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Turkey Shepherd’s Pie with Mashed Cauliflower

Shepherd’s Pie is always a family classic with layers of goodness. This dish is also great to use up your leftovers. We added a twist using mashed cauliflower instead of potatoes – the kids will never know!

Turkey Shepherd's Pie with Mashed Cauliflower

Turkey Shepherd's Pie with Mashed Cauliflower

Yield: 8
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 carrots, peeled, chopped
  • 1 small sweet onion, diced
  • 1 cup frozen sweet corn
  • 1 1/2 pound lean ground turkey
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 (8 oz.) can no-salt-added tomato sauce,
  • 16 ounces cauliflower crumbles, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons low-fat cream cheese
  • 1 cup shredded low-fat Cheddar cheese, divided


  1. Preheat oven to 400°F.
  2. Heat oil in nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add onion, carrots and corn, and cook 5 minutes, or until softened. Add turkey and cook 5-7 minutes, or until cooked thoroughly. Add flour and salt, stir to coat. Add Worcestershire, garlic powder, tomato sauce and ½ cup water. Mix well and cook until heated through.
  3. Place cauliflower in large bowl and microwave on HIGH 4 minutes, or until tender. Add cream cheese and ½ cup cheese, and mix with electric hand mixer until smooth.
  4. Spoon turkey mixture into 11x8-inch baking dish. Top with mashed cauliflower and spread to evenly coat. Sprinkle with remaining ½ cup cheese.
  5. Bake 10 minutes, or until bubbly and cheese melts.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 8
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 217Total Fat: 8gCholesterol: 50mgSodium: 340mgCarbohydrates: 17gFiber: 4gSugar: 6gProtein: 8g

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Amber Gray

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Amber Gray

Amber is the new mom to a baby girl and navigating the world of diapers, first foods and very little sleep. She has been a part of the Produce for Kids team for 9 years, overseeing all digital marketing efforts including digital partnerships, content strategy, social media, website and email marketing. A passion for healthy cooking was instilled in her at a young age, cooking alongside her mom and sister in the kitchen. Her passion for cooking, food and photography has also brought her behind the lens to develop and photograph recipes for Produce for Kids and partners.

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