Tonight I was craving Shepherd’s pie, yet every time I wanted to make it, I remembered that it called for corn, which is the part of the recipe I do not particularly care for. So, being ambitious, with potatoes and ground turkey on hand, I set out to try something different. I was pleasantly pleased with the results!!
- 5-6 potatoes or more if you wish (boiled/cooked in preparation to mash)
- 1 1/2 pounds ground turkey
- 2 tomatoes chopped up fine (or you can use 1 – 16oz can of diced tomatoes)
- 3 garlic cloves crushed (or 2 Tbsp of pre-crushed garlic found in the produce aisle of your store)
- 2 medium onions chopped up fine
- 1/4 c Dairy free butter substitute – Earth Balance has it with various options
- Peel potatoes and boil until done (I generally cook the potatoes in the water, plus 10 minutes once it starts boiling.
- While the potatoes are cooking, in another pan brown your onion and garlic
- Soon after they are browned, add your ground turkey
- Once the turkey is cooked through, add the tomatoes
- By the time everything is cooked through, the potatoes will be ready to be mashed.
- Drained the potatoes, place back in the sauce pan and add a 1/4 of Dairy Free butter substitute
- Take all cooked items, and mix together in your baking dish so it is evenly mixed through.
- Sprinkle Paprika over the top
- Bake at 350 degree F for 20 minutes
Thats it!! Personally I found it to taste lighter than my memory serves me with the heavy hamburg and corn. I did not even have to add ketchup, but if my daughters were home, I am sure they would because that is a staple for most of their meals.
For me, I had my homemade, cinnamon flavored applesauce that I previously made in the fall, which made for a nice tasty meal.
This should serve 8 people. Took me no more than 40 minutes from start to finish
I hope you enjoy it as well!!
Laura – Gluten and Milk Free Lifestyle
Laura D. Field
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