It's officially fall here in Utah. The weather has cooled down dramatically, the days are getting shorter, and it rains more frequently now.
I don't know about you, but as much as I love summer, there's something about the crisp air and overcast days that makes me excited for all the soups, casseroles, and hot chocolate.
It's also the beginning of the holiday season when family and friends get together and celebrate with lots of food. And all the good food too! It's just a great time of year.
No matter what you're celebrating, today's recipe for Healthy Shepherd's Pie is the perfect dinner! It takes the American classic of meat and potatoes to a whole new level and is so easy to make. It's a real winner for sure!
Shepherd's Pie hails from the UK, specifically England, and honestly, I think it’s one of the better pies.
The “pie filling” is made from ground meat and sautéed vegetables in a tomato sauce, and the "crust" topping is creamy and herby mashed potatoes.
Sounds amazing, right? Yes, it’s savory rather than sweet, but it’s like chicken noodle soup—it’s a warm, cozy, and eat-it-by-the-spoonful kind of comfort food that you just can’t say no to.
Don't be intimidated by the longer ingredient list, that's a signal for flavor and comfort! This dish is so worth the extra ingredients to make the two parts of the pie.
Here’s what’s you need to make homemade Shepherd's Pie:
Making homemade Shepherd's Pie is much easier than you think. There might be a long list of ingredients, but really, there's only a few simple steps:
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Hopefully I didn't have to convince you too hard to make this homemade Shepherd's Pie!It's one of our favorite easy dinners around here that makes a lot of leftovers.
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This healthy Shepherd's Pie is made with ground turkey, lots of vegetables, mashed potatoes, cauliflower, and fresh herbs for a lighter homemade version of the classic cottage pie. It's also gluten free and macro friendly.
*If you have a 12" cast iron skillet, you can make the Shepherd's Pie in it! Follow the instructions for preparing the pie filling, then leave it in the skillet and spread the potatoes on top. Continue with the instructions for assembly and cook time.
**To prevent the cheese from melting onto the foil during baking, spray the foil with cooking spray before you cover the baking dish.
Nutrition facts are a calculated estimate of 1/8 of the Shepherd's Pie.
Serving: 1/8 skillet / Calories: 257 / Fat: 8.2g / Saturated fat: 2.1g / Sodium: 712mg / Carbohydrates: 29.1g / Fiber: 5.3g / Sugar: 2.6g / Protein: 18.6g
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