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Paleo Friendly Shepard’s Pie March 4, 2012

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If you know me, you know I don’t eat red meat, but love substituting ground turkey for recipes that traditionally use ground beef. Not everyone is a fan of ground turkey and I’m okay with that I guess, so here’s my take on cottage pie, using ground turkey instead of ground beef. Feel free to use ground beef if you like.


  • 1 pound ground turkey
  • 1 yellow onion, chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 3 carrots, thinly sliced
  • 2 cups tomato sauce
  • 2 cups kale, coarsely chopped
  • 1 tbsp red pepper flakes
  • 2 medium sweet potatoes, peeled and cubed
  • 1/4 cup clarified butter/ghee
  • 1/4 cup coconut milk
  • salt and pepper to taste


Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Fill medium sauce pan with water and bring to a boil. Add in sweet potato cubes and cook until tender, about 15-20 minutes.  While potatoes are cooking, heat a small amount of coconut oil in a large skillet. Add garlic and onion, sauteing for a few minutes before adding the ground turkey. Stir in the red pepper flakes while the turkey is cooking. Once browned, add tomato sauce and carrots. Once the carrots are soft, reduce heat to a simmer and add in kale, covering skillet. Cook until the kale has wilted. Transfer the mixture in a baking dish.

Once the sweet potatoes are finished cooking, drain and return to pan. Add in butter/ghee and mash gently. Stir in coconut milk until potatoes are creamy. Season with salt and pepper. Top the turkey mixture with the sweet potato mixture. Bake for 20 minutes or until potatoes start to brown on top.


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