Sweet Potato Shepherd's Pie

Sweet Potato Shepherd's Pie

This traditional Irish dish is made modern with sweet potatoes.

25 min. prep time
6 servings
000 Ratings



1 pound Yukon Gold potatoes, peeled, cut into 1-inch pieces
1 pound sweet potatoes, peeled, cut into 1-inch pieces
1/2 teaspoon salt


1 1/2 pounds lean ground beef
2 medium (1 cup) carrots, peeled, cut in half, sliced
1 cup pearl onions
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1 cup beef broth
1 (14.5-ounce) can Italian-style diced tomatoes
1 tablespoon tomato paste
2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
1 cup French-cut green beans
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper


Heat oven to 400ºF. Spray 3-quart casserole dish with no-stick cooking spray; set aside.

Place potatoes and sweet potatoes into 4-quart saucepan; cover with water. Bring to a boil; cook over medium-low heat 10-15 minutes or until potatoes are tender; drain. 

Combine half & half, egg yolk, 1 tablespoon butter and salt in same saucepan; cook over medium heat until butter is melted. Add potatoes; beat until smooth and fluffy. Set aside.

Place ground beef, carrots and onions in 12-inch nonstick skillet; cook over medium heat until browned. Drain fat. Sprinkle with flour; cook 5 minutes. Add all remaining ingredients except green beans, salt and pepper; cook until mixture just comes to a boil. Continue cooking 5-7 minutes or until mixture thickens. Stir in green beans, salt and pepper; continue cooking 1 minute or until heated through.

Pour meat mixture into prepared casserole dish.

Spoon mashed potatoes onto top of beef mixture. Bake 20-25 minutes or until potatoes are golden brown and filling bubbles around edges.

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Nutrition Facts (1 serving)

Calories: 430

Fat: 15g

Cholesterol: 115mg

Sodium: 860mg

Carbohydrates: 43g

Dietary Fiber: 6g

Protein: 28g

Recipe #16121©2014Land O'Lakes, Inc.

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