Turkey Mushroom Shepherd’s Pie

This comforting Turkey Mushroom Shepherd's Pie is a quick 30 minute dinner recipe that the whole family will love!

This comforting Turkey Mushroom Shepherd’s Pie is super quick 30 minute dinner that everyone will love!

This comforting Turkey Mushroom Shepherd's Pie is a quick 30 minute dinner recipe that the whole family will love!

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It’s time to get real with you guys.

The holidays are finally here which means there’s candy and fudge, brownies and cookies, and all the hot chocolate you can drink. I’m trying super hard to keep things in moderation and not let myself go overboard, but holy cow… It’s SO HARD!

I just signed up with Weight Watchers over the weekend (for the 5th time). Pray for me.

This comforting Turkey Mushroom Shepherd's Pie is a quick 30 minute dinner recipe that the whole family will love!

I love food. I love making food, taking pictures of food, talking about food and of course the eating part is nice. 😉

I have a few pounds I would like to lose, and I’m hoping that by starting WW now, I can avoid some of the extra holiday weight gain.

Also, this Turkey Mushroom Shepherd’s Pie is a completely comforting meal with only 8 points per serving, which means I can enjoy something completely delicious without any guilt!

This comforting Turkey Mushroom Shepherd's Pie is a quick 30 minute dinner recipe that the whole family will love!

For those of you that aren’t familiar with Weight Watchers, each food is given a point value based on it’s nutritional values, then you’re allowed a certain amount of those points per day.

Don’t worry, I’m not going to make everything on my site super healthy from this point on, but I’ll include WW points on the recipe whenever I can. I figure if I am open with this whole process, then maybe I’ll have more accountability. I won’t slip up so often, and by next year I’ll be feeling back to my normal self again!

This comforting Turkey Mushroom Shepherd's Pie is a quick 30 minute dinner recipe that the whole family will love!

So let’s talk about this recipe!

I used some ground turkey and mushrooms as the base of my shepherd’s pie, which made it extra hearty. I bulked it up even more with extra veggies like onions, carrots and peas.

This comforting Turkey Mushroom Shepherd's Pie is a quick 30 minute dinner recipe that the whole family will love!

The turkey and mushroom mixture is mixed in a light gravy then poured into a casserole dish.

Top it off with some light and fluffy mashed potatoes and a sprinkle of paprika for some added color!

This comforting Turkey Mushroom Shepherd's Pie is a quick 30 minute dinner recipe that the whole family will love!

All that’s left to do is broil it, till it’s a nice golden brown on top and bubbly throughout.

This whole meal comes together in less than 30 minutes! How awesome is that?!

This comforting Turkey Mushroom Shepherd's Pie is a quick 30 minute dinner recipe that the whole family will love!

This is one comfort dish that your whole family will love this winter!

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Turkey Mushroom Shepherd’s Pie

This comforting Turkey Mushroom Shepherd's Pie is a quick 30 minute dinner recipe that the whole family will love!

recipe adapted from Rachael Ray

  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 6 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 lbs. peeled potatoes, peeled & cubed
  • 2 tbsp sour cream
  • 1 large egg yolk
  • 1/2 cup half and half
  • salt and pepper
  • 1 lb. ground turkey
  • 1/2 onion, diced
  • 8 oz. mushrooms, sliced
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 2 tbsp flour
  • 1 cup low sodium beef broth
  • 2 tsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 cup frozen peas and carrots
  • 1 tsp sweet paprika
  • 1 tsp parsley, chopped

Instructions

  1. Boil the potatoes in a pot of lightly salted water until fork tender. Drain and add sour cream, egg yolk, half and half and salt and pepper to taste. Mash until desired consistency.
  2. Meanwhile brown the ground turkey and onions in a large skillet, breaking up until crumbled (about 3 minutes). Add mushrooms to skillet and cook an additional 5 minutes, until turkey is cooked through and mushrooms are softened.
  3. In a separate small skillet heat the 2 tbsp butter over medium heat until melted. Whisk in the flour until smooth. Gradually pour in the beef broth and Worcestershire sauce, whisking until smooth and slightly thickened. Pour this gravy mixture into the turkey and mushroom mixture and stir to combine.
  4. Add the frozen peas and carrots to the skillet and stir to combine, cooking until heated through. Transfer mixture to a 2 quart casserole dish, spread into an even layer.
  5. Top with the mashed potatoes, spreading into an even layer. Sprinkle the top with the sweet paprika and broil for 3 to 5 minutes, or until the top is a light golden brown. Garnish with chopped parsley and enjoy!

Notes

(8 WW Smart Points per serving)

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1

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This comforting Turkey Mushroom Shepherd's Pie is a quick 30 minute dinner recipe that the whole family will love!

About the author

Shawn is the Owner and Creator of I Wash You Dry. She loves to create and share simple, family-friendly recipes with a bit of life sprinkled in. Mom to 4 adorable children and dwells in the desert of Southern Utah.
7 Responses
  1. SLW

    Not a shepard’s pie! A shepard’s pies is made with lamb, a cottage pie is made with beef, not sure about one with Turkey–Hen House pie?????? Love one with lamb or beef, not sure about the turkey, not a turkey person.

      1. SLW

        I hope that I didn’t offend anyone with the clarification of the differences in the names of the pie. As I understand it it started with the Shepard’s (sheep of course) in the Highlands of Scotland, the English picked it up when they were conquering but used beef, (English are very much beef people), hence the change in name. I’ve often thought about using the chicken or turkey and what it would be called. I may be totally wrong in this history, but had looked it up sometime ago and maybe right, maybe not. Makes a good story and makes sense.

  2. I’m a widow … still adapting to cooking smaller dishes. However, I usually plan a dish to serve me for 2 meals. Do you think the base of this pie could be a make ahead freezer meal … everything but the potato topping? Cook for tonight and freeze in casserole dish for the Future? I’d make the potato topping fresh when I bake the freezer one. Thank You, Sandra

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Shawn Syphus Hi, I'm Shawn and I'm a busy mom of four; pretending to live on a budget. I love to cook, and explore new recipes, but they have to be quick and easy with as few dishes as possible.

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