Chipotle turkey shepherd's pie

Heather Disarro

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Chipotle turkey shepherd's pie puts a fun and spicy Southwest spin on this comfort classic. Top it with sweet potatoes for a nutritious meal!

chipotle turkey shepherd's pie

Chipotle turkey shepherd's pie

Serves 6-8


  • 1 pound ground turkey
  • 1 (15 ounce) can black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 (15 ounce) can corn, rinsed and drained
  • 1 (10 ounce) can Rotel, undrained
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 2 cups chicken stock
  • 1 tablespoon chipotle chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 3 large sweet potatoes
  • 8 ounces Greek yogurt
  • 4 tablespoons butter


  1. Peel and dice the sweet potatoes into 1-inch pieces.
  2. Place the potatoes in a large stock pot and cover with water.
  3. Bring to a boil and then reduce the heat and simmer, rapidly, for about 15 minutes until very soft.
  4. While the potatoes are boiling, heat a large pan over medium heat.
  5. Add the turkey to the pan and brown for about 5 minutes, stirring constantly.
  6. Add the black beans, Rotel, tomato paste, chicken stock, chipotle chili powder, cumin, paprika, salt and pepper.
  7. Bring to a simmer and cook on low for about 15 minutes, stirring every few minutes.
  8. When the potatoes are very soft, drain them and then return to the hot pot and mash with the Greek yogurt and butter.
  9. When the turkey mixture still has about 3 minutes left, add the corn to heat through.
  10. Pour the turkey mixture into the bottom of a 9 x 13-inch pan.
  11. Spread evenly with the sweet potato mixture.
  12. Serve hot.

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Heather Disarro
Heather is the writer behind the food blog, Heather’s Dish, and the coordinator of the beauty blog, Faces of Beauty. She and her husband live at the base of the Rocky Mountains in the Denver metro area and are constantly active, especially with their two crazy lab mixes Bunker and Keira. They had their first baby, Weston, in March 2012 and have been boundlessly blessed by him every day of his life. You can find more at Heather’s personal blogs, Heather’s Dish and Faces of Beauty or send her a tweet at @heathersdish.