkey and vegetables in a large skillet, topping with the sweet potato mash and baking in the oven, which saved on dishes afterwards!

Low Carb Turkey Sweet Potato Shepherd’s Pie

(serves 2-4) 

  • 4 medium sweet potatoes, peeled and quartered
  • 2 tablespoons avocado oil
  • 1 zucchini, diced
  • 1 white onion, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 carrots, peeled and diced
  • 2 stalks celery, diced
  • 2lbs ground turkey
  • 2 tablespoons chopped sage
  • 1 teaspoon Himalayan salt
  • 1 /2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 packet Bare Bones Broth Chicken Instant Beverage Mix  (use code ‘JHANWAY15’ for a 15% discount)
  • 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika.

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

Boil the sweet potatoes in a large pan of salted water until soft.
Whilst the potatoes are boiling heat the avocado oil, and saute the zucchini, onion, celery, carrots and garlic until soft. Add the turkey, salt, pepper, sage and the Bare Bones Broth Instant Beverage Mix and cook until browned.

Drain and mash the potatoes, then spread on top of the turkey mixture. Top with the paprika, and bake in the oven for 15 minutes.

Looking for more easy one skillet, low carb recipes? Try my Chicken Thighs with Kale, Lemon and Capers! 

This recipe is perfect for those following my 8 Week Lean and Clean Program! Join before May 31st and receive a free 30-minute health coaching or personal training session.