Shepherd’s Pie made with turkey is a healthier take on a classic. This homemade Turkey Shepherd’s Pie recipe is simple and easy to make with the best cauliflower mashed potatoes and a veggie-packed turkey layer that’s gluten free and dairy free. A great make ahead meal that everyone will love.
This Shepherdess Pie recipe is from Alisa Fleming‘s new cookbook, Eat Dairy Free. This is a beautiful, allergy-friendly cookbook with over 100 recipes is the newest addition to my shelf. And I couldn’t wait to share this dinner recipe with you. (I’m giving away a copy of the book so be sure to scroll down to the bottom to enter for a chance to win!!)
There’s something so comforting and warm (and delicious) about a dinner like this. The sauce, the flavours, all the vegetables all baked together until perfectly golden brown on the top, this Turkey Shepherd’s Pie with veggies is sure to be a hit any night of the week!
But seriously though, so many veggies. I think that’s what makes me love this dish so much – packed with tons of veggies but in a way that isn’t overly obvious or out of place (AKA the best way to eat all your veggies).
There are about 4 servings of vegetables per portion in this recipe!
MORE ABOUT THIS TURKEY SHEPHERD’S PIE RECIPE
There may seem like a lot of different steps and ingredients in this recipe but I promise it’s not that bad. This pie does take a little bit of prep work before it hits the oven but I assure you, it is all worth it.
I stayed pretty true to Alisa’s original recipe and modification suggestions. I replaced half of the suggested meat with more veggies and added some garlic and extra spices. You can definitely leave the turkey out and go for all veggies if you’d like as well.
The mashed potatoes are mixed with cauliflower – which if you’ve never tried that before, it’s amazing. You’d never know extra veggies were able to sneak their way in there. Especially when sprinkled with extra paprika on top. And I kept this pie gluten free by using oat flour to make the gravy-like sauce and dairy free by using olive oil instead of butter in the mashed potatoes.
This shepherd’s pie recipe can be made ahead of time (hello, make-ahead dinner for a busy week, anyone?) or even frozen in individual serving sizes to be heated up as needed. Because that is definitely my kind of healthy eating. #winning (And if you want more freezer friendly recipes you just have to check out this one and this one too!)
MORE ABOUT THE EAT DAIRY FREE COOKBOOK
This cookbook couldn’t have come at a better time. I’ve realized in the last little while (it was November of last year when I finished my very first Whole30-esque plan and started to reintroduce certain foods) that milk and dairy products hurt my tummy. I was in denial for a while because it was the hubs with the food intolerance issues, not me. And because cheese. And because I had always done cream in my coffee and couldn’t imagine coffee any other way. But the more I started to eat dairy free the better I felt.
And so fast-forwards a couple months and we are a gluten and dairy free house now. …I can see the looks of panic on our friends and family faces now as they frantically try to think of what to serve the next time we are invited over for dinner.
Worry no more, friends and family, you can borrow my copy of the Eat Dairy Free cookbook!
This cookbook is loaded with over 100 dairy free and allergy friendly recipes. Yep, so many gluten free, peanut free, nut free, soy free, egg free recipes all beautifully curated and photographed. And seriously a recipe for every occasion! Alisa includes drinks, breakfast baked goods, brunch recipes, comfort food, desserts and she even has a whole chapter dedicated to Asian Eats (aka healthy take-out food made at home!). There are meal plans (!!), an ingredient guide and super helpful special diet reference charts at the beginning of every chapter to make it even easier for you to quickly see which recipes are naturally free of certain allergens.
I’m so excited to say that I’m giving away a copy of Eat Dairy Free to one lucky winner! Enter below! Please Note: The giveaway has ended. Congrats to the winner!
I hope you like this recipe as much as I do! If you give this Shepherdess Pie recipe a try let me know in the comments below and be sure to share a picture on social media using the tags @nourishingblog and #alwaysnourished. I love to see what you’re cooking!
I was compensated for this post with a free copy of Eat Dairy Free. All opinions are my own.