Make your holidays sweet

By Paige Green, Hy-Vee Dietitian on Friday, November 1, 2019


Sweet Potato Shepherd's Pie

Serves:  6

sweet potatoe pie

Enjoy a seasonal spin on the family-favorite shepherd's pie by using sweet potatoes instead of white potatoes. Sweet potatoes are a great source of fiber, vitamins and minerals.

All you need:

  • 3 medium sweet potatoes, peeled and diced
  • 1/2 cup light coconut milk
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 3 stalks of celery, diced
  • 2 carrots, peeled and diced
  • 1 pound 90% lean ground beef
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 1 Tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 tsp thyme
  • 1 tsp oregano

All you do:

  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Place sweet potatoes in a large pot and fill with cold water until potatoes are covered. Bring water to a boil and continue to boil until the potatoes are fork-tender, about 10-15 minutes.
  • Drain the potatoes and return to the pot. Using a potato masher, mash potatoes with coconut milk. Set aside.
  • In a skillet over medium heat, add oil, onion, celery, and carrots. Cook, stirring often, until the onions are translucent, about 7 minutes.
  • Add the ground beef and garlic, breaking up beef until it is browned, about 10 minutes.
  • Once meat is cooked through, season meat and vegetable mixture with salt, pepper, Worcestershire, thyme and oregano. Remove from heat.
  • Spread meat and vegetable mixture evenly over the bottom of a 9x13 casserole dish. Evenly spread sweet potato mixture over top.
  • Roast in the oven for 30 minutes or until the top has slightly browned. Enjoy warm!

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