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Turkey Shepherd's Pie with Cauliflower Mash

A lightened up version of Shepherd's Pie made with ground turkey and topped with a simple cauliflower mash!
Prep Time15 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American, Irish
Keyword: ground turkey, main dish, dinner, carrots, peas, corn, comfort food, cauliflower, healthy, lightened up
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 405kcal
Author: Taylor


For the Cauliflower Mash:

  • 1 head cauliflower
  • 4 ounces cream cheese
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt

For the Filling:

  • 1 lb ground turkey
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 white onion diced
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 2 tbsp flour
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 1 tbsp Worcestershire
  • 1 tbsp tomato paste
  • 1 tsp dried thyme
  • 1 tsp dried rosemary
  • 1 1/2 cups frozen vegetable mix with corn, carrots, and peas
  • fresh thyme, for topping


  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.
  • Cut the florets from the core of the cauliflower head.
  • Bring a pot of water to boil and add the cauliflower.
  • Boil cauliflower until tender, about 10 minutes.
  • Drain from the water and then place the steamed cauliflower in a large food processor.
  • Process until pureed.
  • Add the cream cheese, garlic powder, and salt, and process until combined, scraping down the edges a couple of times.
  • Meanwhile, make the filling.
  • Add the turkey to a large skillet and cook until browned, breaking it into smaller pieces as it cooks.
  • Once cooked, add the olive oil and onion, and cook until the onion is tender, about 5-7 minutes.
  • Add the garlic, season with salt and pepper, and cook one more minute.
  • Add the flour, stirring to combine, and cook one more minute.
  • Slowly add the broth, stirring well to combine.
  • Add the Worcestershire, tomato paste, thyme, and rosemary, and stir well to combine.
  • Stir in the frozen vegetables to combine.
  • Transfer the filling to a greased 8x8" or 9x9" baking dish.
  • Top with the cauliflower mash.
  • Bake in the preheated oven for 20-25 minutes, until the filling is bubbling and the top is starting to become golden.
  • Serve with fresh thyme. Enjoy!


Calories: 405kcal | Carbohydrates: 26g | Protein: 35g | Fat: 20g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 94mg | Sodium: 1096mg | Potassium: 1119mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 3936IU | Vitamin C: 84mg | Calcium: 102mg | Iron: 3mg