You guys! I am so excited to share this delicious recipe with you. In fact, I made it last night – that’s how excited I am to share it with you. I couldn’t wait another second. When I got home from work and started to make dinner I wasn’t planning on working at the same time, but this just fell in to place and I knew I needed to document it. I originally was planning on making my Healthy Sweet Potato Shepherd’s Pie until I saw a few garden veggies sitting on the counter begging to be used.
How many of you are growing a garden? I will say that I have been so busy with my two jobs that at the beginning of the gardening season my heart wasn’t in it. Thankfully the hubs took the reigns and so graciously did most all of the hard work to get our garden ready for this year. Our major mistake was not ripping out everything last year once the season was over. It made for a LOT of work this season. Steve persevered and over the course of a few weeks in between freakishly un-normal rainstorms he got a good variety of things planted. Proudly I used fresh picked zucchini and yellow squash. I also used fresh green beans instead of canned. The result? The perfect summer meal! Beautiful, delicious and healthy!
Summer Shepherd's Pie
- 1 lb. ground turkey
- 1/2 med. onion diced
- 1 c. celery diced
- 4-6 cloves garlic minced
- 1 tsp. salt
- 1/2 tsp. garlic salt
- 1 tsp. oregano
- 2 c. fresh green beans or 1 14.5 oz. can of green beans, drained
- 1 medium zucchini cubed
- 1 medium yellow squash
- 1 15 oz. can tomato sauce
- 2 c. sweet potatoes cubed (approx 3 med. potatoes)
- 1/2 c. shredded cheddar cheese
Preheat oven to 350 F.
In a medium pot, boil sweet potato cubes until soft; approx. 10-15 minutes (depending on the size of your cubes).
While sweet potatoes are boiling in a large pan and saute onions and celery until translucent; 3-5 minutes. Add ground turkey and garlic; brown and season with garlic salt, salt & oregano. Add green beans, zucchini, squash and tomato sauce. Heat throughout.
Once potatoes have softened, drain all water and mash with a potato masher, hand held immersion blender, or hand mixer.
Spoon meat mixture into the bottom of a casserole dish and cover with prepared mashed potatoes. Sprinkle with shredded cheese and bake for 10-15 minutes until cheese is melted.
Adapted from Healthy Sweet Potato Shepherd's Pie