Reader recipe Tex Mex Shepherd's Pie
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Tex Mex Shepherd's Pie

Tex Mex Shepherd's pie recipes can be found all over the internet but this version is personalized. Feel free to add and change things up to your personal taste, that's the beauty of having your own kitchen. Enjoy!

By Molly Adams

Source: Molly Adams

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  • Prep time 15 minutes
  • Cook time 55 minutes
  • Portion size 6-8


  • 3 3large yamyams or sweet potatoes, peeled and quartered
  • 1/2 cup 1/2cupskim milk
  • 1 tbsp 1tbspgarlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp 1/2tspsalt
  • 1 tbsp 1tbspextra virgin olive oil, plus extra to grease pan
  • 1 1medium white onion
  • 1 lb 1lbground turkey, extra lean
  • 4 cloves 4clovesgarlic, minced
  • 1 tsp 1tspred pepper flakes
  • 1 package 1packagetaco seasoning
  • 1 cup 1cupfrozen mixed vegetables, cooked
  • 2 cups 2cupshavarti with jalapeños cheese, grated
  • 2 tbsp 2tbsplow-fat Parmesan cheese
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1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Coat a 9-inch square baking dish with extra virgin olive oil.

2. Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Add peeled & quartered yams or sweet potatoes and cook until tender enough to pierce with a fork; drain. Mash by hand using a potato masher or sturdy whisk. Mix in milk, garlic powder, and salt and pepper to taste. Set aside.

3. Heat 1 tbsp. of the extra virgin olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add white onions; cook and stir until softened, 8 to 10 minutes. Add garlic and ground turkey breast and cook until meat turns white. Season with red pepper flakes and taco seasoning (If you like it spicy, use a Hot & Spicy Taco mix & add tabasco sauce to taste).

4. Pour the ground turkey breast mixture into baking dish and add mixed vegetables. On top, layer with grated Havarti jalapeño cheese and cover with mashed yams or sweet potatoes. Sprinkle this top layer with low fat parmesan cheese. 

5. Bake in preheated oven 30 to 35 minutes at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Then broil for 4-5mins until parmesan cheese is browned.

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