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Tex mex turkey shepherds pie

April 15, 2018

Growing up as a kid one of my favorite meals was shepherds pie, my mum made it simple and delicious and I looked so forward to it, we often had it for Sunday dinner and I think that’s why I always crave just good ole comfort food on Sundays. I wanted to play around with the recipe a little and make it freestyle friendly. This tex mex pie is so tasty and such a great twist on a classic. Makes 6 generous servings at 4 freestyle smart points each, the dish freezes well too so it is great for meal prep.


Tex mex turkey shepherds pie
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Serves: 6
 
4 freestyle SP, 5SP/5PP per serving
Ingredients
  • 1lb fat free ground turkey (raw)
  • ¾ cup diced red onion
  • ¾ cup diced green pepper
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • Dash of salt & pepper
  • 1 cup frozen corn
  • ½ cup salsa
  • 4 medium potatoes, peeled, cut and boiled
  • 2 Tbsp non fat plain greek yogurt
  • 1 Tbsp light butter (I use Gay Lea light)
  • Pinch of garlic salt
  • ½ cup reduced fat shredded mozzarella (I used Trader Joe's brand)
Instructions
  1. Boil your potatoes over high heat until soft, approx 30 minutes
  2. In a large pan brown your ground turkey with the onions and peppers, once turkey is cooked add in spices, salsa and corn and cook on low for 10 minutes.
  3. Preheat oven to 375F and spray a 9x13 dish with some cooking spray.
  4. Mash your boiled potatoes with the yogurt, butter, garlic and a dash of salt & pepper
  5. Spread your meat mixture into bottom of dish then top with mashed potatoes making sure to cover completely.
  6. Bake in the oven for 25 minutes, remove from oven, set to broil and sprinkle cheese on top, place under broil for 3-4 minutes to melt cheese, watch it does not burn, mine got a little toasty.
  7. Makes 6 servings, each serving approx 7.5 oz, will freeze well.
Notes
Freestyle SP- 4 using WW recipe builder
Smart Points- 5 using SP calculator
Points Plus- 5 using PP calculator
Nutritional info per serving.. Calories 205...Fat 4g...Sat Fat 0.8g...Carbs 18.9g...Fiber 1.7g...Sugar 1.3g...Protein 21.5g using My Fitness Pal (these numbers included all veggies so if using them in your WW calculator you might get a higher point value)

 

 

 

 

10 Comments

  • Reply Ann April 15, 2018 at 8:43 pm

    I have not had a lot of luck with ground turkey – always tastes dry and a strange texture. What brand do you like to buy?

    • Drizzle
      Reply Drizzle April 16, 2018 at 8:08 pm

      Hi Ann, mine is just from a local butcher

    • Reply Dottie Stevens June 25, 2018 at 11:05 am

      I use Jennie O breakfast sausage. Has points but the flavor is great. Use it instead of ground beef or blah tasting ground turkey.

  • Reply Chanelle Kardt April 16, 2018 at 1:43 pm

    Are there tomatoes in here? It looks like it in the pictures, but I’m not seeing anything on the list of ingredients.

    • Drizzle
      Reply Drizzle April 16, 2018 at 8:09 pm

      It is from the salsa 🙂

  • Reply Susan April 19, 2018 at 7:49 pm

    I made this tonight, it was very tasty and delicious. I didnt find it very hearty or filling, so I had 2 pieces (8pts)
    what could I add to it to make it more satisfying without the pts???

    • Reply Teresa Day-Fickel April 22, 2018 at 8:47 pm

      You could add black beans to make it more satisfying without adding any points.

  • Reply Anne F. April 23, 2018 at 11:37 am

    Add more vegetables…..green beans, sugar snap peas, etc.

  • Reply Laura June 6, 2018 at 10:18 pm

    I’ve never had shepherds pie but I want to try this. Would it taste weird with sweet potatoes instead of white? I don’t do WW so I don’t care about points difference just wondering how the flavors would mix. Thx!

    • Drizzle
      Reply Drizzle June 8, 2018 at 2:22 pm

      Hi Laura, I don’t like sweet potato but if you do then I think it will work out just fine 🙂

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