Epic Turkey Shepherds Pie

  • Prep: 15 Minutes
  • Cook: 1 Hour 10 Minutes
  • Serves: 6
Calories 558
Carbs 58
Fat 15
Protein 40
Free From


  • 2 tbsp. olive oil
  • 750g turkey thigh mince
  • 3 carrots, finely chopped
  • 2 red onions, peeled and finely chopped
  • 2 celery sticks, finely chopped
  • 2 cloves of garlic, peeled and finely chopped
  • 250g chestnut mushrooms, finely chopped
  • 2–3 tsp. dried rosemary
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 x 400g tin of chopped tomatoes
  • 250ml vegetable stock
  • 300g frozen peas
  • 1 tbsp. Worcestershire sauce
  • 1kg potatoes quartered (skin on)
  • 500g parsnips sliced (skin on)
  • Knob of butter
  • Almond milk (for the mash)


  1. Heat the olive oil in a large saucepan on a medium heat before adding the turkey mince and cooking until browned all over. Stir occasionally.
  2. Add the carrots, onions, celery, garlic and mushrooms, stir through and cook for a few minutes until onions start to soften, stirring occasionally.
  3. Add the salt, pepper and rosemary and stir through before adding the chopped tomatoes and vegetable stock before stirring again. Bring to the boil, cover and then reduce the heat to simmer for 25–30 minutes. Add the frozen peas and Worcestershire sauce about 5 minutes before it’s ready and stir through.
  4. Whilst that’s simmering away pre heat the oven to 180°C/350°F/gas mark 4.
  5. Steam or boil the potatoes and parsnips for about 15–20 minutes or until cooked.
  6. Drain the potatoes and parsnips before placing back into the saucepan or in a large bowl with a knob of butter, a little almond milk, salt, pepper and mash together. Add a little more almond milk if desired until the mash is smooth.
  7. Place the turkey mince in a large baking dish and spread out evenly before spooning the mash on top of the mince and use a fork to spread evenly across the top.
  8. Place in the oven to cook for about 30 minutes.
  9. Serve with some vegetables of your choice.