Ground Turkey Shepherd's Pie

Ground Turkey Shepherd's Pie, page 246
(if you look closely to my left arm, you can see the beginning of a cycling jersey tan line. lovely.)

On St. Patrick's Day I kindly kicked the boys out of the house for a couple of hours and had a GDI (Girls Day In) pre-party. The kitchen was quickly buzzing, glasses were toasting and laughter was happening. I am so very thankful to have found this group of women. So very thankful.

Together, we prepared a couple of dishes, Aly's grandmother's Corned Beef recipe and Ground Turkey Shepherd's Pie. Before they arrived, I boiled & smashed the potatoes, browned the turkey and chopped the onion and tomato. A little more mixing and assembly was required. Chandi and I put it together, but before putting it in the oven, I skimmed the recipe again. Oops, we'd forgotten to add the sauce. I wonder how that could have happened? Any guesses? We had a couple of different ideas about how to add it, deciding on this:
We would place a cookie sheet over the baking dish, flip it and drizzle the sauce in the bottom. We would then place the dish quickly back on the turkey and potatoes, hoping it would hold its shape. Brilliant! It totally worked. 

It was DELICIOUS! I will make it again and I believe others who were at the party will too. 

Kitchen Action:
Lacking in Pantry:
Additions, Subtractions or Method Changes:
We added pats of butter to the top as well as a sprinkle of paprika for color. Chandi needs to cook for Jonathan. Remember, he needs color on his plate. Color was all her idea.
What I'll try next time:
I'll try mixing the sauce with the meat and I'll add the dash of cinnamon. I love cinnamon. (It's the secret ingredient in my chili.)

How it scored:
FIVE's all around! 

How did you celebrate St. Patrick's Day? Did you run in a shamrock shuffle? Throw a party? Attend a party? Consume your yearly dose of green food color? Did the leprechauns visit your house? Did you make Ground Turkey Shepherd's Pie? If not, you could have a St. Pat's redo and make it for dinner tonight. 


  1. Attempting Shepherd's pie tonight. I will do my best not to leave out the sauce. From the sounds of it you were hitting it instead of putting it in the meat.

  2. I'm coming for dinner, Kirk! :) It is delicious. Let me know how you liked it and how it was when assembled correctly. lol